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  • Family finances: weigh the price of staying home

    After decades of decline, the number of stay-at-home moms is on the rise. Visit a park on a weekday morning and you'll see that dads, too, are swapping desk chairs for high chairs. Some parents are at home for lack of a job. Those there by choice say...
  • Tapping retirement accounts penalty-free before 59 1/2

    Workers are retiring earlier these days, whether by choice or not, and many find they need to withdraw funds from retirement accounts prior to age 59 1/2. That's the age when account holders can take distributions from 401(k) plans and traditional and...
  • Rock and rollover

    As the job market improves, more workers are leaving old jobs for new ones. According to the Labor Department's Job Opening and Labor Turnover survey (JOLTS) the number of voluntary quits increased by 15 percent at the end of May. Upon departure from your...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • Reduce lifestyle before tapping home equity to refinance debt

    Dear Liz: My wife and I accrued $28,000 of credit card debt over the past eight years. In addition to a sizable student loan bill for law school, our home mortgage and the expenses associated with three young children, we are struggling to get ahead...
  • Ask Kim: Should we open Roth 401(k) accounts?

    My wife and I are both 54-years-old, and we each earn a six-figure salary. We are currently maximizing our contributions to our employers' traditional 401(k) plans. Does it make sense for us to contribute to a Roth 401(k)? Yes. You are in an ideal...
  • Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin

     Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin
    — Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. came to the company in 2011 at a critical time, just as it was about to separate from its former Dutch parent, ING Groep N.V., and venture out on its own. The separation required a rebranding,...
  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...
  • Ask Kim: Can I max out my health savings account this year?

    I started a new job in April that offers a high-deductible health insurance policy with a health savings account. Am I able to contribute the full amount for family coverage to the HSA for 2014, or do I need to prorate the contribution for the months that...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...