Personal Finance

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.

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.