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Forget the conventional wisdom about being conservative with your money after 65 – here’s what you should be doing instead.  Video 

Family Finance

What Minecraft is teaching kids about money

If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.  Full Article 

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), gestures as he speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014. Gross, who runs the world's largest bond fund, took the stage at the investment conference wearing sunglasses and seeming self-conscious about his image, lacing his speech with references to American World War Two Gen. George Patton, hypnosis and troubled pop star Justin Bieber.    REUTERS/Jim Young  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

The tax hit that loyal investors will take in 2014

If you are the kind of steadfast investor who buys a mutual fund and holds it forever, prepare to pay for your loyalty next April, when you settle up your 2014 tax bill.  Full Article 

Realtors' signs are hung outside a newly sold property in a Vancouver neighbourhood where houses regularly sell for C$3-C$4 million ($2.7-3.6 million) September 9, 2014. Chinese investors' global hunt for prime real estate is helping drive Vancouver home prices to record highs and the city, long among top destinations for wealthy mainland buyers, is feeling the bonanza's unwelcome side-effects. The latest wave of Chinese money is flowing into luxury hot spots. But it has also started driving up housing costs elsewhere in a city which already ranks as North America's least affordable urban market.    REUTERS/Julie Gordon  (CANADA - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
Saving for College

Student loan debt is not killing homeownership

Is surging student debt really preventing an entire generation from becoming first-time homebuyers? There may be other reasons that young adults are still living at home.   Full Article 

Dan Demeglio, race and sports book supervisor, cashes a 200-to-1 future bet for Doug O'Neill, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner "I'll Have Another", at the Primm Valley Casino in Primm, Nevada June 25, 2012. O'Neill won $20,000 for his $100 bet, which he made in February, that the horse would win the Kentucky Derby. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)
Open Enrollment

Five ways to get help with your 401(k)

Left to their own devices, people either do nothing at all or pick poorly. So where can employees turn for guidance? Here are five ways to get help with your account.   Full Article 

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Pay service during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

Am I safe with Apple Pay?

If you're worried about paying bills and purchases by tapping your phone, Wells Fargo Director of Mobile Brian Pearce explains how the new system is designed to safeguard your financial information.   Video 


Back to work ... in retirement

How you should think about working after your retire? Treat it all like gravy, and you could do well, experts say. Find out more strategies in the third installment of our 12-part series.  Video 

U.S. Senator-elect Kay Hagan (D-NC) reacts after defeating incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) at her victory party at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, November 4, 2008.   REUTERS/Ellen Ozier

New Social Security political games

Voters are hearing confusing claims about Social Security reform, and seeing through the fog can be difficult.   Full Article 

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