Author: Myles Ma

Myles Ma is an editor at PolicyGenius.com.

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These upgrades can help protect your home from climate change

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  In less than a year between 2020 and 2021, Lake Charles, Louisiana, faced two hurricanes, then a severe winter storm, followed by more flooding, all …

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Are you losing your right to get car repairs wherever you want?

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  Are drivers losing the ability to decide where to get their cars fixed? That’s what proponents of right to repair legislation believe. They say automakers …

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Atmospheric rivers: Why you need to worry about these increasingly powerful storms

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  While hurricanes cause most flooding damage on the East Coast, atmospheric rivers — massive storms that carry extreme amounts of water from the tropics — …

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Don’t know when you’ll retire? Here’s how to plan for it anyway

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  Most people, even people who love their jobs, are working toward the day when they can stop working. Saving for retirement is a pillar of …

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Here’s how most Americans are adjusting for inflation

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  Many Americans are cutting back on takeout, driving, and groceries to adjust to rising prices, according to a survey from Policygenius. More than 37% of …

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Health care is most expensive in these 20 US cities

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  The U.S. spent an all-time high of $4.1 trillion on health care in 2020, representing almost 20% of the gross domestic product. Unlike other countries, the …

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Does your health insurance cover abortion?

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  The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion. Twenty-six states are likely to ban abortion care as a result. In …

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Americans were saving record amounts. Here’s why they aren’t now

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  Many Americans improved their financial habits during the pandemic by cutting expenses and paying down debt, but those habits are slipping in 2022, according to research …

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This little-known tax credit could give your retirement savings a huge boost

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  Fewer than half of U.S. workers are aware of a tax credit that’s “almost too good to be true,” says Catherine Collinson, CEO and president …

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How to prep for a recession — and come out financially stronger

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  High inflation and slowing spending may be putting the U.S. economy on the path to a recession, an extended period of economic decline. If you …

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The pros & cons of a Biden student loan forgiveness plan

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  The Biden administration has taken steps to ease the student debt burden, including forgiving $26 billion in student loans. The White House is also considering canceling …

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Inflation eating away at your retirement savings? Try this strategy

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  If you haven’t checked your 401(k) for the past six months (and you probably shouldn’t), you’re in for a bad surprise. The S&P 500 has …

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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 …