Financial Planning

Liz Weston: Don't let others pick your financial adviser

Feb 4, 2019

The danger of "affinity fraud" is one big reason to do your own research on any adviser recommended by friends and family

As Wall Street spasmed with fear, 401(k) savers held steady

Jan 31, 2019

While professional traders scrambled to sell stocks amid a fear-fueled late last year, nearly 20 percent drop for the S&P 500, most people at home remained pretty calm when it came to their own retirement savings

Gov. Bevin, Kentucky clerk at odds over attorneys' fees

Jan 30, 2019

Attorneys for Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin say a former county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses because of her opposition to gay marriage broke the law and the state shouldn't have to pay legal fees for people who sued her

Liz Weston: 5 divorce mistakes that can cost you

Jan 28, 2019

Divorce is an expensive process, and these mistakes only make it more so

Could you live on your retirement savings for 23 years?

Jan 24, 2019

The average retirement lasts more than 20 years. Here's how to figure out if your savings will last that long, and what to do if you're in danger of running out of money

Liz Weston: More parents are putting limits on college help

Jan 23, 2019

A survey shows that many parents think they should help pay for college, but more want their kids to contribute and fewer are willing to sacrifice their retirement funds

Liz Weston: There's always a next recession, so be prepared

Jan 21, 2019

Recessions - which can bring higher unemployment, lower incomes and tighter credit - are inevitable, but you can prepare now for the next one

Paying for funerals impossible for many poor families

Jan 20, 2019

Some relatives of people whose cremated remains were found among hundreds in a Detroit funeral home say they would have loved to bury them in marked graves but couldn't afford traditional funeral services

Millennial Money: Quick ways to boost your savings in 2019

Jan 18, 2019

Quick changes, like increasing your 401(k) contribution or moving your money to a high-yield savings account, can help you save more money this year

Arizona journalism saga has poisoning claim, nasty divorce

Dec 14, 2018

Arizona newspaper publisher and his estranged wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that includes poisoning allegations

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