Financial Planning

Get Started: Agencies start process to rescind water rule

Jul 31, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have started a process aimed at rescinding a federal regulation that sought to expand government jurisdiction over bodies of water, including some on private lands

Obama-era retirement savings program for workers gets the ax

Jul 28, 2017

The Treasury Department says it is ending a program created by President Barack Obama to get more people to save for their retirement

The Latest: Pastor calls 10 flash flood victims hardworking

Jul 25, 2017

As "Ave Maria" played, more than 1,000 people said goodbye to 10 members of an extended family who died in a flash flood in Arizona

Liz Weston: The astonishingly high risk of a 401(k) loan

Jul 24, 2017

What looks like the cheapest way to borrow money easily can wind up being the most expensive

Ways homebuyers can leap the down payment hurdle

May 31, 2017

Struggling to save for a down payment to buy a home? A bevy of down payment assistance programs may help

Ask Brianna: How much 'lifestyle creep' can I afford?

May 30, 2017

Lifestyle creep - when you spend more as your income grows - is not inherently bad, as long as your upgrades don't eat up all your newfound cash and you continue to save wisely

As Americans take on more debt, some pockets of concern

May 29, 2017

U.S. consumers are in debt as never before, but there are few concerns whether Americans are stretched too thin or not

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

May 24, 2017

A poll says older Latinos are more likely than older whites or older blacks to say they've had to withdraw or borrow money from a retirement account

Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now

May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments

Liz Weston: 'Smart' money moves that aren't so smart

May 22, 2017

Some bright ideas, like borrowing your own money or using an annuity to buy a lifetime stream of income, are not for everyone - or even almost everyone