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Ask Bob: Tracking Down and Paying Old Student Loans

Ask Bob: Tracking Down and Paying Old Student Loans

A reader wants to know how they can repay some old student loan debt before retiring.

What Are the Three Credit Bureaus and Why Do They Matter?

What Are the Three Credit Bureaus and Why Do They Matter?

Knowing who the three major credit bureaus are, and how they work, can make you a stronger financial consumer.

Umbrella Insurance for a Rainy Day

Umbrella Insurance for a Rainy Day

Jeanette Pavini talks about the advantages of considering an umbrella insurance policy to protect your hard-earned assets, especially in retirement.

What Is Financial Literacy and Why Does It Matter to Me?

What Is Financial Literacy and Why Does It Matter to Me?

Being financially literate can lead directly to a more secure financial future. So why aren't more Americans getting educated on money management?

As Trump Economy Slows, New Data Show Lagging Business Confidence

As Trump Economy Slows, New Data Show Lagging Business Confidence

The Census Bureau reports that new orders for manufactured durable goods orders increased by 1.2% in December, below economists' average forecast for a 1.7% increase.

Money Really Can Buy You Happiness -- If You Know How to Spend it

Money Really Can Buy You Happiness -- If You Know How to Spend it

Think saving long and hard for retirement will make you happy? It's really how you spend it.

The Best Online Tax Filing Software for 2019

The Best Online Tax Filing Software for 2019

Online tax preparation providers are cutting some interesting deals with customers, and are worth a closer look as April 15 beckons.

What's the Average U.S. Credit Card Debt by Income and Age in 2019?

What's the Average U.S. Credit Card Debt by Income and Age in 2019?

Credit card debt can be a silent household budget killer. Get the upper hand with credit card debt with some smart usage and payment strategies.

What's the Average Cost of Car Insurance in 2019?

What's the Average Cost of Car Insurance in 2019?

Auto insurance comes in different models and flavors. Once you know the tactics that keep costs down, you can start cutting your car insurance bill.

Top Scams Targeting People Ages 65 and Older

Top Scams Targeting People Ages 65 and Older

Older Americans lose an estimated $2.9 billion a year to these scams, and you need to be aware of them and know how to avoid falling prey to them.