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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.
Friday, November 20, 2015
One of the moments our retirement nest eggs are most vulnerable is when we change jobs. That's when some financial advisers charge fees to roll them over — and those fees can be hard to see.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Participating in a 401(k) with automatic deductions makes it fairly easy to put away money. But what can you do if your employer doesn't offer a retirement plan? Experts share tips on going it alone.
Friday, November 06, 2015
For the vast majority of people, says one expert, it's good to save in a 529 plan. And no, saving money in one of those plans doesn't mean you'll pay a lot more for college tuition.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Many Americans with 401(k) plans don't know if they're paying any fees. Pay too much, and it could take a chunk out of your nest egg. If your plan's too costly, complain to your employer, experts say.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Millions of workers in the U.K. who thought they couldn't afford it are saving thanks to a law that automatically enrolls them in a retirement plan. It tricks their brains into doing the right thing.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Investor Jack Bogle is leading a populist revolution on Wall Street. He wants everyday Americans to make a lot more money in the stock market and give less of their returns away to financial firms.
Monday, October 19, 2015
High fees are eroding the retirement savings of millions of Americans, but employers who shop around can find better options for their 401(k) plans. A small Minnesota firm offers a dramatic example.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
How do some of the most respected investors on the planet think Americans should be investing their money? NPR talked to three about what a retirement portfolio should look like.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.
Friday, October 02, 2015
New federally mandated rules for mortgages go into effect at the end of this week. The goal: to keep people from getting pressured into signing bad loans or getting bait-and-switched when they go to close on their home loan.
Friday, October 02, 2015
The Labor Department says employers added 142,000 jobs last month, and hiring in July and August was revised lower. The jobless rate remained 5.1 percent as more Americans stopped looking for work.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn abruptly resigned Wednesday, a few days after the company admitted it had rigged its diesel engine cars to pass emissions tests. The company faces mul...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
This week, the Fed may raise a key interest rate for the first time since 2006. By keeping interest rates near zero for so long, the Fed may have prevented the ultimate financial catastrophe.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Friday's decent but unspectacular jobs report didn't answer the question of whether the Fed is about to raise interest rates. But even if the Fed finally takes the plunge, it will do so very gradually.
Friday, September 04, 2015
The August jobs report boosted uncertainty about the Federal Reserve plan to raise interest rates. Employers added 173,000 jobs — fewer than expected — but the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Panicked selling after stocks have already crashed in value is a lousy investment strategy. But our human brains send us all kinds of bad impulses when it comes to investing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
With stocks plummeting around the world, the Federal Reserve has a monumental decision to make about interest rates at its September meeting. Some Fed watchers say it won't dare raise...
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Stock markets around the world plunged this week as investors absorbed more evidence that China's economy is slowing. In the US, the Dow suffered its worst week since 2011.