401(k) Plans: 10 Things You Should Know
When it comes to 401(k) plans, it's your money. But your boss and the government make the rules.
Five Investment Strategies to Focus on in 2023
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Lawmakers Propose Tax Hikes to Combat Climate Change
Long-Term Care Planning vs. Taxes: Finding a Healthy Balance
I Wish I May, I Wish I Might: Estate Planning’s Gentle Nudge
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The 12 Best Stocks to Buy Now
The lesson of the past two years: Be ready for anything. Our 12 best stocks to buy in 2023 reflect opportunities in what's expected to be another uncertain economic backdrop.
State "Stimulus Checks" in 2023 – Which States Are Still Sending Payments
Residents in a handful of states could still receive a tax rebate check or other payment in 2023.
Should You Leave Your Heat On All Day or Turn It Off? Which is Cheaper?
Which option will help you save on your energy bills?
When Is the Next Fed Meeting?
Investors, savers and consumers can expect another interest rate hike at the next Fed meeting.
The 25 Cheapest Places to Live: U.S. Cities Edition
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Financial Freedom in Retirement Is All About Cash Flow
You may think accumulation is the most important part of the game, but income is like water: You can’t live without it.
Fed Hikes Interest Rates Yet Again: What the Experts Are Saying
Federal Reserve The Fed tweaked its hawkish policy on interest rates even as the fight against inflation took precedence over turmoil in the banking sector.
Stock Market Today: Stocks Sink After Latest Fed Rate Hike
The major indexes sold off sharply Wednesday even amid signs the Fed's rate-hike campaign could be nearing an end.
By Karee Venema • Published
European Dividend Aristocrats: The Best European Dividend Stocks
dividend stocks Similar to their American counterparts, the European Dividend Aristocrats offer investors dividend hikes and blue-chip stability.
By Kyle Woodley • Last updated
When Is the Next Fed Meeting?
Markets aren't sure whether the next Fed meeting will bring another rate hike or a pause.
By Dan Burrows • Last updated
Medical Tourism Can Get You Healthcare Bargains Abroad
Millions of Americans partake in medical tourism each year. If you can’t afford a medical procedure in the U.S., consider investigating options overseas.
A Sustainable Farm Plants the Seeds of a New Life
Women adapt to a world outside of prison at this sustainable farm. An interview with Kristen Powers, executive director of Benevolence Farm in Graham, N.C.
By Emma Patch • Published
3% Mortgage Rates: Gift of a Lifetime or Low-Rate House Arrest?
A homeowner planning to relocate or downsize might find the higher costs related to higher mortgage rates too much of a hurdle to clear. What are their options?
By Adam Jordan, CIMA®, AAMS® • Published
Best 5-Year CD Rates for March 2023 as Rates Rise
Here are the best 5-year CD rates as the Fed continues its campaign to raise interest rates to try to combat inflation.
By Erin Bendig • Published
Need More Time to File Your Taxes? Here's How to Get an Extension
tax deadline If you can't wrap up your federal tax return by the annual deadline, it's easy to buy yourself more time by filing a tax extension.
Living and Working in Different States Can Be a Tax Headache
state tax Living in one state and working in another can trigger a number of tax issues. Here are several things to keep in mind if you and/or your spouse are in this situation.
By William Neilson • Last updated
Biden Wants a Higher Child Tax Credit and So Do Some Republicans
President Biden wants to revive the higher child tax credit and monthly advance payments, while some Republican senators have their own ideas for the popular tax break.
By Joy Taylor • Published
Will You Pay Taxes on Your State Stimulus Check?
Millions of people who received state "stimulus" payments in 2022, have wondered whether the money will be taxed.
By Kelley R. Taylor • Last updated
Investors Nearing Retirement Show Patience With Markets
Despite last year’s upheaval, many investors are sticking with long-term plans and tightening their budgets instead of moving money out of stocks and bonds.
For a Concentrated Stock Position, Ask Your Adviser This
There can be advantages to having a lot of stock in one company, but ‘de-risking’ can help avoid some significant disadvantages.
By Robert Gorman • Published
Long-Term Care Insurance Quandary: Keep Paying or Let It Go?
As long-term care insurance premiums go up, many policyholders are struggling with what to do. Accept higher premiums, reduce benefits, let the policy lapse or take a payout?
By Roxanne Alexander, CFP®, CAIA, AIF®, ADPA® • Published
In Retirement, Many Crucial Questions Start With the Word ‘When’
For a secure retirement, make sure you know the answers to all of these “when” questions.
By Bradley Geddes, CFP® • Published