Men vs. Women: Who is smarter when it comes to credit?

Men describe their knowledge of how credit scores work as good or excellent, but how accurate are they?

10 surprising facts about Medicare

The rules are complicated, and what you don’t know can hurt you.

Mary Beth Franklin: Why that Social Security check might be less than you expected

One financial adviser was baffled when her client received a Social Security check that was $1,000 less than what they expected. InvestmentNews contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin discusses why they failed to account for two things.

Tax and Estate Planning

Credit vs. debit: Which is the better choice?

Americans are more likely to choose debit cards for routine purchases.

Your Lifestyle

Top vacation destinations for the world's wealthiest

If a city has money, it has a Hamptons equivalent.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Lifestyle

This generation has the most impressive savings habits, survey says

Young workers prepare for a rainy day, while generation X and baby boomers struggle to rebuild their bank accounts.

Your Business

Why summer Fridays are on an upswing

The share of companies offering this perk has jumped from 21% in 2015 to 42% in 2017.


Should your 401(k) fund be packed with tech stocks?

Finding the "right" amount depends on your other holdings, your appetite for risk and how close you are to retirement.


Tips to help you make sure you're really saving enough for retirement

More than a dozen retirement experts weigh in with their advice.


Your Social Security benefits could increase in 2018

Those who are already receiving benefits could get a boost from a cost-of-living adjustment projected for next year. But will it make up for the negative impact of rising inflation?


How the future of your retirement savings hinges on the fate of the fiduciary rule

While Washington wrestles with the fate of the fiduciary rule, the financial advice landscape remains supremely dangerous.

Your Business

Reasons why American teenagers are working less

The summer job was a rite of passage for baby boomers and generation X, but today's teenagers have other priorities.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Lifestyle

US homes are finally getting smaller

Any trend toward smaller homes would be welcome news in many U.S. housing markets.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Lifestyle

Thoughtful graduation gifts that pay for themselves

Experts in the financial industry, unsurprisingly, have a lot of suggestions for smart financial gifts.


Why the US is addicted to using Social Security numbers

"Don't blindly provide it because you're asked for it," says one expert.

Retirement, Your Portfolio

Beware the 'below-average' fund fee in your retirement account

Overall fees paid by investors are down. But the math can be tricky.

Your Business, Your Lifestyle

Americans are still scared to take all of their vacation days

Even as workers take more vacation days, the gap between the number of days they're offered and the number of days they actually take isn't narrowing.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Portfolio

How to really improve your credit score

Credit scores have a big impact on your daily life, often in ways you don't realize

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