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7:47 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m a farmer in my late 30s and live a frugal lifestyle. My son has a disability. Should I pay extra on my mortgage — or save for retirement? ‘He has a disability that will likely mean he will be living with us for our entire lives’‘He has a disability that will likely mean he will be living with us for our entire lives.’
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
2:29 p.m. March 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck Roughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 monthsRoughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 months.
1:23 p.m. March 25, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Real-estate agents are rethinking decades of advice on pools and how COVID-19 rewrote American shopping lists Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
3:20 p.m. March 18, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
A ray of hope for people worried they missed a valuable tax break and Biden administration to cancel student debt held by scammed borrowers Thursday's top personal finance stories Thursday's top personal finance storiesThursday's top personal finance stories
1:14 p.m. March 17, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The Fed plans to keep interest rates low — here’s why mortgage rates could rise anyway and Sanders to CEOs: Pay workers more or pay the government more Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
5:47 a.m. March 11, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Public Health England says there's a new coronavirus variant under investigationPublic Health England said it's designated a new coronavirus variant under investigation. The health authority said it's found two cases in the South East of England in individuals who had recently travelled to Antigua. Contact tracing teams have completed thorough investigations to identify and follow up any close contacts and no additional cases have been found to date, it said. A separate variant of concern, called P.1, has been found in 10 people, all of which have links to travel or to a previously confirmed case that has travelled to Brazil.
2:16 p.m. March 5, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
I found an old lien on my home from a past refinance. How do I get rid of it? and millions of Americans, still hurting from COVID-19, say normalcy is years away Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
10:50 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Royal Caribbean's stock surges toward 1-year high, and longest win streak in 4 yearsShares of Royal Caribbean Group charged up 6.1% toward a one-year high in premarket trading, putting them on track for the longest win streak in nearly four years, as hopes for a faster post-COVID recovery fueled by a continued boost from the Federal Reserve . The stock has now rallied about 41% during a seven-session win streak, which would be the longest such streak since it rose for nine straight days in April 2017. On Monday, the cruise operator reported a , although revenue fell more than forecast. "While bookings remain below historical levels, we have been constantly impressed and humbled with a number of cruises booked throughout this extended out-of-service period," said Chief Financial Officer Jason Liberty, according to a FactSet transcript. "It's clear that a lot of people want to cruise." Meanwhile, shares of fellow cruise operators Carnival Corp. climbed 3.6% and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. surged 8.2%, while the S&P 500 rallied 1.0%.
1:00 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Billionaire philanthropy is a ‘PR scam’ says CEO who raised workers’ minimum pay to $70,000 and the hidden financial drawback to remote work Tuesday’s Personal Finance Stories Tuesday’s Personal Finance StoriesTuesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
1:29 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Yes, your employer can require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine and mortgage rates soar to highest level in months Thursday's top personal finance stories Thursday's top personal finance storiesThursday's top personal finance stories
9:26 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Wells Fargo stock surges to 11-month high, even as Warren Buffett sells 75 million sharesShares of Wells Fargo & Co. surged 4.7% in afternoon trading Wednesday, enough to pace its financial sector peers, and to put them on track to close at an 11-month high. The rally comes as the San Francisco-based bank, which got itself in hot water with regulators over a fake-account scandal years ago, is looking to cut its annual budget by at least $8 billion without angering those regulators, as . Meanwhile, , citing people with knowledge of the matter, that Federal Reserve officials have privately signaled that they accept the bank's proposal for overhauling its risk management and governance, which puts the bank on course for the Fed to lift the cap placed on the bank's assets. A Fed spokesperson declined a MarketWatch request for comment. The stock's rally also comes after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed late Tuesday that it sold 74.96 million Wells Fargo shares, or 58.8% of its stake, during the fourth quarter. The stock, which is headed for the highest close since March 6, has rallied 45.5% over the past three months, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has gained 16.3% and the S&P 500 has advanced 8.6%.
