Stories tagged: nerd wallet
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
Car buying has changed enough over the years – Americans are buying more expensive cars, financing larger amounts and taking out longer loans – that leasing may no longer be …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
Stigmas about debt can be counterproductive, clouding our judgment and making us too embarrassed to seek help when we need it.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
The end of the year is a good time to mark some items off your financial checklist, like these: reviewing beneficiary designations, updating contact information and visiting your safe deposit …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
Sometimes, it’s parents who turn to their kids for financial help; here’s how to think it through.
Sun., Nov. 3, 2019
Picking a health plan is complicated, but these tips can help you choose the right insurance for your needs.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
The official Social Security estimate of your future benefits may be too low if you’re young and too high if you’re approaching retirement.
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
In SIM swap fraud, criminals take over your phone number by duping your mobile carrier, which can unlock financial, email and social media accounts.
Sun., Oct. 13, 2019
If you’re choosing a university, you should know research has shown that its selectivity has little bearing on the value of the education.
Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
Getting professional advice can help you avoid the worst of these retirement blunders, and help ensure your money lasts as long as you do.
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
Your former home state could use a residency audit to challenge your move as a tax dodge unless you cut your ties the right way.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
When it comes to credit card rewards, it’s not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
These retirement-related insurance products are easy to misunderstand, with potentially costly consequences, but you can avoid or correct these common mistakes.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
Learn which phone and email scams to watch for right now and how these crooks pull them off.
UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019
Planning can help ‘solo agers’ – people growing old without children they can rely on for help – avoid isolation and exploitation.
Sun., July 7, 2019
Giving new colleagues some friendly advice about 401(k)s and similar plans can help set them on the road to a healthy retirement.
Sun., June 30, 2019
As your parents get older, you can help them organize their paperwork and provide ready access to crucial details with three sites that focus on making transitions easier.
Sun., June 23, 2019
To increase your chances of maintaining a comfortable income stream in retirement, you can trim expenses, boost guaranteed income and pick a safe withdrawal rate from your savings.
Sun., June 16, 2019
Getting the most out of Social Security means disregarding some of the most common myths, particularly about when to file.
Sun., June 9, 2019
Most people over 65 will eventually need some form of paid care; here are some ways to plan ahead.
Sun., June 2, 2019
If you’re overwhelmed by trying to make the ‘best’ choices for your financial products, try making good ones instead.
Sun., May 26, 2019
Health care costs in retirement may be more predictable, and less scary, than you think.
Sun., May 19, 2019
Delaying Social Security benefits even a few months can have a positive impact on your standard of living in retirement.
Sun., May 12, 2019
Two Experian credit-building products require people to link bank account information for a lift to their credit scores, but the benefit might not be worth the risk.
Sun., May 5, 2019
Your income is likely to peak years, if not decades, before you retire, so take that into account as you plan.
Sun., April 28, 2019
Paying off high-rate debt such as credit cards with lower-rate loans may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to understand the pros and cons before borrowing money to repay …
Sun., April 21, 2019
There’s definitely a learning curve involved when it comes to frequent traveler programs and credit cards, but the upside can be big if you love to travel.
Sun., April 14, 2019
Without access to student loans, college students in the 1960s and earlier had to work, rely on support from their parents or find scholarships.
Sun., March 31, 2019
The ability to delay gratification is important for building wealth. But gratification delayed too long can leave us unhappy with the results.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Money can’t buy you a good credit score, but you might be able to use your income tax refund strategically to polish your credit.
Sun., March 24, 2019
If you’re tempted to offer money advice to friends or family, the first step is to make sure they want it.