Elder financial fraud is worse than we thought. Here’s what we can do about it.

Elder financial fraud is worse than we thought. Here’s what we can do about it.

Our parents’ financial rules of thumb were pretty simple and easy to follow: Neither a borrower nor a lender be, pay back your mortgage before retirin[......]

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9 things retirees should never keep in their wallets

9 things retirees should never keep in their wallets

You and your hard-earned savings have finally made it to retirement. Why risk losing anything if your wallet goes missing or is stolen? Because wit[......]

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Should I take out a loan to pay my debts?

Should I take out a loan to pay my debts?

Q: "I have student loan debt and have racked up about $6,000 in credit card debt over the last three years. I'm thinking of taking out a personal loan[......]

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Train your brain to save more and spend less

Train your brain to save more and spend less

Put more money in your pocket.

Your brain and your wallet aren't always on speaking terms. Despite good intentions, mental tics and tripwires often u[......]

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Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

New tax law makes ridding yourself of debt even savvier.

What's the best investment you can make in 2018? Three considerations — taxes, risk and the[......]

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Category Archives: BANKING

Fed’s Bullard cautions cryptocurrencies’ “non-uniform” risks

The growth of bitcoin and other digital currencies is working against the need for the creation of a market-based currency-trading system that offers[……]

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How to protect your kids — and their future credit — from identity thieves

A college-bound teen applying for financial aid found out she had a long — and appalling — credit history created by crooks who had stolen her Social[……]

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Timing the purchase of CDs as rates rise just won’t work

You spent hours comparing rates on certificates of deposits. You chose carefully to lock in the best rate … and now you discover the rate on the CD yo[……]

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Test your smarts on…financial fraud

How much do you know about free protective measures and your liability under federal law? Take this WSJ quiz.

These days, financial fraud is everyo[……]

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Interest rates are going up again in 2018

Life should only get more expensive for borrowers in 2018.

Interest rates on nearly all financial products — from mortgages to credit cards to pers[……]

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Why the Fed raised rates (for a fifth time)

As expected, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate to a range between 1.25 percent and 1.5 percent. It is the fifth rate[……]

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