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: LOANS

What to consider before you change your residence because of the new tax law

Limits on deductions for state and local taxes have created a greater incentive for taxpayers living in high-tax states.

For some people, saving taxe[……]

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How ‘529s’ can fit into overall estate planning

Answering a reader’s questions on transferring 529 money between different grandchildren.

We again asked experts to help us answer reader questions o[……]

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Student loan rates are rising. Here’s what you need to know

Interest rates in general are rising, and so are the rates on student loans for the coming school year.

Interest rates on federal student loans for[……]

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Why a bigger dose of market panic could help

The most surprising thing about the wobbly stock market of 2018 is that investors haven’t panicked — or at least that they haven’t panicked much.

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3 reasons the stock market’s fundamentals look solid

Earnings are spectacular, interest rates are low, and growth is strong.

It’s been more than a month since stocks hit their lows after a much-needed c[……]

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New Fed chair Jerome Powell sees little risk of a recession

Jerome H. Powell, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, made his debut public appearance Tuesday, where he told the House Financial Services[……]

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