Personal Finance

6 Ways to Limit Health Care Costs

Living longer is nice, but paying more for health care isn’t. There are, however, a few strategies you can consider to help limit those rising …

Investing

The Future of General Electric: The Red or Blue Pill? | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of GE.)</i><p>In the hit 1999 …

Finance

If You Want a Good Credit Score, Read Your Credit Reports - NerdWallet

Your credit score, that three-digit number lenders and others use to determine your creditworthiness, is like a spare tire. It’s out of sight, out of …

Investing

7 Point Checklist to Analyze Your Current Financial Situation, Part II

Last week, we talked about the first four points on the seven-point checklist I recommend every actor take a look at to analyze his or her financial …

Investing

Top 5 FTSE Stocks to Watch in 2017 | Investopedia

Several stocks on the FTSE have been doing well in 2017, and look like they may continue their upward progress. We have selected five stocks that …

Stocks

How Well Do You Know Your Credit Cards?

Using a credit card doesn’t require much effort or experience. Swipe, insert or click and you can charge what you want within the credit limit. Understanding credit cards, however, takes some knowledge.<p>The more you know about credit cards, how they work and how they fit into your financial life, …

Credit Scores

Why You Should Consider a Mortgage Recast - NerdWallet

Mortgage recasting is one way to reduce your monthly mortgage payments. It’s less common than refinancing or modifying a loan, and it’s rarely …

Mortgages

20% Off Cash Cost of Cash & Points Awards for IHG Credit Card Holders

The Chase-issued IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card has a great signup bonus right now —<br>80,0000 points after $1000 spend within 3 months. That’s …

Investing

Catastrophe Planning: Disability & Life Insurance

BOSTON (CBS) – According to the Social Security Administration, 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled during their working career.<p>Your …

Insurance

Vanguard Has Plans for Another Corporate Bond ETF | Investopedia

Vanguard is looking to enhance its lineup of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with an addition to its suite of corporate bond funds. The second largest …

Investing

Mortgage Rates Wednesday, Aug. 23: Lower After Trump Speech - NerdWallet

Thirty-year fixed mortgage rates slid three basis points, to their lowest level since November, while the 15-year fixed fell by one basis point and …

Mortgages

The Dos and Don'ts of Tax Deductions for Volunteers

Just because volunteers don’t get paid is no reason they shouldn’t get tax deductions for their out-of-pocket expenses.<p>Here’s how to get at least a …

Investing

Ryanair vs. EasyJet: What's the Difference? | Investopedia

Though EasyJet and Ryanair do not fly identical routes, they are essentially in the same business and are competitors. Investors interested in …

Trading

These 17 US companies have the biggest piles of cash

American companies are hoarding cash like crazy.<p>In the second quarter of 2017, twenty-four of the largest American companies are holding on to a whopping $1.01 trillion in cash reserves, up 1.63% from the first quarter, according to analysis of second quarter earnings reports by Bank of America<p>Of …

Stocks

To Retire Early, Focus on Just One Thing - NerdWallet

We all know what it takes to be able to afford to leave the workforce early: Save like mad, dramatically cut your spending, invest with abandon and …

Investing

35% of Americans are making this easily avoidable money mistake

Do you know how many automatic payments you’re making every month? If not, you’re not alone.<p>Some 35% of Americans say they have made automatic payments to a subscription, or a membership service like a gym, and they didn’t even realize it. That’s according to a new survey from the credit-card …

Investing

Who Can Enter to Win US Lotteries? The Answer Might Surprise You

Who Can Play Mega Millions, Powerball, and Other U.S. Lotteries?<p>Have you ever wondered who can play the lottery? Are you eligible to win if you are …

Investing

Millennials Have Another Debt Crisis You May Not Have Heard Of

America’s largest generation is frequently painted as the poster child for the student debt crisis, but college loans are not millennials’ sole …

Credit Scores

Have Emerging Markets Lost Their Tailwind?

Emerging market equities have outpaced developed markets this year, with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index gaining 25.3% year-to-date, against a 13.2% …

Stocks

Mayweather-McGregor Super Fight Wouldn't Be Only Sporting Event Flop

This fight could be a bust.<p>Trouble in ticket land?<p>Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor has been hyped as a dream match-up, but ticket sales are …

Investing

Freelance workers at these gig economy companies get extra perks to help them make more money

If you’ve signed up to drive for Lyft or sell cool crafts on Etsy, you know the drill: Because you’re an independent contractor, you can’t expect the …

Investing

How to Just Say No to Binge Spending

Don’t let emotions steer you into buying things you don’t need or can’t afford. Know the warning signs and follow these tips.<p>A client recently …

Investing

Student Debt - Housing's Elephant in the Room

As outstanding student debt reaches unprecedented levels, millennials are continuing to delay life milestones – among them home ownership.<p>Since 2003, …

Retirement

How to pay for grad school as a working adult

A bachelor's degree isn't what it used to be. More and more, employers are searching for candidates with exemplary qualifications.<p>A 2014 CareerBuilder survey revealed that 20% of employers targeted candidates with master's degrees for jobs that previously required a bachelor's.<p>Earning an advanced …

Investing

5 Tough Steps to Save Your Failing Business

There are no pleasant choices when you're expenses are fatally out of balance with your receivables.<p>It happens. Businesses get into trouble. You find yourself in a cash crunch. You can’t pay your bills -- or worse, you struggle to make payroll. It is a tough spot to be in. However, we have helped …

Investing

Using Flexible Spending Account Dollars at the Drugstore

The rules changed a few years ago to limit use of tax-free FSA money for nonprescription drugs, but there are plenty of items you can still buy …

Investing

Southwest 60K offers back: Companion Pass after $4K spend

The Chase <b>Southwest Premier and Plus credit cards</b> are back with <b>60,000</b>-point signup bonuses on each, meaning it is once again possible to earn a</b> …

Investing

Money Basics: What is a trust fund?

<b>Welcome to Money Basics, Yahoo Finance’s new personal finance series offering quick explanations for some of the most important terms involving your</b> …

Retirement

Money a Mess? Try This Personal Finance Starter Kit

I recently joined a meal delivery kit service, which has completely changed my cooking game. Every week, I receive a couple of boxes of pre-chopped …

Investing

How Soon Can You Expect a Late Payment to Show On Your Credit Report?

One of the scariest things about a late payment is having it reported to the credit bureaus is knowing it's going to hurt your credit score. The late …

Credit Report