Personal Finance

2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event in West Branch, Iowa, August 19, 2019. Al Drago | Reuters There could be a new factor to your credit score: the president of the United States. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wants to eliminate the private credit reporting companies and
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) interact on stage during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University’s Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Win McNamee | Getty Images When it comes to changes to Social Security, Sen. Elizabeth
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Phil Ashley | Stone | Getty Images Chances are, your savings are getting eaten up by inflation. That is because the average interest rate on a traditional savings account is 0.1% annual percentage yield. Meanwhile, the U.S. inflation rate is currently 1.7%. To help combat that problem, more companies are providing high-interest accounts to help
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Plenty of parents start their kids off with a piggy bank to underscore the importance of savings. Very few teach their children how to invest. “Investing is something a lot of parents struggle with,” said Roger Young, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills, Maryland. Parents who don’t have best habits
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 Self-made billionaire Warren Buffett has been called the greatest investor in the world. So it should come as no surprise that the Berkshire Hathaway CEO has scores of investors hoping to follow in his footsteps by adopting his investing principles. Former hedge-fund manager and Buffett follower Whitney Tilson attributes the 89-year-old’s success to his “off-the-charts
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Democratic presidential hopefuls in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Student loan borrowers have reason to pay close attention to the 2020 presidential campaign. Many of the Democratic presidential candidates have detailed plans to address what increasingly is called
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