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Millennial Money: 4 ways married couples can use tax breaks to build wealth

October 3, 2023, 7:56am Business

“Two is better than one” is an old adage that translates to finances, too. Two incomes can go much further than one, especially between married couples. Read story

Bankrate: Why is housing inventory so low? Understanding the U.S. housing shortage

September 30, 2023, 5:41am Business

The housing shortage is probably not news to anyone who’s looked to buy a new home recently. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale in the U.S. — typically measured in months of housing supply — reached a record low of just 1.6… Read story

NerdWallet: Shopping for Medicare Advantage: 6 pitfalls to avoid

September 27, 2023, 7:37am Business

Only 3 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries shop around during open enrollment, according to a 2022 analysis from KFF, a health policy nonprofit — and only 1 in 10 Medicare Advantage enrollees voluntarily switch plans. But a 2020 analysis of Medicare Advantage plan choices by the National Bureau of Economic Research… Read story

NerdWallet: How climate change could affect where and when people travel

September 26, 2023, 8:18am Business

Travelers encountered many weather surprises this summer, from wildfires in Europe to knee-deep mud at Burning Man. Indeed, it was the hottest summer on record around the globe, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. Read story

Palmer: 7 saving strategies you may not have tried yet

September 25, 2023, 9:12am Business

With the holiday shopping season just starting and prices of many consumer goods continuing to rise, saving money can seem impossible. But those financial pressures also make doing so even more important. Read story

Gustavo Arellano: These chefs-in-training have overcome a lot. Now, they’d like a job

September 25, 2023, 5:24am Business

Shin rolled out the cookie dough. Asia sauteed the onions. Christopher fried the tortilla chips. Richard cooked the pinto beans. Read story

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