Does the greater prestige -- and usually greater cost -- of an exclusive college increase your chances of landing your dream job? Life is not that simple.
As my dad's health declined, I thought there was nothing I could do. In retrospect, I see how his physical problems grew out of fiscal ones.
Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.
Some financial rules suggest the wrong way to prosperity. Let's look at 10 mistaken tips, starting with the idea of having six months of expenses in cash.
Employers, family members, friends, neighbors and tax breaks can help reduce the cost of child care -- which can be more than in-state college tuition.
Even with recent consumer protections put in place, college student credit cards have some of the highest annual percentage rates in the country.
Fidelity just settled allegations from its workers about its 401(k) plan. Their issues should inspire you to check up on your employer's plan.
We treated tithing like a bill that just had to be paid, and that mindset has helped us save for retirement, avoid credit card debt and save in general.
Are you focused on the past, the present or the future? Understanding your time personality can help you make better financial decisions.
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
A daughter's death and her $200,000 loan balance left for her parents to pay point out the need for parents to know all the rules about student loans.
Travel in your car can be tracked in unexpected ways, including your GPS system, insurance-company systems, your cellphone and automated tolls.
You started off great: You're automatically putting money into your 401(k) every paycheck, and you're getting the company match. But don't stop there.
A young couple shelves their dreams of home ownership after more than $260,000 in joint student loan debt sabotages their chance at the American Dream.
Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, reports say.
Managing your fickle finances as a freelancer can be stressful, but with some wise planning, you can not only survive, but thrive.
The Obama administration won't publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website.
Parents need to put saving for their retirement above saving for their children's college education. Here's why we follow that philosophy.
A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until adulthood.
Which credit card benefit is best for you: cash back, airline mileage or membership awards? And don't forget deals on balance transfers for new customers.
With perseverance and planning, you can break free from the sandwich generation cycle so that you don't become a burden on your own children.
Grocery chain Supervalu, which operates Cub Foods, Shop 'n Save and others, says it may have suffered a data breach at stores in as many as five states.
With whole life insurance or a fixed indexed annuity, you can leave behind more money than you thought possible for your loved ones or special causes.
Your credit card company may be holding out on you. Read on to find out some of the things your issuer doesn't want you to know.
The comic genius was serious about smooth estate planning, apparently using at least one revocable trust. What can you learn from Robin Williams' method?
New U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.