Personal Finance

As Tax Filing Deadlines Near, How the Obamacare Tax Can Surprise Many Investors

With taxpayers knee-deep in tax season, it's important to keep investments and taxes in mind when it comes to your tax bills ahead of the April 15, 2019 deadline. There ...
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US Drivers Can’t Wait to Dump These Cars

As of last November, the average age of a light-duty vehicle (passenger car, pickup and sport utility vehicle) currently traveling U.S. roads and highways was 11.6 years, exactly three years ...
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As Tax Filing Deadline Nears, Capital Gains and Dividend Tax Traps to Avoid

With the tax code having been changed yet again in 2018, many investors who have started filing their taxes will be getting some surprises around how much they owe for ...
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Americans Feel Better About Saving for Retirement Than They Have in Years

A recent survey from CNBC and Acorns found that Americans are more confident about their retirement savings now than three years ago. The Invest in You Savings Survey examined the ...
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Who Would Have Thought This Popular Car-Shopping App Is Among the Worst?

New car buyers are going to be a widely courted group this year. Sales are expected to decline by as much as 2.5%, and that's only if the economy remains ...
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More and More Americans Worried About Financial Security

A recent financial security survey has found that many Americans remain anxious about their long-term financial security. The 2019 Primerica Financial Security Monitor found that many families are not taking ...
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Powerball Lottery Hits $750 Million: 12 Things Not to Do If You Win!

It has become undeniable that winning the lottery is the new version of the American Dream. The odds of winning might be worse than being struck by lightning on a ...
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5 Big-Ticket Home Repairs You’ll Want to Avoid

One of the downsides of owning a house is that mortgage payments and property taxes are not the only checks homeowners have to write. The average cost of making improvements ...
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Cars, SUVs and Pickups That Last for 200,000 Miles

An average American drives nearly 13,500 miles a year. At that rate, a new vehicle would reach 200,000 miles in about 14.8 years. The average length of new-vehicle ownership is ...
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2018’s Top Consumer Frauds

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received nearly 3 million reports of fraud, identity theft and other scams in 2018. The year's total dollar loss from fraud came to $1.48 ...
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Auto Loan Delinquencies Up on Record-High Monthly Payments

The best-selling light vehicles in the United States are pickup trucks, followed closely by sport utility vehicles. Automakers spotted the trend years ago and have raised prices on these popular ...
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Top 10 Vehicles to Buy Used, Not New

Buying a one-year-old used car can save consumers 23% compared to buying the new model of the same car. Depending on the model, savings could be more than double according ...
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How Much You Need to Earn to Buy a Home in 50 Largest US Cities

The partial federal government shutdown in December and January has delayed publication of what most economists consider the "official" data on any number of U.S. economic categories. One is new ...
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How to Get a Loan Now Based on a Coming Tax Refund

There is any number of possible reasons why a U.S. taxpayer may want or need to receive an expected tax refund early. And there likely are an equal number of ...
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January Data Breaches Expose 370,000 Personal Records

More than 370,000 sensitive personal records were exposed in data breaches during the month of January according to the latest monthly report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Nearly ...
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