Money

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Deductibles Don’t Always Add Up

Your insurance coverage might not be covering as much as it should. Most health insurance policies have annual deductibles—amounts that…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

New Bond Funds Guard Against a Crash

For decades, you could put some of your money into mainstream bond funds for a fairly safe cushion against the…

Stocks

Land of the Rising Stocks

Shrewd investments in Japan, even for cautious investors Japan has struggled for decades with deflation, a huge debt load, an…

Stocks

Bold Biotech

The stocks of biotechnology companies, which use biological substances such as enzymes and proteins from living cells as components for…

Career

Where’s Your Wow? Four Ways to Stand Out from the Pack

Some people have a natural ability to “wow”—an effortless charisma and skill in relationships that draw others toward them. But…

Insurance

The Obamacare Marketplace Maze

Figure Out Your Health Insurance Options Thanks to Obamacare, premiums in New York State will plunge for individuals buying new…

Stocks

The Europe Rebound

How Investors Can Benefit Now Europe appears to be back in business—and investors may want to grab a piece of…

Stocks

The Bull Market Isn’t Over Yet

Just because this aging bull market, already four years old, has hit record highs this year doesn't necessarily mean that…

Credit Cards

Stay-At-Home Spouses Can Obtain Credit Cards Again

Housewives and house husbands who have been unable to qualify for credit cards during the past two years should try…

Credit Report Score

Watch Out for the $1 Credit Score

Credit-reporting bureaus have a new way to coax us into paying big bucks for a monthly credit-monitoring service by charging…

Financial Planning

How to Help Parents in Financial Need

Your retirement and your spouse’s retirement might not be the only ones you have to pay for. More than 20%…

Insurance

What Disability Insurers Don’t Want You to Know

The Social Security disability system replaces only a small fraction of the typical disabled worker's earnings. Disability insurance obtained through…

Scams

Buying Online? Don’t Let Them E-Mail You a Photo

Most of the listings on shopping Web sites such as Craigslist.com include a photo of the item for sale, but…

Bonds

Muni Bond Fees Can Eat Up Income

Watch out for exorbitant ­municipal bond fees. Recent spikes in yields on high-quality municipal bonds have made them attractive again…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Betting on Rising Rates

Rather than hide from the effects of rising interest rates, which cause bond prices to fall, daring investors can bet…