Personal Finance

Social Security numbers exposed in the Equifax breach could be used for tax-related identity theft. Here’s how to head off the criminals.

Florida loses ground as one of the best places to retire, particularly in Irma’s aftermath.

It’s not just the three credit-reporting companies. There are hundreds of smaller, more specialized companies that store data on consumers’ behavior.

If you’re unable to work because of natural disasters like hurricanes, you may be able to recover lost wages.

If a tax overhaul includes generous increases in the standard deduction, use of the mortgage deduction would drop, one expert says.

Workers are in for another year of 3 percent salary increases. Job hopping could give you a boost, but isn’t without costs.

Recent court cases serve as a reminder that your plan provider is under no obligation to offer you the lowest-cost investments.

For the first time, the average national credit score has reached 700, according to FICO.

Many Americans consider themselves middle class even if their paycheck says otherwise.

If you’re going to offer less than the standard down payment on a home, it pays to figure out the best financing deal.

Financial firms’ policies and protections related to elder financial abuse vary. How to plan so your advisor is another line of defense.

If you only have three months’ worth of living expenses saved up, it’s not enough.

Don’t be so quick to spend those Powerball lottery winnings. You won’t walk away with as much as you expect.

If you’re going to offer less than the standard down payment on a home, it pays to figure out the best financing deal.