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August 17

Claiming Social Security early has lasting impact on survivors

Rush to take benefits due to illness may not be the best move.

August 17

Funerals are becoming one last extravagant display of wealth

Rolls-Royce hearses and gospel choirs are among the features of high-end memorial services.

August 16

Pension plans are the new tax dodge for rich business owners

Barred from 20% tax break, wealthy professionals have found a new way to avoid hefty tax bills.

August 10

Trading apps expose investors to cybercriminals, report finds

Some apps store subscribers' passwords or data on trading without encryption.

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August 10

10 biggest boomtowns in America

These metro areas are seeing the biggest influx of people, work opportunities and business growth.

August 9

Goldman sees $1 trillion in buybacks for S&P 500 this year

The accelerating demand means any weakness in stocks is likely to be met with buying from companies.

August 9

Tax changes fuel boom in Florida luxury home sales

Refugees from New York area, where the limit on deducting state and local taxes will hit hard, are heading to the Sunshine State.

August 9

IRS provides guidance on pass-through taxes, targets loophole

Proposed regulations make it clear the agency considers splitting up businesses to get around income limits abusive.

August 3

7 surprising facts about the Social Security earnings test

Benefits lost to excess earnings are restored at full retirement age.

August 3

Fidelity's zero-fee funds unleash the power of free

The asset manager's move will trigger a transformation of the fund industry.

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August 3

12 low-cost active funds that are beating the S&P 500

Active equity funds with low fees and high performance.

August 3

Indexing capital gains for inflation could provide tax windfall

Observers say the proposal could open up areas of arbitrage, depending on how it's drafted.

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August 1

10 funds with the greatest Sharpe ratios

These funds have the highest average Sharpe ratios over the past three years.

July 26

Investing in fine wine is producing ever-greater returns

French wines dominate portfolios; California wines constitute only a small fraction of what's traded.

July 26

Move to Florida to pay zero state personal income tax? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Tax collectors in states like New York make it really hard to leave.

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