NEW YORK As U.S. high school seniors pare down their college wish lists and parents sweat over the bills, a new study by student loan lender Sallie Mae illustrates the gulf between the sticker price of college and the actual cost.
NEW YORK When people over the age of 50 get divorced, retirement accounts become a key asset, even more so sometimes than the house or alimony. Lawyers and feuding couples are bracing for big changes at the end of 2018 for how these assets get split up.
NEW YORK When the stock market has suffered a couple of really big slides in a row, like it did this week, the financial advice to those who are freaking out is always: Do not look at your account balances. But maybe, just this once, you should peek.
NEW YORK Picking the right college is not just a matter of finding a good fit for a student's talents and interests, but it also should involve what a family can reasonably afford.
NEW YORK If you have credit card debt, take the next U.S. Federal Reserve move to raise interest rates as a big, flashing warning sign.
NEW YORK It took Andrew Pillow eight years of teaching at a charter school in Indianapolis, Indiana, before he finally earned more than the manager job at the Chinese fast-food restaurant chain, Panda Express, that he passed each day on his way to work.
NEW YORK Divorce crushed Dennis Nolte's retirement plans not once but twice.
(In July 31 story, corrects date of congressional approval to Tuesday instead of Wednesday, paragraph 6)
NEW YORK When you are known for starting a personal finance company, people expect you to have your own financial house in order. But that was not always the case for Alexa von Tobel, founder of LearnVest.com.
NEW YORK My kids got a great report from the dentist at their last checkup. From the receptionist? Not so much.