Financial Planning

Cash-Strapped by the Pandemic? How to Raise Money—Sarah Hiner Talks to Greg McBride, CFA,

Advice for those in a pandemic-related cash crunch on how to renegotiate bills, reduce expenses and take advantage of money that is available to you.

Health Insurance

Preauthorization Traps: Don’t Get Stuck with Unexpected Medical Bills

Don’t assume that every test or procedure your doctor orders will be covered by your health insurance plan. Here’s when you need preauthorization…


Best Places to Stash Your Cash Now

With the return of low interest rates, savers must draw on some shrewd strategies and search for the best sources of higher yields on their savings. Here’s some help.


Videogame Stock Growth

Several trends are driving growth in the videogame industry. Here are some of the most attractive stocks that benefit.

Credit Report Score

Your Credit Score Could Change Under New FICO System

FICO is changing the way it reviews your credit habits, which could mean a lower—or higher—credit-risk score than before.


A Fund That Invests in Companies That Disrupt…Transform…and Innovate

Stocks of companies that will reinvent how their industries operate and transform the lives of their customers are a good investment opportunity.

Cutting Taxes

Congress Reverses Course on the Kiddie Tax

A change in the tax rules for children with unearned income could mean a big break for many families.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

The Stock Sectors That Could Shine in 2020

These four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are focused on what are likely to be the most attractive sectors of the market in 2020. Investing in them lets you spread your bets amo...

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Socially Responsible Funds May Not Be

Many socially responsible funds include investments that may not fit your definition of companies that are socially responsible.

Financial Planning

How to Raise Emergency Cash Quickly

There are various steps you can take now to bolster your cash cushion while limiting damage to your long-term financial plans.


How to Avoid the Pitfalls When Trying to Get a Break on Bills

These are the best ways to get a break on payments for credit cards, mortgages, cable and satellite TV, Internet, car loans and more.


Three Biotech Companies Likely to Be Acquired

Possible acquisitions could send stock prices of these three biotech companies soaring.

Household Expenses

Streaming Services Could Trigger Surprising Internet Fees

Some Internet providers put caps on monthly data, which means extra fees for streaming video at home that exceeds the cap.


10 Great Stocks for Under $10

: Rich opportunities in low-priced stocks range from a beer giant and a smartphone pioneer to a global meat exporter and a gold miner.

Retirement Planning

How to Protect Inherited Retirement Accounts Under New Federal Law

Although the new federal law called the Secure Act provides many advantages for people with retirement accounts