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Millennial Money: Is financial trauma holding you back from living your best life?

April 9, 2024, 8:41am Business

Whether it’s going to bed before midnight, eating broccoli, or dealing with your finances, doing the “right” thing can sometimes feel like a herculean effort. Read story

FILE - A couple sit along a trail overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas on Feb. 24, 2024. Coming up with the best tax strategy in retirement can be much trickier than it seems, and tax pros agree that it is a time when people need to be especially careful.

If you’re retired or about to retire, think carefully about your tax strategy

FILE - A couple sit along a trail overlooking White Rock Lake in Dallas on Feb. 24, 2024. Coming up with the best tax strategy in retirement can be much trickier than it seems, and tax pros agree that it is a time when people need to be especially careful.

April 9, 2024, 8:22am Business

Coming up with the best tax strategy in retirement can be much trickier than it seems, and tax pros agree it’s a time when people need to be especially careful to look at their entire financial picture before deciding on a things like 401(k) withdrawal amounts and timing, or when… Read story

Palmer: What college students need to know about payment apps

April 8, 2024, 7:12am Business

For college students, sending money to friends has never been easier thanks to peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo, PayPal and Cash App. But that convenience poses risks, including vulnerability to errors, fraud and the tendency to overspend. Read story

FILE - Money is donated for out of work musicians on March 18, 2021, in New York. At tax time, the three biggest potential deductions for most people are mortgage insurance, charitable donations in cash or in property, and eligible state and local taxes.

Should you itemize or take a standard deduction on your tax return? Here’s what to know

FILE - Money is donated for out of work musicians on March 18, 2021, in New York. At tax time, the three biggest potential deductions for most people are mortgage insurance, charitable donations in cash or in property, and eligible state and local taxes.

April 8, 2024, 5:05am Business

When tackling your taxes, it can sometimes be hard to figure out whether to opt for a standard deduction or itemize. Read story

A page from the Internal Revenue Service website is shown on a laptop on Monday, April1, 2024 in New York. Taxpayers usually know their identity has been stolen when they try to file their tax returns and the IRS says they&rsquo;ve already done so.

Here’s how to protect yourself from common scams this tax season

A page from the Internal Revenue Service website is shown on a laptop on Monday, April1, 2024 in New York. Taxpayers usually know their identity has been stolen when they try to file their tax returns and the IRS says they&rsquo;ve already done so.

April 6, 2024, 5:25am Business

Tax season can come with several headaches, from gathering documents to finding the time to sit down and file. But one pain that you want to avoid is falling for a tax scam. Read story

NerdWallet: Hotels where baseball fans can score cool perks, save some money

April 3, 2024, 7:41am Business

With baseball season in full swing, it’s time for fans to make their game-day plans. For those traveling to the game, that can require finding a hotel to serve as a home base. Read story

Millennial Money: Why adding a child as an authorized user might not help their credit

April 2, 2024, 9:21am Business

As parents, we want the best for our children: health, happiness — and hardy credit. Having a strong credit profile can determine whether your kid gets approved for a loan or how much they’ll pay for car insurance when they’re grown. But establishing credit for someone with no credit history… Read story

Ashford: What financial planners wish you knew about Social Security

April 1, 2024, 7:46am Business

Only about 1 in 8 adults know when they’ll be eligible for full retirement benefits through Social Security, according to the Nationwide Retirement Institute 2023 Social Security Survey. And compared to 2014, fewer people age 50 and up now know whether they may be eligible for Social Security benefits based… Read story

How to successfully negotiate real estate commissions

March 30, 2024, 6:06am Business

In a real estate transaction, there’s always some level of negotiation. If you’re the seller, you face haggling not only with prospective buyers, but also with the person you’re working with to seal the deal: your real estate agent. Read story

NerdWallet: Retirees: Is it time to downsize, even in this real estate market?

March 27, 2024, 7:49am Business

Your home is your sanctuary, but it’s also one of your biggest budget items. And after you retire, it may feel like more house than you need. But in this housing market, when a smaller home with upgraded features may be about as expensive as the one you’re selling, is… Read story