Personal Finance

Latest News

  • The Risks of Selling Your Personal Data
    The Risks of Selling Your Personal Data Money

    You may save by telling insurers about your habits, but oversharing has its risks.

    The Risks of Selling Your Personal Data

    You may save by telling insurers about your habits, but oversharing has its risks.

  • 33ways to refinance a HELOC before it starts to sting Bankrate.com

    You may not be so happy when the 10th birthday is approaching for your home equity line of credit, or HELOC. A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, has 2 stages. After the draw period ends, the second …

    You may not be so happy when the 10th birthday is approaching for your home equity line of credit, or HELOC. A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, has 2 stages. After the draw period ends, the second stage begins: The HELOC goes into the amortization period, when you have to pay principal as well as interest.

  • Must hubby report inheritance from Canadian mom? Bankrate.com

    My husband is a Canadian citizen (U.S. permanent resident) and has some inheritance money coming to him from his mother's estate (also a Canadian citizen). The inheritance money your husband receives …

    My husband is a Canadian citizen (U.S. permanent resident) and has some inheritance money coming to him from his mother's estate (also a Canadian citizen). The inheritance money your husband receives from his mother's estate is not taxable to him and is not subject to capital gain taxes on your jointly filed U.S. income …

  • 6 tips to dig your way out of credit card debt Bankrate.com

    Do your credit card balances keep you awake at night? Here are 6 different techniques for paying off credit card debt. If you want to get out of debt as cheaply as possible, list your debts going from …

    Do your credit card balances keep you awake at night? Here are 6 different techniques for paying off credit card debt. If you want to get out of debt as cheaply as possible, list your debts going from the highest interest rate to lowest.

  • Balance transfer vs. personal loan for debt relief? Bankrate.com

    Westend61/Getty Images Debtor Debbie is looking for the cheapest way to pay down her high-interest credit card debt. She has a good credit score, which means Debbie has options. Two popular options include …

    Westend61/Getty Images Debtor Debbie is looking for the cheapest way to pay down her high-interest credit card debt. She has a good credit score, which means Debbie has options. Two popular options include ...

  • The Fed Is About to Drop a $50 Million Penalty on Goldman Sachs (Again) Money

    Bank employees leaked confidential government info.

    The Fed Is About to Drop a $50 Million Penalty on Goldman Sachs (Again)

    Bank employees leaked confidential government info.

  • Extreme TV Watching Tied to Risk for Lethal Lung Clots U.S.News & World Report

    Researchers led by Dr. Toru Shirakawa at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine followed more than 86,000 middle-aged to older adults, starting in 1988. Participants reported their average hours …

    Researchers led by Dr. Toru Shirakawa at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine followed more than 86,000 middle-aged to older adults, starting in 1988. Participants reported their average hours of daily TV viewing along with other lifestyle factors. For two decades, researchers tracked participants and collected …

  • Pot Sends More Kids to ER in Colorado U.S.News & World Report

    Legalizing pot is having unintended effects in Colorado -- namely, sending it into children's hands. The JAMA Pediatrics study study released today found that pediatric marijuana exposure rates rose 150 …

    Legalizing pot is having unintended effects in Colorado -- namely, sending it into children's hands. The JAMA Pediatrics study study released today found that pediatric marijuana exposure rates rose 150 percent since 2014, when the state legalized the substance. Recreational marijuana use in Colorado has also been linked …

  • Michael Jordan Just Spoke Out on Race. These WNBA Players Did Way More.

    A lesson on making a difference.

  • 5 Myths About Birth Control U.S.News & World Report

    There are plenty of safe and effective ways to prevent pregnancy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 49 percent of all pregnancies are unplanned -- and about half of those …

    There are plenty of safe and effective ways to prevent pregnancy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 49 percent of all pregnancies are unplanned -- and about half of those are among women who were not using contraception at the time they became pregnant. The CDC further reports that 62 percent …

  • 10 Underrated Destination Wedding Spots Around the World U.S.News & World Report

    Jump-start your wedding planning with these dreamy locales. The reality: If you're planning to tie the knot away from home, you'll need to factor in logistics (think: accessibility, safety and cost) to …

