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Weston: Why retirees may want to buy an immediate annuity now

September 23, 2023, 6:02am Business

An immediate annuity is an insurance product that provides guaranteed income: You give an insurer a chunk of money, and the company gives you a stream of payments that can last for life. The payments begin within 12 months of purchase. Read story

NerdWallet: Student loans are back. Is it time to consolidate your credit card debt?

September 20, 2023, 7:42am Business

The federal student loan payment pause that began in March 2020 is ending. Loans began accruing interest on Sept. 1, and borrowers will start making payments in October. Read story

Millennial Money: 5 options if you’re crushed by student loan and credit card debt

September 19, 2023, 7:26am Business

The return of federal student loan payments in October has the potential to derail your finances, especially if you’re already struggling with credit card payments. Read story

NerdWallet: Income too high for Medicaid? ‘Spend down’ to qualify

September 18, 2023, 8:00am Business

More than 1.4 million people have lost Medicaid coverage in 2023 because they no longer meet the eligibility requirements, according to August tracking data from KFF, a health policy nonprofit. Read story

Millennial Money: Food service workers prepped for success in other jobs

September 14, 2023, 11:47am Business

My first time bartending I was left alone at the bar on a busy summer night with zero training. I cried in the back for a few minutes, then started pouring drinks. I mean, I didn’t have a lot of options. At one point, I was so stressed I asked… Read story

How to compare credit repair options

September 3, 2023, 6:00am Business

If you have recently applied for a financial product, you may have been met with higher than normal rates. This, primarily due to inflation, is unfortunately out of your control. But working to improve your credit score through the process of credit repair can mean a higher score and potentially… Read story

Why now might be a good time to consider longer-term CDs

September 2, 2023, 6:00am Business

As the Federal Reserve continues to slow down on raising rates, you can still get the highest yielding five-year CD yields in more than a decade right now. But your window on this opportunity could soon be closing. Read story

Hiltzik: Businesses keep complaining about shoplifting, but wage theft is a bigger crime

September 2, 2023, 5:22am Business

Former Home Depot Chief Executive Bob Nardelli went on Fox Business the other day to warn that a surge in shoplifting by organized gangs showed that America was descending into “a lawless society.” Read story

NerdWallet: How to avoid the No. 1 text message scam putting your money at risk

August 30, 2023, 7:53am Business

The Federal Trade Commission recently revealed the most reported text message scam: bank impersonations. Read story

Millennial Money: How to manage caregiving costs for parents while raising kids

August 29, 2023, 7:33am Business

Nearly a quarter of millennials are caregivers for an adult, according to a 2020 AARP survey. And a 2020 report from insurance marketplace GoHealth found that 1 in 3 millennials are supporting their parents financially, and more than a quarter help manage their parents’ health care. Read story