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6:01 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Dan Moisand
What are the rules for inheriting an HSA? Health Savings Accounts are not very tax-friendly when inherited by a nonspouseHealth Savings Accounts are not very tax-friendly when inherited by a nonspouse
10:15 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Social Security missteps could push millions of elderly Americans into poverty At the very time people need help the most, it’s harder to get At the very time people need help the most, it’s harder to get
6:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Payroll tax deferral messes with Social Security — one of the few good things in this crazy world Can Congress overturn this silly idea? Can Congress overturn this silly idea?
8:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
If you don’t like the results of the presidential election, here’s where you can go Consider language, cost of living and bureaucracyConsider language, cost of living and bureaucracy
3:16 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Eric Trump lawyers say he can’t testify in N.Y. probe into family business practices till after election because of ‘extreme travel schedule’ ‘No one is above the law, period,’ responds state Atty. Gen. Letitia James‘No one is above the law, period,’ responds state Atty. Gen. Letitia James.
12:18 a.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My family paid $7K for my uncle’s funeral. My cousins were poor, but then renovated their kitchen. Should I ask for it back? ‘Soon after the burial, we found out that purchases on their part were being made, mainly an $800 pair of designer shoes and another cousin remodeled his kitchen’‘Soon after the burial, we found out that purchases on their part were being made, mainly an $800 pair of designer shoes and another cousin remodeled his kitchen.’
10:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
How much your Social Security check will increase next year The Social Security Administration will soon set its COLA for 2021The Social Security Administration will soon set its COLA for 2021
10:10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Collecting Social Security spousal benefits even if your spouse is gone Widowed or divorced spouses can still claim based on their spouse’s earningsWidowed or divorced spouses can still claim based on their spouse’s earnings
9:16 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Why are people working longer? It’s not what you think For older workers it’s not just — or even primarily — the moneyFor older workers it’s not just — or even primarily — the money
1:03 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Love working from home? Here are 20 of the best jobs and careers for being remote There’s been an increase in remote job listings in areas like customer service, medical and health, computer and IT and educationHere are some of the most common remote job titles and the fields that tend to excel in an online work environment.
11:15 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Liz Weston
The two things that are most likely wrecking your retirement savings Those who saved less spent more on housing, transportation, and food and beverage, researchers foundIf you earn a decent income but have trouble saving, these might be the culprits.
8:20 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Just because it’s easier to raid your retirement accounts doesn’t mean you should Need cash during the pandemic? Some options are better than othersNeed cash during the pandemic? Some options are better than others
1:05 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Credit.com
Joining the military can affect your credit, learn how to protect it You could be subject to greater financial monitoring depending on your position and security clearanceMilitary service can require some serious financial planning, in fact, your credit can even impact your ability to join
8:35 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
A drop in Social Security’s Average Wage Index could hurt four million people Fortunately, legislators are already proposing fixesFortunately, legislators are already proposing fixes
8:07 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Craig Miller
Are you overlooking this critical factor in deciding what is the ‘best place’ to retire? ‘The heat is so bad that you cannot go out of your house.’ Many popular retirement havens are squarely in the crosshairs of a changing climate, and it’s getting worseThe effects of a changing climate are already evident in many of the nation’s most popular retirement destinations.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Howard Gold
In claiming Social Security, two can do better than one Joint claiming strategies can pay off for married couplesJoint claiming strategies can pay off for married couples
6:22 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. consumer prices surge for third month as cost of used cars soar, but inflation still low and expected to stay that way Consumer price index rises 0.4% in August; used car prices rev upThe cost of goods and services rose sharply in August for the third month in a row, but the increase mostly stems from a rebound in prices after a steep decline early in the coronavirus pandemic. Overall inflation is still quite low.
12:59 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Avoid these common flaws of many retirement plans 5 ways to get them right for a more financially secure futureLots of retirees have regrets about their retirement choices. Here are 5 big things many people get wrong.
1:54 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
This is one Trump tax cut you really don’t want Ending the payroll tax would hit 70 million voters who receive Social Security and MedicareEnding the payroll tax would hit 70 million voters who receive Social Security and Medicare, writes Paul Brandus.
5:20 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
45 states have been approved to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — only 6 have started to distribute it An executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster reliefAn executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster relief.
12:44 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By CD Moriarty
My sons want to skip college because of the pandemic — do I force them to go, and if they don’t, do I still have to support them financially? This is a year of ever-evolving plans that require flexibility from both parents and childrenThis is a year of ever-evolving plans that require flexibility from both parents and children.
