More policies and providers are on the market than ever before, but determining whether you have to have coverage remains difficult.
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Mobile wallets and peer-to-peer systems are at least as secure as are chip cards.
Our prognosticators see a continued subpar recovery and a volatile but ultimately profitable stock market.
The regulation of financial advisers is inconsistent or nonexistent. No fix is expected soon.
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The number of publicly held companies that pay dividends is the highest that it’s been in 18 years.
New automobile-financing options drive up the cost of loans. New federal guidelines could lead to additional costs for consumers.
Litigated divorce costs are difficult to peg.
Experts offer economic, real estate and stocks projections.
You can teach your children more than you might realize.
Banks are expanding what you can do on your smartphone or tablet computer. So far, security hasn’t been a problem.
Claims that products are ‘Made in USA’ aren’t challenged thoroughly.
Offers are tempting, but the terms are subject to change.
Consider these nine companies' shares for your portfolio.
Not all of the ways insurers charge policyholders are legal.
Will the Affordable Care Act work, or is it doomed to fail?
Rising premiums and limited coverage affect consumers who seek long-term-care insurance.
As more people decide to rent in the United States, confusion about proper insurance continues to stymie renters.
With tax-code changes for 2013 put in play, here’s what you’ll need to know about filing your returns.
Being organized and informed about your income, expenses and goals takes discipline.
This seems to be the year to refinance your mortgage.
New rules make it easy to borrow, but they also obscure your student-loan obligations.
Third-party bill-payment services, though desirable in theory, still are in their infancy.
An unqualified agent might take no security measures at an estate sale, which makes it easier for someone else to steal.
Where to donate in today's economy.
Why the Ultimate Numbers Game Is Out of Control
Some insurance companies use tactics to delay death-claim payments to increase their profit.
The Relentless Banking Money-Grab
Shrinking private pensions might dim your golden years.
Don’t assume that this is the perfect time to buy a home.
It’s easier today to get a student loan from a university’s financial-aid office, but it’s tough to decipher the hidden fees that you will pay.
The latest options that are designed to help to keep you in your home can work against you.
Insurers use credit scores and higher deductibles, and sell more policy add-ons to cull more cash from consumers.
Potential fees and security issues lurk down the road.
Banks are living high on the hog while consumers are hog-tied by exorbitant fees. The government can’t be counted on to help.
Changes bring higher prices that might not be obvious.
A struggling economy has led to a buyers’ market. But higher fees are the rule of the day.
Soon, it will be more convenient to switch investment Web sites. But picking out which site is best still could be a challenge.
Personal finance sites let you manage your money free of charge, but they’re difficult to test to find the one that is best for you.
New rules provide some more protection for consumers, but banks are exploiting the loopholes that are in the reforms.
While you test the waters of 529s, watch out for the sharks that could bite into your savings.
Liquidation sales often lure shoppers with misleading promises of discounts that amount to no deal at all.
Laws can protect you as you climb your way back to financial stability. But there are scammers intent on knocking you back down.
You can get excellent health care and quality of life abroad for less than what it might cost in the United States.
Dubious methods have us raising our hands with questions about the value of earning an online degree.
Most of your purchase money usually ends up in the pockets of the company sponsoring the promotion.
Some consumers might want to cut health-club memberships, therapy sessions or weekly trips to the movies to save money. But that might do more harm than good.
eBay has made changes aimed at helping buyers. But other auction services and specialized Web sites are drawing consumer traffic.
How safe is it for you to use a credit card with a data chip?
New laws make estate planning trickier. Unscrupulous insurance agents and uninformed lawyers compound the problem.
More consumers must shop for health care, but unfortunately, resources to help you make sound decisions are limited.
Online shopping features offered by stores are meant to make customers feel as if they have the upper hand, but retailers benefit just as much.
Insurance for medical expenses might be a good idea.