As Congress finally gets serious about tax reform, you need to know where you stand now, so you can understand how changes will affect your pocketbook.
Let us be among the first to put the new year on your radar, because believe it or not, there are some end-of-the year financial tasks that you should think about getting started on right now.
Many investors may be surprised to learn that some of the market’s best dividend stocks for both current yield and payout growth can be found in the technology sector. Read more
Not so long ago, a credit freeze was a tool usually reserved for people who had suffered identity theft. But as data breaches have piled up — culminating with the massive data breach at credit agency Equifax announced in September — the freeze has become more widely recognized as the most effective way to protect your credit, even if a thief hasn’t yet made fraudulent use of your personal information.
Whether you’re starting out, have already retired or are somewhere in between, we show you how to make your money grow and last.
Nike (NKE, $53.19) has churned out a disappointing 2017 so far. Its shares have gained just 2.3%, a fraction of the 10.7% return delivered by Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. Read more
Bought your Powerball ticket yet? The grand prize has climbed to $700 million, and will climb even higher if no one matches the winning numbers Aug. 23. Read more
What a difference a few months make. Read more
You’ve no doubt heard about the awesome and ubiquitous power of the “cloud.” It seems straightforward. You take everything on your computer, upload it to the cloud, and–poof!–you can access your data, photos or programs from anywhere. But what is the cloud? Where is it? It’s all a bit, well, nebulous.
Do your eyes glaze over when you heard the word annuity? When you imagine handing over a large chunk of money to an insurance company in exchange for promised income, do those glazed eyes turn into a death stare?