New Rules and Credit Scores
When the ground rules changed for credit card issuers, some of the rules for consumers looking to keep their credit score high changed too. Certain moves, which used to be no-nos, can now actually improve your credit rating.
What's not to Like about Dividends?
While most low-risk investments provide paltry interest rates, the dividend yields on stocks in solid companies can be very attractive.
The stock market recently observed two significant anniversaries: the birthday of the current bull market and the high-water mark of the NASDAQ. The two key lessons learned have...
Wedding Bell Money Blues
Even though the recession has cut into the average cost of a wedding, it has also hurt the ability of people to pay for it. If you're footing the bill, here are a few strategies for reducing the per-plate cost.
A Shutter Island of Your Own
Depressed real estate prices have made private islands an affordable alternative to mainland waterfront property. They'll still set you back six figures, however.
Time to Rebalance?
If you haven't kept your New Years' resolution to rebalance your portfolio, its mix might be seriously out of kilter. You need to right the ship to reduce risk.
You Don't Have to Pay Taxes! (Actually, you do)
One sure sign of spring is the annual reappearance of the anti-tax movement. Following their (illegal) advice, of course, will only get you arrested. Here are some "tips" to avoid.
More Room in Airline Coach?
Diminished capacity has led to packed planes, leaving coach passengers with little or no room to get comfortable. If you want to avoid a first class upgrade, the second seat option may be for you.
Understand the Expenses of Your Child
Willing Your Home
Well-off Shun Funds
Bargains for Some Folks
Deduct a Home Office
Big SUV, Big Tax Break
State of Taxation
Insurance by the Pound?
Buy and Hold and Hold
Calculating Your Future
Doctor Shortage Predicted
The Third Wheels
Medicare Premiums Up
Living the High Life
Certified and Cheaper
When Teens Work
Check the Fine Print
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