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The 4% Rule Might Not Work, This Retirement Expert Says. Here’s His Strategy for a Downturn.

Economist Wade Pfau has been thinking about retirement since he was in 20s. But not just…

Where to Find Bargains Among Tech and Growth Stocks

The technology sector may not be on sale, but it certainly has gotten cheaper lately. Major…

Weekend reads: Is this the end of the bull market for stocks?

The Federal Reserve is reversing course to fight inflation, but interest rates remain low, which means…

We’re in our 60s, my husband plans to work until he ‘drops dead’ and our medical bills are overwhelming – how can we retire like this?

My husband works for the county making approximately $55,000 a year but before that was in…

Should I claim Social Security at 70, or take it earlier and invest the money?

Few things are certain, yet Social Security retirement benefits are among the safest sources of retirement…

The Huge Tax Bills That Came Out of Nowhere at Vanguard

It’s easy for a small investor to make big mistakes. It would be even easier for…

I’m an attorney with more than $200K in student loans. How should I handle this?

Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I’m an attorney with over $200,000 in federal student loan debt, and I…

Here are 3 things to know about unemployment claims

A job seeker receives information from a recruiter during a job fair in Miami, Florida, on…

56% of Americans can’t cover a $1,000 emergency expense with savings

JGI/Jamie Grill | Tetra images | Getty Images Most Americans are still struggling to build solid…

U.S. companies are expecting to pay an average 3.4% raise to workers in 2022

U.S. employers expect to pay an average 3.4% raise to their workers in 2022, according to…

I only make $41K a year, but owe $189K in student loans. What should I do?

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I’m a nurse with $106K in student loan debt. How can I get out of debt faster?

Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I have a graduate degree in nursing and a stable job, but I’m…

The top spots to shop for the winter vacation home of your dreams

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First-time home buyers are selling crypto to fund down payments — here’s what to know before you do it

Many Americans are using their tendies to tap into the American Dream — and the trend…

Robo-advisors are gaining popularity. Can they replace a human advisor?

Robots want to be your next financial advisor. Not too long ago, that notion may have…

Roaring U.S. housing market may cool, keep climbing as Fed ends emergency support

U.S. home prices roared almost 20% higher in the past year, giving families who own properties…

Kroger employees are surrounded by food at work — but many struggle to afford food and rent, says a survey of 10,200 workers

Many supermarket workers struggle to put food on the table even as they help feed their…

I’m buying a home with my 74-year-old mother, but the mortgage will be in my name. How should we title the house?

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‘Not all the money belongs to you’: Self-employed? Avoid these mistakes when filing your 2021 taxes

More Americans are becoming their own boss as the “Great Resignation” continues. Now they’ll have to…

Opinion: ‘Better than a 401(k)’? Scammer blew through more than $5 million of investors’ money earmarked for retirement

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Marco “Sully” Perez of Midland, Texas, used to tell his…

Value Gets Its Moment. Consider These Stocks and ETFs.

Buy the dip, wrote J.P. Morgan’s strategists early this past week. As calls to courage go,…

Navient to cancel $1.7 billion in private student loans as part of settlement with 39 attorneys general

Roughly 66,000 borrowers will see their private student loans canceled — totaling more than $1.7 billion…

How to buy a car from the factory and save money

With vehicles in short supply at the dealership, more shoppers are ordering cars from the factory.…

These 3 ETFs let you play the hot semiconductor sector, where Nvidia, Micron, AMD and others are growing sales rapidly

Semiconductor stocks may continue to be an excellent area of the market for investors, even though…

The No. 1 thing that can improve the retirement security of older workers

Ready for today’s retirement investing pop quiz? What’s the single most consequential thing you can do…

I’m a teacher, still live with my parents, and have $103K in student loan debt, which is more than 2x my salary. What are my options?

Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: “I’m a 33-year-old fourth-year teacher earning $41,098 a year before taxes with about…

How a Flood of Money Swamped Cathie Wood’s ARK

Fund manager Cathie Wood became a superstar in 2020, after her ARK exchange-traded funds earned some…

I retired at 50, went back to work at 53, then had a major medical issue that left me unemployed – ‘There’s no such thing as a safe amount of money’ for retirement

I had always said I was going to retire when I was 50. I had worked…