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You Can Now Freeze — and Unfreeze — Your Credit Report for Free

As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here's what yo

New Retirement Plan Option May Be on Horizon

Multiple employer plans would allow unaffiliated small businesses to join together to offer 401(k)s.

Time to Reassess Your Life Insurance After Tax Reform

The new tax law is prompting policyholders to review their life insurance to see if the coverage still makes sense.

Does Apple’s $1 Trillion Benchmark Even Matter?

Wall Street collectively pointed and stared at the big, round number. But experts don't agree on what it means for AAPL stock

Voice Assistants Can Help Older Adults

How devices including Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod can help seniors feel more connected.

20 Great Places to Retire in Tax-Friendly States

Not to be too grim, but as you're approaching retirement, you need to think seriously about the only two certainties in this

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy

With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, starting July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and running for 36 hours, questions beg: What do

Travel Snag? Your Credit Card Could Help

Booking a trip with the right credit card can save you thousands.

Is Your Retirement Plan Completely Backward?

You'd be surprised that many people go about the planning process the wrong way. Instead, here are 3 key steps to help achiev

What to Do With a 529 Plan When a Child Doesn’t Go to College

Families can avoid taxes and a penalty on a 529 college-savings plan when a child develops a disability and likely won't be u

Stock Market Volatility, Geopolitics and Midterm Elections – Oh My! Should Investors Be Worried?

Let's break down some concerns on investors' minds this year and see where that leaves us going forward. The situation may no

10 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2030

Social Security is a critical source of retirement income. Yet, by 2030 the trust that helps fund benefits for retirees will

7 Ways Higher Interest Rates Will Hit Your Pocketbook, Portfolio

The rate on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has moved from 2.06% in September 2017 to a temporary high above 3.12% in May

Living on Your Investments? What Happens When a Bear Market Hits?

Investors are often told to "stay the course" even as stock markets go through tough times. However, if you're retired, that

The 20 Best States for Your Retirement

People approaching or just starting retirement may have plenty of life experience under their belts, but many are enjoying at

How Your Home Sale Will Be Taxed

Singles don't have to pay taxes on up to $250,000 in profits on the sale of their home, and couples can shelter twice that am

How to Quit Facebook

If the social media giant's recent data scandal has you ready to deactivate your account, here's what you need to do.

9 High-Quality Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or More

Dividend safety is a core element of conservative income investing and selecting dividend stocks. Not only does a payout cut

Do You See a Market Cliff Approaching? Make the Right Turns Now

If you've been nervous about the stock market lately, you're not alone. However, don't let your nerves lead you to do somethi

Volatile Stock Market’s 10% Correction Stokes Investor Fears

But market corrections are surprisingly common and surprisingly short-lived. Bear markets are another story. Here's what you

The 3 Spending Stages of Your Retirement

Popular thinking is that you'll spend less once you retire, but that's not what I've seen in my own clients, at least in the

What Do You Know About the New Tax Brackets?

The latest tax overhaul is the most significant in more than 30 years. All the changes will take some getting used to. Let’

Giving to Charity: Strategies to Ensure a Tax and Human Benefit Under New Tax Law

Changes to the tax law in 2018 have taken away most people's ability to deduct charitable contributions. But there are still