Billionaires are giving in big numbers again, reflecting a strong stock market and rising confidence among the super rich
Boycotts, Petitions, Protests, Oh My: The Year in Consumer Outrage
In TIME’s year-end wrap-up for 2011, consumer outrage was highlighted as a hot trend. A couple years later, consumers only seem to be more outraged—and savvier about getting their voices heard.
Why Mortgages Will Soon Be More Expensive
Homebuyers are in a sudden headwind of rising home prices, mortgage rates and lending limits.
Flummoxed by Benefits Options? So Is Your HR Rep
The shifting landscape around retirement and healthcare has human resources professionals struggling like the rest of us. The good news: employers are offering more access to third-party advice.
The Unlikely Secret to a Happy Retirement
Almost everyone aspires to travel in retirement and almost no one factors the expense into their plans. This is one of retirees’ biggest regrets, and it shuts them off from valuable health benefits.
Access to Basic Banking Is a Crisis for 40 Million Americans
Some 2.5 billion people have no access to basic financial products like insurance and credit cards. Fixing that would fix a lot of the world’s poverty problems.
4 Smartest Money-Making Stocking Stuffers
Stumped for a meaningful holiday gift for the kids or grandkids? These presents give for a lifetime.
The Evolving 401(k): Fees are Down; the Match is Up
Take another look at your 401(k) plan. Some important changes have been put in place and may deserve your consideration.
5 Ways a Few Hundred Dollars Will Change Your Life
Holiday spending is down. Good. Here are five ways to spend on your future before you give in to the Santa impulse.
How the Banks Are Winning Now
For the first time, a report quantifies what we’re up against in the effort to equip ordinary people with the ability to deal with banks.
Helping Your Family Doesn’t Have to Mean You Can’t Retire
More than 60% of people past the age of 50 provide financial support to an adult family member. Almost no one plans for it.
How to get Professional Advice in a 401(k) Plan
The venerable 401(k) plan has taken a lot of hits in recent years. Yet some flaws have been corrected while others are being addressed. You may not appreciate the way this retirement stalwart has evolved over three decades—or …