Life-insurance coverage is important, but finding the right policy can be complicated. Here's what you need to know, in four simple steps.
Conventional wisdom holds that whole life insurance is a poor investment for most people. But a properly designed policy can be a smart, flexible way to build wealth.
The late actor made some costly decisions in his estate planning. Here's how you can avoid the same fate.
Mom may have taught you it's not polite to talk about money, but when it comes to discussing finances with her and dad, the consequences of polite silence can be disastrous.
Receiving an inheritance is great, but it's not as simple as just cashing the check. And the odds are good that a sudden inherited windfall is an issue you'll one day face.
We never saw Carol and Mike Brady talk about updating their insurance or paying for college. But in a modern blended family, its best to get those discussions started early.
A feud over how enigmatic heiress Huguette Clark meant to bequeath her $300 million estate was settled Tuesday, in a deal that mainly benefits distant relatives and the arts.
Once Obamacare is fully implemented, you may think all our health care needs will be covered. But there's at least one gap you may not have considered: long-term care.
An anonymous donor bequeathed an enormous inheritance to the British treasury, but the government can't get it until it tackles its national debt.
When the dynamic between adults and their parents shifts because of aging or health issues, it's time to have some important –- but difficult -– conversations...
Humans are living longer than ever, but that just makes it more likely that you'll outlive your money. Here's how to plan for a retirement that could last until you're 120.
The dead can't vote -- but they can donate to political campaigns. And a pending case could free them from the limits faced by the living on their contributions.
After a relative dies, fights over cash and stocks are common. But families feud just as often over personal items that have little monetary value.
Millions of people have chosen to prepay some or all of their funeral expenses. But unless you're careful, you can wind up stiffing your loved ones from beyond the grave.
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act isn't only a civil rights victory for same-sex couples across the country, it's also a financial win.
The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
This Memorial Day, America remembers its war dead, even as the latest sequestration cuts siphon money from our veterans and the families of our soldiers -- living and fallen.
You don't have to be a billionaire to worry about the risks of leaving your kids a large inheritance; having too much money too young can create its own problems.
A grieving daughter pestered by Royal Bank of Scotland over a charge on her late father's account took his ashes to her local branch to prove that he was dead.
You may not recall Barbara Johnson, who died this week at 76. But her rags-to-riches tale blazed the way for women like Anna-Nicole Smith, Ivana Trump and Kimora Lee Simmons.