After nearly a year of high inflation, rising interest rates and stock market volatility, it’s easy to see why many Americans are cutting back on holiday gifts. While it may not feel like a top priority, experts say trimming your 2022 tax bill may boost your finances going into the...
A checking account and a savings account are two basic, but very important, accounts for managing money. And while there isn’t any one “correct” way for an individual to manage the money in their checking and savings accounts, there are some general rules...
Around 40% of retired Americans say they rely on Social Security "completely" in retirement, according to a recent survey from The Motley Fool. Many workers are also heading into retirement expecting to depend heavily on Social Security. In fact, roughly one-quarter...
Employers looking to spur their employees to save more for retirement might want to consider enticing them with the prospect of retiring early. It's a motivator that displayed encouraging early promise for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment...
Each week we bring you a fresh selection of cash-saving hacks that will help you slash bills and make things easier around the home. We all know how important it is to have car insurance, but have...
Saving for retirement is usually seen as a form of delayed gratification. You choose not to spend some of your money now in exchange for more money when you retire. But that's an overly simplistic way of looking at things. While you won't realize the full benefit of saving for...
Thanks to high inflation, prices at the grocery store continue to climb. For many, rising prices make grocery shopping stressful. If you're following a budget, you may struggle to buy all the food and essentials you need without breaking the bank. Many shoppers don't realize they're making small mistakes that cost...
Earning a high credit score isn’t just a matter of bragging rights. Because it’s a number that tells creditors how to assess your ability to pay them back, the higher your score, the easier it is to rent an apartment, get a loan or qualify for a credit card. Plus,...
This step only takes a few minutes, but it could have a major impact on your retirement. A whopping 85% of retired Americans say they rely on Social Security benefits, according to a recent survey by The Motley Fool. Of that group, 40% say they depend completely on their monthly checks in...
Many shoppers got an early start to catch the best bargains and deals in the Pine Belt, with some waking up before the sun to fill their shopping bags at Turtle Creek Mall. “We got up at...
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