Personal Finance

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.

Health savings accounts could benefit you now, and in retirement. But they’re not for everyone.

If one of your heirs dies before you do, that could spell trouble. Here’s how to prepare for that.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against misleading scores. Take your “magic number” with a grain of salt.

Congress has set its sites on inherited or “stretch” individual retirement accounts. Here’s how to work around that.

Good luck finding a sitter for New Year’s Eve. If you do, the tab could add as much as $100 to your celebration budget.