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How Much Does Your Money Manager Cost You?

Noted investing guru Charles Ellis talks about the challenges boomers face from high investment fees, low bond yields, uncertain stock returns, and dubious financial come-ons.

How Risky Are Your Bonds? Here's How to Tell

Interest rates have to start rising again soon, and while higher rates are generally good for people looking to put new money to work in the bond market, those who already own bonds could take a bath on their supposedly "safe" investments.

13 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2013

The new year is upon us, and it's a great time to resolve to be better at managing your money in 2013 and beyond. To help you drill down on the biggest opportunities, here are 13 of the most common mistakes people make with their money.

Cheaper Gas Lowers U.S. Consumer Prices 0.3%

The seasonally adjusted consumer price index dropped 0.3 percent in November from October, the Labor Department said Friday. Gas prices fell 7.4 percent, the steepest drop in nearly four years. That offset a 0.2 percent rise in food prices.

Falling Gas Keeps U.S. Consumer Prices Flat in June

U.S. consumer prices were flat in June as the cost of gasoline dropped, offering some relief for cash-strapped Americans and scope for the Federal Reserve to ease monetary policy further to help the faltering recovery.

Oil Hovers Around 8-Month Lows Near $80

Oil prices hovered around 8-month lows near $80 a barrel Thursday after the U.S. central bank balked at implementing vigorous stimulus measures to boost waning economic growth and U.S. crude stockpiles rose unexpectedly.

A 'Safe' Way to Lose Money: Why Not to Buy Bonds Now

About a month ago, the Germany government sold $5 billion worth of Eurobonds that paid an average interest rate of -- get this -- negative 0.0122%. That's right: These bonds are guaranteed to lose value. So why did they sell? In a word, it's all about risk.

How to Make Up for Social Security's Meager Raise

For the first time since 2009, Social Security recipients will get a COLA increase in their checks in 2012. But that 3.6% bump probably isn't going to cover the real rise in your expenses. So where should you invest to find that extra income?

Fed's Dudley Hints at Further Action to Ease Money Supply

Further monetary action by the Fed may be warranted because of high unemployment rates and low inflation, said Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley during a speech Friday at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference in New York.