Obamacare Scare: Court's Rule May Lead to Higher Price in States with Federal Insurance Exchange

The conflicting rulings from two federal appeals courts yesterday left open the question of whether health insurance premiums will continue to be subsidized and if consumers will face higher prices.

Maximizing Social Security Benefits May Hinge on a Temporary Reverse Mortgage

When to start Social Security is a common question among those nearing the magic age of 62, when that hard-earned benefit can begin to flow.

Retiring And No Debt Is the American Dream, Consumers Say

A survey shows 36% of respondents said retiring "financially secure" at age 65 fits their definition of the American Dream, while 25% cited becoming debt-free as their characterization.

Have You Lost Your Money Mental Capacity? Take This Test

Over 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's and that number is expected to double by 2050.

Vacation Malware Alert: Are You Infected?

Has your technology been hacked during your summer travel planning? You're more vulnerable than you think.


financial planning

Increasing Interest Rates Brings New Market Returns On Asset

9:13 am, July 28, 2014

Tapering and the ultimate withdrawal of a monetary stimulus will lead to higher interest rates, a welcome sign for investors who have faced weak returns.

financial literacy

How to Grow Your IRA Painlessly

9:00 am, July 28, 2014

IRAs are a good way to save for retirement, but they're not going to help all that much if you're not putting money into them regularly.


Death of a Cannabis Salesman

8:56 am, July 28, 2014

As legalization expands, marijuana will flourish -- dispensaries won't.


5 States Drinking the Most Beer in the U.S.

8:30 am, July 28, 2014

Beer sales have seen better days, but the nation's thirst for it hasn't dried up. Laborers, visitors and modest taxes help these states keep the taps open.

real estate

Is Lego-Inspired Housing the Future of Affordable Housing?

8:06 am, July 28, 2014

From 3D printed properities to Lego houses, when it comes to real estate, we're really getting desperate.


Should You Buy a Single-Family Home to Rent Out?

7:38 am, July 28, 2014

A study shows that many investors would like to dabble in the single-family home rental market -- but it's not easy to do, and the risks are scary.

real estate

Prefab Homes Now Come Fit for the 1%

7:00 am, July 28, 2014

Made famous by Sears, Roebuck during the early 20th century, fast-assembly mail-order homes are entering a new era of award-winning design and top-notch materials.


Safe and Cost Effective Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks on your Pets

2:26 pm, July 27, 2014

Gone are the days when pet owners had only two choices to protect their four-legged family from fleas, ticks and other parasites. But it's up to you to filter out ...


Gen X Must Step Up Its Retirement Savings

2:00 pm, July 27, 2014

Many Gen X-ers are lagging behind their counterparts when it comes to saving enough money for retirement.


Airbnb Squatter Shows the Vulnerabilities of the Sharing Economy

2:24 pm, July 26, 2014

The sharing economy still has some growing up to do.

New Site Finds Free Kids’ Meals

Find national and local deals on kids’ meals with

How to Save the American Dream

Huge budget deficits could be alleviated with a significant restructuring of tax rates, the president’s commission says.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

Here are some tips from parents and pros on how to get your fussy eater to eat healthy.

The Best Gym Deals in America

To help you find a gym in your price range, MainStreet took a look at what some of the national gym chains currently charge for a place to sweat.

5 Tips to Cut a Retirement Shortfall

It's not too late for baby boomers who put off retirement planning and haven't saved enough. Here are five key steps.

Businesses That Doubled Down in the Recession

Many businesses were forced to cut back in the recession, but a few chose to buck the trend by investing more money to expand. Now, they’re profiting as a result.

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