Personal finance

FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 7:28 am
Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven't saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be. Researchers who compared the relative returns of working longer versus saving more last year reached some startling findings. Among them : —...
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May 07, 2019 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Debt collectors will be able to start contacting borrowers via text and email under new regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules released Tuesday are an update to debt collection regulations enacted in the 1970s, which never took into account...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo people are silhouetted against holiday lights reflecting off a pond in a park in Lenexa, Kan. Financial planning is daunting enough, but it becomes more complicated and critical when you have a child or family member with special needs. If you don’t leave any money or support in place, their fate may be left up to the court and wellbeing could suffer. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 05, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Financial planning is daunting enough, but it becomes more complicated and critical when you have a child or family member with special needs. If you don't leave any money or support in place, their fate may be left up to the court and wellbeing could suffer. If you leave too much, they could lose...
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May 03, 2019 - 2:21 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In the days before Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, classrooms and hotel meeting rooms around Omaha fill up with investors eager to learn more about the philosophy Warren Buffett used to build his fortune. The outside conferences and gatherings are a big part of the draw for...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Japanese organizational expert Marie Kondo appears at a media event to introduce her new line of storage boxes in New York. Kondo has inspired countless people to wipe out clutter. Her KonMari organizing method, popularized by her book and Netflix series, lays out how to get more joy from your life and possessions. This approach can extend to your money, too (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 30, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Marie Kondo has inspired countless people to wipe out clutter. Her KonMari organizing method, popularized by her book and Netflix series, lays out how to get more joy from your life and possessions. This approach can extend to your money, too. Applying her mindset can reduce the financial clutter...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo, Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower. Investors paid less to own funds last year than ever before: about $48 in expenses for every $10,000 invested, according to a study by fund tracker Morningstar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 30, 2019 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower. Investors paid less to own funds last year than ever before: about $48 in expenses for every $10,000 invested, according to a study by fund tracker Morningstar. That's roughly half of what investors paid in...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 7:45 am
Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same. In reality, our incomes are likely to peak years — and sometimes decades — before we retire. Consider this: — People's biggest wage increases...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo a recently constructed home, left, is reflected in water, in Natick, Mass. Before squeezing every last nickel into a down payment on a home mortgage, set some cash aside to handle unexpected expenses after the closing. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:01 am
Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly. But putting too much down could leave you without enough cash for home maintenance — or anything else. Pinpointing the right...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the Brigham Minerals IPO. Stock investors had to go on a harrowing round trip over the last seven months, but the market may be in a healthier place after it. The S&P 500 index of big U.S. stocks is back to a record high, closing above 2,930 on Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2019 - 12:30 pm
The S&P 500 just hit an all-time high, recovering from last year's dramatic plunge. The economy seems to be on fairly solid footing, still it's anyone's guess what happens next for the stock market. So what does this mean for the average investor? Here are answers to some questions about where...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Walmart associate Alicia Carter fulfills online grocery orders at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Amazon and Walmart on Thursday, April 18, 2019, are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 18, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time. ShopRite will join the two retailers on the program early next week,...
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