Fire-weary California homeowners face long road to recovery

Californians who lost a home to the state's wildfires could face a nightmarish recovery as they try to rebuild. It's always a challenge to recuperate after any disaster, but Californ...

Charles Schwab executive's advice for managers

In "Pass It On," AP beat reporters ask executives to share experiences and insights that will resonate with anyone managing a business. Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is Senior Vice Preside...

Charles Schwab executive talks financial literacy

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is an industry leader in financial literacy. A seasoned financial planner, she is senior vice president of Charles Schwab & Co., the company her father founded in 1971. Sch...

IRS increases contribution limits for retirement accounts

The IRS has increased the contribution limits for various retirement accounts for 2019. The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that the contribution limit for employees who parti...

Savers: Shop around, and you may finally make some money

Savers rejoice — you can finally earn a little more on the money you've been setting aside. To draw in customers, banks — particularly online institutions — have been getting more co...

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. ...

Financial aid season kicks off with 1st day for applications

Let the race for financial aid begin. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, became available Monday. It's widely considered the most important document in securing ...

Financial aid season kicks off with 1st day for applications

Let the race for financial aid begin. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, becomes available Monday. It's widely considered the most important document in securing...

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling...

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

As homeowners in the Carolinas recover from Florence, it's important they know how insurance may or may not help. Damage to a property from wind is covered under a standard homeowner...

Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit i...

Is a personal loan for you?

Personal loans have surged in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer confidence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them. Credit reporting agency Experian says t...

Despite strong economy, many Americans struggling to get by

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. ...

Improve your financial picture ahead of potential downturn

The economy is growing, the stock market is soaring and unemployment remains low. It's the perfect time to prepare for the worst. Any economist or financial planner will tell you tha...

The 411 on 529s

It's back-to-school time and let's face it — education can be expensive. The College Board reports that the average cost of in-state tuition, fees, room and board at a public four-ye...