Personal Finance

Retirees need income and the safety of bonds, even more so when the market is poised for a downturn. These are the best bond fund options.

Only 6 percent of people plan to use their tax refund for splurges this year.

By age 30, you should have the equivalent of your salary saved.

Fifty-two percent of Americans have more in their rainy day fund than they have in credit-card debt. Here’s how to use that money well.

The coming transfer of $30 trillion in assets from baby boomers to their heirs is creating challenges for clients and advisors alike.

Failing to check your pay stub could be a costly mistake. Here’s what to look for.

Most people lack key estate planning documents, such as a will, a living trust and medical power of attorney, according to a new report.

You may want to pay your child’s care provider in cash and off the books. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Workers contributed to their employer-sponsored plans at rates not seen since before the financial crisis.

Next month, the TSA will limit frequent fliers’ access to its expedited screening PreCheck program.

An expert who studies rich people’s habits breaks it down.

Married, divorced or widowed? If you passed a milestone in 2016, here’s a look at what to tell the IRS come April.

Too many Americans are getting some basic facts about credit scores wrong, according to a report by Capital One.

BlackRock said its indexes are more accurate than the old rule of thumb for drawing down your retirement savings.

Shoppers have an easier time buying their clothes and shoes online than big-ticket appliances. Here’s why.