These stocks are your friends during a market crash | Smart Change: Personal Finance

These stocks are your friends during a market crash |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Mori Backman) The past few weeks have been tough for investors. The share price has been falling since the second half of April, and this is on top of the losses that investors have already seen in their portfolios due to volatility at the beginning of the year. At this point, it would be premature … Read more

5 stocks that changed the market in April | Smart Change: Personal Finance

5 stocks that changed the market in April |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Ryan Downey) Investors suffered another setback in April when major stock indexes lost trillions in value. S&P 500 fell by almost 9%, while NASDAQ Composite fell over 13%. Corporate profit and loss reports, fears of a coming recession, higher interest rates and inflation all played a major role for both winners and losers last month. … Read more

Two-thirds of Americans live paycheck to paycheck as inflation rises

Two-thirds of Americans live paycheck to paycheck as inflation rises

Inflation is showing no signs of slowing down, making it difficult for workers to make ends meet. According to the US Bureau of Statistics, the consumer price index increased by 8.3% compared to last year, exceeding an estimate of 8.1%. Although it has fallen slightly from its peak in March, inflation is still rising at … Read more

3 Reasons to Consider Dividend Kings for Your Retirement Account | personal finance

3 Reasons to Consider Dividend Kings for Your Retirement Account |  personal finance

(Stefon Walters) All dividend paying companies are not created equal. While there are some companies that can be said to have reliable dividends, there are others that earn the famous title of “Dividend King”. If you are looking for an investment that can provide reliable returns and has stood the test of time, look no … Read more

3 ways to save money after buying a car | Smart Change: Personal Finance

3 ways to save money after buying a car |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

Philip Reid Believe it or not, there are ways to improve a car deal even after the ink has dried on a sales contract. While you can’t lower the price of your car, you can usually opt out of extras that you may have been forced to buy at the finance office. You can also … Read more

Will inflation force more people to return to work? “They will be entering a job market that really wants them,” says one economist, and now you can use bitcoin to pay for college – but should you?

Will inflation force more people to return to work?  “They will be entering a job market that really wants them,” says one economist, and now you can use bitcoin to pay for college – but should you?

Hey market watchers. Don’t miss these top news. Everything you need to know to prepare your yard for summer This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our longtime landscape architecture guru, who previously spoke to us about winter trends for your backyard. Today we are talking about spring gardening, the best tools and the … Read more

3 Social Security Strategies to Fund Sweet Retirement | personal finance

3 Social Security Strategies to Fund Sweet Retirement |  personal finance

(Mori Backman) You may have high goals in retirement, whether it’s a hobby like golfing or sailing, travelling, or going back to school. No matter what goals you set for your senior years, the more money you have, the more likely you are to do what you have always dreamed of. That’s why it’s so … Read more

Why You Should Reconsider Indirect 401(k) Rollover | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Why You Should Reconsider Indirect 401(k) Rollover |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) Because 401(k) plans are employer-sponsored, your plan won’t stay the same when you change jobs. Luckily, you won’t have to live your whole life trying to keep up with every 401(k) you’ve ever had—you can roll over. Rollovers happen when you transfer money from one 401(k) plan to another. There are several options … Read more

How fast does inflation reduce purchasing power? Here is a simple guide

How fast does inflation reduce purchasing power?  Here is a simple guide

Luis Alvarez | Digital Vision | Getty Images Inflation is hovering around a 40-year high. The consumer price index, a key indicator of inflation, rose 8.3% in April from a year ago, the biggest jump since the summer of 1982, the US Department of Labor said Wednesday. Despite a slight decline from the March rate … Read more

3 Errors to Avoid with 401(k) | Smart Change: Personal Finance

3 Errors to Avoid with 401(k) |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) 401(k) plans are great for helping people save and invest for retirement. For many people, their 401(k) will be a major part of their retirement income. To really get the most out of your 401(k) and make sure you’re putting yourself in a good long-term position, you should try to avoid these three … Read more

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