A look at the recent Great Recession through a glass half full reveals a few positive effects of the economic malaise.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Financial News
New rules will make it easier to monitor fees charged by your 401(k) account administrator. Here's how to avoid paying many of them.
by: Michael Kling | channel: Financial News, Investment, Retirement
The Rolling Jubilee is a great PR move — buying, then forgiving debt from real people. But in terms of change, one writer says it might hurt more than help.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Consumer Affairs, Debt Management, Financial News
The housing market is rebounding, and the buyer's market is ending. But should you rush to buy a home now? Read this article to help decide.
by: Michael Kling | channel: Financial News, Real Estate and Housing
As we get older, we try to shift the way we get money from actively working to earning money from investments. Many companies have done the same.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Financial News, Investment, Retirement
Have you been hearing about the "fiscal cliff"? Discover what the cliff is comprised of, and why some say we're moving rapidly towards it.
by: Erin C. O'Neil | channel: Financial News
The Facebook IPO has been the subject of a lot of hype — much of which it hasn't lived up to. Learn how to make a well-informed IPO purchase.
by: Erin C. O'Neil | channel: Financial News, Investment
An earthquake can send waves through much more than water — learn how various natural disasters affect prices for products around the world.
by: Kelly Kehoe | channel: Budgeting, Financial News
Getting tired of high ATM fees and no interest on your savings account? Want to switch to a better bank or credit union? Do so in a few easy steps.
by: Andrea Karim | channel: Banking, Financial News
The conforming loan limit for home loans in the U.S. fell back to pre-2008 levels recently. Now lawmakers want to raise it again. Learn how it could affect you.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Financial News, Real Estate and Housing
We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Financial News
Some say that the Occupy Wall Street movement lacks a clear message. But to one writer, what they're saying is perfectly clear.
Outraged, annoyed, or otherwise frustrated by Bank of America's new debit card fee? Learn why the bank is instituting the fee and what else might happen.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Banking, Credit Cards, Financial News
Once again, people are comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. That's a bogus comparison. Here's why.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Financial News, Retirement
Insource? Bleisure? Double-dip? The recession has generated a lot of new terms. Learn what they all mean in this recession glossary.
by: Ray Jamali | channel: Financial News
What would happen if the mortgage interest deduction were eliminated?
What will the Treasury do if there's no increase in the debt ceiling, and what should you do with your investments?
Wondering what the debt ceiling is and how the current crisis could effect you? Learn what's going on and what it means for both the country and average Americans.
by: Sarah Winfrey | channel: Financial News
Driving the company car just got a little more affordable.
by: Barbara Weltman | channel: Career Building, Entrepreneurship, Financial News, Small Business Resource Center, Taxes
Are you struggling to pay for your mortgage? Uncle Sam is gearing up to pass out up to $50,000 to troubled homeowners, and it doesn't have to be repaid.
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