Author: Myles Ma

Myles Ma is an editor at PolicyGenius.com.

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This state is fighting inflation by paying everyone $400

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  Why are Colorado residents receiving this money? The legislature is opting to send taxpayers the money because of a record state surplus. “Instead of the …

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Why experts say distracted drivers are the ‘second pandemic’ of the 2020s

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  While the pandemic has made many people more careful evaluators of risk, one everyday activity (driving) has quietly become more dangerous over the past two …

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This financial expert wants to protect your money from your ‘lizard brain’

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  If investing was only a matter of intelligence, Sir Isaac Newton wouldn’t have lost a fortune during an 18th-century recession. Scott Nations, an author, financial …

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Does your 401(k) miss President Trump?

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  U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, tweeted this analysis of the stock market earlier this month. Your 401k misses President Trump. — Rep. Jim …

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Are we in another housing market bubble? Will it burst again?

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  The housing market is out of control in many areas of the country, with record-high home prices and record-low inventories. Prices had been steadily increasing since 2012, …

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3 money tips from experts who survived the ‘Great Inflation’

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Remember the 1980s? Blondie was at the top of the charts, the mystery of Luke Skywalker’s paternity was solved, and inflation was even worse than it …

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Should you prepare for a stock market crash this year?

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  The S&P 500 finished January down 5.3%, its worst month since March 2020. There are good reasons for pessimism about the markets: Inflation is up more than …

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Should you be worried about interest rates going up? It’s complicated

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  The Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates in 2022 in response to rising inflation. A majority of the members of the Fed’s Open Market …

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Does your financial advisor need to be local?

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  Luis Rosa has met with clients remotely for years, even before the pandemic. When the certified financial planner and member of the Zoe Financial planning network moved …

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Will climate change make your house worthless?

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  Climate change may already be affecting your biggest investment. Rising sea levels are driving home prices down, a study by researchers at the Wharton School of the …

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Is this the worst financial scam you’ve ever heard of?

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  Nev Schulman has uncovered romantic frauds on his show “Catfish” for a decade. But he’s also dealt with financial scammers. Even if a romantic scammer …

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Can this new credit card improve your credit score?

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  Personal finance startup Truebill, which offers tools to help people manage their finances, is launching a credit card in early 2022. Truecard is designed to help …

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Pain-free ways to boost your retirement funds

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  Almost 50% of workers think they don’t make enough money to save for retirement, a survey released Aug. 5 says. The survey from Transamerica Institute, a …

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Pessimism can cost you money. Here’s how

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Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the economy. In a Gallup poll in October, 68% of respondents said the economy was getting worse, despite low unemployment and high savings levels. The economy …

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Is inflation making your savings account pointless?

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The consumer price index, a government measure of inflation, has gone up more than 6% in the 12-month period ending in October. That means everything is 6% more …

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These new homebuying startups could help you outbid all-cash offers

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  Policygenius content follows strict guidelines for editorial accuracy and integrity. Learn about our  editorial standards and how we make money.   A new breed of startups …

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4 ways veterans can find a great civilian job

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Veterans offer many attractive qualities to companies looking to hire, including teamwork, leadership and resiliency. But many struggle to find work when they leave the service. …

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Financial experts share their biggest money regrets of the last decade

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We’re entering a new decade. It’s a good time to look forward, but it can be hard to avoid dwelling on mistakes. In the interest of …

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Reminder: It’s almost deadline day for health insurance

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Open enrollment for a 2020 health insurance plan on Healthcare.gov ends Sunday. Through Nov. 30, 2.88 million people had selected plans on the online platform, down …

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This is the one money lesson to teach kids this holiday season

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Your parents may have taught you how to save with a piggy bank or budget with an allowance. But there may be one overlooked, impactful financial …

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Americans are increasingly confused about health care

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Many Americans are foregoing medical care because they’re unsure of what’s covered by their health insurance, a new Policygenius survey finds. More than one in four …

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Make sure you know these 7 things ahead of open enrollment

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A federal appeals court could nullify the Affordable Care Act in a few weeks, but open enrollment on the state and federal health insurance marketplaces is expected to …

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Could wonky government math ruin your retirement savings?

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Retirees depend on Social Security to fund their post-work lives. But the program sits on shaky financial ground. The Social Security Board of Trustees projects that …

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How to budget when your adult kid moves back home

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More young adults are living with their parents than ever. An all-time high 17% of 25- to 34-year-olds reside with their parents, according to the Census. …

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Health care jargon in politics, explained

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With two Democratic primary debates down and another on the way, we are already deep in the throes of election season (as if it ever ends). …

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7 industries with the most job openings

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It’s a great time to be looking for work. There were 7.3 million job openings in the United States at the end of June, according to …

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The surprising time it pays to re-shop your auto insurance

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When is the best time to re-shop for auto insurance? We would say all the time, but we’re biased. It might seem counterintuitive, but one good …

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Could repealing the Cadillac tax make your health care pricier?

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This year federal government is expected to spend around $737 billion in subsidies to help people pay for health care, as part of the Affordable Care …

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Should you downsize to one car?

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A long time ago — in 2017 — I was a news reporter who spent my days driving to assignments in my 2011 Mazda 3 hatchback. …

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13 expert safety tips to stay safe while boating this summer

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The arrival of summer and warm weather means putting on your captain’s hat and taking to the open water on boats. But like driving, boating is …