How stay-at-home couples can build credit

Couples share a lot, but regardless of your relationship status, your credit score belongs to you and only you. Even if you get 100% financial support from your spouse or partner, establishing and building your credit score is essential. It can benefit both of you as you navigate financial decisions together. But in the event … Read more

Are target date funds good for your retirement? Yes and no.

(Adam Levy) Target date funds are a popular choice for employees in their 401(k) and other retirement accounts. The set-and-forget approach makes investment decisions simple and eliminates the need to manage any portfolio. It’s all for you. While they are a very popular choice among retirement savers, they may not always be the best choice. … Read more

3 Tax moves that must be made by December 31

Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool, Thanksgiving is here, and before you know it, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve parties. But in addition to holiday shopping, planning for family trips, and everything else that comes with the holiday season, it’s important to tackle your tax planning before the end of December. In … Read more

3 Social Security tips to avoid costly mistakes

(Dan Caplinger) It is important to make the most of your Social Security benefits. The problem, however, is that the program is complex, and it’s easy to miss the benefits that are available or aspects of the program that can kill the benefits. In particular, there are three things that many people don’t realize social … Read more