Personal Finance


 What a scan shows on BuyPartisan

BuyPartisan app ensures that purchases are politically correct

Scan a product’s bar code with this smartphone app -- and up pops a record of campaign contributions made by the company.

3 days ago


The Color of Money: Information can prevent having regrets about a reverse mortgage

Understanding reverse mortgages and their implications are important in avoiding surprises later.

3 days ago


Elder Law: Planning for long-term care can't be left to chance

The aging of the U.S. population will put long-term care into focus.

3 days ago


Consumer Reports: Popular food labels often lack meaning

Words such as “fresh,” “real,” and “artisinal” sound appealing but often are marketing tactics.

3 days ago


The Color of Money: Some tips for good improving credit

Answering reader questions about their credit situations.

1 week ago


 Many adult children have made financial sacrifices to cover caregiving expenses, according to Caring.com. About half — 46 percent — spend more than $5,000 a year on caregiving expenses.

Cost of care for adult relatives often falls on younger generations

Caring.com finds 46 percent of its visitors surveyed spend more than $5,000 on caregiving expenses.

1 week ago


Good Question: Buying a home comes down to credit

Taking steps to increase your credit score before buying a home is not only a smart thing to do; it’s also a way to save thousands.

2 weeks ago


The color of money: The simple way to improve your credit

WASHINGTON -- There are no shortcuts to strengthening your credit score.

2 weeks ago


Shop Smart: Tricks to keeping an organized closet

Shop Smart has some great tips on taming an out-of-control closet and ways to stash winter clothes.

2 weeks ago


Justice Department seeks new tool against data fraud

Authorities say the current law is too weak because it allows people in other countries to avoid prosecution.

2 weeks ago


Consumer Federation warns about automobile insurance pricing ‘scheme’

Now more than ever, drivers’ lack of initiative could cost them, a leading consumer advocate is warning.

3 weeks ago


Michelle Singletary’s Color of Money: The retirement-planning drill

Every time one of my children says, "Back in your day," I wince.

3 weeks ago


Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart: Spruce up your home and deck

Your grill may be the star of your next barbecue, but your house and deck could get less-than-rave reviews if their finishes have faded.

3 weeks ago


 Home Depot says it's looking into "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach.

Home Depot investigates suspicious credit card activity

A report says that the responsible party may be the same group of hackers suspected in last year’s massive breach at Target Corp.

4 weeks ago


 Stephen Morse, 28, just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and started his own financial advising firm.

Solo 401(k) 'one of the best-kept secrets' for the self-employed

Driven by economic necessity or a desire to take more control, more people are opting to work as freelancers and independent contractors.

4 weeks ago



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