The gap between spouses' benefit amounts is a key factor in determining which claiming strategies a couple should use.
As the cost of college continues to rise, reconsider some of these expendable expenses.
Business basics: Founded in 1888, Alcoa (symbol AA) is one of the biggest global miners and producers of aluminum, and a manufacturer of aluminum and titanium products. At 9,500 miles, its refined-products pipeline system is the nation's largest.
In the 2011-12 school year, more than $6.2 billion in private scholarships was awarded to more than 1.8 million undergraduate students with all manner of academic and athletic achievements. The fall of your junior year of high school is a good time to begin evaluating your scholarship options. With so many options available, be sure to look beyond the big-money scholarships.
A bachelor's degree is often thought to be the key to financial success. After all, a typical college graduate earns 68% more than a worker with just a high school diploma. "Going to college has long been, since the end of World War II, the preferable path to the middle class," says Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
istockphoto The average age of cars on the road today is higher than ever -- over 11 years old, according to automotive market intelligence firm Polk. That's partially a function of a slow economy, but ...
In others, soft drinks, cigarettes, gasoline and live entertainment will cost more. The tax increases may come as a surprise, since there are more pro-business, antitax Republicans in state legislatures than at any point since 1920. Buying a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes or even a T-shirt from the Gap will cost a little more in the Constitution State under a budget deal that is expected to yield nearly $1.7 billion in new revenue.
As baby boomers retire, their mass exodus from the labor market presents younger generations with greater employment opportunities. "A big theme affecting the job market is the aging population," says Joshua Wright, of Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), a labor market research firm.
For many Americans, Social Security benefits are the bedrock of retirement income. Maximizing that stream of income is critical to funding your retirement dreams. By educating yourself about Social Security, you can ensure that you claim the maximum amount to which you are entitled.
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Convenience is surely a major driver behind the growing popularity of online shopping. You'll pay even more if the seller doesn't cover return shipping for orders you decide not to keep.
Their money has helped Wells become the largest U.S. mortgage lender, as well as the biggest bank by stock market value, worth $280 billion.
Save money by avoiding theses pitfalls at the grocery store.
Tech entrepreneurs are increasingly bypassing banks and venture capital for financial backing, and reaching out to the general public via sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Pebble used the cash to bring its Pebble Time ($200) to market.
The smarter way to spend your tax refund: Before you take on more debt, pay off the debt you already have. The smarter way to spend your tax refund: Rather than head to the mall with your refund, go to the bank to open an interest-bearing savings account to start an emergency fund--or build upon an emergency fund you already have. The smarter way to spend your tax refund: Rather than gamble away your money, put it to work for you in a retirement account. You can contribute the full $5,500 as long as your income falls below $116,000 if you're single, and $183,000 if you're married and filing a joint tax return.
The best deals on bicycles appear during the off-season - in other words, the cold months, says Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben's Bargains, a Web site that specializes in finding online deals. Furniture sellers including IKEA and Overstock.com slash prices as much as 70% on select items during Presidents' Day sales, he says.
Thinkstockphoto Repeat after me: Bigger isn't always better. Yes, you certainly can save money by buying some things in bulk. But it's a mistake to think that the biggest package you can find at Costco ...
To boost a nest egg's longevity, advisers and academics are increasingly turning to 'dynamic' drawdown strategies that adapt to changing circumstances.