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Why now is a crucial time to pay off credit card debt

February 11, 2024, 5:23am Business

For Americans who lacked savings prior to the pandemic, financial stress is rising. A combination of inflation, increased interest rates, and the end of pandemic-tied relief, such as the moratorium… Read story

Bankrate: Future of real estate commissions grows murky amid legal challenges

February 11, 2024, 5:30am Business

Real estate commissions have survived the rise of the Internet and decades of attacks from disruption-minded discounters. But a flood of legal challenges to the existing brokerage model poses a new threat to the status quo. Read story

NerdWallet: How (and why) to treat your side gigs like businesses

February 8, 2024, 7:54am Business

Whether you want your side gigs to replace your day job or simply provide some extra cash, treating them like businesses can keep your finances better organized and help you work smarter. Read story

Millennial Money: So you got a raise? Here’s what to do with the money

February 6, 2024, 7:35am Business

Whether it’s a 5% increase or a 20% bump, a pay raise at work is an opportunity to take charge of your financial priorities. A small raise might not seem like much when it’s broken down into a biweekly paycheck, but over time, that difference in income could provide a… Read story

Ashford: 5 financial steps to take before marrying later in life

February 5, 2024, 7:48am Business

Getting married when you’re an older adult comes with complications: You and your spouse may have assets from years of working, and you may have children from previous relationships. Tying the knot could affect your Social Security benefits if you’re widowed or divorced. You will need to update estate documents… Read story

Kowitt: Women can close pay gap if you take the clock away

February 4, 2024, 5:30am Business

Earlier this month, women across the U.S. received one of their many annual reminders of just how much their work is undervalued. Read story

Olson: Elon, please keep the internet out of our brains

February 3, 2024, 5:26am Business

A lucky individual has become the first human to receive a brain implant from Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink Corp., marking a step toward being able to steer computers with our minds. Read story

NerdWallet: Maximize your credit card rewards with minimal effort

January 31, 2024, 8:10am Business

Credit card rewards can help you get some money back on every dollar you spend, but they can also be confusing. First, there’s deciding which card to apply for if you don’t yet carry a rewards card. Then, there’s how and where best to use it. And finally, the good… Read story

Millennial Money: The 4 longevity questions you should ask your financial planner

January 30, 2024, 8:22am Business

Only one-third of men correctly estimated how long a 60-year-old man in the U.S. could expect to live, according to a 2022 TIAA Institute survey. And fewer than half of women got it right for a 60-year-old woman. Read story

Palmer: Romance scammers: They call you honey, but don’t send them money

January 29, 2024, 8:59am Business

Valentine’s Day might put you in the mood to look for love online. Unfortunately, criminals are also on the hunt, but for victims, not romance. Read story