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This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

Polls consistently show that older Americans regret a lot of things — working too much, choosing the wrong partner, not taking care of their health, and so on. There are also often financial regrets, such as not having saved enough and investing too little for retirement. This last regret has many reasons: everything from the …

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People have a 'long social distance' due to COVID-19.  Economists say this contributes to a decline in labor force participation.

People have a ‘long social distance’ due to COVID-19. Economists say this contributes to a decline in labor force participation.

More than two years into the coronavirus pandemic, a desire for social distancing still prevents some people from returning to work. It’s a decision, say medical experts, that everyone should make for themselves, based on their own circumstances. Some economists say, however, that people withdrawing from work due to the pandemic can also impact the …

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Is money a weapon to control your spouse?  This financial abuse can destroy your marriage.

Is money a weapon to control your spouse? This financial abuse can destroy your marriage.

Progress has been slow, but American society’s openness to marriage norms and money issues continues to evolve. Married couples now include the LGBTQ+ community and 38% of breadwinners are women. I share this because gender norms are becoming less normal, which actually means no one is immune to the possibility of a spouse using money …

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“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property.  Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

“Most economists predict a recession in 2023”: I own a rental property. Is it the right time to take out a bank loan and renovate or should I wait?

Dear MarketWatch, Along with a sibling, I own a 40+ bedroom rental property in the Caribbean, where we do weekly rentals. It is near the city center but needs repairs and renovations. Is it a good time to go to the bank for a renovation loan? We are also open to changing our business model. …

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Can't afford to retire?  Why "working longer" isn't good retirement advice.

Can’t afford to retire? Why “working longer” isn’t good retirement advice.

Financial planners generally advise you to work as long as you can, so you can increase your retirement savings while waiting for a larger Social Security check. But such advice assumes you have the luxury of deciding when to stop working. Tens of millions of Americans do not. Here’s the truth: retiring early, even at …

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My wife agreed to vouch for her son's rental without telling me.  His car was seized for non-payment of his loan.  What should I do?

My wife agreed to vouch for her son’s rental without telling me. His car was seized for non-payment of his loan. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, About four days ago I received an email from my wife’s bank saying that someone had requested her login username through a password reset. When I asked my wife about this she said she forgot her username and was trying to get my stepson access to her online portal so he could download …

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This State Has the "Best" Personal Finance Education in the U.S.

This State Has the “Best” Personal Finance Education in the U.S.

Financial literacy is key to managing money, but how well are states preparing their residents? Tennessee tops the list of US states that offer the best financial education to its residents, according to a new report from financial services firm OneMain Financial. More than 99% of Tennessee public high school students have a “gold-access” education, …

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This State Has the "Best" Personal Finance Education in the U.S.

This state has the best personal finance education in the US – you can tell by its average credit score

Financial literacy is key to managing money, but how well are states preparing their students? Tennessee tops the list of US states that offer the best financial education to its residents, according to a new report from financial services firm OneMain Financial. More than 99% of public high school students in Tennessee have what is …

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Startups and investors are betting on the future of remote work

Startups and investors are betting on the future of remote work

Even as more employers signal the end of remote working, tech startups and their investors are betting it’s here to stay, offering a range of digital tools designed to support a permanent workforce. outside the office. And those bets seem to be paying off. Remotebase, a two-year-old San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that connects companies with …

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