    Jump-start your wedding planning with these dreamy locales. The reality: If you're planning to tie the knot away from home, you'll need to factor in logistics (think: accessibility, safety and cost) to ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch, says Erika Hueneke, editorial director of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. …

  • New Checklist Could Mean Early Alzheimer's, Dementia Diagnosis U.S.News & World Report

    Patients who show behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia, like anxiety and confusion, could potentially soon be diagnosed even earlier. A checklist for patients with mild behavioral impairment, …

    Patients who show behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia, like anxiety and confusion, could potentially soon be diagnosed even earlier. A checklist for patients with mild behavioral impairment, a new diagnosis proposed at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto, could help doctors …

  • Should You Try Nordic Walking? U.S.News & World Report

    Stacy Gavarter knows as much about Nordic walking as the average American: nothing. Through them, she hears the Australian accent of Sonja Johansson, a Feldenkrais practitioner -- a type of movement specialist …

    Stacy Gavarter knows as much about Nordic walking as the average American: nothing. Through them, she hears the Australian accent of Sonja Johansson, a Feldenkrais practitioner -- a type of movement specialist -- and certified Nordic walking instructor who's leading the class of three beginners from a few strides ahead. …

  • Here’s How 3 Global Companies Are Embracing Disruption Fortune

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, Germany's E.ON, and Singapore's Flex have more in common than you think.

    Here’s How 3 Global Companies Are Embracing Disruption

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, Germany's E.ON, and Singapore's Flex have more in common than you think.

  • Want a Higher-Paying Job? Learn These Top Salary Negotiation Strategies U.S.News & World Report

    Three-quarters of employees who request a raise get one, according to PayScale. Those are pretty awesome odds -- so awesome that you can't afford not to ask for more money when you feel you deserve …

    Three-quarters of employees who request a raise get one, according to PayScale. Those are pretty awesome odds -- so awesome that you can't afford not to ask for more money when you feel you deserve it, either before accepting a new position or in your current job.

  • What's the Difference Between Pasture-Raised and Free-Range Eggs? U.S.News & World Report

    "Consumers are increasingly skeptical of 'marketing terms' that bear little relation to the realities of how the eggs are farmed, and rightly so," says Jeff Hinds, vice president of quality assurance, …

    "Consumers are increasingly skeptical of 'marketing terms' that bear little relation to the realities of how the eggs are farmed, and rightly so," says Jeff Hinds, vice president of quality assurance, compliance and food safety at Vital Farms, where I recently -- full disclosure -- went on a sponsored tour.

  • It's Not Too Late to Return Your Student Loan U.S.News & World Report

    Suddenly, student loans are getting used to buy Red Bulls between classes and 24-packs of cheap beer. You actually can return a student loan with no interest or fees charged. It's within your right as …

    Suddenly, student loans are getting used to buy Red Bulls between classes and 24-packs of cheap beer. You actually can return a student loan with no interest or fees charged. It's within your right as a borrower to cancel all or a portion of your federal student loan with one caveat: You must do it within 30 to 120 days …

  • How to Find a Female Mentor in a Sea of Male Entrepreneurs Fortune

    The founders of Thinx and Birchbox share how they like to connect with other women in the industry.

    How to Find a Female Mentor in a Sea of Male Entrepreneurs

    The founders of Thinx and Birchbox share how they like to connect with other women in the industry.

  • The 7 Classic Virtues of Investing U.S.News & World Report

    Aim to make logical investment choices that will benefit you over the long-term. Don't just jump into an investment because you hear a tip from a friend or a pundit on TV. Go look at the annual report …

    Aim to make logical investment choices that will benefit you over the long-term. Don't just jump into an investment because you hear a tip from a friend or a pundit on TV. Go look at the annual report or the prospectus of whatever investment you're considering, study the real risks and returns and make your decisions …

  • 3 Reasons to Get a Cash-Back Credit Card for Your Next Trip U.S.News & World Report

    Travel credit cards are a favorite of the regularly jet-lagged, and rightfully so. If you're going to keep your credit card long term, you'll probably earn more rewards with a cash-back card. According …

    Travel credit cards are a favorite of the regularly jet-lagged, and rightfully so. If you're going to keep your credit card long term, you'll probably earn more rewards with a cash-back card. According to a recent NerdWallet survey, consumers need to spend at least $8,600 on travel per year for five years for a travel …