12:32 p.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
A majority in the U.S. personally know somebody who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and watch out for these key dates Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
11:47 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
What will low interest rates do to retirement savings? If rates continue to hover around zero, people will need to save large amountsIf rates continue to hover around zero, people will need to save large amounts
11:31 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
How new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will impact retirement in the future During a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans saveDuring a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans save
12:53 p.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
GameStop’s wild ride will leave some investors with a huge tax bill and what minimum wage hikes did for McDonald’s restaurants and workers Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories
11:41 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Sen. Warren calls for SEC to deal with 'market manipulation' amid GameStop's surgeDemocratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Thursday called for the Securities and Exchange Commission to do more to deal with "market manipulation," with her comments coming as the stock market has seen and other heavily shorted stocks. "The bigger issue for me is the SEC's inability and unwillingness to deal with market manipulation," Warren said in a CNBC interview, referring to the Securities and Exchange Commission. "To have a healthy stock market, you've got to have a cop on the beat. That should be the SEC. They need to step up and do their job." Warren also said "there's going to be an investigation," and the the market's volatility.
12:20 p.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Your guide to the lingo on the Reddit forum fueling GameStop’s rise and over half of working mothers say their job performance has slipped during the pandemic Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories
6:21 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Panic-buying signs emerge on Wall Street Wednesday even as Dow industrials face worst day since OctoberWhile the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday was seeing its biggest one-day skid since around October, market internals suggest investors on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are buying rather than selling stocks. The Arms Index Arms Index, a volume-weighted breadth measure, fell to 0.234, while many on Wall Street see declines below 0.500 as suggesting panic buying. The Arms Index is calculated by dividing the ratio of the number of advancing stocks over decliners by the ratio of the volume of advancing stocks over declining volume and the Arms index often falls below 1.000, as the buyers rush into advancing stocks. The Nasdaq Arms Index was at 0.287. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite was off 1% at 13,484, the S&P 500 index was off 1.3% at 3,798, losing its grip on a psychological key level at 3,800 and the Dow was trading 1.4% lower at 30,525. The moves downward in stock comes as investors were finding few reasons to buy stocks amid a focus on retail investors bidding up heavily shorted stocks like GameStop . Later in the day, investors also are awaiting a policy update from the Federal Reserve at 2 p.m. E.T., with Jerome Powell set to hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m.
12:37 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Half of today’s households are at risk for retirement Retirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement systemRetirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement system
8:50 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden signs flurry of orders to tackle pandemic that has now cost more than 407,000 American lives Fauci addresses board of World Health Organization with promise that U.S. will join international response to crisisThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged above 97 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for 24 million of those cases, as President Joe Biden wasted no time in implementing his plan to address a crisis that has caused the loss of more than 407,000 American lives.
10:18 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Incoming first daughter Ashley Biden says she won’t be working in her father’s administration ‘I will not have a job with the administration,’ says the social worker and public advocate, possibly alluding to Ivanka Trump‘I will not have a job with the administration,’ says the social worker and public advocate, possibly alluding to Ivanka Trump
9:23 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Yellen champions Biden’s economic plan at confirmation hearing: live blog Former Fed chairwoman calls for U.S. to ‘act big’Join MarketWatch for a live blog of the Senate confirmation hearing for Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Treasury Department.
11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
10:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sees record one-day death toll and experts worry new variant may make activities like plane travel more risky Vaccine program must speed up to avoid reaching 640,000 deaths by spring, equal to lives lost in the 1918 flu pandemicThe U.S. set another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, when more than 4,400 COVID-19 patients died, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak, and experts said that with cases continuing to accelerate, the worst is still to come.
2:49 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Tim Rostan
Adam Kinzinger and John Katko join fellow Republican Liz Cheney in committing to 'yes' votes on Trump impeachmentRep. Adam Kinzinger of downstate Illinois confirmed expectations late Tuesday with . "There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oath of office and incited [last week's] insurrection," he said in the statement, which concluded, "I will vote in favor of impeachment." Liz Cheney, the No. 3-ranking Republican in the chamber and the lone Wyoming representative, had said earlier that Trump had summoned and assembled the mob and "lit the flame" and was deserving of impeachment. No president, , has committed a more egregious betrayal of office and oath. John Katko, from upstate New York, .
