Speaking to a White House advisory group this week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan highlighted the need for schools to begin teaching students about personal finance as early as kindergarten. He’s dead on. But what’s he …
Free advice on how to manage your 401(k) is widely available and routinely ignored. Here’s why you should give it a try.
When times got lean three years ago, a host of companies stopped matching employee 401(k) contributions and you had to wonder if the benefit would ever be restored. Temporary measures that pad the bottom line have a way of sticking around – like the toll on a bridge that has long since been paid for.
A lot of folks in and near retirement are finding out the hard way what studies have long shown: Market declines are especially damaging in the years just before or after you quit work for good.
The Treasury Department set at zero the fixed portion of the yield on Inflation bonds, guaranteeing that new buyers will never earn more than the rate of inflation for the 30-year life of their investment.
With a tough economy making timely retirement less likely for many folks, retirement-related financial scams may be on the upswing. Here are five ways to know if you are being played.
Like happiness, retirement readiness doesn’t have all that much to do with how much you earn. It’s more about what you do with what you have.
The giving season is just around the corner, and things are finally looking up for nonprofits that have struggled to raise funds during the recession.
Long-term care insurance for the masses came and went without much notice. Last week, the Obama administration quietly abandoned the CLASS Act, a provision slipped into health care reform two years ago that would have ensured …
There is no question that working from home makes sense in many cases. If you’d like to give it a try, but your employer has reservations, here are four ways to win over the boss:
Pre-retirees finally seem to be coming to grips with the financial strain caused by increased longevity. Here’s what they are doing about it.