This money tip could keep your marriage alive

A new study identifies how much, on average, is all right to spend without first talking to your partner.

Jane Bryant Quinn: The most important retirement questions

Ask the questions, "What are you retiring to and what are you going to do with your life?" before you even begin thinking about money, says Jane Bryant Quinn, author of "How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide."

Tax and Estate Planning

What Brad and Angelina's split has in common with your divorce

Multiple studies have found that about two-thirds of all divorces are initiated by women.

Retirement

New study documents mistakes by Social Security Administration staff

Senate panel urges agency to improve guidance on when to claim benefits after a study by the Government Accountability Office showed government representatives often give out misleading information.

Your Business

Why the 9-to-5 schedule is zapping your business's productivity

Sitting in a chair for eight hours straight doesn't produce results, and the best hours for productivity vary from person to person.

Your Business

Your pay could suffer in the wake of your company's corporate scandal

The Enrons and WorldComs and Wells Fargos hurt the careers of innocent bystanders.

Tax and Estate Planning

Here's where rising incomes have made buying homes more affordable

In some traditionally expensive housing markets, higher incomes were outflanked by rising housing costs.

Retirement

Now is the time for an annual Medicare check-up

This is the time of year when everyone on Medicare can reevaluate features of their contracts to see if they're getting the best coverage at the best price.

Your Portfolio

Americans fear the next president more than terrorism: survey

A surprising six in 10 Americans say, regardless of who wins, the election is going to hurt the economy.

Retirement

Small Social Security cost-of-living adjustment likely for 2017

But increase would be seven times higher if pegged to Consumer Price Index for the elderly.

Your Business

New data reveals why your job search just got easier

U.S. job vacancies rose to a record high in July, at 5.87 million, according to a new government report.

Your Portfolio

Here's how much luck really plays a part in your wealth

The reality is that luck does matter, according to one top economist.

Retirement

What the U.S. gets wrong about retirement income

When helping retirees tap retirement assets efficiently so they don't run out of money in retirement, America is a laggard.

Retirement

How Social Security benefits are calculated

Estimated benefits assume continued earnings through full retirement age.

Tax and Estate Planning

What Gene Wilder's death can teach you about estate planning

Because cognitive impairment is likely for most people as they age, you shouldn't wait for signs to start preparing.

Retirement

New Congressional bill addresses Medicare enrollment confusion

An antiquated, overly complex Part B enrollment process contributes to costly enrollment mistakes among many people new to Medicare.

Your Portfolio, Tax and Estate Planning

What grade does your state's college savings plan get?

Age-based 529 plans for this year's freshmen don't always get high marks.

Your Portfolio, Retirement

Could your financial adviser be charging unnecessarily high fees?

Make sure your adviser is a fiduciary — legally required to put your interests first — and seek out advisers and planners who aren't just good at selling investments.

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