6:42 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Losing the extra $600 unemployment benefit may not have stopped Americans from spending money, J.P. Morgan credit card data show ‘We see little sign that the benefit expiration has marked a major turning point for the overall economy,’ one J.P. Morgan economist said‘We see little sign that the benefit expiration has marked a major turning point for the overall economy,’ one J.P. Morgan economist said.
12:58 a.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Richard Eisenberg
The tension behind ‘OK boomer’—why millennials are so resentful of the ‘Me Generation’ Author of a book on the subject says, among other things, boomers shut the doors that were opened to them and ‘pulled the ladder up’A frank talk with the author of ‘OK Boomer, Let’s Talk’ reveals why younger generations feel left behind.
4:45 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Bill Bischoff
10 ways to avoid a penalty for taking an early retirement-account withdrawal because of COVID-19 If you’re facing a cash shortfall, you may be considering a withdrawalIf you’re facing a cash shortfall, you may be considering a withdrawal.
12:27 p.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Should we rethink how we tax Social Security benefits? 401(k) accounts, not contributory defined-benefit plans, seem like the more relevant benchmark today401(k) accounts, not contributory defined-benefit plans, seem like the more relevant benchmark today
7:24 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Do you have to tap into your retirement funds? Here’s the right way to do it This might be the time to use that lifelineThis might be the time to use that lifeline
7:06 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Brett Arends
The assault on Social Security is under way Pandemic panic is the perfect cover for gutting the programPandemic panic is the perfect cover for gutting the program
11:09 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Rachel Hartman
Under CARES Act, tax-sheltered HSAs are even more useful now—how to make the most of them The CARES Act broadened what expenses are eligible with HSA funds, including health insurance premiums if you’re collecting unemploymentAn HSA is a triple tax-sheltered account to pay for certain medical expenses if you have a high-deductible health plan.
8:26 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Step aside Amazon, you could soon order ‘everything’ using Tata’s super appSuper-apps have been growing rapidly in emerging markets such as China and Southeast Asia.
6:19 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
New York attorney general intensifies probe into whether Trump businesses jacked up property values Eric Trump reportedly was set to testify and now refuses to do soEric Trump reportedly was set to testify and now refuses to do so.
5:49 a.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - By Steve Vernon
5 retirement planning mistakes to avoid during COVID-19 Don’t let the pandemic derail your plans for retirementDon’t let the pandemic derail your plans for retirement
6:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Guess who’s moving in? Mom and Dad Millions of Americans have new roommates: their extended familyMillions of Americans have new roommates: their extended family
7:34 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
9 ways to help you stay safe when you go back to the workplace Millions of American workers are facing this challenge now that workplaces are opening back upEmployment and health experts recommend taking these steps to protect yourself and your family.
12:40 p.m. Aug. 15, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Are you facing early retirement? Here’s how to prepare Financial advisers offer suggestions on this tricky decisionMany older workers who’ve lost jobs or been offered early retirement severance packages are choosing to pack it in.
6:29 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Consumer prices jump again in July, rebounding from pandemic lows, but inflation remains low Consumer price index rises 0.6% for the second month in a row The cost of many goods and services such as gas, autos, clothing and airfare rose in July and rebounded from pandemic lows, but inflation is still barely visible in the wake of a coronavirus-induced recession that sapped demand throughout the economy. The consumer price index rose 0.6% for the second month in a row.
8:35 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Here’s how much a reduction in extra unemployment benefits could slash consumer spending Such research may help inform the debate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers who continue to clash over federal unemployment benefits Such research may help inform the debate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers who continue to clash over federal unemployment benefits.
10:43 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
How much more will you get if you delay Social Security until age 70? The calculations quickly get complicatedThe calculations quickly get complicated
11:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Bev O’Shea
You get a call that you’ve been exposed to coronavirus. How to make sure a contract tracer isn’t a scammer Here’s what to look for, and what a legitimate contract tracer will never ask youScammers are masquerading as contact tracers, and it’s smart to verify calls or texts before giving out any information
12:50 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer Members of the Trump administration have argued that the extra $600 in unemployment benefits Americans are getting creates a disincentive to search for a new jobMembers of the Trump administration have argued that the extra $600 in unemployment benefits Americans are getting creates a disincentive to search for a new job.
2:42 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Manhattan prosecutor cites ‘extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization’ in defending records demand Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand-jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and amounted to harassment of the presidentTrump’s lawyers last month said the grand-jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and amounted to harassment of the president.
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