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6 things to do before you buy a home

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

You've decided to buy. Congrats! Now it's time to get your financial house in order.

8 tax breaks that cost trillions

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

As Congress tries to reduce the deficit, some tax breaks may be on the chopping block.

Study these loan types to pay for school

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

If a home equity loan is needed to pay for school, here's what you need to know.

See the 10 worst states for retirement

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

Some of the prettiest states are the worst for retirees. Find out which ones, and why.

Why do auto insurers keep dropping my mate?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

Take these steps to fix things if car insurance cancellations become the norm.

Guess what? America's best savers aren't wealthy

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

When we asked people how much they save, the answer was surprising.

Take a tour of Audrey Hepburn's 2nd home

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

The converted garage behind this Beverly Hills mansion was once home to the "Fair Lady" herself.

Americans' financial security, in 7 charts

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

A strong jobs market helped keep financial security near a record high.

Video: Annuities: The next big retirement option?

Bankrate.com, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Thinking about buying an annuity? Here's what to ask before purchasing.

See the 10 best states for retirement

Bankrate.com, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Some states are better-suited for retirees. These are the best for 2015.

5 dollar-store deals

Bankrate.com, Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Not all items at dollar stores are good deals. But here are five finds that can be bargains.

Retirement rescue plan: Invest in annuity

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT

An annuity may be the best bet to rescue your retirement in today's volatile investment climate.

Meeting IRA withdrawal rules

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

No joke. The IRS says some older taxpayers must withdraw a bit of their IRA money by April 1.

7 tips for picking a real estate agent

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

When buying or selling your home, these steps will help you find a great real estate agent.

Annuities the next big retirement option?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Lifetime income options in 401(k)s are still in development, but boomers are skeptical.

Why has my truck's gas mileage crashed?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

A mechanical problem may have zapped your mileage -- or it could be Mother Nature's fault.

Condo owner ambushed by conversion to rental

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Nightmare: An underwater condo is turned into an apartment against the owner's wishes.

6 most dependable SUVs

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

These SUVs drove off with top marks in a J.D. Power study.

How certainty in retirement can cost you dearly

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Retirees seeking the comfort of safe returns could end up dangerously short of money.

What if I withdraw an IRA CD before maturity?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 27 Mar 2015

If you break into your IRA CD early, the bank might penalize you. Here's what to do.