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.
Despite the economic recovery and Wall Street's rebound, Americans aren't feeling more optimistic about retirement.
New research finds the proper use of mobile coupons could significantly pump up unplanned grocery spending.
More businesses and institutions are creating policies that restrict employees and visitors from smoking on their property.
Question: I was promoted to a deputy director position, but am not included in any activities. How can I stop being a token deputy?
We all love free stuff -- and the Internet is bursting with giveaways and coupons that let you nab cool things without spending a penny.
Can a collaborative culture be created without impeding work/life balance?
Non-relatives can be claimed as dependents on federal taxes -- even those keeping a boyfriend or girlfriend at home.
The residents of North Point Breeze had a problem with commuters monopolizing the parking spaces in front of their homes all day long.
An estimated 56 percent of Pittsburgh-area renters cannot afford to meet the expenses for a two-bedroom apartment.
Residential housing in the Pittsburgh region staged a strong rebound in 2012 from the low point following the nationwide housing crash.
Consumer Reports' tests of more than 100 vacuum models show that when it comes to cleaning, trendy vacuums can be more than skin-deep.
Gene Natali Jr.'s "The Missing Semester" teaches high school and college students how to manage money, save and use credit responsibly.
Business meetings, seminars and events this week:
Question: I will be receiving a significant tax refund. What's the best use of the money?
If your resolutions for 2013 include achieving a better work-life balance, your calendar holds the key to your success.
Even when workers are passionate about their jobs, they won't be engaged in the workplace unless they click with bosses and trust execs.
Complaining is not a wise move. Your objective is not to overturn the previous decision, but to influence the next one.
Our boss's wife was recently given a position in our department, clearly against the company's nepotism policy. What would you suggest?
Many credit card users can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by using credit cards -- and they may not even know it.
Employees of U.S. Steel's Gary Works in Indiana want to be paid for the time it takes them to put on protective clothing their jobs require.
When a customer told contractor Brien Murphy that she would not pay a $3,270 balance, he had two options.
The sharing trend that became popular with Zipcar is likely to expand to other aspects as consumers focus less on conspicuous consumption.
"When you have somebody who is not being punctual, it sends the message that they don't care, they aren't respectful," one CEO says.
Most Americans are crafting their own version of meaningful work in their later stages of life.
The probability that a person will need some form of institutional care increases as we age. How will we pay for it?
Some advertisers have a way of stretching the truth to get consumers to open their wallets.
People on the move
After receiving a complaint about female co-workers who wore revealing outfits, I asked readers to share their views on professional attire.
The IRS is asking people to back off the "Where's My Refund?" site, saying it is not worth checking your status more often than once a day.
Business seminars, events and meetings this week:
Thieves attach "skimmers" to card readers at ATMs or gas pumps and steal credit card numbers. The crime is growing nationwide and locally.
Question: Since becoming the office manager for a large medical practice, I have received numerous complaints about one member of my staff.
Consumer Reports tests the claims of Febreze Air Effects.
Just about every company has its own specialized brand these days. Author Michael D. Brown thinks it's time you had your own.
People on the move
State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl wants to prohibit retailers in Pennsylvania from imposing so-called "checkout fees" on credit card purchases.