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Finance Apps Can Be Great for Budgeting. But, Beware of Hungry Hackers

Americans are increasingly using financial apps to manage their money, but they need to be careful about which ones they choose to share their most sensitive data and how they do it, experts say.

3 Reasons to Use a HELOC to Pay Your Credit Cards Off Right Now

You may be looking for ways to cut your interest costs on your credit card debt.

Summer Travel In Style Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Dreaming of a European getaway or sun-drenched beach vacation but don’t want to break the bank on summer travel? You’re not alone.

Americans Are Losing Money on Their Emergency Funds; Here’s Why

This should be boom time — the cash version of a bull stock market — for Americans’ emergency fund accounts.

As Inflation Cools, Is a High-Yield Savings Account Still Valuable? Here’s What Experts Think

Inflation is cooling, which means that there’s a chance that interest rates could come down soon.

Should You Put $5,000 in a 3-Year CD? Experts Weigh In

If you have $5,000 in savings outside of what you need for your emergency fund, you may be wondering where you can store that money and earn a meaningful return. 

What is a Debt Relief Program?

Debt relief can take many forms, from consolidating debt to filing for bankruptcy.

Money Market Account vs. Checking Account: What’s the Difference?

Navigating the banking environment can be intimidating.

5 Best Bond Funds for Retirement

These bond funds stand out as top picks for retirees in 2024.

Financial Planners: Why You Should Stay in Your 401(k) in Retirement

Figuring out how to balance and strategize the right kinds of retirement accounts to bring you the best tax benefits and income in retirement can be challenging.

Why You Should Consider Credit Card Debt Forgiveness This May

Are you finding it difficult to financially cope with the rising prices of consumer goods and services?

Have Short-Term CD Rates Peaked? Here’s What Experts Say

Thanks to inflation and the Federal Reserve’s moves against it, interest rates are high.

How to Invest in the S&P 500

If you’re an investor, or thinking of becoming one, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “S&P 500,” which is often shortened to “S&P.”

An $8 Credit Card Late Fee Cap Sounds Good Now, But It May Hurt Later. Here’s How.

A new $8 cap on credit card late fees is touted as helping more than 45 million credit card holders save an average of $220 annually, but will it really?

Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Lock In a CD Before Interest Rates Drop

Rising interest rates have made borrowing money way more expensive over the last few years, although the difference is much more painful when you need large amounts of funding for a home or a car.

Should You Use Your Tax Return to Invest in Gold?

Millions of Americans are expecting a tax refund this year, and many have already filed their returns and received their refunds.

Corporate Bond Funds Are Surging. What to Watch Out For.

Investors are snapping up corporate bonds, enticed by higher yields and the hope that a soft economic landing means the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates.

CNN Underscored: What Are Low-Cost Index Funds?

Low-cost index funds are an inexpensive way for people to build a diversified investment portfolio.

CBS MoneyWatch: Interest Rates Are Paused – Here’s What That Means for Credit Card Users

The Federal Reserve’s federal funds rate has been a hot topic since rate hikes started about two years ago.

CBS MoneyWatch: Is Gold Cheaper When You Buy More of It?

Gold has been a prized investment asset throughout history. 

U.S. News & World Report: 5 Biggest ETF Brands and Their Issuers

The biggest ETF brands tend to offer more liquid ETFs.

CBS News: What the Inflation News Means for Your Savings

Inflation data helps to form the basis for the Federal Reserve’s decisions to increase, decrease or leave its target federal funds rate unchanged.

CBS News: 3 Smart Financial Moves You Can Make Before the End of the Year

With only a couple months left in the year, now is the time to start preparing a strong financial foundation for 2024.

U.S. News & World Report: Can I Retire at 65 With $5 Million?

Consider what life could look like if you have $5 million saved by retirement.

U.S. News & World Report: Here’s How Much You Need to Save Each Month to Earn $50,000, $60,000 and $70,000 per Year in Interest for Retirement

Here’s a look at how much you need to set aside for retirement to generate enough interest to live on.

Bankrate: Holiday Spending Hangover: 7 Tips to Pay Off Debt and Increase Your Savings

“If you spent a pretty penny on holiday-related shopping and activities in recent months, you’re not alone…”

U.S. News and World Report: Is it Possible to Run Out of Money in Retirement?

“Look at how much you spend to prevent falling short of funds during retirement…”

U.S. News and World Report: How to Retire Alone

“Life as a single senior can have its advantages and drawbacks. The way you schedule your time, manage your finances and make decisions is up to you…”

Fortune: Is a bear market on the horizon? ‘Just take a breath,’ experts say
“When it comes to responding to dips in the stock market, it’s best to channel that famous British WWII slogan: Keep calm and carry on…”
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