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Bankrate: Survey: Pros say these investments are among the top hedges in battle against high inflation

March 28, 2022, 8:53am Business

Most experts in a recent Bankrate survey say that stocks are a better investment option than bonds for overcoming high levels of inflation. Bankrate’s First-Quarter Market Mavens survey found varied opinions on the sustainability of current inflation levels, but there was general agreement about the best investment to beat it:… Read story

How to calculate the real cost of buying a home

March 28, 2022, 8:39am Business

What’s the cost of buying a home? Read story

Many workers have grown accustomed to the flexibility of a hybrid or remote work environment and are asking their employers to make it a permanent fixture in the workplace.

Survey: 55 percent of workers place greater importance on flexible or remote work options

Many workers have grown accustomed to the flexibility of a hybrid or remote work environment and are asking their employers to make it a permanent fixture in the workplace.

March 27, 2022, 6:00am Business

Two years after the coronavirus pandemic forced widespread office closures, companies are now reopening their doors and priorities have shifted for many employees. Read story

Weston: How to keep your tax return from getting hung up

March 26, 2022, 5:55am Business

There may never be a good time to draw the IRS’ attention, but this year you really want to avoid extra scrutiny. Read story

Nerdwallet: ‘Where’d the money go?’ How to handle a windfall

March 23, 2022, 7:58am Business

Tax refunds. Child tax credits. COVID-19 relief checks. We dream of the next unexpected bundle of money that lands in our lap. Perhaps it’s a few hundred dollars earned from a garage sale, maybe even more from a job bonus — or hundreds of thousands from a winning lottery ticket… Read story

Millennial Money: Should you invest in a friend’s business?

March 22, 2022, 7:28am Business

Ben & Jerry’s was started by childhood best friends. Four grad school buddies founded Warby Parker. A long friendship-turned-partnership brought Clear to TSA security lines across the U.S. A shopping trip between two pals launched size-inclusive clothing brand Universal Standard. Read story

What it means for you when the Fed raises interest rates

March 21, 2022, 8:15am Business

The cost of borrowing money is going up. Read story

Weston: How buy now, pay later loans could alter credit

March 19, 2022, 6:00am Business

Expanding access to credit is a worthy goal. Too many people can’t get a mortgage or an emergency loan at a reasonable rate because they can’t show a solid credit history. They may pay more for insurance or make large security deposits to get utilities or rent an apartment. Read story

Nerdwallet: One of the most basic hotel amenities is disappearing

March 17, 2022, 7:56am Business

Whether out of necessity due to staffing shortages, out of respect for social distancing or perhaps just to save money, one of the primary amenities that sets a hotel apart from your home — daily housekeeping — is disappearing. Read story

NerdWallet: How home improvement funds upgrade your new house to a home

March 16, 2022, 7:15am Business

If you’re preparing to buy a home, you’ve probably been saving up for the down payment and other closing costs. But if that nest egg can only get you through the front door, it may not be enough. Read story