Personal Finance

Here are 10 simple efforts that can boost your income and give you extra cash to make your retirement really feel like they are the golden years.
Jon C. Ogg
Nearly a quarter of U.S. spending on health care is wasted, according to a new study. That is up to $935 billion of all U.S. dollars spent on health care.
Paul Ausick
Nearly half of U.S. adults who participate in airline and hotel rewards programs have let their points or miles expire at some point, according to a new survey. Also among those who collect credit...
Chris Lange
That experiencing a decline in income might upset somebody is a no-brainer, but new research suggests that it might literally affect the brain in negative ways.
Colman Andrews
The Charles Schwab announcement that it would go to zero commissions and fees on stock, ETF and options transactions rocked the world of online and discount brokers.
Jon C. Ogg
Lending money to friends and family often spawns unexpected and undesirable consequences.
Paul Ausick
Millennials make up a huge portion of consumers in the U.S economy, and with all this spending, millennials are flocking to credit cards.
Chris Lange
Buying a recent vintage used vehicle can save consumers an average of $14,000. And inventories are rising at franchised dealerships.
Paul Ausick
The vehicles on U.S. roads and highways are getting older. Here are the cars, SUVs and pickups that Americans are keeping longest.
Paul Ausick
Proper etiquette would suggest tipping for certain services, but this isn’t always the case. Some people are more generous than others, while many aren’t giving tips at all.
Chris Lange
With the endless media calls for a recession, one would think most Americans would at least be preparing for a downturn. But is the public just sticking its head in the sand?
Jon C. Ogg
Making some modest repairs to your home could help fend off the worst effects of hurricanes.
Paul Ausick
24/7 Wall St. has put together a list of eight alternatives for Treasury and traditional bonds investors who must have income to help supplement their lives.
Jon C. Ogg
Pets make up an incredibly important part of many consumers’ lives. In fact, many pet owners spend a substantial amount of money on their “fur babies” reflecting this.
Chris Lange
Bankruptcies rose last month nationwide, and the highest rates were in four states in the South. Baby boomers are among those most likely to go bankrupt.
Douglas A. McIntyre