1 in 3 Older Workers Likely to Be Poor or Near Poor in Retirement

A third of U.S. workers nearing retirement are destined to live in or near poverty after leaving their jobs, new research shows. One underlying...

7 End of Year Financial Goals

Here's one last reminder: If you are looking at retirement in the next few years, the end of the year is the perfect time...

How Women Get Shortchanged When Saving for Retirement

Planning, saving, investing for and living in retirement isn’t easy for many Americans. But it’s especially difficult for women, according to a new report...

76 Million Households Affected by JP Morgan Data Breach

The cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase & Co., first announced in July, compromised information from 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the company...

The Lies We Believe About Money

According to an ABC-TV news report called “The Mystery of Happiness,” in a survey of 49 of Forbes magazine’s richest people, 37 percent reported...

Chances of IRS Audit Lowest In a Decade

Your chances of facing an IRS audit rate dropped to the lowest level in at least a decade in 2014 and are expected to...

Despite Economic Improvements, Many Americans Are Still Struggling

Despite improvement in certain areas of the economy, the Great Recession never truly ended for millions of Americans. Households across the nation are still...

Don’t Get Tangled In These Online Holiday Scams

Increasingly, Americans are going online to prepare for the holidays, whether it's shopping, shipping or sending out cards. But don't let convenience get in...

U.S. Budget Deficit Widens to $149.2 Billion in July

The United States posted a budget deficit of $149.2 billion in July, up 58 percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Treasury...

Southern Baptist Investment Strategist Says Focus on Objectives During Market Volatility

A dramatic drop in the stock market led to headlines and concerns about stockholder portfolios, but long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives...
Taxpayers search through tax forms at the Illinois Department of Revenue in Springfield, Ill., Thursday, April 15, 2010. (Photo: Seth Perlman. AP)

So Far This Year, 91% of People Have Chosen to File Their Taxes Via...

More people are e-filing their taxes this year, accounting for about 91% of the returns filed so far with the Internal Revenue Service, the...

Majority of Americans Believe It Is Not Okay to Cheat on Your Taxes

Integrity is sometimes loosely defined as "doing the right thing, even when no one is looking." A variety of systems and situations in society...

Alan Greenspan Predicts Greece Will Have to Leave the Eurozone

The former head of the US central bank, Alan Greenspan, has predicted that Greece will have to leave the eurozone. He told the BBC he...

Jobless Aid Applications Rise to Nearly 300,000

The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase,...

Why Battered Newspapers Are Still Important

The conclusion reached in a report by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future was dramatic and gloomy, particularly for anyone who cares...

Big Data is Watching You

I’m a glass-half-empty person. I say this as a way to express my feelings about a report released by the Federal Trade Commission on data...

How to Bankroll Your Retirement

It's a rare newbie investor who has the financial wherewithal--and foresight--to hit the ground running on a retirement-savings plan, making the maximum allowable IRA...

What Happens When Your Social Security Disappears because of an Old Student Loan

Naomia Davis hasn’t been able to talk on the phone since 2004. The 80-year-old Brooklynite was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than 10 years ago...

Avoid These Financial Mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes. But while nobody’s perfect, there’s no reason to waste hundreds or even thousands of dollars on financial moves that are proven...

How to Protect Yourself from a Financial Emergency

Dear Deborah, What can I do to prepare for the financial impact of electrical power outages? During the past year I’ve become more aware how...