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Step one: Recognize -- and overcome -- the psychological hurdles that influence our behavior.
Keep your cool during uncertain times, by Janet Bodnar
Rates may still be headed lower. Here’s how to cope and prosper.
Frank Badillo, senior economist with consulting firm Kantar Retail, says shoppers will find only modest discounts.
Should a hot division get a bigger bonus?, by Knight Kiplinger
If the TSA's trusted-traveler pilot program takes off, prescreened frequent fliers will be able to skirt long lines.
In case of fraud, your legal protections may be limited.
Fill up a Honda Civic for 40% less than the cost of gasoline.
Resist the folly of market timing, by James Glassman
A bond fund substitutes for a bank account.
The key to successful investing is in how you divvy your assets between U.S. stocks, foreign stocks, bonds, cash and other types of investments.
Improve your stock-investing skills by knowing how to buy and when to sell.
Keep a balanced portfolio by improving your income-investing intellect.
Understand the fund-investing fundamentals of how to buy and when to sell.
The shiny stuff has been sparkling. But when the economy and the stock market pick up, gold prices are likely to head down.
How to sell stocks short, by Andrew Feinberg
Today’s volatile stock market and near-zero interest rates on savings can make desperate older investors even more vulnerable to scams.
Steve Romick, manager of FPA Crescent, shares his approach to investing, top stock picks, thoughts on the economy and more.
Here's how our favorite no-load funds have performed through the recent market rout.
Juice up your dividends with utilities, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett
Like a good recipe, a good portfolio is all about what you put in it. And our columnist, Kathy Kristof, is putting her money where her mouth is.
The Market Vectors Intermediate Muni Index exchange-traded fund has delivered solid gains, despite a shaky economy.
A focus on yield and cheap stocks helps this fund hold down risk.
Lease payments and royalties have turned gas-rich regions into boomtowns. You could share in the windfall.
Customize your selections to save money and maximize coverage.
Web sites often low-ball the price or fail to return jewelry. Here’s how to get a good deal.
What killed traditional pensions, by Mary Beth Franklin
Kimberly Lankford suggests thinking long and hard before you tap long-term retirement savings to pay off a short-term debt.
Airfares are pricier than last year, but our strategies cut the cost.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened a one-stop complaint center for all credit-card-related issues.
Today’s sandwich generation is squeezed between grown kids who can’t find work and elderly parents who need care.
The best prices on new cars often come from services that will do the haggling for you for a fee, by Jessica Anderson
6 things you need to know about giving to charity.
This freelance journalist and her husband chose to downsize to a 480-square-foot lake house that they share with their five dogs.