Going the do-it-yourself route on home-improvement projects isn’t always the most cost-effective way, says Leah Ingram. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it could cost more in the long run.
If you owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth, you haven’t missed the chance to refinance through the federal government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).
Authors of a report that was published March 2014 in Journal of Financial Planning argue that reverse mortgages, which are loans that provide borrowers with cash payments that are based on the equity of a borrower’s home, should play an important role in retirees’ financial planning.
Homeowner equity rose by nearly $4 trillion in the 2 years that ended 2013, or an average of $54,000 per homeowner, according to Federal Reserve.
A U.S. Tax Court ruling in April 2014 restricts how often that you can move funds between an individual retirement account (IRA) and similar accounts.
If you love to rack up points and get cash back on your credit-card purchases but would like more immediate gratification, two new services do just that.
You likely have seen the orange cones on your local highways this summer. In addition to continuing projects, the Obama administration in April 2014 proposed a 4-year plan that would boost highway funding 21 percent by 2018.
The deadline for signing up for health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act without incurring a tax penalty passed March 31, 2014. However, if you missed the deadline, you still can avoid or minimize tax penalties on your 2014 tax return.
Women are at greater risk than men are of not achieving a financially secure retirement, according to a March 2014 report.
If you seek to safeguard retirement funds, an Indexed Universal Life (IUL) policy, which is a life-insurance policy that’s linked to a stock-market index, might be a good strategy in 2014, says Robert A. Fink of financial-planning company RAF Strategies.
Old software that’s in ATMs could put your financial information at risk, according to Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
A January 2014 study suggests that 2014 will be a good year to put more trust in analysts’ financial forecasts for a company’s stock.
Savvy investors know to consult Financial Industry Regulatory Association’s (FINRA) BrokerCheck service when they want to see whether their financial advisers have records of criminal or regulatory disciplinary actions that were brought on by charges that were filed by clients.
Beer stocks have gone flat over the past 12 months, but stocks that are in the distillery business have experienced a good buzz—they’re up 14.5 percent during the past 12 months.
A new study found that your financial adviser might overlook a huge component of your retirement plan.
Researchers say the new program provides safeguards for consumers who seek a reverse mortgage, which is a loan that provides borrowers with cash payments that are based on the equity of a borrower’s home.
Data breaches that recently hit Michaels, Neiman Marcus and Target led to a rise of credit-monitoring services that the retailers provide. Unfortunately, those services are limited in their effectiveness.
Hotel stock prices are registering highs that experts say might last well into 2015.
Amid stories of student-loan debt, you might question whether a college education is worth the expense. It is, according to a February 2014 study by Pew Research Center, particularly for recent graduates.
Our July/August 2013 issue reported on the forced arbitration clauses that Charles Schwab attempted to impose on its brokerage customers. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says a similar problem exists in the credit-card industry.