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  1. 5 Apps and Calculators for Retirement Planning
    Retirement

    5 Apps and Calculators for Retirement Planning

    These are but a few of the numerous mobile apps and online calculators that are available to future and near retirees.
  2. Best Apps For Buying A Home
    Home & Auto

    Best Apps For Buying A Home

    If you are in the market for a new home, technology can help make your search a little easier. Mobile apps allow you to search listings, calculate mortgage costs, find out which businesses and attractions ...
  3. Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan
    Retirement

    Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan

    Having a comfortable retirement depends on taking maximum advantage of your company's 401(k), if it's offered. Here's what you need to know.
  4. Mortgage Amortization Strategies
    Credit & Loans

    Mortgage Amortization Strategies

    Should you get a 30-year mortgage? A 15-year one? Ways to decide which mortgage is the best fit.
  5. Five Things to Know About Quitclaim Deeds
    Home & Auto

    Five Things to Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    If that property you're about to buy has a quitclaim deed, check very carefully before you hand over your cash.
  6. 5 Articles to Refresh Your Financial Literacy
    Personal Finance

    5 Articles to Refresh Your Financial Literacy

    Being smart about things financial can make the difference between a shaky future and a comfortable one
  7. Top Pension Systems in the World
    Retirement

    Top Pension Systems in the World

    The U.S. and Canada aren't even close to tops in retiree pensions. Canada ranks 6 of 20 countries; the U.S.,11th.
  8. Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead
    Retirement

    Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Many people who long for early retirement simply may have never known what it's like to enjoy going to work every day. A better goal for some: Shoot for a mid-life career change instead.
  9. What $175,000 Will Buy in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater ...
    Home & Auto

    What $175,000 Will Buy in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater ...

    Prices for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. area homes are up 13.3% from the same month last year, but the median price of $169,000 is still well below the national average - and there's much more ...
  10. If You Live In One Of These 11 States You May Be Flunking ...
    Savings

    If You Live In One Of These 11 States You May Be Flunking ...

    Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to make effective and informed money management decisions. Some states do a much better job of teaching it to kids than the rest.
  11. Your Bad Financial Habits Can Hurt Your Kids
    Budgeting

    Your Bad Financial Habits Can Hurt Your Kids

    Modeling sensible planning and budgeting practices in front of your kids helps set them up for a lifetime of financial good health
  12. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market
    Home & Auto

    What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. And there's lots of inventory so plenty of choice for buyers. Here's how to get the most for your money. ...
  13. What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real ...
    Home & Auto

    What $300,000 Will Buy In The Riverside/San Bernardino Real ...

    The median list price for the San Bernardino/Riverside, Calif. market is $292,800, up 24.6% from the same month last year, according to the National Housing Trend Report for February 2014, published by ...
  14. What $250,000 Will Buy In The Phoenix Real Estate Market
    Home & Auto

    What $250,000 Will Buy In The Phoenix Real Estate Market

    The number of real estate listings in the Phoenix-Mesa market has increased more than 45% since February 2013. Find out what you can get for the median list price in this eclectic housing market.
  15. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Chicago Real Estate Market
    Home & Auto

    What $200,000 Will Buy In The Chicago Real Estate Market

    Here's a look at what about $200,000 will get you today in various regions within Chicago's real estate market.
  16. The Pros And Cons Of Using Airbnb
    Personal Finance

    The Pros And Cons Of Using Airbnb

    Here, we look at Airbnb - what it is, how it works, and the pros and cons of using this online rental marketplace.
  17. Is Homeownership A Smart Investment Again?
    Home & Auto

    Is Homeownership A Smart Investment Again?

    Homeownership remains cheaper than renting across the nation. However, these findings speak broadly to the national market, and there are several situations where it still makes more sense to rent.
  18. Tips For Buying Luxury Real Estate
    Home & Auto

    Tips For Buying Luxury Real Estate

    The price and volume of luxury home sales is rising quickly in the U.S. and around the world. Find out what's driving this growth and what you need to know before buying a luxury property.
  19. How To File A Tax Extension
    Taxes

    How To File A Tax Extension

    Learn the process you need to follow to grant yourself an extra six months on the deadline for filing your tax return.
  20. Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners
    Taxes

    Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ownership.
  21. Tax-Smart Ways To Help Your Kids/Grandkids Pay For College
    Savings

    Tax-Smart Ways To Help Your Kids/Grandkids Pay For College

    Learn about plans and accounts that allow you to efficiently save for your child or grandchild’s education while shielding the savings from the IRS as much as possible.
  22. What is an NGO (non-governmental organization)?
    Personal Finance

    What is an NGO (non-governmental organization)?

    A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, citizen-based group that functions independently of government. NGOs, sometimes called civil societies, are organized on community, national and international ...
  23. What is a BRIC nation?
    Markets

    What is a BRIC nation?

    BRIC is an acronym for the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The economies of these four nations are collectively called "the BRICs," "the BRIC countries," "the BRIC economies" or ...
  24. Are there regulations against monopolies?
    Markets

    Are there regulations against monopolies?

