buying a house

Beware These 5 Debt Traps

Getting out of debt is one of the best ways to improve your retirement prospects. Here's how to climb out of these five tricky debt situations.

New Home Sales Rocket Higher in May

Sales of new single-family homes jumped to a six-year high in May, the latest indication the housing market was starting to dig out of a recent soft patch.

The Risks of Taking a 401(k) Loan

If you take money from your 401(k) account, you're exposing yourself to fees and penalties. But you're also missing out on market gains.