Personal finance

skynesher | E+ | Getty Images For millions of Americans, unexpected bills can be summed up in two words: medical debt. Surprise health-care costs have affected about 137.1 million adults in the past year, according to recent research. And many Americans are turning to credit cards to help manage those debt burdens, according to CompareCards.com.
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Space Needle and Mount Baker, Seattle. engelhardt.zenfolio.com | Moment Open | Getty Images The kids are all right in Washington state. At least that’s what Wealthfront, an investment management firm that provides robo-advisor services, found when it analyzed 201,486 of its clients across the country over the course of the year. Millennial investors — that
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Alistair Berg | DigitalVision | Getty Images It’s officially crunch time for older savers who must take mandated withdrawals from their retirement accounts. Individuals who turned 70½ this year — and those who are older — are responsible for taking required minimum distributions from their individual retirement accounts and from each of their 401(k) plans.
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visualspace | E+ | Getty Images You probably have a financial junk drawer — a hodgepodge of incomplete financial projects, goals and even a few secrets. Lots of people have one, says Amanda Priebe, a certified financial planner and wealth strategist at PNC Wealth Management. But unlike that kitchen drawer filled with old packets of
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