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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2022 tax year. Smart taxpayers will start planning for them now.
August 19, 2022
Gas Prices Are Going Down, Finally
personal finance

Gas Prices Are Going Down, Finally

Most forms of energy should cost less this fall, with one big exception.
August 19, 2022
HBO Max Is Offering Huge Discounts
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HBO Max Is Offering Huge Discounts

Looking for a streaming service deal? Warner Bros. Discovery is cutting the price of HBO Max.
August 18, 2022
Latest Costco Perk: Pickup Lockers
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Latest Costco Perk: Pickup Lockers

Costco’s lockers will let you buy some products without having to roam the aisles.. But don’t expect to use it to buy a generator, mattress, whole goa…
August 18, 2022
Ready for a Financial Check-In? Now’s the Time to Get Back on Track
personal finance

Ready for a Financial Check-In? Now’s the Time to Get Back on Track

Here are five key things to check off your list to improve your financial health. Do it now to finish the year strong.
August 18, 2022

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7 Myths About Variable Annuities: Exposing Their Dark Side
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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
Inflation Reduction Act Boosts Obamacare Tax Credit
Tax Breaks

Inflation Reduction Act Boosts Obamacare Tax Credit

Enhancements to the premium tax credit are extended for three more years under the Inflation Reduction Act.
August 17, 2022
When Newspaper Editors Fail to Edit, Harm Can Result
personal finance

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
Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter
Healthy Living on a Budget

Hearing Aids to be Sold Over the Counter

The White House estimates people will save nearly $3,000 by not having to get them through a medical professional.
August 16, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act and Taxes: What You Should Know
Tax Breaks

The Inflation Reduction Act and Taxes: What You Should Know

President Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022—a climate, energy, healthcare, and tax bill that will increase IRS funding, and change …
August 16, 2022
EV Tax Credits Are Changing: What’s Ahead
Tax Breaks

EV Tax Credits Are Changing: What’s Ahead

President Biden has signed the Inflation Reduction Act—multi-billion-dollar climate, tax, healthcare, and energy legislation that makes key changes to…
August 16, 2022
Can I Buy Amazon’s Always Home Cam, the Flying Indoor Security Camera?
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Can I Buy Amazon’s Always Home Cam, the Flying Indoor Security Camera?

Want to know if everything’s okay at home while you’re away? The Always Home Cam is a drone that will fly from its dock and soar toward the bad guys (…
August 16, 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
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
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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
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
Did Equifax Botch Your Credit Score?
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Did Equifax Botch Your Credit Score?

Equifax is in the news–yet again–this time for sending lenders the wrong credit score. Here’s how to find out if you were affected and what to do next…
August 11, 2022
Has Inflation Peaked? Here's What the Experts Are Saying
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Has Inflation Peaked? Here's What the Experts Are Saying

Inflation decelerated by more than expected in July, but that doesn't mean our era of fast-rising prices – or Fed rate hikes – is over.
August 10, 2022
A Bit of Inflation Relief in July
Inflation

A Bit of Inflation Relief in July

Energy costs fall last month, but many other prices are still rising swiftly.
August 10, 2022
Job-Hunting Tips for an Uncertain Marketplace
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Job-Hunting Tips for an Uncertain Marketplace

On one hand, tons of new jobs are being added. On the other, job seekers are facing rescinded offers. There’s a lot to contend with. Here’s how to mak…
August 10, 2022
Amazon Layaway: A New Perk of Amazon Prime
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Amazon Layaway: A New Perk of Amazon Prime

Reserve now, pay over time is one of retail’s oldest holiday shopping gimmicks, dating back to the Great Depression. Now, Amazon is reviving it year-r…
August 10, 2022
Answers to Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Questions
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Answers to Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Questions

Social Security Disability Insurance is there to help those who can’t work, but getting the benefits you need can be confusing and difficult. Read on …
August 10, 2022
Earn More with a CD Ladder
Making Your Money Last

Earn More with a CD Ladder

With rates crawling up, one way to keep your earnings on track is to spread out your cash.
August 9, 2022
Will a Gas Tax Holiday or Suspension Lower Gas Prices Near You?
Tax Breaks

Will a Gas Tax Holiday or Suspension Lower Gas Prices Near You?

One way to bring down the price of gasoline is to establish a gas tax holiday. But will Uncle Sam, or your state government, suspend the gas taxes tha…
August 9, 2022
Amazon Adds Another Popular Smart Home Brand to Its Amazon Prime Mix
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Amazon Adds Another Popular Smart Home Brand to Its Amazon Prime Mix

Amazon.com spends $1.7 billion to vacuum up iRobot into its name-brand portfolio.
August 9, 2022