personal finance

5 Ways to Prevent Working Mom Burnout
careers

5 Ways to Prevent Working Mom Burnout

Practical advice on managing the demands that come from handling a career and a family at the same time … from one working mom to all the others out …
May 15, 2021
Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin This Week
Coronavirus and Your Money

Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin This Week

The IRS will start issuing automatic refunds in mid-May to people eligible for the unemployment benefit tax exemption.
May 14, 2021
18 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores
spending

18 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores

These discount retailers stock plenty of bargains, but some of the merchandise isn’t worth the buck.
May 14, 2021
Is Your Spouse a Financial Bully? Subtle Signs of Abuse to Watch for
personal finance

Is Your Spouse a Financial Bully? Subtle Signs of Abuse to Watch for

Does your spouse sabotage your career or demand you tell them about all your purchases? These are signs they are trying to control you through money. …
May 14, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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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.
May 13, 2021

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Tap the Money Tied Up in Your Home with Keith Gumbinger
Markets

Tap the Money Tied Up in Your Home with Keith Gumbinger

Housing prices have been on a tear, and that means home equity is up, too. Turning that value into cash in your wallet can be complicated, though. Equ…
May 12, 2021
Here’s What Couples Need to Know About Merging Finances
personal finance

Here’s What Couples Need to Know About Merging Finances

Couples trying to mesh their money styles have a lot to think about. To help decide how to handle things, try some tips from a financial adviser who h…
May 12, 2021
Is Your Financial Planner Acting in Your Best Interest?
Financial Advisers

Is Your Financial Planner Acting in Your Best Interest?

Not all financial professionals are held to the same standards. Some must meet a higher bar than others. What type of adviser are you working with?
May 12, 2021
HSA Contribution Limits and Other Requirements
health savings accounts

HSA Contribution Limits and Other Requirements

Annually adjusted contribution limits, health plan minimum deductibles, and limits on out-of-pocket medical expenses must be met if you're covering he…
May 10, 2021
HSA Contribution Limits for 2022 Are Out
health savings accounts

HSA Contribution Limits for 2022 Are Out

The IRS released the contribution limits, annual deductibles for health plans, and out-of-pocket expense limits for 2022 health savings accounts.
May 10, 2021
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Tax Breaks

8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to May 17, many people are just now filing their tax return. That means there are a lot of tax refunds …
May 10, 2021
Your Daughter Will Thank You for Teaching Her These 5 Financial Lessons
personal finance

Your Daughter Will Thank You for Teaching Her These 5 Financial Lessons

On her first Mother’s Day as an expectant mom, a financial adviser shares five fantastic reasons to teach our daughters about finances, along with spe…
May 9, 2021
6 Things to Consider If You Are a Strong, Independent (and Single) Woman
personal finance

6 Things to Consider If You Are a Strong, Independent (and Single) Woman

Lessons from my own 20s as a single woman for help getting ahead financially, staying ahead and living the life that you really want.
May 8, 2021
Annuities: How They Could Work for You
Financial Planning

Annuities: How They Could Work for You

No doubt, investing in annuities can be a tough call for the active investor. But there comes a time when relinquishing some control in exchange for r…
May 6, 2021
Bill and Melinda Gates End Their Marriage, But Their Inspiration Lives on
Divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates End Their Marriage, But Their Inspiration Lives on

Their shared commitment to giving inspired others — including me — to give big, too. I formed the non-profit Savvy Ladies to help women take financia…
May 5, 2021
Umbrella Insurance – Do I Need It?
insurance

Umbrella Insurance – Do I Need It?

You might think your home and auto insurance offer more than enough coverage, but if you’re wrong, one very bad day could wipe out your wealth. That’s…
May 5, 2021
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by May 17 than just filing your federal in…
May 4, 2021
How NFL Draftees Can Avoid Going Broke
personal finance

How NFL Draftees Can Avoid Going Broke

It’s an all-too-common fate for many — but it’s avoidable with a little planning, according to a financial planner specializing in helping professiona…
May 3, 2021
4 Potential Problems with Equity Compensation, and How to Solve Them
personal finance

4 Potential Problems with Equity Compensation, and How to Solve Them

Anyone who receives stock options, restricted stock units or other forms of equity compensation needs to understand how they work and how they are tax…
May 3, 2021
The Consequences of Gray Divorce
Divorce

The Consequences of Gray Divorce

Divorce has financial consequences for everyone, no matter what your age. But for those 50 and up, there are some special circumstances that make divo…
May 2, 2021
10 Ways to Fail Miserably at Office Politics
careers

10 Ways to Fail Miserably at Office Politics

Successfully navigating the workplace takes social skills as well as job smarts. To get ahead, make sure you avoid these 10 office politics blunders.
May 2, 2021
Estate-Planning Your Stuff with T. Eric Reich
Empty Nesters

Estate-Planning Your Stuff with T. Eric Reich

What to do with the house, the vacation house and the china? We talk with a financial adviser who's got some wise counsel. Also, who makes up the so-c…
May 2, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Making Your Money Last

When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. It looks like Pr…
April 30, 2021
Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Plan Has Health Insurance Benefits, Too

The plan’s health care provisions could deliver big savings for early retirees and laid-off workers.
April 29, 2021
Getting a Used Car Deal in a Tight Market
Buying & Leasing a Car

Getting a Used Car Deal in a Tight Market

Cars are scarce and prices have gone up. Use these strategies to find the best values.
April 29, 2021