Financial Planning

Investing became cheaper, easier during bull market run

Mar 8, 2019

As bull market turns 10 years old this weekend, it's never been cheaper or easier to buy stocks

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Mar 8, 2019

Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted wreckage for keepsakes to help them remember the dead

Liz Weston: Money mistakes even smart people make

Mar 4, 2019

Smart people make mistakes with money, and they make them for a variety of reasons - all of them avoidable

NFL salary cap jumps $11 million to $188.2 million

Mar 1, 2019

The NFL's salary cap will jump by $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million

Millennial Money: Don't freak out about your emergency fund

Feb 27, 2019

An emergency fund doesn't have to be wishful thinking when you're building your financial life

Millennial Money: Make your funds move at the speed of life

Feb 19, 2019

Here's how to handle the cost of change, including tips for managing moving expenses, commingling finances with a significant other and preparing for a new job

Double tap: Investors face taxes for funds that fell in 2018

Feb 14, 2019

As if the worst year for stocks in nearly a decade weren't bad enough, many investors now have to pay a tax bill on top of it

Liz Weston: Companies are also flunking retirement planning

Feb 11, 2019

Phased retirement could allow employees to work longer, and let companies retain knowledge and skills, but only 1 in 10 companies offers it

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

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