If you're thinking about buying a home, there are more costs to consider than just the list price.
Fidelity loads up, while others unload the oil firm in the wake of the Gulf spill.
Congress may consider automatic IRA contributions for employees without employer-sponsored retirement plans.
We highlight what some index-beating funds have in common.
Don't let common misconceptions lead your college-bound child astray.
This action plan can help recent graduates pay off student debt.
Several types of investment risk can threaten your portfolio--some are easier to avoid than others.
Morningstar mutual fund analyst Greg Brown discusses potential pitfalls, including overly conservative allocations, states' 529 tinkering, and a compressed drawdown window.
Pay off your debt and stash money away while maintaining your life after college.
Morningstar Discuss users share their strategies and a possible silver lining in market losses.
Watch out for these warning signs.
How much is enough for your emergency fund, and where should you keep the money?
Seven ways to tilt the odds in your favor.
What to do if your plan is riskier than you thought.
Knowing how your credit score is calculated and what you can do to improve it are the first steps to improve your creditworthiness.
Five steps to improve and contain a poor credit history.
Synchronize your retirement savings.
Six tips to help you manage the household finances as painlessly as possible.
Creating a joint budget is one of the first steps to a happy financial union.
Deciding whether to share accounts.
Get started in the right direction--and make sure you're heading the same way.
Our Insider pages show you which companies may be getting cozy.
An update on what new regulations mean for you.
Some hands-on strategies to minimize your tax hit.
Unlike death, taxes can be minimized.
A closer look at the Chevy Volt, Hyundai Blue Will, Toyota FT-CH, and Fisker Karma.
GM North America President Mark Reuss on the carmaker's electric strategy, plus a look inside the Volt, Cruze, and Cadillac XTS.
Ahead of Chicago's Auto Show, analyst David Whiston comments on electric car adoption and whether rivals can exploit Toyota's missteps.
These companies are still undervalued.
Morningstar's Christine Benz on emerging markets' run, determining your allocation overseas, and currency concerns.
Morningstar's Christine Benz offers strategies and picks to make the most of a less-than-thrilling bond outlook.
Peng Chen, president of Morningstar's Ibbotson Associates, says MPT in general worked in 2008, but highlights the limits of standard deviation alone as a measure of risk.
Morningstar's Christine Benz on maximizing the benefit of 401(k), IRA, and charitable contributions.
Morningstar's Christine Benz discusses when to take a loss for the tax benefit and outlines tax changes on tap for 2011.
Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz on when converting makes sense--and when it's better to stay put.
Peng Chen, president of Morningstar's Ibbotson Associates, says diversification is able to mitigate, but not eliminate, risk.
Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz says in some cases, saving may not be your best strategy.
Morningstar.com markets editor Jeremy Glaser assuages dollar doubts and says there are actually benefits to a weaker greenback.
How to decide what to do with your 401(k), plus how to handle a rollover.
Consider using these supporting players to supplement your core holdings.
Morningstar's Christine Benz offers guidelines for prioritizing investment savings with paying down mortgage, credit card, and student loan debt.
Make it through the holidays with your wallet intact.
How to become a homeowner without a headache.
Consider renting if any of these scenarios describes you.
A guide to designations and fee structures, plus eight questions to ask.
Follow these tips to avoid late payments, overpayments, and unnecessary stress.
Credit, debit, or charge--which should you choose?
How to earn more for your money.
Understand what goes into your score to find areas to improve.
You may feel like your financial plan has hit a wall, but you can begin minimizing the damage right away.