Money

Cutting Taxes

Year-End Checklist for Tax Breaks

It's not too late to take actions now that can result in income tax breaks for 2013. Here are some…

Health Insurance

Guide: Latest on Obamacare

Will you be able to get good health care when all the new health laws take effect? On this vital…

Stocks

Bet on Big Banks

Big banks are the companies whose stock prices plummeted the most after the financial crisis hit in 2008. The six…

Health Insurance

How to Cut Your Health Insurance Costs Now

People who are sorting through new health insurance options aren't the only ones looking for ways to cut their medical…

Scams

Prepaid-Funeral Scams

Some well-meaning people purchase prepaid-funeral contracts so that when they die, their heirs won't have to pay their funeral expenses.…

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…