Annual home price growth saw ‘the greatest single-month slowdown’ since at least the early 1970s. Does this mean homebuyers are finally getting a break?

Are home buyers getting some much-needed relief in the form of lower home prices? Getty Images…

Why Advisors Say It’s Best to Let Social Security Max Out, Even in a Down Market

A senior may claim Social Security spousal benefits based on a younger spouse’s earnings history, but…

Gasoline At (or Under) $2.99 a Gallon: Here’s Where

Gasoline prices continue to fall in a handful of states to $2.99 a gallon, marking the…

Real Estate Titan Zillow Sees Tough Times Ahead in Housing

After the residential real estate market boomed in the first 18 months of the covid pandemic, it has…

Long-term unemployment tumbles to its pre-pandemic level

Long-term unemployment tumbled below its pre-pandemic level in July, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday,…

Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines a recession as “a significant decline in…

I hired a financial planner, but they’ve already lost $70K. What should I do?

Is a big loss a reason to ditch your financial planner? Getty Images/iStockphoto By ALISA WOLFSON…

Got Hidden Income? The IRS May Get More Money to Find You

If Congress passes the Inflation Reduction Act, Americans should expect more IRS audits—especially on filers making…

Warren Buffett says this is the ‘biggest mistake’ people make with their money (and psst: it has to do with savings)

Warren Buffett johannes eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Warren Buffett, the infamous 91 year-old Oracle of Omaha, is…

Does the Inflation Reduction Act violate Biden’s $400,000 tax pledge?

Jim Watson | Afp | Getty Images Senate Democrats’ package of climate change, health-care, drug pricing…

Gasoline Prices Could Fall to $2.99 Next Week

Crude oil prices declined on August 4 to their lowest prices since before Ukraine was invaded…

Here are both sides of the argument on why a recession is debatable

If you’re unsure if the U.S. economy is in a recession, you’re not alone. Gross domestic…

I started the year with $3.85M but ‘have watched my accounts drop 20%.’ When I asked about it, I got ‘unsatisfactory’ answers from my financial adviser. That said, he ‘by and large has done well for me.’ What’s my move?

Do you have the right communication going on with your financial adviser. Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I…

When can you retire? This beginner’s guide can help you find the answer.

“I want to know if I can retire,” Marie said, dropping her investment file on my…

Embryos can count as dependents on 2022 state tax returns in Georgia

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate outside the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, June 13, 2022.…

How to save on back-to-school supplies amid inflation

For parents already stretching budgets to pay for groceries and gasoline, stocking up on school supplies…

Here’s exactly how much Americans have in savings at every age — and (yikes) here’s what they should have

How much savings you need Getty Images/iStockphoto No matter your age, savings is a necessity. But…

We have $1.1 million to spend on a new house for retirement, but we also want to travel – is buying a home even worth it right now?

Dear MarketWatch,  My wife and I are 64 and 65 years old, respectively. I plan on…

Typical job switcher got a pay raise of nearly 10%, study finds

Morsa Images | DigitalVision | Getty Images Many workers who changed jobs recently saw raises from…

I’m the chief economist of a mortgage firm that has funded more than $100 billion in loans. These are 3 things to know about the housing market now.

Cameron Findlay As home prices and mortgage rates march upwards, and housing inventory remains seriously constrained,…

5 things Warren Buffett does to save money — that you should too

Warren Buffett is known to be frugal. Getty Images Warren Buffet is worth about $100 billion,…

‘I have watched my accounts drop by 22%.’ My financial adviser has usually ‘done well’ but now it feels like he’s not making enough adjustments in this tough market given that I’m losing ‘large chunks’ of money. What’s my move?

How to know if your financial adviser is doing a good job. Getty Images/iStockphoto  Question: I…

My boyfriend, 68, has almost no ‘mad money’ for fun activities and trips. He lives with his father, 95, and expects to inherit his house. Is it unreasonable to expect him to get a part-time job?

I am a 65-year-old retired woman with modest Social Security and annuity payments. I also own…

IRS Changes Guidelines for Inherited IRAs, Causing Confusion and Pushback

Figuring out the most efficient way to navigate the tax impact of inheriting individual retirement accounts has become more complicated since…

‘Continuing home price deceleration.’ Here’s what 5 economists and real estate pros predict will happen to the housing market this year

What will happen in the housing market this year? Getty Images When will home price growth…

‘It has me questioning if we are in the right relationship.’ Our financial adviser is a ‘top performer’ but she costs well over $20K a year — even when we lose money. Should we get a new one?

How to know if your financial adviser is worth the money. Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: After our…

Giant Pension Bought Apple Stock. It Sold Tesla, Microsoft and AT&T.

Text size An Apple store. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Oregon’s public pension recently made big changes in…

Want Steady Monthly Income? These Funds Offer It, With Some Risk.

Text size The sharp selloff in the credit markets during the year’s first half has created…

I want to refinance my mortgage, but I’m about to turn 70. Is it wise to refinance at my time of life?

I hope you can help me figure this out. I am 69 years old and will…