- Your 2016 taxes. Step-by-step, here's a guide to completing your entire income tax form, with insights that can help you save money, whether you use software, do the return by hand or rely on a professional.
- Two-thirds of Americans will never retire at this rate. Less than one-third of Americans are saving money in their 401(k)s and other workplace retirement accounts, according to an analysis of tax records by Census Bureau researchers.
- How to make your money last as long as you do. How long should you plan to live? No one can really know, of course. But the answer to that question may be the most critical factor in making a successful financial plan for retirement.
- Out of the office: More people are working remotely. More American employees are working remotely, and they are doing so for longer periods, according to a Gallup survey released on Wednesday.
- Wells Fargo fires 4 executives, fraud investigation continues. Wells Fargo announced Tuesday that it had fired four executives as its board of directors nears completion of its investigations into sham accounts set up by low-level employees to allegedly meet sales quotas.
- Republicans make killing consumer protections a top priority. There’s a lot important stuff going down that our leaders need to deal with — immigration, climate change, Russians running amok. So what are Republican lawmakers doing? They’re busy with legislation aimed at stripping Americans…
- How big do you want your nest egg to be?. Money may not buy happiness, but it can certainly buy freedom and security, which contribute mightily to happiness.
- For-profit schools, an Obama target, see new day under Trump. Since Election Day, for-profit college companies have been on a hot streak. DeVry Education Group’s stock has leapt more than 40 percent. Strayer’s jumped 35 percent and Grand Canyon Education’s more than 28 percent.
- Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging. The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the…
- Advice for retirees rattled by Trump. President Trump’s unpredictability, policy plans and political stumbles are scaring some investors.
- Big Pharma doesn't want you to know the true value of its drugs. The latest poster child for cruel and inhuman drug pricing is Kaleo Pharma, maker of an emergency injector for a med called naloxone, which is used as an antidote to save the lives of people…
- CFPB, Cordray, win second chance to avoid a trump firing. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and embattled director Richard Cordray won a second chance to defend his independence from the political pressure of being fired at any time for any, or no, reason by President…
- Facebook wants to help you find a job — even if you’re not looking. Facebook users in the United States and Canada can now search and apply for jobs directly from the social-media platform.
- IRS won't withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance. The Trump administration is taking its first steps to put its imprint on the Affordable Care Act, reversing plans to withhold tax refunds this year from Americans who flout an insurance requirement in the law…
- Haunted by student debt past age 50. The experience of being crushed by student debt is no longer limited to the young. New federal data shows millions of Americans who are retired or nearing retirement face this burden, as well as the…
- Valentine's Day: Lucrative for businesses, but a naughty history. It’s easy to take potshots at the exploitation of festive occasions by profit-seeking businesses. But the monetization of Valentine’s Day, our national celebration of romance, stands out — not least because what is commonly perceived…
- Banks look to cellphones to replace ATM cards. Wallets can be lost, stolen or forgotten, but most people today wouldn’t be caught dead without their phones.
- Days may be numbered for consumer complaint database. A government complaint database that helps consumers resolve grievances with financial institutions is one of several services that could soon be eliminated, according to a memo by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling…
- Trump and the fiduciary rule: The uncertainty of what's ahead. The Labor Department’s fiduciary rule has had a roller coaster ride of a week, with a federal judge forcefully upholding the rule one day and the department proposing to delay the rule’s compliance deadline the…
- 21 questions you need to ask about investment fees. So much hand-wringing over such a simple proposition: When a financial professional gives you advice about the life savings in your retirement account, that person ought to act in your best interest.