Lower-Cost Health Plans Come at a High Price

Consumers are flocking to health plans that are pitched as cheaper alternatives to Affordable Care Act plans. But the smaller price tag can come with big risks for those...

Money Moves to Make Now

Many people wait until the new year--and the annual ritual of New Year's resolutions--to take stock of their finances. But there are compelling reasons to attend to some financial...

4 ways to get a sale price when there isn’t a...

If you don't see a sale sign, it doesn't mean you can't get a deal. Here are four ways you could save money the next time you shop online...

How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Medicare?

Does the government shutdown affect Medicare enrollment, claims or support? No. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been funded through September 30, 2019, and its programs (Medicare and...

Bora Bora or Bust: Annuity Sales Incentives May Taint Structured Settlements...

Imagine being injured in an accident and having to pay for years of medical care with a lump-sum financial settlement. Faced with market uncertainties, even a professional money manager...

Watch Out for Online Travel Traps

Snagging one last getaway before Labor Day sounds like an end-of summer treat, but if you spot a bargain from an online travel agency, do a little homework before...

Best Jobs Without A College Degree 2018

The highest-paying jobs typically require a big investment in education. But you can still follow plenty of good career paths straight out of high school, saving yourself the time...

Paying Cash Can Help Exit Medicare Drug Doughnut Hole

Given the high cost of many prescription drugs, you sometimes are better off paying a lower cash price instead of using insurance. Why? Because, in some cases, the Medicare...

Fidelity Select Health Care Portfolio Has a Promising Prognosis

Health care stocks have climbed steadily over the past decade, even accounting for a pause in 2016, when the sector got entangled in election-year issues. There are reasons to...

Avoid These 5 Mistakes in Your Retirement Plan

If you're new to retirement, you can expect to make some mistakes. It's all unexplored territory for you, after all, and you'll have to figure out some things as...

8 Tax Deductions Eliminated (or Reduced) Under the New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered tax rates and nearly doubled the standard deduction, which is expected to reduce taxes for about 65% of taxpayers, according to the...

How to Buy Stocks for Kids

I used the ShareBuilder program through Capital One, which automatically deducted money from my bank account, to buy Disney stock for my niece. The program was discontinued. Is there...