Money

College Finance

How to Pay for College Now That Loan Rates Are Soaring

Tuition bills are due in August at most colleges, and many families still don’t know how they’ll pay what could…

Banking

Special Report: Best Rates Now

For Savings Accounts...Money Markets...CDs...Annuities...Mortgages...Auto Loans Forecasts of rising interest rates for years to come are affecting not only investors but…

Buying & Selling

Vacation Home Bargains

BARGAINS ABOUND IN VACATION HOMES The residential real estate market is roaring back as homes in many markets once again…

Buying & Selling

Bidding Wars Are Back!

How to Win If You're Buying a Home...or Selling One A few months ago, a simple four-bedroom tract house in…

Stocks

Investment Ideas

Flying High Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) offers extensive service in the western US, Canada and Mexico as well as…

Stocks

What’s the Next Apple?

Innovative Companies to Invest in Now Michael Lippert loves companies that shake things up. They don’t just amble along. They…

Health Insurance

Get More from Your Insurance

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, now ramping up around the country, the traditional "open season"…

College Finance

College Financial-Aid Bait and Switch

Approximately half of all colleges lure incoming freshmen with appealing ­financial-aid packages, only to slash those aid packages in future…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Convertible Funds

Both bonds and stocks offer various advantages and drawbacks. This year, those drawbacks include falling prices for bonds in the…

Bonds

New Kind of Treasury Bond

Uncle Sam is about to make some bonds more flexible. The US Treasury is preparing to introduce a new type…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Want to Start Your Own Business? What to Say to Naysayers

Tell people that you plan to start a business, and there's a good chance that they will tell you why…

Health Insurance

Older Smokers Catch a Break from Obamacare

A computer glitch means that smokers ages 50 to 64 might not have to pay as much for individual health insurance…

Social Security

If You’re Disabled…How to Get the Social Security Benefits You Deserve

Applications for Social Security disability benefits have surged to all-time highs in recent years, driven in part by an increase…

Real Estate

What Real Estate Web Sites Don’t Want You to Know

Nowadays, many home buyers and sellers depend on Web sites such as Trulia.com, ­Zillow.com and Realtor.com for real estate listings…information…

Health Insurance

Do You Work for a Small Business (Or Own One)? What You Need to Know About Obamacare

An alarm company in suburban Atlanta and its 36 employees face the possibility of changing health insurance plans three times…