usatoday.comFollow this plan if you want to retire on your scheduleWhat does early retirement mean to you? Is it leaving the workforce at 60? 50? In your 40s? No matter what period of life sounds ideal, you can retire when you want to, even if that means doing so well ahead of your peers. Just follow this path.
usatoday.comHealth care costs: 10 credit options to help manage the expenses involvedWith the rising cost of healthcare and medical procedures, most Americans are painfully aware of how quickly medical bills can mount and the impact of unpaid medical debt on credit can be potentially devastating. Here are some of the financing options available to help shoulder the burden.
usatoday.comAmerican Express to end its Plenti frequent-shopper programAmerican Express is ending its frequent-shopper program Plenti, despite years of marketing and high-profile partners like RiteAid, ExxonMobil and Macy's. The Plenti program will end on July 10, the company announced in a tweet Monday. All Plenti points will expire on that date.
usatoday.comPrescription drug costs: Insurers look to pass price breaks straight to the consumerSome major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates they get from drugmakers along to some customers starting next year.
usatoday.comSubprime mortgages are making a comeback — with a new name and soaring demandThe subprime mortgage industry vanished after the Great Recession but is now being reinvented as the nonprime market. Carrington Mortgage is now offering mortgages to borrowers with "less-than-perfect credit." Demand from both borrowers and investors is exceeding expectations.