Couples do so much together — make a home, have a family. It’s time that they get their finances in sync as well. Taking time to discuss and evaluate finances can go a long way toward eliminating fights about money and keeping financial goals on track. Following are several smart financial moves for couples to … Read more6 Smart Financial Moves for Couples to Make in 2019
industryviews / Shutterstock.com For workers whose jobs are physically demanding and mentally grueling, retirement can be the healthiest option for the golden years. But, increasingly, more of us are delaying full retirement and working full-time or part-time after age 65: The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2024 there will be more than 13 … Read more5 Reasons You Should Work as Long as You Live
Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about investing; specifically, whether I-bonds should be a part of your portfolio. The “I” in I-bonds stands for “inflation” — and in fact, I-bonds are a unique brand of government bond designed to protect … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Inflation Bonds?
Retirement is the time to enjoy the fruits of many years of laboring away at a job. However, if you aren’t careful, Uncle Sam can reach in and pluck away your hard-earned savings bit by bit, year after year. When the tax man cometh during your working years, it’s annoying. But it is even worse … Read more5 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill in Retirement
Do these cold, short days have you dreaming about summer vacation? As you read travel site reviews, you could also compare car rentals and shop for airline tickets, start a dedicated savings account to prepay part or all of your vacation costs.It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our … Read more13 Easy Ways to Save $1,000 by Summer
Tax season officially started on Monday. And as in years past, millions of taxpayers likely will miss the opportunity to slash their tax bill by up to $2,000 to $4,000 simply because they overlook a little-known federal tax break. According to the IRS, the Saver’s Credit is worth 10 percent, 20 percent or even 50 … Read moreMost Eligible Households Miss Out on This Retirement Tax Credit
Retirement is a time to put many worries behind you. Say goodbye to the rat race and hello to a life lived at your pace and on your schedule. But retirement also raises new concerns. After decades of earning a steady paycheck, the flow of new cash is likely to slow to a trickle. In … Read more7 Ways to Fatten Your Bottom Line in Retirement
Ready for a nice, fat tax refund check from Uncle Sam? Before you get too excited, soberly think about how easy it is to waste that money foolishly. All too often, extra money makes people splurge, even while they imagine they’re saving it. How do you make sure this year’s windfall makes your life better … Read moreTax Hacks 2019: How Not to Blow Your Tax Refund
Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. You can learn how to send in a question of your own below. If you’re not typically a video watcher, give it a try. These videos are short and painless, and you’ll learn something valuable. But if … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy an Annuity?
Some people believe in starting to collect Social Security as early as possible, which is generally at age 62. “Live while it is yet possible to live!” the early birds cry. “After all, I could die tomorrow, and then the government will keep my money.” What’s more likely is that you’ll live a lot longer … Read more7 Reasons It’s Just Dumb to Claim Social Security Early