Money

Cutting Taxes

The 5 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Taxes…we all have to pay them, but nobody wants to pay more than their fair share. Sadly, many of us…

Life Insurance

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Congratulations! You are thinking about life insurance. It can be kind of creepy to think about, and it can be…

Taxes

The IRS May Be After You

Who's Getting Audited and What to Do If It's You IRS audit rates are trending downward, but that doesn't mean…

Credit Report Score

How to Get an Absolutely, Totally Free Credit Score

(And avoid the phony ones) We no longer have to pay to learn the credit scores that play a big…

Credit Report Score

Surprising Ways You Can Hurt Your Credit Score

... even if you pay your bills in full each month Many would-be borrowers are discovering that their good credit…

Credit Report Score

How to Fix a Credit Report Error

Insider secrets that will raise your credit score The credit reports of more than one out of every five Americans…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

3 Single-Country Funds with Long-Term Potential

An exchange-traded fund that invests only in Indonesian stocks plunged by more than 23% last year as investors shunned the…

Scams

Don’t Fall for These Scams…

Not long ago, a neighbor of mine was persuaded by a telemarketer to buy $50 worth of vitamins over the…

Scams

Brokerage-Account Scams On the Rise

There’s a rapidly growing danger that could affect your money if it is managed by a broker or financial adviser.…

Financial Planning

Buying an Annuity? 3 Traps to Avoid

Issuers are pushing "buy backs"...plus two more costly dangers Variable annuities combine the potential returns of stock and bond funds…

Insurance

Buying Home or Car Insurance? 8 Insurance Myths That Could Cost You Dearly

The Truth About Home and Auto Insurance We buy insurance to protect ourselves against financial risks -- but sometimes the…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Is Your Money Still Safe at Pimco?

In a stunning turnaround, many investors have soured on Pimco, the world's largest bond fund manager. They have raised questions…

Stocks

5 Turnaround Stocks

Hard-Hit Companies Heading Up George Putnam loves when a company seems to be so damaged that other investors give up…

Stocks

How to Prepare for a Stock Market Pullback

Warning Flags Are Flying Is the stock market exhausted after five years of impressive gains? And if that’s the case,…

Medical Expenses

Don’t Be a Victim of Nursing Home Theft

Nursing home residents often entrust a portion of their savings to the facility’s care so that the facility can handle…