When Wall Street becomes a landlord

First the pros snap up cheap houses. Then come new ways for you to invest in them. Be careful.  More

Do I owe taxes on fantasy sports winnings?

The IRS may be on your tail for all your winnings, but there's a way to reduce your tax bill.  More

What's your dream home?

Your own personal island? A whirlpool? A safe haven for your children? New Yorkers describe their 'dream home.'  Play

Don't let divorce wreck your finances

Amid the turmoil of divorce, these steps can help you stabilize your finances.  More

Housing heats up in booming growth cities

Abundant jobs and growing populations have set the stage for strong housing market growth in Fort Worth, Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Tampa and Indianapolis.  More

Dreary outlook for ex-hot real estate

The slowdown in housing is most dramatic in areas that took off last year -- Las Vegas, Riverside, Sacramento, Detroit, and Fort Lauderdale.  More

Steal this idea from the new IRA

President Obama's proposed retirement account, MyRA, draws inspiration from a star federal retirement plan. You can do the same for your 401(k).  More

Cities where the real estate deals are

Investors are departing from formerly hot real estate markets in Phoenix and Las Vegas, and finding deals in Baton Rouge, McAllen, Texas, Cincinnati, Greensboro, N.C., and Atlanta.  More

What's next for housing in your town

After last year's dramatic comeback, the housing market is now getting back to "normal." But what does that big picture forecast mean for the value of your home? Whether you're buying or selling or just staying put, here's what you should know in 2014.  More

Should I take out a 401(k) loan to pay off debt?

Using a loan from your 401(k) to pay off debt makes sense, only if you can avoid paying penalty fees and keep saving for retirement.  More

The sunny outlook for housing in upscale neighborhoods

It should be easier to sell your home this year if you live in one of the upscale neighborhoods of your town.  More

3 cheap stock buyback plays

Firms gobbling up their own stock don't always care if their shares are cheap. You should.  More

We're financially fit -- but fearful

Money magazine asked over 1,000 adults to tell us how they're feeling about their finances, what worries keep them up at night, and how their money habits have changed since the Great Recession. Here are some of the highlights.  More

Our biggest money highs and lows

How much money do you need to feel rich? What are your biggest money mistakes? Money magazine surveyed 1,000 Americans for the answers to these and other questions. See how your answers stack up.  More

6 ways to improve your credit

Your credit record can influence the interest rates and insurance premiums you pay and even your job eligibility. Here's how to improve your score.  More

5 ways to reduce your financial anxiety

Worrying about your family's financial future doesn't make it any better. Here are 5 strategies to overcome your fears and improve your financial well-being.  More

Find the best airfare site for you

Use these top three airfare search sites to find the best price for your next flight.  More

Americans worried about financial future

MONEY's exclusive new survey reveals that while we're feeling OK about where our finances are today, we are deeply worried about our long-term financial prospects.  More

Find hidden IRA savings

These three lesser-known strategies can help you shelter even more from Uncle Sam.  More

McDonald's seeks to supersize its growth

The supersize chain looks for ways to beef up sales.  More

What's your money state of mind?

MONEY's exclusive new survey reveals mixed emotions when it comes to our personal economy: We're feeling pretty good about where our finances are today but are full of worries about our prospects for the long run.  More

How we feel about our finances

Participants in an exclusive Money magazine survey reveal how they feel about their finances. Although the Great Recession may be over, they're not all that confident about their prospects for the long run.  More

Your home: It pays to keep up with the Joneses

Allowing your house to slip behind your neighbors' could cost you when it's time to sell.  More

3 portable speakers with big sound

Now that your music lives on your phone, tablet or laptop, you can listen anywhere. Here are three portable speakers that rock.  More

3 simple steps to get out of debt

As anyone who's ever tried to unravel the debt spiral knows, it takes discipline and a well-mapped plan. Here's how to get on track.  More

Sell your wheels, now

The supply of used cars is finally increasing, which means that your chance to get the best price is running out.  More

Diversify your portfolio in four steps

To get the most from your portfolio, plain vanilla stock and bond funds aren't enough.  More

Company stock too risky for your 401(k)

Much of your financial security is already tied to the company you work for. Buying company stock for your retirement plan adds a measure of risk to your retirement plans.  More

When do I stop paying Social Security taxes?

You don't have to pay Social Security taxes on earnings above $117,000.  More

8 ways to cut your tax bill

To keep your tax bill as low as possible this filing season, you need to stay on top of all the ways the rules have changed.  More

401(k) waiting periods take a toll

Plan sponsors don't always make it easy to start contributing to a 401(k) or to get the employer match.  More

The easiest way to juice your portfolio

Four simple ways to minimize taxes on your investment returns.  More

Does your 401(k) offer too few index funds?

Looking to boost your 401(k) returns by paying lower fees? Investing in index funds is a good option, but you won't find many to choose from.  More

Quick guide: What you'll need to retire

Setting a savings goal -- even a hastily derived one -- will dramatically improve your odds of a comfortable retirement.  More

A foodie's travel guide to 4 cities

Eat your way through these four fantastic food towns, wallet intact. Your waistline is another matter. Plus, tips on avoiding foodie faux pas.  More

Should I hold stocks longer to lower my taxes?

You may save on taxes if you delay selling shares, but you'll risk a price drop.  More

10 steps to painless estate planning

Nobody wants to think about dying. But just a little advanced planning can save your loved ones loads of aggravation.  More

Looking forward to performance reviews?

Performance reviews can be scary, but they can also mean a fatter paycheck.  Play

From real estate exec to laundromat owner

After two decades at the same company, Louise Mann was ready for a change. She found inspiration while doing her wash.  More

How babies hit your wallet

Having a baby changes your life in many ways. It would be a mistake to think that the new member of your family won't impact your finances.  Play

Six steps for building a better budget

The mere act of recording what comes in and what goes out can change your financial life for the better.  More

Even 'good' debt isn't free

School and home loans may be an investment in your future, but hold on! It still costs you.  More

Baby on the way? Time to make a budget

Fixing up your home for your first baby? Make room in your budget for baby's first year as well.  More

Road to Wealth quiz: Are you on track?

To chart a course to your financial goals, it's essential to know your starting point. Take this quiz to see where you are, then follow some simple steps and strategies for getting to the next landmark.  More

Why you may not need that much to retire

David Blanchett, director of research, Morningstar Investment Management, argues that spending declines over a long retirement.  More

Forget the 4% withdrawal rule

Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income, American College, disagrees with the 4% withdrawal rate rule. Here's his advice on how to create retirement income and not outlive your money.  More

Do your retirement dreams match?

Your dream is nonstop travel; she wants to stay put. You'd like to quit now; she's not ready. Learn about eight retirement issues that can cause a rift, and how to get on the same page.  More

401(k) advice could come at a cost

In theory, managed 401(k) accounts could provide better long-term returns, but in reality, there are no guarantees.  More

When stocks dip, hold your chips

Buying when equities drop a tad is a popular idea. Unfortunately, it's not a very good one.  More

401(k) fees: Still too high

Employees at large companies with billion-dollar 401(k) plans pay lower fees than those at small businesses that lack economies of scale.  More

Momentum strategy: Skip stocks, go for sectors

A momentum strategy can boost returns without undue risk, as long as you don't go whole hog.  More

10 ways you're wasting money

Ten totally unnecessary money wasters and how to stop them.  More

Plan for the critical first decade of retirement

Michael Kitces, partner and director of research, Pinnacle Advisory, argues for lower stock exposure and portfolio risk in the first decade of retirement and gradually increasing your equities over time.  More
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