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15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
home

15 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are 15 home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
August 2, 2021
School’s Out for Summer … But Tuition Is Back in the Fall
Paying for College

School’s Out for Summer … But Tuition Is Back in the Fall

Giving the gift of education never goes out of style. Here are some different options for helping out the young person in your life.
July 31, 2021
How Patients with Lasting Symptoms of COVID Can Apply for Disability
Financial Planning

How Patients with Lasting Symptoms of COVID Can Apply for Disability

Those who can no longer work because of COVID-19 may qualify for these benefits but the approval process can be a difficult road.
July 30, 2021
Long-Term Rates Will Edge Higher
Economic Forecasts

Long-Term Rates Will Edge Higher

Yields on bank savings accounts will stay low. Home mortgage rates will remain affordable.
July 30, 2021
Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care
Healthy Living on a Budget

Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care

Adults who increase their physical activity pay hundreds less per year for health care, a new study shows.
July 29, 2021

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When It’s Time to Drop Your Parents’ Health Insurance.
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

When It’s Time to Drop Your Parents’ Health Insurance.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for twenty-somethings has plummeted.
July 29, 2021
Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans
Paying for College

Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans

The pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end September 30. If you can’t afford payments, you have options.
July 29, 2021
OK Boomer vs. Avocado Toast: How to Talk Money Across Generations
personal finance

OK Boomer vs. Avocado Toast: How to Talk Money Across Generations

It’s time to quit the judgmental money blame game. Let’s open up some healthy lines of communication instead. It’s something that can benefit us all, …
July 29, 2021
IRS Is Sending More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks This Week
Coronavirus and Your Money

IRS Is Sending More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks This Week

The IRS is sending out an additional 1.5 million tax refunds to pay back Americans who qualify for the $10,200 unemployment compensation tax exemption…
July 28, 2021
Workers Want to Stay Home
Employee Benefits

Workers Want to Stay Home

Saving money is one reason employees prefer remote work.
July 28, 2021
How to Boost Your Financial Savvy
Women & Money

How to Boost Your Financial Savvy

Women need to know how financial knowledge can help them take care of their families and themselves.
July 28, 2021
Tying the Knot Post-Pandemic
Business Costs & Regulation

Tying the Knot Post-Pandemic

This wedding planner is gearing up for a full fall season amid continuing concerns about safety.
July 28, 2021
5 Unwritten Rules to Know to Succeed at Your First Job
careers

5 Unwritten Rules to Know to Succeed at Your First Job

Landing that first job after college graduation isn’t easy, and keeping it could be a challenge as well. The author of “The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to…
July 28, 2021
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
state tax

10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

When both state and local taxes are considered, you'll pay more sales tax when shopping in these states.
July 27, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
state tax

Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
July 27, 2021
Do You Need a Financial Planner? 5 Points for and Against Hiring One
Financial Advisers

Do You Need a Financial Planner? 5 Points for and Against Hiring One

Some folks just don’t need a financial professional, or may not be in a place to get the most value possible from the relationship. However, others ca…
July 27, 2021
Finally Visiting Aging Parents after the Pandemic? What to Do If They’ve Declined
personal finance

Finally Visiting Aging Parents after the Pandemic? What to Do If They’ve Declined

After being apart for so long, it isn’t uncommon to see some signs of a mental or physical decline. Take advantage of your happy reunion to help get y…
July 26, 2021
Fintech: The Bank Disrupters
Financial Planning

Fintech: The Bank Disrupters

Fintechs offer mostly free accounts with tantalizing yields and slick features, but don’t expect much hand-holding.
July 25, 2021
New Perks From Our Best Rewards Cards
Smart Buying

New Perks From Our Best Rewards Cards

No annual fee, new tiered rewards and more cash back are some of the offerings.
July 24, 2021
7 Money Lies We Tell Ourselves
personal finance

7 Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

Everyone does it, one way or another. See if any of these lies sound familiar to you. And find out what kind of damage believing them can do to your f…
July 24, 2021
Know Your Rights in Debt Collection
Financial Planning

Know Your Rights in Debt Collection

A wave of post-pandemic debt collection is coming. Here's how to dispute a debt and protect your assets.
July 23, 2021
Biden’s Tax Plan Could Make ‘Marriage Penalty’ Worse
Getting Married

Biden’s Tax Plan Could Make ‘Marriage Penalty’ Worse

“Are we better off single?” That’s what some high-earning couples may be asking themselves if Congress acts on President Biden’s tax proposal. Here’s …
July 22, 2021
25 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco
Smart Buying

25 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Many of warehouse club Costco's store-branded Kirkland Signature items get high marks for quality and value. Check out our picks.
July 21, 2021
Other Uses for Life Insurance You May Not Know About
life insurance

Other Uses for Life Insurance You May Not Know About

There may be potential benefits to life insurance beyond its traditional uses, especially when it comes to taxes, estate planning and long-term care. …
July 21, 2021
How NOT to Deal With Conflict at Work and Otherwise
careers

How NOT to Deal With Conflict at Work and Otherwise

Hint: Blowing your top at the office or at home is usually not a good idea!
July 20, 2021