Personal finance

Hinterhaus Productions | Digitalvision | Getty Images It’s that time of year, when workers get to make some decisions about their employee benefits. Many companies are beginning to hold their annual open enrollment period, which is when employees can sign up for 2023 health insurance — as well as consider other benefits, if your employer
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sturti The possibility of a looming recession is prompting fresh worries for both professional and everyday investors. More than half of Americans — 56% — think the country is already in a recession, according to a recent survey from MassMutual. Meanwhile, 49% of respondents said they think there will likely be a recession next year,
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Hoxton/Sam Edwards | Getty Images Bond yields jumped this week after another major rate hike from the Federal Reserve, flashing a warning for market distress. The policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield on Friday climbed to 4.266%, notching a 15-year high, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury reached 3.829%, the highest in 11 years. related investing news Goldman
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Ronnie Kaufman | DigitalVision | Getty Images For some new retirees, there’s an extra step needed when it comes to signing up for Medicare. That is, you may need to appeal so-called income-related adjustment amounts, or IRMAAs, if your income as a new retiree is lower than when you were working. Those extra charges kick
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Whether it’s due to belt-tightening or the promise of federal student loan forgiveness, suddenly families are paying closer attention to financial aid for college. Of those parents with college-bound students who didn’t plan on applying for federal aid, 58% have now changed their minds, according to a new report by Discover Student Loans. “Given the uncertainties
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Morsa Images | E+ | Getty Images As investors digest another 0.75 percentage point interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, government bonds may be signaling distress in the markets. Ahead of news from the Fed, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield climbed to 4.006% on Wednesday, the highest level since October 2007, and the benchmark
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The Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate by 0.75 percentage points for the third time in a row, in an effort to cool down unrelenting inflation. Fed officials have raised the benchmark short-term borrowing rate a total of five times this year, including 75 basis point increases in June and July, marking an unprecedented pace.
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Enes Evren It’s been a rough year for the stock market, and some consumers are closing investment accounts due to inflation and volatility concerns, according to a recent survey from Ally Financial.  As investors brace for another major interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve, inflation is still hovering near a 40-year high and the
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In this article MERC Siriporn Wongmanee / Eyeem | Eyeem | Getty Images The U.S. retirement system may seem flush — yet it ranks poorly in relation to those in other developed nations. Collectively, Americans had more than $39 trillion in wealth earmarked for old age at the end of 2021, according to the Investment
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