My credit score dropped 30 points even though I was doing everything I was supposed to. But it's what I wasn't doing that hurt me.
If you can learn from your financial screw-ups, you can emerge stronger and better-prepared for a healthy relationship with money. Here's how.
To feel more optimistic about Social Security's funding, consider simple fixes, interest income, conservative wage projections and a realistic prognosis.
Having a conversation with your parents about long-term care is difficult but necessary. Here are suggestions to make having that talk a bit easier.
Telemarketing abuse was the fastest-growing category of consumer complaints in 2013, a nationwide survey finds. Health care problems are growing, too.
An ideal side hustle combines your skills and loves and other people's desires to pay. You can build websites, take photos and handle errands to earn cash.
Con artists are calling from the 876 area code, saying you need to pay taxes and fees to get your Jamaica lottery winnings. Don't believe a word. Hang up.
Monkey are fun to watch, but through their actions, they can also offer larger lessons about living a better, fuller and more financially rewarding life.
Once the Trust Funds empty in 2033, Social Security will only be able to pay 77 percent of scheduled benefits, the annual Social Security report concludes.
As a parent, you need to watch for signs of potential financial failure by your children. Consider these 10 warning signs from young and old kids.
Visa and MasterCard make billions by facilitating transactions. A suit over excessive interchange fees was settled, but some big players have backed out.
Consumers often incorrectly estimate their online data consumption, a new government report says, and therefore pay too much for a plan or in overage.
The military paycheck may be small, but the benefits of being a service member are large, and they continue after separation and into retirement.
Even if you're vigilant about paying bills, a delinquent debt could be dragging down your credit score. Here's what you should know.
A financial adviser who specializes in divorces outlines the steps you need to take after your marriage ends to ensure your financial health.
Some of the most common, generic financial advice is also some of the least helpful. Let's dig into three cliched tips, and find some more nuanced answers.
When athletes join the pros, they get rich almost overnight. But to make sudden wealth lasting wealth, you have to realize something important about money.
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system, the government still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
These are the places about which everybody says, "You have to go there!" But once you arrive, you'll find yourself wondering why you bothered.
Thousands of aging Americans are taking part in home-sharing programs that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting companionship.
Consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the overall trend continued to point to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures.