I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially ...

Is it love? Maybe not, as romance scams proliferate

The FTC says romance-related scams have surged and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported last year. The number of romance scams jumped from 8,500 in 2015 to mo...

It's not too late to set money resolutions for 2019

New Year's Day has come and gone and perhaps your resolve to stick to your resolutions has disappeared by now as well. If so, don't despair — it's not too late to set and achieve some money goals. ...

Q&A: How new law, gov't shutdown can impact tax season

Tax season is almost here and this one could be tricky. It's the first year that taxpayers will be filing under the massive tax law overhaul pushed through by the Trump administratio...

How you (and your finances) can survive the federal shutdown

There's no end in sight to the partial federal shutdown and, more distressing to federal workers, no paycheck in sight either. The shutdown has furloughed 380,000 federal workers and...

What 2019 may hold for your finances

It's tough to know what each new year may hold. But when it comes to economic issues, there are usually enough indicators to provide a solid glimpse into what's ahead. So we asked experts to weigh in ...

How the Fed's move impacts you

The Fed has raised its key interest rates once again, but what does that mean for you? It depends on whether you are saving money or borrowing it. Savers are gettin...

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...