12:53 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Tim Rostan
FBI and New York police warned Capitol Police of violent siege: reportNBC is reporting Sunday afternoon that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department last week. The report comes amid about how the federal force that protects the capitol complex was so easily overrun by pro-Trump demonstrators assembled to protest Wednesday's certification of the presidential election's result, with, in some cases, video footage showing Capitol Police officers retreating or allowing mob members to pass unimpeded on their way to storming the building and, particularly on the day itself, few arrests. The siege delayed for several hours debate on and tabulation of Electoral College results, which ultimately . Two Capitol Police force are dead in the wake of Wednesday's events.
1:46 p.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
How to talk to your kids about the storming of the Capitol, and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’ Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
10:37 a.m. Jan. 8, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More than 4,000 U.S. lives lost to COVID in single day, exceeding death toll from 9/11 attacks Numbers exceed even worst-case scenario forecasts of health experts as vaccine rollout continues to lag targetsThe U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts.
11:15 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - By Alex Mashinsky
3 steps to take in your 20s to make sure you see retirement How to reach financial independence when interest is 0% and there’s no return on bondsGetting to financial independence in a world with 0% rates and no returns on bonds
12:19 p.m. Dec. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
When will I get my $600 stimulus check and my soon-to-be ex says half of my mom’s financial gift to me belongs to him Tuesday’s Personal Finance Stories Tuesday’s Personal Finance StoriesTuesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
10:29 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The pandemic has thrown this treasured piece of financial wisdom out the window Let’s talk about emergency fundsLet’s talk about emergency funds.
6:01 a.m. Dec. 22, 2020 - By Osman Minkara
3 ways to increase your wealth—and maximize your legacy How to put effective tax, real estate and philanthropy strategies into placeHow to put effective tax, real estate and philanthropy strategies into place
3:33 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Banks stocks rally to buck broader market selloff after Fed to allow share buybacks againBank stocks are showing green in sea of red in premarket trading Monday, after it will allow big banks to start buying back stock again, restrictions which were put in place in June amid concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fed said the latest stress tests confirmed that the big banks were in good financial health despite the recession. The SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF rallied 0.7% in premarket trading. Among some of the ETF's most heavily weighted banking components, shares of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. rallied 3.6%, Bank of America Corp. got a 2.9% boost, Citigroup Inc. climbed 3.0%, Wells Fargo & Co. advanced 1.3% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gained 2.8%. The rallies come while futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 442 points, or 1.5%, amid concerns over that causes COVID-19.
11:58 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
No matter what Congress does, 12 million jobless Americans will temporarily lose unemployment benefits and how to get your ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ refund Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance stories
10:05 a.m. Dec. 18, 2020 - By Osman Minkara
3 ways to maximize your wealth—and your legacy Taxes are expected to rise. So is inflationTaxes are expected to rise. So is inflation
7:42 a.m. Dec. 17, 2020 - By Louis D’Anella
These are the last days of small government and investors need to prepare for ‘neofiscalism’ Government is going to take a bigger role in the economy and that will affect your investment decisionsGovernment is going to take a bigger role in the economy and that will affect your investment decisions.
6:12 a.m. Dec. 16, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Secretary Pompeo in quarantine after contact with person with COVID-19Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is quarantining after coming into contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. "For reasons of privacy we can't identify that individual," a State Department spokesperson said. "The Secretary has been tested and is negative. In accordance with CDC guidelines, he will be in quarantine. He is being closely monitored by the Department's medical team."
6:01 a.m. Dec. 15, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Good news: Suspended 401 (k) matches are being restored Are companies being too hasty?Are companies being too hasty?
10:10 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Alex Mashinsky
3 steps anyone in their 20s can take to make sure they have a chance to see retirement How to reach financial independence in a world with 0% rates and no returns on bondsHow to reach financial independence in a world with 0% rates and no returns on bonds
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