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

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

2017's best summer vacation spots

Find out which cities should top your to-do list this summer.

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.

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.

Your Portfolio, Tax and Estate Planning

How to really improve your credit score

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

Your Business

Here's what recent college grads are making

Career website Glassdoor Inc. assesses where grads are finding the highest- and lowest-paying positions.

Your Business, Your Lifestyle

Progress stalls for modern working mothers — and economists are worried

A better balance between work and family could boost the world economy.


Rich retirees reluctant to spend cash

On average and adjusting for inflation, retirees are entering their 80s richer than they were in their 60s and 70s.

Tax and Estate Planning

Would Trump's tax plan make your mortgage break worthless?

Only the wealthiest homeowners would benefit from itemizing.


Average 401(k) balance hits new record, thanks to automated savings

"Auto-escalation" helped the average balance in a Fidelity account reach $95,500.


Milestone birthday triggers crucial financial decisions

In the latest dispatch from the retirement front, Mary Beth Franklin mulls health insurance and estate planning choices.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Lifestyle

Student loans just got more expensive

Beginning in July, interest rates on new government loans are set to rise.

Your Portfolio

10 graduation gift ideas inspired by Warren Buffett

Want to impart some of the Oracle of Omaha's investment wisdom to your favorite graduate? Try these suggestions.

Tax and Estate Planning

Where the winners and losers are in the housing recovery

Most U.S. homes are worth less than before the crash.

Tax and Estate Planning

Thinking about buying your first home? Try this calculator

A new tool lets users make an easy comparison between the cost of owning and renting a home.

Tax and Estate Planning

Why more couples are using postnuptial agreements

Also known as a postmarital agreement, it's an increasingly popular variant of the prenuptial agreements that engaged couples have been signing for decades.

Your Business

The best-paying internships in America

Tech companies dominate the list, taking eight of the top 10 spots

Your Portfolio, Retirement

Trump's first 100 days: What happened to your money

Here's how the new administration has affected your wallet, for good and bad, and what to watch in the days to come.


Social Security: Later is better

New Fidelity survey shows more Americans plan to wait to claim benefits.

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