Social Security COLA for 2019 will be 2.8 percent

It's the largest annual cost-of-living increase in benefits since 2012.

10 fund categories that survived the stock market pullback

The best-performing fund categories over the past month

Daniel Crosby: Why “too good to be true” usually Is

The self-esteem movement has ruined humanity because praise does not boost your ego, accomplishment does. Daniel Crosby breaks it all down in the 10th episode of "On Your Best Behavior."

Your Portfolio

What can go wrong when stocks and bonds fall together

Correlated move by the two markets may signal more problems to come.

Your Lifestyle

Slice of life: American cheese is melting away

And millennials are being accused of killing yet another tradition.

Tax and Estate Planning

The Trump family used this strategy to save on taxes

A type of trust known as a GRAT reportedly helped the Trumps save hundreds of millions of dollars in gift and estate taxes.

Tax and Estate Planning

Super-rich are piling up wealth in black-box charities

Money flowing into donor-advised funds far outstrips grants being made from the funds.


A guide to Medicare open enrollment

Medicare enrollees should review their drug coverage and Advantage plans for 2019.

Your Lifestyle

Global cities most at risk of property bubbles

Hong Kong leads this year's list, which also includes Munich and Toronto.

Your Portfolio

Masterworks is opening fine art investing to the masses

Investors can buy into a Monet painting for $21.05 a share; a Warhol piece goes for $20 a share.

Your Lifestyle

These airlines offer the best in-flight Wi-Fi — if you're lucky

Reliable Wi-Fi, previously the domain of U.S. airlines, is becoming a global perk.

Your Portfolio

Prime money market funds stage a comeback

Higher rates are luring investors back to the funds, which saw a mass exodus just a couple of years ago.

Your Lifestyle

Orthodontists aren't smiling about teeth-straightening startups

Companies like SmileDirectClub will correct misaligned teeth for much less money.

Your Portfolio

Calls mount for investors to sell high-yield munis

The return this year on high-yield state and government debt is about twice that on corporate junk bonds.

Your Portfolio

Do-it-yourself deals are all the rage among rich investors

Ultrawealthy look beyond hedge funds and private equity to making direct investments in businesses.

Your Portfolio

How do you spell investor relief in a bear market? E-T-F

The nine-year-old bull market is giving some investors the jitters, but the ETF industry is trying to calm their fears.


Inaccurate info from Social Security Administration poses a challenge for widows

Stresses of losing a spouse include steep decline in household income for many, according to a survey.


Claiming Social Security early has lasting impact on survivors

Rushing to take benefits in response to illness may not be the best move.

Your Lifestyle

Expatriates see 46 countries where they'd rather live in than the U.S.

Bahrain snags the top spot in annual poll, while the U.S. ranking sinks amid concerns about safety and affordable health care.

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