    A monopoly occurs when a single company or group owns all or nearly all of the market for a particular type of product or service. A monopoly is characterized by the absence of competition, which can lead ...
  25. What To Expect From The Real Estate Market In 2014
    Home & Auto

    What To Expect From The Real Estate Market In 2014

    2014 holds some good news for the housing market, with gains in average home prices allowing more and more home owners to get their mortgages above water.
  26. What To Expect From REITs In 2014
    Personal Finance

    What To Expect From REITs In 2014

    While REITs will face a number of challenges in 2014, one particular issue will be the focus of investors: rising interest rates.
  27. Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas
    Personal Finance

    Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas

    Parents, grandparents and other interested adults can give financial gifts to children that can help secure their futures, whether it’s saving for a first car, college or a down payment on a house.
  28. How Obamacare Is Raising Your Taxes
    Insurance

    How Obamacare Is Raising Your Taxes

    There are literally dozens of new, amended or broadened tax provisions under the Obamacare legislation. Find out how your taxes will be affected in the years to come.
  29. Obamacare Update: Canceled Health Plans And Subscriber Options
    Insurance

    Obamacare Update: Canceled Health Plans And Subscriber Options

    The president's latest change to the Affordable Care Act has subscribers choosing between continuing coverage with an out-of-date plan, accepting their insurer’s proposed plan, or finding health insurance ...
  30. Five Rules To Improve Your Financial Health
    Budgeting

    Five Rules To Improve Your Financial Health

    Learn five broad personal finance rules that can help get you on track to achieving specific financial goals.
  31. Home Sale Contingencies: What Buyers And Sellers Need To ...
    Home & Auto

    Home Sale Contingencies: What Buyers And Sellers Need To ...

    Home sale contingencies protect buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another. Find out what buyers and sellers need to know about these contractual conditions.
  32. Buying A House Sight Unseen: Good Deal Or Bad Mistake?
    Home & Auto

    Buying A House Sight Unseen: Good Deal Or Bad Mistake?

    There are significant risks that need to be acknowledged before buying a home without viewing it in person.
  33. Six Critical Rules For Successful Retirement Investing
    Retirement

    Six Critical Rules For Successful Retirement Investing

    Specific retirement investing "rule of thumb" tips are helpful, but there are broader guidelines to follow if you want to have enough income to retire when and how you want.
  34. The Benefits Of Starting An IRA For Your Child
    Retirement

    The Benefits Of Starting An IRA For Your Child

    Many financial experts and educators believe that the earlier children begin learning about money, the better their chances for financial stability in the future.
  35. Essential Health Benefits
    Term

    Essential Health Benefits

    A set of benefit requirements that must be included in certain health insurance plans. Essential health benefits comprise 10 general benefit categories, which must be covered in health insurance plans ...
  36. Health Insurance Marketplace
    Term

    Health Insurance Marketplace

    Organizations that facilitate structured and competitive markets for purchasing health coverage. The Health Insurance Marketplaces, or "Exchanges," offer standardized health insurance plans to individuals, ...
  37. Health Plan Categories
    Term

    Health Plan Categories

    Four types of health insurance plans that are differentiated based on the average percentage of health-care expenses that will be paid by the plan. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ...
  38. Preventive Services
    Term

    Preventive Services

    Routine health care that includes check-ups, patient counseling and screenings to prevent illness, disease and other health-related problems. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ...
  39. Hardship Exemption
    Term

    Hardship Exemption

    An approved excuse from paying a penalty fee for not having health insurance. A hardship exemption can be granted if an individual is in a situation that affects his or her ability to purchase health coverage. ...
  40. Grandfathered Health Plan
    Term

    Grandfathered Health Plan

    A health insurance policy created or purchased on or before March 23, 2010. A grandfathered health plan is exempt from many consumer protections required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
  41. Minimum Essential Coverage
    Term

    Minimum Essential Coverage

    The type of health insurance policy an individual needs to meet health coverage requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. health reform enacted March 23, 2010. Individuals ...
  42. Actuarial Value
    Term

    Actuarial Value

    The percentage of total average costs for covered benefits that will be paid by a health insurance plan. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. health reform enacted March ...
  43. Advanced Premium Tax Credit
    Term

    Advanced Premium Tax Credit

    A type of federal subsidy that reduces the amount individuals pay for their monthly health insurance premiums. Advanced Premium Tax Credits are a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
  44. Cost-Sharing Reductions
    Term

    Cost-Sharing Reductions

    A type of federal subsidy distributed as discounts that help reduce out-of-pocket costs for health-care expenses. The Cost-Sharing Reduction subsidy is a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable ...
  45. Contingency Clauses In Home Purchase Contracts
    Home & Auto

    Contingency Clauses In Home Purchase Contracts

    Here, we introduce widely used contingency clauses in home purchase contracts and how they can benefit both Buyers and Sellers.
  46. How To Get Around The Health Insurance Marketplace Glitches
    Insurance

    How To Get Around The Health Insurance Marketplace Glitches

    When concussive maintenance fails you, we have the solution for working around the technical problems plaguing the Obamacare sign-up website.
  47. Lowering Your Costs For Marketplace Health Insurance Coverage
    Insurance

    Lowering Your Costs For Marketplace Health Insurance Coverage

    Here, we take a look at how you may be able to lower your costs for health insurance coverage in 2014 though the Health Insurance Markerplace.
  48. Essential Health Benefits Under The Affordable Care Act
    Insurance

    Essential Health Benefits Under The Affordable Care Act

    Under the Affordable Care Act, certain preventive health services and these 10 essential health benefits are the minimum requirements for many health insurance plans.
  49. Pay Attention To Your Fund’s Expense Ratio
    Retirement

    Pay Attention To Your Fund’s Expense Ratio

    Despite trends indicating an overall decrease in fees across many fund categories, investors should still pay attention to expense ratios: even small differences in fees can have a significant impact on ...
  50. How To Choose Between Bronze, Silver, Gold And Platinum ...
    Insurance

    How To Choose Between Bronze, Silver, Gold And Platinum ...

    Here, we explain the different coverage levels within the new Health Insurance Marketplace and help you choose among the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum health insurance plans.
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