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This Is Your Least Favorite Person to Shop for…

Holiday shopping — with its cheerful music, smiling sales staff and festive store decor — is supposed to be an utter delight. But that may all depend on who you’re shopping for. A survey released this month by global retail real-estate...

The Real Reason the Holidays Are So Pricey (It’s Not the Gifts)

Every year, thousands of Americans blow their budgets come December — and while they may be tempted to blame that on the dough they fork over for gifts (ahem, office Secret Santa), that explanation is only a small part of the reality. Americans...

The Greatest, Most Underused Credit Card Perk

Price matching is not a new credit card perk, but it’s one that consumers often overlook — potentially forgoing $1,000 or more in holiday savings. Some call it price matching, some call it a price guarantee, but no matter the name, many credit...

The World’s Richest Women — By Region

Who is the richest of them all? Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has calculated the wealthiest women by region. And No. 1 is American. The oldest on the list is 92 and the youngest is just 33, according to Wealth-X. But these women are still...

Are You a Psychopath? Your Boss Wants to Know

Companies are trying to get better at spotting rogue or unstable employees who could put money, data or co-workers at risk. Of course, most employers would prefer not to hire such people in the first place, but after a rash of cybersecurity...

Here’s What the Medical Bills for Ebola Look Like

The average American is more likely to get hit by lightning than Ebola — but those who do contract the virus here face a fight for survival, public scrutiny, and yes, big medical bills. The numbers are staggering: the hospital bill for an Ebola...

Job Seekers: Beware of Sex, Drugs and Typos

For boomers and retirees who are looking for work, the labor-market data are looking good, but as any job seeker knows, landing a job comes down to the details — your industry, your location and, increasingly, your online profile and presence. If...

Sneaky Ways Banks May Be Robbing You

When you cheat on your bank by withdrawing cash from a competitor’s ATM, a warning message on the screen makes it clear customers will likely face various fees. But analysts say banks are still far less forthcoming when it comes to fees tied to...

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