How to score an extra $1,830 per Social Security check

(Christy Pepper) The amount of your Social Security benefits can vary greatly based on the decisions you make. In particular, the age at which you choose to claim benefits can have a particularly profound effect on the amount of money you ultimately receive. In fact, you can boost your monthly payment by up to $1,830 … Read more

IRA contribution limits are going up in 2023. Here’s how to make the most of it

(Kylie Hagen) IRAs are popular because of the freedom they give you to invest your money however you want, but they have one drawback: their low contribution limits. In 2022, you can only contribute $6,000 to an IRA or $7,000 if you’re 50 or older. These limits apply to all of your IRA contributions, not … Read more

How stay-at-home couples can build credit

Couples share a lot, but regardless of your relationship status, your credit score belongs to you and only you. Even if you get 100% financial support from your spouse or partner, establishing and building your credit score is essential. It can benefit both of you as you navigate financial decisions together. But in the event … Read more

3 ways saving for retirement can help your finances today

(Kylie Hagen) Saving for retirement is often seen as a form of delayed gratification. You choose not to spend some of your money now in exchange for more money in retirement. But this is an overly simplistic way of looking at things. Although you won’t realize the full benefit of saving for retirement until you … Read more

Do You Know All Four of These Social Security Secrets?

(Dan Caplinger) If you’d like bigger Social Security checks in retirement, it’s important to know everything you can about the federal government program. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get the information you need, and many people are still out of the blue when it comes to the key aspects of Social Security that determine … Read more

3 Tax moves that must be made by December 31

Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool, Thanksgiving is here, and before you know it, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve parties. But in addition to holiday shopping, planning for family trips, and everything else that comes with the holiday season, it’s important to tackle your tax planning before the end of December. In … Read more

How to set financial limits for holiday visits

For many, visiting family for the winter holidays is a question of “how” rather than “if.” But this year, higher costs may make travel less expensive, especially when combined with other life changes — such as moving across the country, going to school or getting married. Best way to tame vacation travel costs? Set financial … Read more

Changes are coming to Wordle

By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business Changes are coming to word … over and over again. For starters, the New York Times this week appointed Tracy Bennett as the new editor for Wordle, the popular online puzzle game that gives players six chances to guess a five-letter word per day. With an editor in place, the … Read more

Financial concerns and do you need life insurance?

Sean Biles The investment information on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not provide advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell specific stocks, securities or other investments. Welcome to NerdWallet’s Smart Money podcast, where we answer your real-world financial questions. This week’s episode starts … Read more

Why you should reconsider whether early retirement is right for you

(Stephon Walters) Retirement is something most workers look forward to. Whether they want to travel the world, spend more time with family, or acquire a new hobby, the thought of having the freedom to do what pleases them is a well-deserved reward after decades of work. There is no one-size-fits-all number regarding when someone should … Read more