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Eight Tips to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Fast
Credit & Debt

Eight Tips to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Fast

Ted Rossman | June 21, 2024

If you are wondering how to get out of credit card debt—or how to consolidate credit card debt—you’re not alone.…

Should You Co-Sign on Your Child’s Mortgage?
Real Estate

Should You Co-Sign on Your Child’s Mortgage?

Keith ­Gumbinger | June 11, 2024

Co-signing on a mortgage might seem like a way to help a family member buy a home in this difficult…

Filial Responsibility Laws Could Disrupt Your Estate Plans
Personal Finances

Filial Responsibility Laws Could Disrupt Your Estate Plans

Sylvie Richards, Esq | June 11, 2024

In 29 US states, “filial responsibility laws” hold adult children responsible for their parents’ long-term care costs. Here’s what to…

Forever Chemicals
Investing

Forever Chemicals

Timothy Winter | June 11, 2024

One of the largest environmental cleanups is underway. Since the 1940s, man-made polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used to fortify…

Cash Yields and Taxes
Taxes

Cash Yields and Taxes

James White | June 11, 2024

Savers reveling in 5% yields on cash in money-market funds got a rude surprise this past April—they owe ordinary income…

The Best Turnaround Stocks Now
Investing

The Best Turnaround Stocks Now

Bruce Kaser | June 11, 2024

Top investment manager Bruce Kaser, CFA, doesn’t get excited about investing in artificial intelligence or chasing red-hot tech stocks. He’d…

The Sun Is Setting On Certain Tax Laws
Taxes

The Sun Is Setting On Certain Tax Laws

Robert Carlson | June 11, 2024

Heads up! Higher taxes are coming, and the clock is ticking if you want to take steps to protect yourself.…

Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage
Real Estate

Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage

Greg McBride, CFA | June 11, 2024

Interest rates above 7% aren’t the only reason it’s unpleasant to shop for a mortgage these days. Based on the…

Make Sure Your Financial Advisor Is On Your Side
Personal Finances

Make Sure Your Financial Advisor Is On Your Side

Dana Anspach, CFP | June 11, 2024

Under federal law dating back to 1940, investment advisors are required to act in their clients’ best interests…so most of…

Yes, You Do Need Umbrella Insurance
Insurance

Yes, You Do Need Umbrella Insurance

Austin Jarvis, JD | June 11, 2024

Most of us have enough home and auto insurance coverage to protect our major belongings from accidents and damage. But…

What Canaries Can Tell You About theStock Market … and Which Ones Are Most Accurate Now
Investing

What Canaries Can Tell You About theStock Market … and Which Ones Are Most Accurate Now

Robert M. Brinker, CFS | June 11, 2024

Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Samuelson once said, “The stock market has predicted nine out of the last five recessions.” His…

Indicator Companies to Follow
Investing

Indicator Companies to Follow

Elliott Gue | June 11, 2024

To see the big picture about where the economy and certain stock market sectors might be heading, it pays to…

Offbeat Stock Market Indicators
Investing

Offbeat Stock Market Indicators

Jeffrey A. Hirsch | June 11, 2024

To predict markets, investors turn not just to official government and business data but also to offbeat indicators that measure…

Maximum Contribution to a Roth IRA
Retirement Accounts

Maximum Contribution to a Roth IRA

Derek Burnett | June 4, 2024

Maximum contributions to a Roth IRA are limited, but change on an annual basis. Your contributions can rise too.

What are the Maximum Contribution to a 401K
Retirement Accounts

What are the Maximum Contribution to a 401K

Derek Burnett | June 3, 2024

The maximum contribution to a 401K determines how much you can stash away in a year to meet your retirement goals.