Author: Pam OBrien

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5 Ways to Save for Retirement without a 401(k)

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A 401(k) is a popular way to save for retirement. But not everyone has access to these employer-sponsored 401(k) savings plans. For instance, many small companies …

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25 of the Cheapest Places to Live in Maryland

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With its quaint small towns, proximity to big cities like Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, and miles of beautiful coastline along the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic …

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What is Your Investing Style?

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Knowing your risk tolerance is an important factor in investing. Some investors are willing to take big risks with the potential for big rewards. Others prefer …

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IRA Deduction and Contribution Limits For Taxes: Everything You Need Need to Know

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Broadly speaking, individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, offer some sort of tax benefit — either during the year that contributions are made or when distributions take …

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8 Tips for Managing Your 401(k) Better This Year

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A 401(k) plan is an employer-sponsored retirement plan that you fund with pre-tax dollars deducted from your paycheck. Understanding the nuances of a 401(k) plan may …

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A Beginner’s Guide to 401(k) Retirement Plans

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Saving for retirement is one of the most important steps you can take to help secure your financial future. Your employer might offer a 401(k) retirement …

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401(k) Contribution Limits for 2024

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Understanding 401(k) Contribution Limits: 2023-2024 Participating in a 401(k) through your employer can be a good way to contribute to and save for your retirement. One …

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Survey: Who in the family gives the best holiday gifts?

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Your mom wants something surprising for the holidays this year. And so does your dad. In our holiday gift survey, we asked parents and grandparents to …

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Is now the best time to buy a home?

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If you’re looking for a new home, you may be wondering when is the best time to buy. There are a number of factors that go …

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Should I consolidate my 401(k)? Weighing the pros & cons

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The nature of work is no longer what it used to be. Gone are the days of working for just one employer for an entire career. …

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Help! My student loan is in default. What are my options?

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As student loan debt increases, it’s likely that so will the number of borrowers defaulting on their student loans. Student debt in the U.S. has reached …

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Drivers’ true confessions: What Americans really do behind the wheel

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Chances are, today you’ll spend at least an hour or two in your car to go to work, run errands, or meet up with friends. The …

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New Data: Success Secrets of Hispanic & Latine Owned Businesses

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There are approximately 5 million Hispanic- and Latine-owned owned businesses in the U.S. And those businesses are booming, according to Lantern by SoFi’s recent survey of …

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4 times autopay may be a bad idea

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Do you ever have trouble keeping up with when bills are due and paying them on time? Welcome to the club. It can be a challenge …

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6 investing questions you should ask yourself ASAP

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To begin your investment journey, you need to understand basic information about the process. That can help you feel secure and comfortable enough to take the …

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Could asset management make you happier (& richer)?

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Asset management is a financial service offered by licensed individuals or companies. The aim of asset management is to build or maintain a client’s wealth, typically …

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4 steps to take ASAP after a pay cut

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First and foremost, create a budget if you don’t already have one. List all your expenses for weekly purchases, from groceries to gasoline and parking fees. Add monthly …

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The completely unshocking reasons young folks are already changing careers

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When we head off to college to pursue a degree, many of us assume we’ll end up in a job related to our field of study. …

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Survey: Your parents & grandparents spill what they really want for the holidays

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  Your mom wants something surprising for the holidays this year. And so does your dad. In our holiday gift survey, we asked parents and grandparents …