Financial Planning

Liz Weston: It's OK to spend money on yourself - really

Feb 13, 2017

Yes, there are people who spend too little, letting fear endanger their happiness and even their health

What the safe part of your 401(k) still can, and can't, do

Feb 2, 2017

Even though bond funds don't provide as much protection as they used to, they're still the best safety blanket for your 401(k), fund managers say

Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap

Feb 2, 2017

An age difference in your relationship doesn't just mean your favorite bands are from different decades

Workers contributing more to, borrowing less from 401(k)s

Feb 2, 2017

Workers are contributing more to their 401(k) accounts, and they're taking out fewer loans from their nest eggs

Thai police nab fake high-brow gang that scammed weddings

Jan 27, 2017

Thai police say they have arrested a gang of wedding crashers led by a Buddhist monk who scammed couples by pretending to be officials with royal links and demanding money for their prestigious presence at nuptials

'America First' doesn't have to mean 'American Only' 401k

Jan 26, 2017

Foreign stocks have been on a dismal run over the last decade, and President Trump's 'America First' policies could mean even more challenges ahead

For most Americans, Dow 20,000 carries little benefit

Jan 26, 2017

While Wall Street celebrates yet another stock market record _ surpassing 20,000 on the Dow Jones industrial average _ many Americans have little reason to cheer

Dow 20,000: What does it mean and where does it go?

Jan 25, 2017

With the Dow Jones industrial average rising above 20,000 for the first time, it's natural to ask what's going on and what, if anything, investors should do

Ask Brianna: How can I avoid my parents' money mistakes?

Jan 24, 2017

We all pick up attitudes about money as children, whether we realize it or not

Ask Brianna: What's the best use for a financial windfall?

Jan 3, 2017

To make the most of an unexpected infusion of cash, put some toward savings, some toward debt - and some toward something fun