personal finance

Senate Alters Unemployment Benefits Before Passing Stimulus Package
Coronavirus and Your Money

Senate Alters Unemployment Benefits Before Passing Stimulus Package

Enhanced unemployment compensation remains the same, but payments will last longer and a new tax break is added.
March 6, 2021
With Money, What You Do Matters More Than What You Know
Investor Psychology

With Money, What You Do Matters More Than What You Know

Even the smartest, most well-informed retirement savers can lose a boatload of money if they don’t have their heads on straight. An interview with the…
March 6, 2021
Vote to Reinsert $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill Fails
Politics

Vote to Reinsert $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill Fails

Led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the effort to get the $15 minimum wage provisions back into President Biden's COVID-Relief package falls short in the Sena…
March 5, 2021
How to Keep Tabs on Your Credit Report
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Keep Tabs on Your Credit Report

Free weekly access is ending, but several services let you view your credit files more than once a year.
March 5, 2021
Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath
Becoming a Homeowner

Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath

Not all damage is covered by standard homeowners policies. Make sure you’re prepared before it’s too late.
March 4, 2021

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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 tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
March 3, 2021
4 ‘Hidden’ Assets You’ll Need to Account for in Divorce
Divorce

4 ‘Hidden’ Assets You’ll Need to Account for in Divorce

Untangling family finances during divorce can take some digging. Your spouse may have assets that aren’t top of mind (restricted stock or Bitcoin, any…
March 3, 2021
Divorce Happens: Planning Steps You Need to Know
Divorce

Divorce Happens: Planning Steps You Need to Know

If your marriage is strained, it’s not a bad idea to explore some of the basic steps you’d need to take to make a smooth exit. Planning ahead of time …
March 3, 2021
Having the Money Talk with Your Parents, with Cameron Huddleston
Financial Planning for Alzheimer's

Having the Money Talk with Your Parents, with Cameron Huddleston

Managing your parents' finances can be a difficult situation. Doing so if you haven't laid down a plan for how to do it is worse.
March 2, 2021
4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Career Success
careers

4 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Career Success

To be a success, it’s helpful to know what NOT to do on the job. An interview with the best-selling author of “The Art of Being Indispensable at Work”…
March 1, 2021
House-Approved Stimulus Bill Extends Unemployment Programs
Coronavirus and Your Money

House-Approved Stimulus Bill Extends Unemployment Programs

Also included are $1,400 stimulus checks, paid sick and family leave, and a $15 minimum wage.
February 27, 2021
8 Insurance Products You May Not Need
Financial Planning

8 Insurance Products You May Not Need

You may be paying for insurance, such as long-term disability or product warranties, that is potentially unnecessary.
February 26, 2021
$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill
Politics

$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill

The Senate Parliamentarian says minimum wage provisions aren't allowed in the budget reconciliation bill containing COVID-relief measures.
February 26, 2021
10 Things You'll Spend More on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend More on in Retirement

From reading materials to debt, the demands on your savings during your golden years might surprise you.
February 25, 2021
10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
February 25, 2021
Flying This Summer? What to Expect
Travel

Flying This Summer? What to Expect

Depending on your destination, you may need to show a negative COVID test or even prove you’ve been vaccinated.
February 23, 2021
Minimum Wage Update: Republican Senators Offer $10 Minimum Wage Plan
Politics

Minimum Wage Update: Republican Senators Offer $10 Minimum Wage Plan

Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton propose an alternative to the $15 minimum wage plan pushed by Democrats.
February 23, 2021
Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?
Financial Planning

Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?

If your current account has a reliable history of strong yields, it might be worth sticking around.
February 23, 2021
Want More Tax-Free Retirement Income? One Man’s Whole Life Decision
life insurance

Want More Tax-Free Retirement Income? One Man’s Whole Life Decision

Whole life insurance might not be something that’s on your retirement planning radar, but for this client, here’s how it served his need to control ta…
February 23, 2021
Yours, Mine … and Maybe Ours? Advice for Couples on How to Handle Money
personal finance

Yours, Mine … and Maybe Ours? Advice for Couples on How to Handle Money

Picking the right money-handling strategy for your family – separate finances, a joint account or something in between? – can make a big difference on…
February 23, 2021
New Challenges for a Church
Empty Nesters

New Challenges for a Church

With Sunday services online, this minister’s congregation is finding ways to stay connected.
February 22, 2021
Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?
Paying for College

Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?

Before you tell your lender you want to resume payments, consider whether there are better uses for your money.
February 22, 2021
Biden Steers PPP Loans to Smallest Businesses
Coronavirus and Your Money

Biden Steers PPP Loans to Smallest Businesses

For two weeks, mom-and-pop businesses will move to the front of the line for Paycheck Protection Program loans.
February 22, 2021
The Priceless and Expensive Journey of Infertility Treatments
personal finance

The Priceless and Expensive Journey of Infertility Treatments

A financial planner who has lived through this journey herself lays out an overview of what couples who are struggling to have a baby can expect, in P…
February 22, 2021
How to Divorce a Millionaire (Tip: Watch Out for Executive Compensation)
Divorce

How to Divorce a Millionaire (Tip: Watch Out for Executive Compensation)

The more money involved in a divorce, the more you need to know about things like stock options and restricted stock awards.
February 22, 2021