• What Trump's Payroll Tax Cut Will Mean for You
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    Since negotiations for another stimulus bill appear to be going nowhere, President Trump has issued a series of executive orders to help financially distressed Americans. One of […]

  • Stock Market Today: Strong July Jobs Report Has a Dark Side
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    Wall Street got the July jobs report it was hoping for, but the market didn't do much with it. The Labor Department on Friday reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.2% […]

  • Drawing Down Retirement Savings in a Pandemic
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    As the coronavirus shut down the economy last spring, many consumers had their budgets cut by default. Trips and shows were canceled, nonessential medical procedures were […]

  • Worried About Losing Your Job? Take These Steps Now
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    The U.S. unemployment rate is gradually improving, but many workers understand that their jobs may not be safe. Instead of just hoping they hang on as the fallout from the […]

  • 6 Best Biotech ETFs to Buy for Cutting-Edge Growth
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    Biotech ETFs are, in a word, hot. The biotechnology industry, if it were a sector, would be the second-best performing one in 2020. Biotech stocks collectively have generated […]

  • How to Avoid a Charity Scam
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    Whether you open your wallet throughout the year or when disaster strikes, scammers stand ready to take advantage of your charitable impulses. However, you can donate to relief […]

  • Tax-Free Weekend Savings from August 7 to 9
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    Whether your kids will be learning from home or in the classroom this fall, you'll have to do some back-to-school shopping to prepare for the new school year. And, as every parent […]

  • 7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online
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    More consumers have turned to online shopping than ever before due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. From appliances to laptops to groceries, products and goods that many shoppers […]

  • Not All 401(k)s Are Alike: SDBAs Come with More Control
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    A three-legged stool has long been the go-to metaphor of financial experts. That image was meant to convey that, for most people, a comfortable retirement would likely be […]

  • Stock Market Today: 'FAAMNGs' Do the Market's Talking
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    The major indices closed higher for a fifth consecutive day on Thursday. However, it was a "lumpy" performance that saw the "FAAMNGs" – or FAANGs, or FANGs, depending […]

  • 12 Cheapest Small Towns in America
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    Small-town living has plenty of perks: light traffic, a strong sense of community and a slower pace of life. Perhaps best of all, there's the cost of living, which typically is […]

  • The Insurance Company Denied My Claim. What Should I Do?
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    You’d think if you had an all-risk insurance policy, your home or business would be covered for just about anything, right? Wrong. There are always exclusions and gray […]

  • Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond
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    People who don’t need income from their IRA, SEP and/or 401(k) are benefiting from this year’s waiver of required minimum distributions (RMDs). They’re reducing […]

  • Planning for Retirement in the New Normal of Covid-19
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    There is a lot of talk these days about the “new normal,” which might be more accurately described as not normal. COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our daily lives […]

  • Stock Market Today: Disney Adds to the Market's Magical Run
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    The wind remained beneath stocks' wings on Wednesday, as Washington's stimulus standoff improved and corporate earnings encouraged investors. Congressional Democrats and White […]

  • 20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement
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    The traditional retirement wisdom used to be the "4% rule." You would withdraw 4% of your savings in the first year of retirement, followed by "pay raises" in each […]

  • Did You Get a Tax Refund? 5 Smart Ideas on What to Do with It
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    Cha-ching! Getting a tax refund may feel like a welcome surprise — and like a good time to treat yourself to a fun purchase. But that money wasn’t free: It was your […]

  • 6 EV Stocks Every Investor Should Know
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    Words like "epic" and "unprecedented" get thrown around a lot these days. It's not every day that we get to live through a pandemic, a global shutdown and the biggest injection of […]

  • The Pros' Top 5 Industrial Stocks to Buy
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    Industrials stocks have been slammed so far in 2020, and that has Wall Street's analysts pounding the table for select names in the beaten-down sector. There's little wonder why. […]

  • Pace of Jobs Recovery Slows
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    July’s pace of rehiring slowed, with 1.8 million rehired compared to June’s 4.8 million rehired. The surge in coronavirus cases in the Southern and Western states […]