personal finance

Feel like you’re broke all the time? Here’s how you can change that

[ad_1] Most college students are better at spending money than saving it since they’re not used to having money. But it is crucial that college students start saving money now. Emergencies and unexpected expenses don’t wait until you’re established in your adult life to happen. They can happen at any time. And, what’s more, the …

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2 things all the financial advisers I talked to told me — that I don’t like

[ad_1] How to find the right financial advisor for you. Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I’m about three years from FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) status and have been looking at placing a portion of my investable assets with an advisor, which would still be seven figures. As I’ve been conducting interviews with many of them, they …

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My husband and I sunk $130,000 into a ‘nightmare flip house’ after legal battles with the contractor. Should we sell the home or turn it into a short-term rental?

[ad_1] Dear MarketWatch, My husband bought a nightmare flip house, and after legal battles with the contractor, the house is almost complete. However, we are out almost $130,000 in expenses related to this home. As we come to the end of this journey, he wants to turn the home into a short-term rental, and I …

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Renting apartment or home? Here is what experts say you need to know

[ad_1] Looking for an apartment or house to rent can be stressful. Rental prices have rebounded well above their pandemic lows and are now among the major inflation pain points for American consumers, along with food and gas prices. Several factors have contributed to the rising rents, including low housing inventories. It is a vicious …

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3 Retirement Accounts That Can Help You Go Beyond a 401(k) | Personal-finance

[ad_1] (Ryan Downie) Retirees have plenty of reasons to love their 401(k), but there might be even better accounts out there for you. Some investors should be focusing elsewhere, while others might benefit from some diversification. If your employer doesn’t offer a 401(k), don’t worry: You still have some great options. The perfect account does …

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Opinion: Republicans have painted themselves into a corner over fixing Social Security’s finances

[ad_1] A decade ago, Democratic and Republican legislators had elaborate plans to fix Social Security’s increasingly shaky finances. Democrats still do. But Republicans haven’t introduced a single comprehensive solvency bill since 2016. What are they waiting for? Social Security is running out of money. It currently collects less money from workers and employers than it …

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