Money

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…

Medical Expenses

Your Hospital May Be Ripping You Off: Medicare “Observation Status”

When you go to the hospital as a Medicare patient with an acute condition that requires a stay of two…

Buying & Selling

The 10 Best Tips for New-Home Buyers

Home builders once again are building homes. New-home construction has surged in recent months to levels not seen in more…

Tax Preparation

Last-Minute Tax Help From Ed Mendlowitz, CPA

Whether you are single or married, low- or middle-income or wealthy, you probably have some pressing last-minute income tax questions…

Stocks

The Next Sweet Spot for Investors: Mid-Cap Stocks

Many cautious investors lean toward the stocks of large companies because the stocks tend to be not too volatile…while many…