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Stock Market Today (8/17/22): Stocks Drop After Target Earnings, Fed Minutes
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (8/17/22): Stocks Drop After Target Earnings, Fed Minutes

The major indexes fell after Target (TGT) reported plunging profits in Q2, and failed to recover after the release of the Fed's July meeting minutes.
August 17, 2022
7 Myths About Variable Annuities: Exposing Their Dark Side
annuities

7 Myths About Variable Annuities: Exposing Their Dark Side

On the surface, variable annuities sound almost too good to be true. But once you learn the facts about the safety of your principal, the fees and ho…
August 17, 2022
The Strong Dollar’s Winners and Losers
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

The Strong Dollar’s Winners and Losers

The greenback’s rise may hurt companies with a global footprint, but benefit those that depend on imports.
August 17, 2022
What Retail Earnings Say About the Consumer
stocks

What Retail Earnings Say About the Consumer

The latest batch of retail earnings point to a resilient consumer in these high-inflation times, analysts say.
August 17, 2022
Earn $500,000 in 2021? You May Still Have Time to Reduce 2021 Taxes
tax planning

Earn $500,000 in 2021? You May Still Have Time to Reduce 2021 Taxes

Some high-earning entrepreneurs and business owners have until Sept. 15 or even Oct. 15 to ramp up their retirement savings and possibly save big on t…
August 17, 2022

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When Newspaper Editors Fail to Edit, Harm Can Result
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When Newspaper Editors Fail to Edit, Harm Can Result

Don’t believe everything you read, because there’s a lot of bad advice out there. Writers make mistakes. Editors don’t catch them all. And sometimes w…
August 17, 2022
Stock Market Today (8/16/22): Dow Reclaims 34K as Walmart, Home Depot Stocks Soar
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (8/16/22): Dow Reclaims 34K as Walmart, Home Depot Stocks Soar

Both retailers reported higher-than-expected earnings and revenue in Q2 and reiterated their full-year forecasts.
August 16, 2022
The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 45 Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked
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The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 45 Warren Buffett Stocks Ranked

The Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is a diverse set of blue chips, and increasingly, lesser-known growth bets. Here's a look at every stock picked by Wa…
August 16, 2022
10 Low-Volatility ETFs for a Roller-Coaster Market
ETFs

10 Low-Volatility ETFs for a Roller-Coaster Market

It's been a volatile year for the stock market, and that has investors sniffing out low-volatility ETFs. Just understand their strengths and their lim…
August 16, 2022
A Few Important Roth IRA Basics for Investors
IRAs

A Few Important Roth IRA Basics for Investors

Roth IRAs have a lot going for them … if you use them right. Here’s a roundup of the withdrawal rules, penalties and taxation of Roth IRAs.
August 16, 2022
Buffett Buys More Apple, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum, in Q2
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Buffett Buys More Apple, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum, in Q2

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway topped off existing stakes in some favorite stocks, cut exposure to General Motors and Kroger, and exited its rump…
August 15, 2022
Stock Market Today (8/15/22): Stocks Brush Off China Growth Concerns
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (8/15/22): Stocks Brush Off China Growth Concerns

A number of economic reports released overnight pointed to a slowdown in China's economy in July.
August 15, 2022
What Will Happen With Health Costs in 2023
Business Costs & Regulation

What Will Happen With Health Costs in 2023

Higher drug costs will accelerate health insurance premium increases.
August 15, 2022
Walmart Headlines Busy Week of Retail Earnings
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Walmart Headlines Busy Week of Retail Earnings

Our preview of the upcoming week's earnings reports includes Walmart (WMT), Lowe's Companies (LOW) and BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings (BJ).
August 15, 2022
5 Things to Teach Your Kids about Money and Happiness
personal finance

5 Things to Teach Your Kids about Money and Happiness

To be happy and independent, kids need to know a thing or two about money. Here are five suggestions for helpful money lessons that parents should sha…
August 15, 2022
Grandparents: Now is the Time to Contribute to Your Grandkid's 529 Plans
529 Plans

Grandparents: Now is the Time to Contribute to Your Grandkid's 529 Plans

With new changes to the FAFSA process, you can “superfund” their college savings – without affecting their financial aid status.
August 15, 2022
5 Things to Consider When Weighing a Job Change
careers

5 Things to Consider When Weighing a Job Change

Financially speaking, the decision to stay or go is about more than just salary. Take a holistic look at your offer before deciding to take the leap t…
August 14, 2022
Biden's Inflation Reduction Act: Investing Winners and Losers
stocks

Biden's Inflation Reduction Act: Investing Winners and Losers

These seven stocks could benefit the most (and least) from the Inflation Reduction Act, which has been signed into law.
August 14, 2022
2 Risks People Face If They Retire in Tough Economic Times
retirement

2 Risks People Face If They Retire in Tough Economic Times

You’ve reached your retirement age, but our economy is on the rocks. What should you do?
August 13, 2022
Stock Market Today (8/12/22): S&P, Nasdaq Rack Up Longest Weekly Win Streak of 2022
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (8/12/22): S&P, Nasdaq Rack Up Longest Weekly Win Streak of 2022

Preliminary data from the University of Michigan indicated consumer sentiment is improving in August.
August 12, 2022
Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar
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Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar

Check out our earnings calendar for the upcoming week, as well as our previews of the more noteworthy reports.
August 12, 2022
Are You Rich? The Answer May Surprise You
personal finance

Are You Rich? The Answer May Surprise You

Whether you are considered rich depends on how you measure it – and the bar for that is changing. Have a look at the numbers that define who's wealthy…
August 12, 2022
How to Steer Your Retirement Portfolio Through the Storm
retirement planning

How to Steer Your Retirement Portfolio Through the Storm

Right now, it feels like there’s an economic challenge around every corner. But the good news is you can still protect your nest egg.
August 12, 2022
Stock Market Today (8/11/22): Disney Earnings Keep Dow Above Water
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (8/11/22): Disney Earnings Keep Dow Above Water

Thursday delivered another upbeat reading on inflation, which helped boost investor sentiment early on.
August 11, 2022
The 21 Top S&P 500 Stocks Since the Bear-Market Bottom
stocks

The 21 Top S&P 500 Stocks Since the Bear-Market Bottom

Growth stocks have been some of the best performers since the June low.
August 11, 2022
Beware the Caller From “The Government”: It’s a Scam
Scams

Beware the Caller From “The Government”: It’s a Scam

Scammers' persistence is matched only by their insolence: They even try to impersonate the very agencies trying to stop their grift.
August 11, 2022