It used to be that when clients said they wanted to make a difference with their dollars, their financial advisers would tell them to make as much...
5 Tips for Filing a Tax Extension
With the April 15 tax deadline coming up, many taxpayers are feeling increasingly stressed. Many wish they simply had more time to compile the necessary... Read more
A Resurrection for Investment Clubs?
While low-cost investing with “robo-advice” is one solution gaining traction for helping people invest, an avant-garde option—one that actually makes people better investors—could be group... Read more
A State-by-State Look at Unemployment Benefits
Some states have been cutting back on the benefits offered to unemployed workers. Since the end of the recession, eight states have reduced the duration... Read more
Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?
NEW YORK—The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now’s the time to make sure that $95 annual fee... Read more
IRS on the Line Looking for Money? More Likely a Scammer
WASHINGTON—The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up. Those aggressive, threatening calls are coming from... Read more
The Science Is In: Winning the Lottery Probably Won’t Make You Better Off
Stories about the tragedies that have befallen lottery winners are so common that it’s almost a cottage industry in journalism. As the Powerball jackpot approaches... Read more
Equity Investing in 2016: Bull Market Still Has Legs
Analysts expect a better year for stocks in 2016 than in 2015 with more compelling opportunities in Europe and Asia versus the U.S. That may... Read more
What 2016 Will Do to Your Checkbook: Rent, Food, Gas, Raises
Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close to home: Raises, rent,... Read more
Uber Banking: Fintech Aims to Revolutionize Financial Services in Canada
Fintech, applying cutting-edge technology to revolutionize financial services, is hot. As tech innovation disrupts industries like transportation and accommodation through companies like Uber and Airbnb... Read more
Q&A: How MyRA, a New Retirement Account, Works
NEW YORK—It’s time to get saving. A government-backed individual retirement account announced nearly two years ago by President Barack Obama is now available across the... Read more
Credit Scores Can Reveal If You’re Healthy or Not
A new study confirms what insurance companies already know: Credit scores can reveal how healthy you are. Researchers have uncovered a strong relationship between low credit... Read more
To Cut Costs, College Students Are Buying Less Food and Even Going Hungry
Studies have long shown that a college student’s odds of achieving financial security and a better quality of life improve when he or she earns... Read more
Stay the Course During Stock Market Correction
A stock market correction was long overdue, but understanding the bigger picture and seeing through the fear in financial markets can present some excellent opportunities... Read more
Why Americans Waiting Longer Than Ever to Buy First Homes
WASHINGTON—Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes. The typical first-timer now rents... Read more
Extroverts Tend to Save Less Money
Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, new research shows. “Many of the choices that people make are influenced by their personality characteristics,” says... Read more
Do Student Loans Prevent New Small Businesses?
Student loan debt can get in the way of small business creation, report researchers. Their recently updated study looks at student loan debt across the United States... Read more