Aug 1, 2012 A federal housing regulator is rejecting a White House plan to help borrowers who are underwater on their mortgages. That means they owe more than their homes are worth and there are about 11 million people in that category. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the potential benefits of cutting mortgage balances for those people don't outweigh the costs.
Aug 3, 2012 A study suggests that homes certified as environment-friendly do sell at a premium. But in terms of choosing which home to buy, it's still location, location, location first.
Jul 27, 2012 Many Americans are unprepared for retirement -- and an economics professor believes government intervention is necessary to create a viable retirement system.
Jul 26, 2012 With costs to open rural bank branches prohibitive, tech companies look to turn payphones into virtual banks.
Jul 20, 2012 Americans are trying to recoup losses from the recession by gambling with their retirement accounts.
Jul 17, 2012 Many pro athletes squander their fortunes. To prevent financial flame-outs, the NBA will enroll players in a retirement plan.
Jul 17, 2012 The nation's largest public pension fund got just a one percent annual return on its investments, well below the 7.5 percent the California Public Employees' Retirement System had projected for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Jul 13, 2012 Rethinking our expectations for the "Golden Years."
Jul 5, 2012 Mexico announces the official results of its presidential election today. Preliminary results showed Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party won the election, but the runner up is demanding a recount.