Personal Finance

  • Don't Overreact to Short-Term Retirement Losses
    Short-term dips in your retirement portfolio are to be expected. Take the long-term view of your investments to avoid making the situation worse.
  • Down Payments for First-Time Home Buyers
    Prices and rates may be dropping, but it's still daunting for the first-time home buyer trying to find money for a down payment. There are a number strategies or programs designed specifically to help them.
  • Five Tips for Guarding Against Identity Theft
    Identity theft can be costly and time-consuming to clear up. Here are some tips to make your life easier—and a potential thief's job a lot harder.
  • Five Tips for Improving Your Savings
    Financial crisis can strike anyone. There's no better remedy for it than savings. It really pays to be prepared, and here's a few helpful tips.
  • Phishing for Dollars
    The price we all pay for the convenience of e-mail is the relative ease with which criminals perpetrate e-mail scams on unsuspecting users. Don't take the bait if it's offered.
  • Take Advantage of 401(k) Matching
    With traditional pensions on the decline and Social Security raising concerns, it's more important than ever to take advantage of every retirement savings opportunity afforded us.