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Holiday Tipping Guide: Who to Tip (And How Much?)
Holiday tipping for the people who’ve helped you throughout the year is important – but somewhat fraught. We’ve got guidance.
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5 Steps to a Stronger Financial Plan
It’s impossible to be right all the time, but a strong plan and constantly assessing where you are can help you pivot when bad things inevitably happen.
Can You Protect Your Retirement From Natural Disasters?
Hurricanes, wildfires and floods have wreaked havoc in the U.S. this year. Having a disaster plan in place could help protect you financially in the moment and the aftermath.
By Ken Moraif, CFP® • Published
To Auto-Increase or Not to Auto-Increase Your 401(k) Contribution Rate
Automatically increasing your 401(k) contribution rate can be a great way to boost your savings. But could your next dollar work better for you elsewhere?
By Alan Vorchheimer, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) • Published
Aldi, Lidl Cut Inflation-Rocked Prices Ahead of Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping
The German no-frills chains are aiming to allay concerns about skyrocketing grocery prices.
By Bob Niedt • Published
Jobs Market: Gradual Slowing, But Downtrend in Growth is Clear
Economic Forecasts Layoff announcements don’t mean the job market is tanking, but employers are getting more cautious about hiring.
By David Payne • Last updated
Amazon Gives Prime Members Lots More Music
Amazon both sweetens the deal for Prime members as well as music listeners willing to pay for its service a la carte.
By Bob Niedt • Last updated
Spirit of America: Democracy's Civilian Force
CEO and Founder of non-profit organization Spirit of America Jim Hake talks about promoting American values around the globe.
By Emma Patch • Published
Interest Rates Likely to Continue Climbing
Economic Forecasts Fed Chair Jerome Powell hinted that future interest-rate hikes might be smaller, but rates may ultimately reach a point higher than Wall Street wanted to hear.
By David Payne • Published
I-Bond Rate Is 6.89% for Next Six Months
Investing for Income If you missed out on the opportunity to buy I-bonds at their recent high, don’t despair. The new rate is still good, and even has a little sweetener built in.
By David Muhlbaum • Last updated
Home Depot Black Friday Deals On Sale Right Now
The big box chain joins a growing list of retailers releasing Black Friday sales weeks ahead of Thanksgiving.
By Bob Niedt • Published