Personal Finance

Here are five categories of stuff you should definitely not buy new. The money you save can be a much-needed infusion to your emergency fund or a boost to an investment account.

In the wake of the college admissions scandal, which underscored how much pressure parents and students feel to get into elite universities, admissions directors are quietly turning their attention to something besides test scores.

Across all types of credit cards, the average is 21.1%, according to If you’re offered a retail card at checkout, be sure to make sense of the fine print, not just the sales pitch.

The Social Security Administration announced that next year’s cost-of-living adjustment will be 1.6%.

Individuals with high-deductible health insurance can save money in a health savings account, contributing up to $3,550 for self-only coverage or $7,100 in family plans in 2020.

Most people remember their first summer or after-school job, which provided cash to help pay for college or a car.

Today, vehicles and higher education — among other expenses — cost significantly more. Yet fewer teenagers are working.

This week’s market rout brought the S&P 500 to around 2,900 and Bank of America predicts the index will stay there as we close out the year.

One-third of millennials would consider breaking up with their partner because of a financial secret, such as hidden debt or a bad credit score, according to a new report.

If you have college bound children, it’s time to fill out a key form if you want to receive any financial aid assistance. Our Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, joins us on set to talk about this process.

Older Americans with trillion of dollars in assets are the perfect target for fraudsters but there are steps you can take to protect your wealth. Our Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, gives us her tips.

Large employers predict the total cost of covering health insurance for workers and their families will hit an average of $15,375 in 2020, an increase of 5%, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health.

Students can begin applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid starting on Oct. 1.

Common mistakes include choosing not to apply, dragging out the process and inputting the wrong data.

Our Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, joins us on the set to discuss about ways to change your financial advisor to those investors who are thinking of making a switch.

It may seem like student loans and millennials are inextricably linked. But a new survey shows that education bills are not the leading source of debt among this generation.