Downsizing: Today's Home Buyers Are Thinking Small

Monday, Sep. 28, 2009

The housing bust hasn't just brought down prices. Size is shrinking too, as Gen Y home buyers now call the tune

The Housing Market: Has It Turned the Corner?

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

New home sales are up, and so too are home prices. But before you celebrate, take a closer look at the data

The Clunker Debunker

Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

Sure, if you have to have a new car, the timing is great. But in a highly disrupted auto market, used cars and leases can still deliver value

Own-ward Bound?

Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

Prior to the real estate bust, cost and mobility made renting a house a better deal than owning. But the equation is changing

Cash for Clunkers 2.0: Five Tips for Consumers

Sunday, Aug. 09, 2009

The Car Allowance Rebate System (a.k.a. cash for clunkers) just received another $2 billion in funding from Congress, which means more opportunities to trade in old cars. But to get a good deal you'll need to know the ropes

10 Big Recession Surprises (Clue: One Involves Sex)

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2009

What used to be is no more as recession wears on. Nail jobs and sex are out, while movies and organic food are in

As Men's Job Losses Mount, Wives Feel the Impact

Wednesday, Jul. 08, 2009

The recession is putting more men out of work than women. But the stresses of unemployment may weigh more heavily on the wives of the unemployed

Bed Bath & Beyond: An Economic Indicator?

Wednesday, Jul. 01, 2009

The home retailer, a haven for nonessential merchandise, has seen steady improvement. Are Americans opening their wallets?

Home Sales Perk Up, but Expensive Houses Languish

Wednesday, Jul. 01, 2009

Home sales are improving lately, but it's the small starter homes that sell, while big expensive houses go unloved

High-End Homes That Won't Sell

Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2009

Despite steep markdowns, these expensive homes from across the country just won't sell

10 Jobs for the Recession

Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009

If you want good pay and nice benefits, think about becoming a mathematician, a police officer or even a computer specialist

Recession Shopping: 10 Things to Buy Right Now

Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009

Some things are getting cheap, but they won't stay that way forever

10 Financial Moves to Make Now

Monday, Dec. 08, 2008

Save big on taxes, fix your portfolio, and make smart use of IRAs

10 Great Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

Monday, May. 04, 2009

More Americans are getting tax refunds this year. Here are ten smart ways to put that money to use

Business Bucking the Recession

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

The economy is sinking, stocks are a mess and jobs are disappearing. But some businesses are still booming.

10 Things to Do With Your Money Right Now

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

There's no telling if the budding recovery in credit markets will stick, and at this point a recession appears all but certain. Here are 10 things to do right now to protect your financial future.

Financial Advice From the Pros

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

Financial experts, author Jean Chatzky and Diahann Lassus, chair of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, offer advice to Main Street.

Are Stocks Still Good for the Long Run?

Monday, Jun. 15, 2009

After a horrible decade for investors, some long-accepted wisdom is under fire

Investment Advice

Thursday, Jun. 04, 2009

These three money experts give their opinions on where you should put your money now

Are Shoppers Fed Up with the Recession?

Monday, Jun. 01, 2009

A new survey indicates that consumer sentiment might be getting brighter. But don't start talking recovery just yet

How Shoppers Make Decisions in a Recession

Monday, May. 18, 2009

Marketing expert Martin Lindstrom scans consumer brains for a living. Here's what he's finding. Hint: keep the kiddies out of the mall

How to Invest for an Economic Rebound

Monday, May. 18, 2009

When you rebuild your portfolio, the shape of an economic recovery--V, U or W--is as important as the timing

Here's the Best Way to Save Even More

Monday, May. 18, 2009

Need to spend less? Here's the best way to go about it. Hint: It's not just the little things that add up

Rising Risks in Muni Bonds Worry Investors

Monday, Apr. 13, 2009

Economic recession has thrown many states and cities into financial crisis, and given their bondholders the jitters

Want to Save Some Money? Shop Without Touching

Friday, Apr. 03, 2009

New research shows that people who touch merchandise while shopping are willing to pay more to have it

As Layoffs Mount, Severance Packages More Negotiable

Monday, Mar. 30, 2009

The recession is leading to more layoffs and leaner severance packages. But more employees are now negotiating the terms of their exit

How Much Less Can You Spend?

Sunday, Mar. 29, 2009

Cutting daily expenses is a bear, especially for those of us in the work hard–eat well–party hearty–travel widely–live in the big city phase of life

Want to Save Money? Carry Around $100 Bills

Friday, Mar. 27, 2009

A new study explores our reticence to break big bills

Job Forecast for College Seniors: Grimmer Than Ever

Wednesday, Mar. 04, 2009

According to a new survey, companies expect a 22% drop in hiring for the class of 2009

Finding a Dream Job: A Little Chaos Theory Helps

Wednesday, Mar. 04, 2009

A new book uses chaos theory to help lead college grads to career happiness

What to Do If You Get Laid Off

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

Employment consultant Martha Finney, author of the new book Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss, offers some tips on how to handle the awful shock of a pink slip

How Consumers Shop Differently Today

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

Q&A with Shopping Guru Paco Underhill

Fix-It Nation: In Tough Times, Tailors and Cobblers Thrive

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

Consumers who are putting off new purchases are turning to businesses that repair old ones

Dentists: Smiling in the Face of Recession

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Job hunters want an attractive smile, while the anxious employed are loading up on dental work while they still can

In a Recession, the Consumer Is Queen

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

The recession may be killing the economy, but anyone with a wallet and a strategy feels like a royal

Resolving the Paradox of Thrift

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

America is in dire need of a return to saving, frugality and prudence. But not yet