U.S. Bank has begun to offer small loans to help customers deal with unexpected expenses like a car repair. The interest rate is about 70 percent.
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Applying behavioral economics, John Hancock is offering a discount on life insurance and other incentives to customers with healthy lifestyles.
Dan Rasmussen, founding partner of Verdad Capital, makes a case against private equity, venture capital and private real estate, and he has data to back it up.
A year after the Equifax security breach, most people have not frozen their credit records. Consumer advocates recommend freezes to foil identity theft.
If your past feels bigger than whatever you can imagine in your future, it’s not a healthy sign. A single, focused question can help reframe things.
Readers had lots of questions about our recent story about the FIRE movement (financial independence, retire early). Here are some answers.
These firms use a combination of technology and human professionals to provide financial advice at prices lower than traditional advisers typically charge.
Betterment, among the largest so-called roboadvisers, is one of the latest online services to reduce even further the cost of advice from a mix of algorithms and warm-blooded professionals.
Many websites offer services to create estate plans for little or no money. Some offer a lawyer to talk to free of charge.
The Fafsa form, the gateway for student aid in college, has been notoriously difficult to use, and families generally needed a desktop computer to complete it.
Fed up with their high-pressure jobs, some millennials are quitting and embracing the FIRE movement. (It stands for financial independence, retire early).
The updated cards are safer, but criminals are finding new ways of scamming people.
New luxury services offer to whisk families on a private jet outfitted with college regalia and staffed with a personal college admissions counselor.
Most Americans start the retirement payments as soon as they are eligible, and many need to. If you can afford a delay, that will pay off.