It has always been a Bob Cratchit/Ebenezer Scrooge sort of business … “empty as a banker’s heart” and so forth.
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, DEC. 9 AND THEREAFTER - This photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, shows gallery owner Deborah Sponder walking her dog in the Design District neighborhood of Miami. It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent: Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, …
This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows James Lott outside the Wal-Mart store where he works as a pharmacist in Bonney Lake, Wash. Lott, who lives in Renton, Wash., a suburb of Seattle, adds significantly to his six-figure job salary by day-trading stocks. It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent…
WASHINGTON — Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America’s economy and politics, according to new survey data.
The Xbox One won’t quite replace your TV set-top box, but it comes awfully close.
WASHINGTON — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com. Th move is likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.
Before undergoing an MRI, a CT scan or a surgery to clean up that wobbly knee, consumers had better become accustomed to hearing: “How do you intend to pay for that?”
I find giant phones hard to carry and use, but I’m well aware that many people like the bigger images and text they offer.
Small retailers have to compete with shopping malls, big chains like Walmart and online giants like Amazon.com during the holiday season. Here is a look at some strategies some small retailers are using to attract and satisfy shoppers:
A video game store can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It’s not easy to tell the winners from the losers, and sales clerks typically make the same salary whether they sell you a gem or a stinker. (“Farming Simulator,” anyone?)
If “unplugged” acoustic music was a hallmark of the ’90s, surely “wireless” listening is the big trend of the ’10s.
Two years ago my brother and his now-wife were preparing to get married and felt so much pressure, judgment and negativity from my parents leading up to the wedding that they almost uninvited them. My parents are now applying the screws to my relationship, my life and all of my decisions. Th…
Prepaid cards have become the go-to alternative to traditional bank accounts and credit cards, yet many still have hidden fees and lack basic safeguards, exposing consumers to risks that could leave them financially devastated.
If people have discovered anything about money during the past few years, it has to be that emergencies pop up without warning.
In a harsh lesson, investors have recently learned that the safest of bonds become vulnerable when interest rates rise. U.S. Treasury bond funds, TIP funds and municipal bond funds have delivered sharp losses in the past two months.
Coming this fall: advertisements pitching the opportunity to buy into hedge funds, private equity funds or early-stage companies.
There's something to be said for doing your own home-improvement projects.
To hundreds of thousands of devotees, Pete (he declines to reveal his last name) is Mr. Money Mustache, the creator of a no-nonsense personal finance blog. He and his wife retired from middle-income jobs in their 30s. Living frugally, the Longmont, Colo., couple saved more than half of what …
Don't let misconceptions prevent you from paying down your mortgage balance. In today's market, it is the best investment most borrowers can make.