Finance
Path: home>Finance
Banking & Budgeting
  • Bruised Banks Salve Their Pain With More Fees for Customers 03/25/14
         Banks are being pummeled by bad loans and the weakening economy. Now they are passing on some of the pain to consumers. Across the country, banks have begun jack...
  • Eight Ways to Cut Back Without Sacrificing 03/25/14
         When times are tightas they are now for many Americans facing declining home values, depressed stocks, and tighter credit marketscutting back on indulgences can ...
  • Where to Stash Short-Term Cash 03/25/14
         Last year, I introduced my 8-year-old son Gerald to the joys of compound interest when we took $1,000 out of his passbook savings account and invested the cash i...
  • Don't let divorce ruin your credit rating 03/25/14
         NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- If you're planning to file for divorce this year or are already splitting your assets with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, your credit is li...
  • Devices For E-Shoppers Can Thwart ID Thieves 03/25/14
         Gadgets aim to clinch the Grinch. In a recent survey, 43% of people said they'd do more than half their holiday shopping this year online. Yet, 80% of those big ...
Career & Work
  • Ten Jobs You Didn't Know You Wanted 03/25/14
         What's in the perfect job? Money, of course, matters, but it isn't the only measure of an awe-inspiring career. Creative opportunities, healthy interaction, a go...
  • How One Executive Used a Sabbatical to Fix His Career 03/25/14
         One morning in 2005, Daniel H. Marcus awoke in a pitch-black hotel room. The executive-pay consultant knew he needed to see a corporate client, his third in thre...
  • 5 Pitfalls That Trip Up Working Moms 03/25/14
         There's one thing virtually all working moms agree upon: The key to success -- as both a professional and a parent -- is piecing together some sort of flexible w...
  • Running a Home Business Like a Big-Company Office 03/25/14
         Renee O'Brien of Pottstown, Pa., was excited to work from home when she became an independent distributor for a women's slumber-party hosting company in 2005. Bu...
  • Low-Cost Resources for Business Owners 03/25/14
         I want to get a couple of products patented and on the market this year. People who have already done this could give me good advice on patenting, marketing, dis...
College & Education
  • The Basics of MBA Budgeting 03/25/14
         Being shaky with personal finances is the dirty little secret of many business school students. While most would-be MBAs know corporate finance like the back of ...
  • Getting on the Fast Track To an Executive M.B.A. 03/25/14
         Jiye Shi, a scientist for the biopharmaceutical company UCB, travels regularly to Europe on business and didn't think he could fit an executive M.B.A. program in...
  • Getting a Running Start at B-School 03/25/14
         Like many first-year students, Shahnaz Shushtari walked onto Cornell's Johnson School campus last fall thinking she had the right game plan for her first semeste...
  • Playing the Market 03/25/14
         The spirit of Gordon Gekko is alive in the halls of academia. The accomplished and the aspiring in business from all walks embark on a masters of business admini...
  • "Gap Years" Can Be Smart Move for High School Seniors 03/25/14
         ELAINE BARR, 19, spent several months last year feeding snakes, foxes and even a polar bear. It was all part of an internship in the wildlife department of EcoTa...
Family & Home
  • Are Auto Insurers Readying for a War on Horsepower? 03/25/14
         The freedom to drive fast in a powerful car is fundamental to the mystique that auto makers use to sell cars. Now, as if the auto industry didn't have enough tro...
  • Does Your Child Suffer From Afluenza? 03/25/14
         Flu season has arrived, but some social scientists worry about another virus that's usually at its height between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's called affluen...
  • Going broke: budgeting basics for kids - and parents 03/25/14
         Kerri and Mike Miller have a spending problem. Three of them, in fact. There's 12-year-old Kate, a seventh-grader who covets a pair of $160 boots, prefers clothe...
  • In Praise of Mean Parenting 03/25/14
         Let's hear it for mean parents: * Des Moines mother Jane Hambleton recently made headlines by selling her teenage son's car after she found alcohol under the fro...
  • Money Magazine: What you owe your kids 03/25/14
         At this point in their lives, Tony Carideo, 57, and his wife Linda, 56, of Bloomington, Minn., thought the financial load of raising their four kids would have b...
