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Palmer: Taking these financial steps could help post-divorce recovery

November 20, 2023, 7:45am Business

Jamie Lima remembers his divorce six years ago as one of the most emotionally draining and financially challenging experiences of his life. As a result, he resolved to use his professional background as a certified financial planner to help other people going through similar situations. Read story

2 ways to get a ‘do-over’ on Social Security

November 19, 2023, 5:42am Business

When it comes to Social Security, the standard advice you might hear suggests that you won’t get a second chance to decide when to start taking your benefits. But in at least two circumstances you can get a chance at a “do-over.” If you do decide to change your benefits,… Read story

Millennials and mortgages: navigating the path to homeownership in a changing market

November 18, 2023, 6:00am Business

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S., and everyone has been expecting members of this massive demographic cohort to reshape the housing market. So far, however, it hasn’t quite happened. Read story

Weston: How to reduce your ‘widow’s penalty’

November 18, 2023, 5:48am Business

After a spouse dies, the survivor often ends up paying higher taxes on less income — something known by accountants and financial planners as the “widow’s penalty,” because women typically outlive their husbands. Read story

NerdWallet: Want to buy now, pay later this holiday season? Ask yourself these 5 questions first

November 15, 2023, 8:31am Business

Shoppers gearing up for the 2023 holiday season won’t have to look hard for a convenient way to pay for all those presents. Read story

A page from the National Council on Aging website is shown in this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 in New York. In 2022, consumers lost $8.8 billion to scammers. And older adults lost the highest amount of money compared to other age groups, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

How to talk to older people in your life about scams

A page from the National Council on Aging website is shown in this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 in New York. In 2022, consumers lost $8.8 billion to scammers. And older adults lost the highest amount of money compared to other age groups, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

November 12, 2023, 5:34am Business

This summer, Daniel Goldstein’s 86-year-old mom got an email that looked like it was from her bank. She was alarmed because she hadn’t spent the money it mentioned, so she called a help number on the email. The person on the other end of the line asked for her bank… Read story

Will the Fed raise interest rates one more time this year? Some economists aren’t convinced

November 11, 2023, 5:28am Business

Consumers and investors were spared from a 12th rate hike when Federal Reserve officials voted in November to keep their benchmark borrowing rate steady. Read story

NerdWallet: Avoid these 3 business mistakes during the holiday season

November 9, 2023, 7:38am Business

A broken website. Sold-out items. Shipping delays. These conditions can be detrimental to small businesses during the holiday season, arguably the busiest time of year for retail sales. Read story

NerdWallet: How LGBTQ+ prospective parents can navigate the adoption process

November 8, 2023, 8:13am Business

Adoption is one way LGBTQ+ people can fulfill their dreams of becoming a parent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, same-sex couples were four times more likely than opposite-sex couples to adopt a child in 2019. Read story

Millennial Money: 5 ways to get kids excited about investing

November 7, 2023, 7:47am Business

What was your favorite thing to talk about as a kid? Maybe it was dinosaurs, or Barbie or the Magic Treehouse book series. It probably wasn’t compound interest. Getting kids excited about investing can pay off for the rest of their lives — but how do you do it? Read story