Smart investing means looking for bargains and buying the type of stocks and stock funds that are cheaper than others. On that basis, you might assume that buying a foreign fund now would be just the bargain you should seek. But foreign funds are not at bargain-basement prices.
Families eligible to claim higher education tax deductions and credits can effectively use them to reduce overall college costs, yet about half of American households are missing out on the opportunity by not taking full advantage of tax breaks available to them.
A bill seeking to keep two state mental health facilities open longer won approval from a House panel Wednesday, although lawmakers acknowledged the change might not be enacted soon enough to prevent some employees from losing their jobs.
An Iowa-based organization that leads adventure trips for cancer survivors has revealed its next excursion — a journey to Tibet to hike around Mount Kailash, which many religions have deemed a sacred site.
The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease.