If other people are relying on your income, you probably need life insurance, but 30% of U.S. households have none at all, and 50% think they need more than they have.
For Americans who are able to check out new insurance plans launched under President Obama's health care reform, the price differences from state to state may be surprising.
Policymakers are concerned that the wealthy are getting too big a tax break from retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s. But the solution could be worse than the problem.
When you're 50 or older, your financial focus is likely to be on your retirement, and rightly so. But there's another important financial goal you may need to meet, too.