78% of workers ignore ‘the greatest money-making asset’ for retirement,

says CPA. Here’s what it could be costing them May 16, 2022 KEY POINTS Nearly two-thirds — 62% — of workers identified company matches to 401(k) plans as important for reaching retirement goals in a recent survey from Principal Financial Group. Just 22% said that starting to invest in your twenties is key to a …

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As tuition continues to climb, these are the top tax breaks for college expenses

KEY POINTS The cost of college can be a challenge for families, but a few tax breaks may lessen the burden. The American opportunity tax credit offers up to $2,500 per student for undergraduate expenses, and the lifetime learning credit extends to graduate or professional courses, worth up to $2,000 per return. Working students may …

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An easy guide to help college students set up their first budget

Howard University – Photo: Darreonna Davis College is a time when you learn so many new things so quickly — you’re learning about your major and future career, meeting people from around the world and learning how to live independently. But one area that is sorely lacking for most college students: learning about money. Nearly half …

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Are you saving enough for retirement? Odds are, probably not

KEY POINTS The latest Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances found the median amount of savings in Americans’ retirement accounts was $65,000. About half of all Americans are at risk of not being able to maintain pre-retirement standards of living, said Angie Chen, research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. But …

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Here are some smart money moves to make now amid high inflation, rising interest rates

KEY POINTS As consumer prices soar to historic highs, the Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates. As a result, the cost of borrowing will get more expensive. Meanwhile, savings will benefit from higher interest rates. Here’s how consumers may want to rethink how they handle their credit cards, savings and mortgages now. RgStudio | …

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And the Executor Is

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger is famous for more than just his time on the bench. When he died in 1995, he left a 176-word will that gave no specific power to his executors. As a result, he reportedly cost his estate tens of thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees.1 Judge Burger’s case shows …

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