Financial Planning

Liz Weston: The emergency fund you can eat

Feb 27, 2017

Even two weeks of meals in the pantry are a hedge against financial or natural disaster

Smaller bite: Tax bills dip for most popular mutual funds

Feb 23, 2017

Tax time means many mutual-fund investors are paying the bill for their funds' past successes, even ones that predate their own investment

The fiduciary rule and you

Feb 19, 2017

The "fiduciary rule," a measure proposed to protect retirement account investors, has been delayed, but here's what you need to know about it now

Retirement can be a drag. Here's how to fix that

Feb 16, 2017

Retirement can be kind of a drag. And there may be 20-plus years of it ahead of you. Here's how to avoid disappointment

States pursuing plans to help workers save for retirement

Feb 14, 2017

States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, even as the Republican-led Congress moves to block rules making it easier for them to do so

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