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How to give this holiday season, even with inflation

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Consumer Sentiment Hits Lows In the face of record inflation and lingering recessionary concerns, people across America are nervous about their financial future. According to a …

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A judge struck down Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. Now what?

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  The Ruling Last week, a federal judge in Texas ruled that President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program is unconstitutional. This followed a lawsuit backed …

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Are people really buying homes through social media?

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  Sales Have Stalled With the average national mortgage rate hovering around 7%, the housing market, which was on fire during 2020 and 2021, is finally …

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What to do with your retirement during a bear market

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  Grin and Bear It There’s no sugarcoating what’s going on with the market. Both stocks and bonds are trading in bear market territory, which means …

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How to keep inflation from spoiling your holidays

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  Prepare For A Pricey Holiday The holidays are often the busiest and most hectic time of the year. This year, thanks to record-high inflation, you …

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Is it really too early to start holiday shopping?

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  For some, it may still feel too early to listen to Christmas music, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start shopping for holiday …

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Savvy savers spend less on groceries with these tricks

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  This past year has been difficult for consumers, with inflation driving up the prices of many everyday goods. At the grocery store, the prices of …

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IRS boosts max retirement contribution limit. Here’s what to know

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  Following adjustments made to tax brackets in 2023, the IRS instituted record-breaking increases to the contribution limits for 401(k) and other tax-deferred retirement plans. Starting …

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Boo! How to shake off scary prices & enjoy Halloween

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  Costuming Up Post-COVID With the fall calendar in full swing, we’re rapidly approaching the so-called holiday season, which will be largely free of COVID-based restrictions …

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Here’s what Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan could look like

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  Ahead of the 2020 election, President Joe Biden made student loan forgiveness a focus of his campaign. On Wednesday, his administration moved forward with plans …

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How to overcome inflation anxiety & sensibly adjust your financial plan

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  A survey from Bankrate found 40% of US adults are feeling stressed or negatively affected in terms of their mental health as a result of …

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Why crypto’s demise could be exaggerated

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  The stock market’s recent volatility has been accompanied by a similar path for digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC), as the Fed’s anticipated rate hikes have …

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Why are fake accounts causing Elon Musk to question Twitter’s business model?

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  Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has put his plans to buy Twitter (TWTR) on hold unless the social media company can provide convincing data concerning …

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Fewer Americans are refinancing mortgages. Is inflation to blame?

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By the Numbers According to the New York Fed, mortgage refinancing hit its peak during the second quarter of 2021, amid a several-year-long boom. Historically low …

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Still trying to buy a home? We may have some good news…

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  Growing Supply The run-up in housing prices over the last two years has been well documented. As large numbers of people stopped renting and bought …

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What will Twitter look like under Elon Musk?

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  Nearing the Finish Line Twitter (TWTR) has agreed to be acquired by Elon Musk, a deal that has sent shockwaves throughout the financial and tech …