Sen. Bob Casey said a 2011 study by MetLife estimated losses from financial elder abuse at more than $2.9 billion, a 12 percent increase.
Consumer Reports' latest light bulb tests found that many of the problems of earlier versions of replacement bulbs have been overcome.
Due to financial woes, the Mayhles decided to cash in their life insurance policy. Stephen's change of heart saved his family.
For some retirees to avoid going broke, the historical 4-percent annual withdrawal rule may need to be revised to 3 percent or 2 percent.
Rather than wait for a disaster, you need to talk to your boss -- and take the right approach.
Be sure that your relative or friend has the ability to pay back the debt in full.
Continuing to gripe about a younger colleague could easily backfire and damage your own career.
Spelling out summer dress codes in a written policy makes it easier to address issues such as skimpy skirts and sandals.
Looking after an unoccupied family home can be a problem, especially when you live almost 600 miles away.
Got a history of a serious medical condition in your family? A recently enacted law prohibits employers from asking you about it.
When confronted with performance issues, employees frequently try to throw their manager off track by asking, "Who said that?"
As Catherine Lee Bates wrote in "America the Beautiful," "Confirm thy soul in self-control."
Even experts have a hard time agreeing about which fats we should consume, and in what exact proportions.
Have your kids ever come home and said, "Mom, Grandma ran another red light today."
Planning a summer getaway? Don't forget to put 'watch out for ID thieves' on your checklist.
Thousands of mom bloggers have been embraced by brands they endorse, but there are issues in how they work together.
Among some of the survey findings by InsuranceQuotes.com, 41% of policyholders incorrectly believed standard insurance covered mold damage.
Pittsburgh's biggest bank is closing more local branches as customers increasingly embrace electronic banking.
A new survey shows consumers need to do a better job of understanding credit scores.
How to handle a boss that tried to convince you to buy home party products, and being mistreated by bigoted co-workers should be addressed.
Spring is the perfect time to go through old records and shred information that is no longer needed - and to clean up your credit report.
New college graduates have been working on their leadership skills, but now it is more important to be a team player and a problem solver.
With the average cost of a new vehicle now around $30,000, it's no surprise that car loans are getting longer and longer.
Although May is National Moving Month, this advice is good all year long.
Understanding your personality color -- and the colors of those you deal with -- will enhance your career and your relationship with others.
A good work history should overshadow firing. Plus, being passive-aggresive is not the way to deal with office situations.
Consumer Reports recently shone a light on oversold cancer screenings that might confuse rather than clarify.
Annoying overdraft fees bounced higher last year despite efforts by regulators and consumers to fight them.
Consumer Reports tapped its large readership to rate 13 diets representing two categories, commercial plans and do-it-yourself plans.
Most people are procrastinators, especially in dealing with matters of finances and death. But make sure you have an estate plan ready.
Employee is free to leave abusive boss whenever she likes -- no one should tolerate that kind of treatment.
Want to network with the CEO of a public company or the president of a university? Start running.
In retrospect, Janis Belkowski said she should have hired a plumber to repair a leaking outside faucet.
Sabrina Lamb, an author and financial literacy educator urges parents to teach their children about responsible finances.
Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary to speak at an investor conference to help Pennsylvanians learn to grow, protect their assets.
Here's what to do if you owe back taxes, or couldn't file your personal return on time this year.
To find the ultimate chocolate experience, taste testers at ShopSmart nibbled on thousands of boxed bonbons.
What you need to know about some of the latest recalled products.
Nothing we eat is 100 percent safe, but there are easy ways to cut your risk of getting sick.
Owner/boss' wife chips in, but upsets the employees.
The key to buying a business is research, research and more research.
Question: I'm considering moving from my current apartment. Is it better to rent or buy a home?
Want to see what the future could look like for working mothers? Look inside a company run by one.
The Dirty Dozen, which the IRS compiles every year, lists a variety of scams that crooks use to separate taxpayers from their money.
A coalition of nonprofits operates sites throughout Allegheny County to provide free tax assistance to low-income individuals and veterans.
Workplace physical layout has created a lot of problems. Also: How to enter the workforce after years caring for a special needs child.
To help shoppers choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a list of the top used cars.
The coworking movement goes beyond traditional offices -- to places like 21st Street Coffee and Catapult in Garfield.
Some people use federal withholding as a forced savings plan, contending they aren't disciplined enough to save on their own.
The grocer is among the retailers tinkering with self-checkout technology as it limits those aisles to loyalty card users.
Many financial advisers say it could be better to combine old company retirement accounts or roll all of the old accounts into an IRA.
When it comes to laundry, Tide rules. But Consumer Reports' tests found lots of subpar performers. Here are the details
Pranksters beware: That joke you've got planned for a cubicle mate may be no laughing matter.
Everybody knows video stores are dead. Dead as an idea and dead as a business. Except Miguel Gomez.
A nonprofit group is offering a free guide to help protect older Americans at risk for financial abuse.
A growing number of financial advisers have recognized that the traditional concept of portfolio diversification has become too narrow.
A Mt. Lebanon woman thought a pellet gun or a rock created the "large hole" in the outer pane in one of her double-pane kitchen windows.
Longterm bonds may not be a safe bet if interest rates start heading back up.
It's easier than ever to score deals on clothing and accessories, says ShopSmart, a magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
For seniors, Medicaid is a very important resource covering more than 65 percent of all nursing home care.
The grocer is going all out in competitive market with lower costs and customized coupons.
Part of EQT's effort to increase demand for the natural gas that it's extracting from the Marcellus Shale appears to be paying off.