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How to build an investment portfolio with $2,000

How to build an investment portfolio with $2,000: A $2,000 investment can grow over time in a brokerage account.

North Carolina Couple Pays $25K to Clone Pet Cat: 'We Never Really Thought Much About the Cost'

North Carolina Couple Pays $25K to Clone Pet Cat: 'We Never Really Thought Much About the Cost': The couple first began to contemplate taking the unusual step after learning that singer Barbra Streisand had cloned her late dog

4 Savings Goals You Should Set Today -- The Motley Fool

4 Savings Goals You Should Set Today -- The Motley Fool: Not sure where to begin with your financial goals? Start saving for these four things right now.

Should You Take Money From Your 401(k) to Pay Debt? - SmartAsset

Should You Take Money From Your 401(k) to Pay Debt? - SmartAsset: It's not ideal to raid your retirement savings to pay off debt, especially when penalty taxes will apply. But there are some scenarios where it makes sense.

4 ways a credit card can raise your credit score

4 ways a credit card can raise your credit score: Credit cards can boost your credit

I paid off $8,000 of credit card debt by paying more than the minimum - Business Insider

I paid off $8,000 of credit card debt by paying more than the minimum - Business Insider: She didn't realize that paying only the monthly minimum payment wasn't enough, and her credit card debt continued to grow.

How to save more money every month: Set up automatic deposits - Business Insider

How to save more money every month: Set up automatic deposits - Business Insider: Two years ago, I decided to implement the same strategy behind my 401(k) to save more money every month and build up a cash emergency fund.

People from Kansas City are roasting McDonald's UK for debuting a burger inspired by the city

People from Kansas City are roasting McDonald's UK for debuting a burger inspired by the city: McDonald's UK just debuted a Kansas City Stack burger, and people from Kansas City are making fun of the chain.

What To Teach Your Adult Child About Money

What To Teach Your Adult Child About Money: How to offer your son or daughter lessons in Personal Finances 101

Car buying: shop for a loan before committing to a purchase

$12 trillion of negative-yielding bonds are a distress signal — Quartz

$12 trillion of negative-yielding bonds are a distress signal — Quartz: Half of all European government bonds have negative yields as investors bet central banks will increase stimulus.

Most common money mistakes and how to avoid them | kare11.com

Most common money mistakes and how to avoid them | kare11.com: From overspending to ignoring our debt, a new study reveals Americans are making an average of eight financial fails or bad decisions with their money each month. Experts agree that a lot of the money missteps are due to a lack of education.

3 401(k) Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making -- The Motley Fool

3 401(k) Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making -- The Motley Fool: These mistakes are easy to make, but they could cost you thousands of dollars.

3 Things That Might Happen When You Live Paycheck to Paycheck -- The Motley Fool

I saw my husband's 401(k) balance and it was a huge wake-up call about the way I save money

Documents reveal the Government looked at recovering HELP loans from deceased estates

Documents reveal the Government looked at recovering HELP loans from deceased estates: It's estimated 18,000 people will die with unpaid student debt over the next 10 years and, at one point, there was a proposal to recover that money from deceased estates.

When Booking Travel, Which is More Important: Saving Time or Money? TripActions Is Betting On Time

When Booking Travel, Which is More Important: Saving Time or Money? TripActions Is Betting On Time: The future of business travel booking arrived today with the first company to roll out new NDC technology to bundle an array of travel services in one price. But there’s plenty of room to question whether business travelers will use it, let alone prefer it over their current ad-hoc methods.

How to Save Money on Gas

How to save money and spend guilt-free

Frugal living: Is life more difficult for those of us who are frugal?

Frugal living: Is life more difficult for those of us who are frugal?: Let’s get a little bit deeper: If you’re frugal because you have to be, rather than because you choose to be, does that change the scenario?

Uber versus Lyft: Which ride-hailing service saves you more money? - CNET

Uber versus Lyft: Which ride-hailing service saves you more money? - CNET: We take a look at which ride-hailing service saves you more money.

The best travel credit cards of 2019

The best travel credit cards of 2019: Heading out? The best travel credit cards can offer rewards, points, perks, and cash back whether you're flying, driving, or even on staycation.

401(k) vesting schedule: How employer matches work in retirement plans - Business Insider

401(k) vesting schedule: How employer matches work in retirement plans - Business Insider: Every 401(k) plan has a vesting schedule, which tells the employee how much of the employer's contributions they own at any given point.

New SEC Rule Fails to Protect Consumers

New SEC Rule Fails to Protect Consumers: AARP says the new regulations from the SEC fail to protect consumers and their retirement savings. Financial advisers could put their interest first.

Important moves to make to end financial worries.

The astounding percentage of Americans with — or without — retirement savings - Business Insider

The astounding percentage of Americans with — or without — retirement savings - Business Insider: Planning for retirement can be stressful, and a new report from the Federal Reserve suggests that many Americans haven't begun saving for their post-work lives.

The Federal Reserve recently published a report on household finances in the US based on the sixth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decision-making, which asked a series of questions about respondents' financial and economic well-being and status.

Would Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all save Americans money? - The Washington Post

Would Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all save Americans money? - The Washington Post: The 2020 presidential hopeful is saying that his plan will cut the cost of health care for many Americans. Here are four factors that would affect whether that promise becomes reality.

This Expense Costs Retirees an Average of $7,472 Each Year -- The Motley Fool

This Expense Costs Retirees an Average of $7,472 Each Year -- The Motley Fool: t's natural to assume that our living costs will go down in retirement, though perhaps not as drastically as we'd like them to. And if there's one expense that many seniors expect to slash, it's transportation. That's because retirees who stop going to work get to unload the burden of paying to commute, and that could amount to a substantial level of savings.

5 Lifestyle Changes to Consider if Money Is Tight in Retirement

5 Lifestyle Changes to Consider if Money Is Tight in Retirement: Many seniors wind up cash-strapped despite their best efforts to avoid that scenario. Part of the problem is that a large number of retirees get the bulk of their income from Social Security, which only pays the average recipient $17,532 a year. If you're finding that money is uncomfortably tight in retirement, a few key lifestyle changes might help you stretch your income and ease some financial stress. Here are a few to consider.