With mortgage rates low and spring homebuying season upon us, many Americans are looking to buy their first home or hunting for a new one. But before you fall in love with that white colonial down the block, you'll...
Homeownership has long been synonymous with the American Dream, and while it does have its drawbacks, there are plenty of benefits to owning a home. First, you get to build equity in a place of your own, as opposed to throwing money...
Though 401(k) plans make it easy to save for retirement -- you simply sign up to have contributions deducted automatically from your earnings -- they're not perfect. In fact, some 401(k)s charge expensive fees that can eat away at your returns, while others offer...
There are certain things workers look for in a job — competitive pay, great health benefits, and the little perks that make coming to work all the more pleasant. However, some of those perks might end up hurting employees more so than benefiting them....
In theory, consolidating credit card debt sounds like a good idea. Replacing high-interest credit card debt with a credit product that has a lower interest rate could help reduce the amount of interest you ultimately pay on the debt.
If you read a 401(k) brochure or attend an investment seminar, you might encounter a sentence like this: “Funds in your defined contribution plan feature a glide path that helps mitigate longevity risk in retirement.” Say what?
The weather is improving, lockdown is easing and after months of staying at home, many of us are raring to get out and about. For families in England, half-term has arrived but even if you haven’t got children to entertain, you may...
It’s the pivotal question that all soon-to-be retirees should answer: Do we have enough saved to last us? One simple calculation can help give you some clarity. “As you can see, at its core, cash flow analysis is a...
If you own a vacation home, you’ve probably considered renting it out occasionally to help offset some of the costs. As it happens, Uncle Sam has also considered this possibility and is poised to collect some of that income...
If you want to track your progress toward a goal, chances are there is an app that can do that for you. For example, you can track your steps, your packages, your diet and even your family’s whereabouts. But...
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