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.


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


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.

Auto Insurance

Drive Less Due to Pandemic, Pay Less on Insurance

With driving and accidents way down during the coronavirus pandemic, you could ask for a big break on your auto insurance premium.

Cutting Taxes

Seven Tax-Friendly States

Seven states where the overall tax burden is low and there is no estate tax or tax on Social Security benefits or income tax unless otherwise noted.


Best and Worst Bond Funds for 2020

How to get the most from your bond investments in 2020, given the challenges facing the market.

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Starting a Business in Midlife

Get in on the action—the age when people are most likely to start new businesses is 55 to 64.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

“Fund of Funds” ETFs Create an Easy Investment Portfolio for You

“Fund of Funds” ETFs provide one-stop shopping for investors seeking an easy way to create a portfolio.

Cutting Taxes

The Challenge of Switching States to Save on Taxes

Residents of high-tax states who move to low-tax states may be pursued by the states they leave behind. How to do it right.