Personal Finance

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
Americans have paid very high interest rates on credit cards for decades, and they set a 25-year record in May.
Douglas A. McIntyre
New research in the United Kingdom indicates that being born in a large city has a larger impact on adult earnings than does being born in a small town and later moving to the big city.
Paul Ausick
The hacking of millions of Capital One accounts once again showed the potential dangers of exposure of personal data given to financial firms and retailers. Some Americans have avoided this by paying...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Sextortion email scams are once again on the rise. Here's what's happening and how to protect yourself.
Paul Ausick
Even if you decide to sell your home without using a real estate agent there are costs you will probably need to pay to ensure a quick sale at the best possible price.
Paul Ausick
The net wealth of households rose by almost 5% during the first quarter of 2019. This means that all that stock market selling and volatility at the end of 2018 that ate into household wealth was...
Jon C. Ogg
The credit rating range among buyers of car brands varies widely. Luxury car buyers tend to have the best ratings. Buyers of one of America's best-selling brands have the worst.
Douglas A. McIntyre