The proposition of selling a home is getting better with each passing day according to a recently released report from the National Association of Realtors. If you need to sell your home, a few smart strategies can help you increase your profits.

The recession has altered the way individuals and families think about money and financial security. As Americans begin the slow process of economic recovery, former lifestyle expectations, spending habits and financial plans need a closer look.

Are you a small-business owner thinking about offering a retirement plan to your employees? The Internal Revenue Service has free resources on starting and maintaining a retirement plan to help you make informed decisions for yourself and your employees.

There are new regulations going into effect this summer that could change the way your bank charges overdraft fees for debit card purchases. Are you ready? Officials hope the changes will help consumers avoid unexpected fees, but even after the new government rules go into effect on July 1, many banks will continue to charge a fee if you opt in to their overdraft service. It’s important to know how these changes might affect you and your money.

With today’s falling home prices, one family’s well-worn dwelling can quickly become another’s dream “starter” home. Interest rates are at historic lows, meaning buyers can get more house than they could a year ago for the same monthly mortgage payment, according to the National Association of Home Builders. But affording a new home is one thing; affording to remodel it is another. Here are some cost-efficient upgrades that are easy enough to accomplish in a single weekend.

Taking on the role of caregiver for an aging, disabled or seriously ill loved one can be emotionally challenging - and financially baffling. You want to ensure your loved one receives the best medical care available, yet hold down expenses at the same time. And if the person you care for has Medicare, you'll want to make sure you know how to best use it to help with medical expenses.

This year, you have a few more days to file your tax return. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is a legal holiday in Washington, D.C., you have until April 17 to file your return (without requesting an extension). Despite the filing deadline being extended two extra days, millions of taxpayers are beginning to feel the pressure to finish their taxes.