Insurance
  • Bad Cancer Tests Drawing Scrutiny 03/25/14
         Thousands of breast-cancer patients may be getting the wrong treatment because of errors in two laboratory tests widely used to determine which drugs are prescri...
  • Getting Fit Without Getting Hurt 03/25/14
         Exercise can help keep you out of the health-care system -- except when it doesn't. With the added pressure of New Year's resolutions, people kicking off fitness...
  • Why Keep on Giving? 03/25/14
         There's a saying that grandchildren are life's greatest bargain because you can give them a handful of loose change and they'll give you a million dollars worth ...
  • Life insurance safeguards and trapdoors 03/25/14
         It can be emotionally draining to watch aging parents lose control of their finances. But it can be positively devastating to learn after the fact that they forg...
  • The Case for Insurance-Based Investments 03/25/14
         Buy term and invest the rest. That's the mantra among many experts who see term insurance as the only smart way to protect yourself and your family. The unfortun...
Loans
  • Looking for Lenders 03/25/14
         As more consumers become comfortable with idea of borrowing and lending money to each other over the Internet, investments in peer-to-peer loans are emerging as ...
  • Comparing Financial Aid Offers 03/25/14
         You've been accepted by a bunch of good colleges, and the financial aid offers from the schools are flowing in. How do you compare them? It's not necessarily eas...
  • Diesel's Image Crisis 03/25/14
         Automakers have touted hybrid, all-electric, E85-fueled, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as bearers of better fuel economy, cleaner air, and less reliance on for...
  • Deducting Mortgage Loan Points 03/25/14
         If you have ever taken out a mortgage, you probably already know of the tax advantage provided by deducting your mortgage interest payments. But many homeowners ...
  • Housing Gap 03/25/14
         Those eager to become homeowners have reason to cheer the home-price drops seen in many local housing markets as a number of areas have gotten more affordable ov...
Real Estate
  • Housing Slump Starts to Hit Stronger Cities 03/25/14
         It's getting harder to hide from the housing bust. Tight credit, fragile consumer confidence and a weakening economy are slowing sales and depressing prices even...
  • Florida Eyes Countrywide's Practices 03/25/14
         Florida Is Latest State to Put Countrywide's Lending Under Microscope LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Countrywide Financial Corp., the nation's largest mortgage lender, is f...
  • They're Down, But Not All Out: Some Flippers Are Hanging On 03/25/14
         Chaos in the housing market has spoiled the fun for some of real estate's biggest cheerleaders: flippers. In a rising market, they could buy, work their makeover...
  • Durable Goods Orders Rise by 5.2 Percent 03/25/14
         Durable Good Orders Rise in December; Consumer Confidence Slides in January NEW YORK (AP) -- Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods jumped unexpec...
Retirement
  • How to Make a Million 03/25/14
         Strategies for saving at every age. The road to $1 million starts early, but there's hope, and help, for late bloomers. Choose your age category below to see how...
  • Union to Fight Chrysler Reductions 03/25/14
         DETROIT (AP) -- A local United Auto Workers president is promising to fight Chrysler LLC's effort to cut the jobs of 119 car designers who are represented by the...
  • The Best Way to Start Out Financially 03/25/14
         Lately I've had a lot of requests for information for young people just starting out in life. Regardless of whether they are in their 20s or 30s (or even 40s--yo...
  • Tetra Tech 1Q Profit Jumps 03/25/14
         Tetra Tech Fiscal 1st-Quarter Profit Leaps 37 Percent PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Tetra Tech Inc. said Wednesday its fiscal first-quarter profit jumped 37 percent o...
  • Keep your finances in check 03/25/14
         The stock market may be in turmoil, but that doesn't mean your personal finances have to be. But there are a lot of web sites out there designed to make your fin...
Taxes
  • Don't Spend Your Stimulus Rebate! 03/25/14
         I'm all for avoiding recession, but if Uncle Sam sends you a check of a few hundred dollars as part of the new economic stimulus package, don't bother trying to ...
  • Wis: Ex Arts Official Indicted for Fraud 03/25/14
         Wisconsin: Former Arts Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Tax Charges MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The former head of a prominent Madison arts center pleaded guilty Thurs...
Slide Show
ADVERTISEMENT