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From expert advice on investments and budgeting to discussions about economic trends and retirement planning, these articles aim to equip readers with the knowledge they need to manage their personal finances, make informed monetary decisions, and otherwise navigate the complexities of the financial world. Whether readying savings for the future or maneuvering day-to-day costs, the insightful advice equips readers to take control of their fiscal picture and achieve economic stability.

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Hidden Tax Trap in New RMD Rules
Taxes

Hidden Tax Trap in New RMD Rules

Robert Carlson | February 8, 2024

New rules postpone the start of required minimum distributions (RMDs) until age 73—but not withdrawing money from traditional IRAs and…

What to Do With an Unneeded Life Insurance Policy
Insurance

What to Do With an Unneeded Life Insurance Policy

David Rosell | February 7, 2024

Life insurance policies that were prudent decades ago can feel like financial sinkholes after premium increases. Here are options to…

Growth Traps
Stocks

Growth Traps

Ben Inker | February 6, 2024

Growth stocks soared 42% in 2023,* but with a slowing economy and possible recession in 2024, investors need to be…

Negotiating With Your Medical Provider
Money Savers

Negotiating With Your Medical Provider

Charles B. Inlander | February 5, 2024

A friend of mine recently asked me if he had the right to negotiate fees with his doctors. My friend…

Best Money Moves in 2024
Investing

Best Money Moves in 2024

February 3, 2024

The economy should continue to grow as inflation subsides, but stock- and bond-market investors can expect greater headwinds…and high interest…

What Is Shadow Banking…and Why Does It Matter to You?
Banking

What Is Shadow Banking…and Why Does It Matter to You?

Anton Schutz | January 22, 2024

You may wonder what financial experts mean when they mention the shadow banking system. The term might remind you of…

You Can Dispute Your Property Taxes…and Win
Taxes

You Can Dispute Your Property Taxes…and Win

Ed Tomlinson | January 21, 2024

Property tax assessments are generated by computers without a human ever looking at the property—and they often are wrong. What…

COVID Contrarians
Stocks

COVID Contrarians

Karen Andersen, CFA | January 20, 2024

Many of the pandemic’s stock darlings have crashed, and they won’t rebound anytime soon because consumer habits have shifted. But…

The Hidden Risks Facing Retirees Today
Retirement Planning

The Hidden Risks Facing Retirees Today

Lane Martinsen | January 19, 2024

Are you worried about outliving your retirement savings? Or a long costly stay in a long-term-care facility? Or concerned that…

Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Brand-New Ones…and Twists on Old Ones
Money Savers

Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Brand-New Ones…and Twists on Old Ones

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | January 17, 2024

Scammers are always latching on to slimy new strategies to steal your hard-earned money—even simple everyday events such as streaming…

What’s Ahead for 2024?
The Economy

What’s Ahead for 2024?

Allen Sinai, PhD | January 15, 2024

Wall Street analysts are once again warning of a possible recession and stock market losses as elevated inflation and interest…

Pros and Cons of Married Filing Separately
Tax Planning

Pros and Cons of Married Filing Separately

Damien Martin, CPA | January 7, 2024

You married your spouse for better or worse—not to file your taxes jointly. According to the most recent IRS statistics,…

Stealth AI Stocks
Stocks

Stealth AI Stocks

David Nelson, CFA | January 6, 2024

If you missed out on the gains in Nvidia last year or you got burned investing in the gold rush…

Investment Risk: Stop Worrying About It…Start Controlling It
Investing

Investment Risk: Stop Worrying About It…Start Controlling It

Tom Basso | January 5, 2024

Many investors experienced opposing impulses in 2022 when the S&P lost one-fifth of its value. They felt fear and considered…

Best Bond Funds for 2024
Mutual Funds & ETFs

Best Bond Funds for 2024

Robert M. Brinker, CFS | January 3, 2024

Investors were looking for some relief in 2023 from the bond bear market. But the Federal Reserve’s four interest rate…