U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. More>>
The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals. More>>
Designer gowns, oversized limousines and over the top spending have become the norm in recent years when it comes to senior proms, but a new survey suggests the prom spending bubble has popped. More>>
Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. More>>
Landing top talent is never easy, but there are ways to sweeten the deal. Here's the biggest tool in your arsenal and how to put it to use. More>>
Most travel managers expect travel costs to rise in 2014, according to a recent survey from AirPlus International. Here's what you can do about it. More>>
U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth. More>>
Since the 1950s, women have increasingly assumed the breadwinner role in the household, yet many of them still don't seek out financial advice.
You have to be creative if you want to get an interview these days. Here are a few ideas designed to get you a call back from recruiters. More>>
After posting gains in a portfolio, the last thing you want to do is give them back. Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans including their company-administered 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. The limits come at a time when firms such as Fidelity say Americans are already underfunded when it comes to retirement. More>>
Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations? These are two important questions to ask yourself, and if you don't know right now, you may want to consider an outside money manager this year. More>>
How will a moving violation affect your car insurance rates? That depends entirely on what you've been ticketed for. More>>
One of the primary concerns on taxpayers' minds during the tax season is how to get the most money back or pay the least amount of income tax when they file their tax returns.
With every important job comes the question of whether or not individuals should do it themselves or hire a professional.
Many people say that a home is the largest single investment you'll ever make, but consider this: The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point. If you're like most, you have had very little or no coaching, so you're just learning as you go.
The "wealth effect" refers to the premise that consumers tend to spend more when there is a bull market in widely-held assets like real estate or stocks, because rising asset prices make them feel wealthy. More>>
There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order?
Americans spend an estimated $500 million on replacing stolen handsets, and four times that on insurance when they purchase a new phone. More>>
The big deadline to file your income taxes with the IRS is Tuesday, April 15. And if you’re like me, you still haven’t gotten them done yet. We all have our bad years, but there are a number of apps that can help you out.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up. More>>
So says new research that determined increasing happiness boosted productivity. More>>
Here's why your tax accountant would rather talk more about hoops this year. More>>
The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 5 cents, to $3.56, during the past two weeks. More>>
When you think of iPhone, the first thing you might think of it how many have been sold. While we think sales of the iPhone have peaked, there’s no arguing the success the iPhone has had.
There's a fine line between saving money and triggering an audit. Here's how to take advantage of the trickiest of tax deductions. More>>
It can be unsettling when a debt collector tracks you down and inquires about repayment. But owing money to a creditor does not place you completely at its mercy. More>>
President Barack Obama's move to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay is being hailed by Democrats who see it as a potent midterm election issue and condemned by Republicans and business leaders as presidential overreach More>>
With its aerodynamic cab, the WAVE certainly doesn't look like any other large truck currently on U.S. roads. More>>
In advance of the February jobs report being released Friday, the U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch. More>>
If you have a child under age 17, the Child Tax Credit may save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts the IRS wants you to know about the credit. More>>
Most employers give Forms W-2 to their workers by Jan. 31. If you haven't received yours by mid-February, here's what you should do. More>>
Did you change or a dependent change names last year? If the answer to either question is yes, be sure to notify the Social Security Administration before you file your tax return with the IRS. More>>
A budget plays a vital role in helping manage your money, getting out of debt and staying that way. It is also a must for ensuring your long-term financial future. More>>
The price of oil extended gains above $100 a barrel Monday as the cold weather in the United States increased demand for heating fuels and solid Chinese credit numbers eased concerns over the world's number 2 economy. More>>
Deciding to buy an American vehicle can sound like a pretty straightforward mission. But as most shoppers focused on that will find out, it's not nearly as clear-cut as it sounds. More>>
Instead of having to buy a particular trim package to get the one creature-comfort you want, you might be able to purchase it a la carte. More>>
It's a chilly morning across much of America, and if you're one of the millions planning to hit the road, you may be tempted to zip outside, crank the engine, and let your car warm up. More>>
The economy isn't the only thing keeping consumers from buying cars. More>>
Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. More>>
Don't let the "sticker price" of a college education fool you. The best values in public and private higher education, according to the Princeton Review, are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Williams College, respectively. More>>
We live in a world of constant convenience and when it comes to managing your finances, there's an app for that. Meghan Wilker, the Chief Operating Officer for all things app at Clockwork Media Systems in Minneapolis, is talking about the app Mint. More>>
Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information. More>>
Men's perception of greater power in the workplace is why women outpace them when it comes to investment returns, researchers say. More>>
April 15 might seem a long way off, but tax time has a way of sneaking up on people. Do not wait until the last minute to get your financial documents in order. More>>
2014 can be your year to make smarter financial decisions that bolster your bottom line. More>>
Taxpayers eager to get refunds will have to wait an extra 10 days to file their federal tax returns. More>>
The record cold spell that has half the country in the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy up to $5 billion. More>>
Whether you are recovering from a holiday spending hangover or simply resolving to do better fiscally in the future, the clean slate of a new year is a perfect time to reassess your finances. More>>
The housing market could be in the early stages of yet another bubble, warned Robert Shiller, co-founder of the closely watched Case-Shiller index on home prices. More>>
The theft of 40 million credit and debit card records from Target wasn't the biggest or most damaging data breach ever, but coming right before Christmas, it sure did get our attention – and maybe that's good. More>>
The jury is still out, and many factors marred the holiday season for retailers, but one widely-watched survey released Thursday shows that the nation's merchants may have fared better than the 2012 holiday shopping season. More>>
This month is your last chance to make charitable donations for 2013. So in between the holiday parties and cookie swaps, consider pulling out your checkbook one more time for your favorite cause. More>>
Businesses stepped up their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in November. And a key category that signals business investment plans climbed at the fastest pace in 10 months. More>>
A serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL Internet encryption protocol known as the Heartbleed bug has potentially left the information of most Internet users vulnerable to hackers.
World stocks traded higher on Monday despite concerns over a cash crunch in China as investor sentiment remained buoyed by growing optimism over the U.S. economy. More>>
It's almost here: the after-Christmas rush to return unwanted presents. But some retailers have tightened up their policies and made it tougher to return that unwanted gift. More>>
he U.S. economy is healthy enough to begin weaning it off the steady flow of stimulus the Federal Reserve has been supplying since the Great Recession, the central bank said Wednesday. More>>
Make 2014 your fiscally fittest year yet by kicking these bad money habits. More>>
For all the hand-wringing on Wall Street about the Federal Reserve's possible winding down of a four-year effort to pump up the economy, you'd think the central bank was considering a ban on helicopter flights to the Hamptons. More>>
Ready for year-end tax planning? In between holiday parties and last-minute shopping, it's worth making sure that you are minimizing your 2013 tax bill. More>>
American consulting firm Bain & Company has been ranked as the best place to work in 2014, according to an annual survey of employee satisfaction, knocking Facebook off the top spot. More>>