Saving for College Using 529 Plans: How to Navigate Plans & Taxes
529 plans help parents save for college tuition expenses for their kids, but with college costs on the rise, the account may not be enough.
Valentine's Day Means Paying a Premium for Dining Out, Buying Flowers
The consumer's average Valentine's Day spending is up $133 from last year and total spending is expected to reach almost $19 billion, this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Passive Investing May Cost More in Fees Than You Think
If you've been taking advantage of the popular trading strategy known as passive investing, you might want to think about how much you're paying your fund manager.
3 Things Homebuyers Should Think About Before Signing the Papers
Despite low mortgage rates, an improving labor market and elevated stock prices, consumers are still a bit cautious when it comes to buying a home.
The Best and Worst Cities for Dating Based on Costs, Percentage of Singles
A New Year just might mean a new significant other. But the costs involved in dating aren't created equal.
2015 to Reward Consumers With Low Gas Prices, Elevated Stocks
As we wrap up 2014 and head to the New Year, economic conditions for consumers are looking pretty bright and will continue to strengthen into 2015.
3 Attractive Year-End Finance Deals, as Automakers Close Out 2014
As we head into 2015, now just may be the best time to score a deal on financing a car.
Small Businesses are Bullish on 2015, but Have Two Big Worries
Small business owners remain optimistic about 2015, but face challenges such as dysfunction in Washington and rising health care costs.
Housing Bubble Ahead? Some U.S. Markets Might Be Ready to Pop
RealtyTrac says 21% of the nation's residential real estate markets are seeing warning signs of market bubbles like the one that nearly collapsed the market in 2007 and 2008.
Holiday Shopping Can Ruin Your Credit Score If You're Not Careful
Holiday shopping can wreak havoc on your credit score, even if you're disciplined.
Top Three Free Apps to Save You Time and Money on Black Friday
To help make the most of your retail journey on Black Friday, take advantage of free smartphone apps designed to save time and money.
3 Challenges to Throwing Away Your American Passport for Taxes
Some 73% of Americans living abroad are considering renouncing their U.S. citizenship in response to additional tax reporting required by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
The True Reason the U.S. Housing Market Is Down, Down, Down
The American housing market is all in the toilet -- but that's not a bad thing.
Bunny Mellon's Estate Brings Eclectic Taste to Sotheby's Auction
Auction house Sotheby's is preparing for Rachel Lambert Mellon's estate auction, which is expected to generate more than $100 million.
Does Mobile Trading Give Investors More Confidence? Yes, A Study Says
Investors feel more confident when trading stocks on a mobile app, a new survey reveals, mirroring their shopping and banking evolution.
U.S. Economic Growth Remains Upbeat: All Eyes on Consumers in Fourth Quarter
Amid a host of geopolitical issues across the Middle East and worries the Eurozone is entering a deflationary period, the United States remains the most attractive investment for investors.
75% of Consumers Have Debt, Survey Says: But How Much Does Debt Cost?
A new survey sheds light on how many consumers are plagued by burdensome debt and how expensive debt can be.
Average College Graduate Will Leave First Job Within One Year
Even if new graduates are lucky enough to find a job after graduation, most won’t last more than a year
Foreclosures Continue To Dip In Sign of Housing Market Recovery
Foreclosure inventory continues to fall, pointing to more signs of an improving housing market.
Despite Economic Headwinds, Global Wealth Manages to Rise 8.3%
Even on the heels of a slow economic recovery, household wealth is on the rise.