Personal Finance

If income inequality continues to grow, so, too, will the gap between wealthy and struggling retirees. That’s the takeaway from a new report by the Urban Institute, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C., and funded by the Department of Labor, which analyzed how rising inequality will shape the landscape of American retirement. “People have
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When it comes to choosing a college, affordability is now one of the most important criteria for families. But crossing off a pricey private school could be a big mistake. It’s true that public schools charge less than half as much, on average. At public, four-year institutions, the cost for the 2017-18 school year was
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With individual tax rates down, a new boogeyman is haunting investors: inflation worries. Those were the findings from the American Institute of CPAs’ Personal Financial Satisfaction Index, which measures investors’ “financial pleasure” or “financial pain” based on a range of economic factors, including personal taxes, inflation, job openings and real home equity. Overall, the Personal
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Anyone who’s ever had family or friends ask to borrow money knows it can be a tricky situation to navigate. Saying no can be easy if you’re struggling to cover your own expenses. Yet for those who can afford to part with the money, knowing how to set boundaries can be challenging. “You don’t want
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