States and municipalities have jumped on a new bond program, selling $12 billion of Build America Bonds since the program began in mid-April. The issuers have benefited from lower borrowing costs.
Shortly after Andrea and Rick Campbell got married, when Rick was fresh out of graduate school, Andrea’s parents suggested the young couple could benefit from a trip to their financial planner.
It might sound premature to worry about rising prices when inflation and demand for cars, copper and nearly everything else are at their lowest levels in years.
After months of grappling with the financial crisis and government-ordered stress tests of their health, banks are emerging from the chaos determined to win new business.
In an environment like this, investors expect companies to do whatever they can to resuscitate shrinking profit margins. Layoffs, salary freezes, the free soda in the company cafeteria – nothing is sacred, not even the 401(k) program.
Gas prices are down by a third from a year ago, but the costs of owning a car may be heading up, courtesy of your auto insurance.
Remember when you were a kid and you coveted the cool baseball glove your friend had, but you didn't have the money to buy it from him?
Are target-date mutual funds missing the bull's-eye?
When Judith Edmond talks about personal finance at school, it's more than just another academic subject.
Uncomfortable putting your hard-earned money in stocks -- even after the recent run-up that has helped recover a portion of the last year's losses? That's probably a good sign.