WASHINGTON — Everyone knows they need to save for retirement — especially with company pensions becoming extinct over the next generation. At some point you’re going to stop working and will have to live on whatever…
Boost your balance. Used correctly, a 401(k) account allows you to take advantage of employer contributions, tax breaks and automatic saving. But you also need to take care to avoid excessive fees and penalties that…
WASHINGTON — When it comes to saving money for an emergency, almost 30 percent of Americans say they have no backup plan in the bank, according to a new survey. The number of Americans with…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Members of a Maryland task force say the state needs to prepare for a looming “silver tsunami” and make retirement plans available to all workers. The task force released a report…
WASHINGTON — If you’re like me, it’s hard to keep your New Year’s resolutions. You may start off strong and have good intentions, but the demands of everyday life get in the way, or the goals…
Many teens learn the value of a dollar as they age, but a video contest challenges young adults to demonstrate their financial savvy for a cash prize.
Here is everything you need to know to pick the 529 plan that\’s best for you.
Direct-sold or advisor-sold? Prepaid or college savings plan? Get answers to these questions before you invest.
Are you a seasoned investor? You may be more likely to choose a static plan.
Prepaid plan can be advantageous in some situations, but the stars have to align.
A new Bankrate.com survey finds 36 percent of working-age
Americans have not saved anything for retirement, and 14 percent of
those at retirement age — 65 or older — have no retirement
Atlanta-based SunTrust Bank is offering a new savings platform
that allows customers to open multiple savings \”buckets\” tied to
their required checking accounts. It stuck me as modern makeover of
my mom\’s old Christmas Club accounts.
If you haven\’t been to a bank or credit union branch recently, you are not alone.
How much do your bad habits cost you?
Parents may want to pay for their child\’s
education, but they also need enough money in the
bank to survive in retirement. Financial expert
Carmen Wong Ulrich offers some money saving