By Elisabeth Buchwald
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The Fed says it’s raising interest rates — will that mean much for inflation?
The Fed doesn’t have much control over supply-chain disruptions that are causing higher prices, according to the chief economist at The Conference Board. Read More
Mortgage rates are at the highest level since March 2020. Here’s what you need to know about applying for a home loan
Over roughly the last month, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has jumped half a percent. Read More
Pending home sales slump as housing supply dwindles, leaving buyers with ‘very few options’
Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in December, a reflection of the challenges buyers face in today’s real estate market. Read More
Is it worth buying long-term care insurance? These three things will help you decide
Long-term care itself is a consideration most people will face. Whether you need insurance is another matter. Read More
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport is loaded with personality and rugged capability
If you like the look and personality of the Bronco but don’t intend to do a lot of off-roading, the Bronco Sport could be the perfect SUV for you. Read More
Some cities and states want to pay you thousands to move there, but is it worth it?
Most remote relocation programs have an application process with several rounds of interviews, and only a fraction of applicants are accepted. Read More
‘I absolutely don’t want his two brats to inherit one penny from me’: I’d like to leave my estate to charity rather than my partner
‘My partner is the executor of my will. I feel he has always had terribly poor judgment when it comes to financial matters.’ Read More
I quit my job with company stock in my 401(k). Now what?
Following the conventional wisdom isn’t always the best choice when it comes to rolling over a 401(k) with company stock. Read More
Even low levels of pollution are killing older people, expansive research finds
Senior citizens who breathe in even low levels of pollution from industry, traffic and other sources face greater odds of dying earlier, a new report shows. Read More
Fed rate hikes are coming — how to tackle your savings, mortgage, car payments and credit-card debt in advance
‘It will soon be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate,’ the Fed said. Read More