Personal Finance

Pessimism about financial health may cause retirees to withdraw less from their investment accounts, a new study finds. Here’s what to know.

Half of homeowners are starting or continuing a home renovation this spring. But covering the cost can be tricky.

The number of credit-card accounts in the U.S. is rising quickly and is now back to prerecession levels.

In a narrow vote, lawmakers undid Obama-era Labor Department rules that made it easier to create state-run plans for private-sector workers.

It’s less than you may think.

Your Social Security number will finally be disappearing from Medicare cards, starting next year.

Seventeen percent of cardholders used plastic for small transactions, up from 11 percent last year, according to a new survey.

Having a rainy-day fund helps, but even families with savings often struggle after a financial emergency. Put these other precautions in place.

The average tax refund is nearly $3,000, which could help make a dent in those credit card bills. How to maximize that.

Everything you need to know about rolling over your 401(k).

Only half of cardholders request their card issuers to drop annual fees, waive late charges and reduce their interest rates.

A firm grasp of financial literacy doesn’t always translate into making smarter money moves.

Thirty-somethings, who are already grappling with student loans and saving for retirement, can add another expense to the pile: babies.

Only 1 in 5 parents has told their kids how much of an inheritance they’ll receive, says Ameriprise. But it’s a number worth talking about.

In some cities, prices at large funeral homes may not be competitive, according to the Consumer Federation of America. To save, shop around.