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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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Walmart Ups Augmented Reality as Part of Digital Push
The ability to “see” what a TV looks like in your home is part of an enhanced digital shopping experience designed to compete with Amazon.com
As Used-Car Prices Fall, Financing Costs Rise
Prices of used cars are off their painful peak and should continue to ease, but rising interest rates are killing any gains in affordability for those who can’t bring cash to the table.
By David Payne • Last updated
How to Use the Legal Cloak of Invisibility to Protect Your Assets
In an increasingly public world where very little info is private, you can protect yourself by employing an anonymous trust or anonymous LLC.
By John M. Goralka • Last updated
What Happens to Debt in Divorce?
If you can’t pay it off before all is said and done, there are key steps you can take to ensure that everything gets handled fairly.
By Sara Stanich, CFP®, CDFA®, CEPA • Published
Series I Bonds -- Your Questions Answered
savings bonds Inflation has made Series I savings bonds enormously popular with risk-averse investors. How do they work?
By Lisa Gerstner • Last updated
Best Buy Releases Black Friday Deals Early (Like, Now).
Another retailer says sooner is better than later when it comes to holiday sales.
By Bob Niedt • Last updated
Amazon Sees Slowing Sales for the Holiday Season. Here’s What That Means for Shoppers
The giant online retailer forecasts holiday season sales increasing at the lowest rate since 2001. Will that mean more bargains or out-of-stocks?
By Bob Niedt • Published
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Deadline is Oct. 31. What To Know Now
Student loans Public servants can qualify for student loan forgiveness. A waiver making it easy to apply expires Oct. 31. But you may get a second chance.
By Elaine Silvestrini • Published
529 Plan Contribution Deadlines Coming Soon in Many States
Year-end state deadlines for making 529 college savings plan contributions that can maximize state tax breaks, are coming soon.
By Kelley R. Taylor • Last updated
4 Potential ‘Silver Linings’ for Seniors in 2023
Struggling seniors have had a lot to worry about in 2022. There’s some good news for 2023, though, that may make life a little easier, such as a Social Security raise.
By David Jaeger, CFP® • Last updated