The decision about when to file for benefits is a big one with a lifelong impact.
When I see the stock market declining, this is how I react.
Give yourself a better shot at significant long-term gains.
Use this time to your advantage.
Social Security's benefits formula is complicated, but understanding it will help you make informed choices.
It's one worth employing if you're struggling financially.
You could earn hundreds of thousands of dollars or more with this strategy.
The data doesn't justify waiting to claim Social Security benefits for many Americans.
Many retirees and their families could be in for a world of financial upheaval.
The president's plans for Social Security involve generating more revenue and funneling larger payments to those who need them most.
Major changes to prescription drug affordability for more than 50 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D are likely on the way because of a bill headed to the president’s…
Buying an electric vehicle just got more complicated — but cheaper, if you can find the right model. The Inflation Reduction Act — a centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s plan…
No analyst or economist (or journalist) can know the future for certain. But if the past several months are any indication, it looks like we’ll continue to see a healthy…
Amid rising inflation, interest rates and recession worries, money is getting tighter for many folks — and probably for you. Yet there may be charitable organizations you want to support,…
Being a pet-friendly hotel can mean a lot of things, depending on your priorities. At its simplest, it means you’re allowed to bring your fur baby along, assuming you comply with hotel policies. But as many dog owners know, it can also mean a lot more: you might need a property with no weight or […]
Use this as a chance to go discount shopping.
Focus on what you can control.
Some people could earn even more.
It's something today's workers need to be prepared for.
You can earn more than you may think -- even during a bear market.
There are several reasons why you might choose to refinance your mortgage, such as if you can qualify for a lower interest rate or pay off your mortgage faster. But before you proceed, it’s important to understand the potential downsides as well as exactly what the entire process entails. If you’re wondering how to refinance […]
Ready to file a tax return but not sure which do-it-yourself tax preparation software to use? If it’s a question of TurboTax vs. H&R Block, both offer an easy way to file your taxes online by yourself—and call in some help from a tax pro if needed. Here’s our take on H&R Block vs. TurboTax, […]
Don't forget insurance before sending your child off to college. Learn more on the PennyWise podcast.
Search the internet for “student debt stories,” and you’ll easily find dozens of anxiety-ridden tales of student loan borrowers struggling to keep up with enormous debt balances that have swelled…
Rates for home loans jumped this week as financial markets and consumer sentiment remain choppy. The increase follows a slight reprieve last week, when mortgage rates fell below 5% for the first time in months. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.22% for the week ending August 11, up from 4.99% in the previous week, according […]
Prices have eased at the pump, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate have passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a piece of legislation that purportedly aims to moderate the high prices harming consumers’ pocketbooks. But average Americans are still pessimistic about their economic situation. That’s because while inflation has slowed slightly, thanks, in part to the […]
Here are three areas where smart strategies become even smarter when prices are rising.
Teri is off this week, so Chris Lay is filling in as the host and introducing this little dip into the archives from August, 2021:
Jason has important details about insurance in case of an accident, theft or poor decision making while your student is away from home. He also shares a checklist to help you consider if you do -- or don't -- need to add any levels of protection; plus, explains a few types of insurance you may not have heard about until now.
Read more here: Insurance Checklist For College Students And Their Parents
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