How Young Investors Can Navigate European Markets: Experts

Stock markets will periodically experience losing streaks […] Make It, a personal financial expert told CNBC, and every investor will experience that from time to time. Xavier Lorenzo | moment | Getty Images Investing was hot earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic — stock markets boomed, as did retail investment apps, meme stocks, and cryptocurrencies. Trading … Read more

Vacation survival tips from 5 financial professionals

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his December shopping list. “It lightens the load greatly,” he says, making December bills easier because … Read more

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

Used car loan payments have reached a major level

Buying a used car is still so expensive Suppliers The bottlenecks eased, pushing the average loan amount to $28,506. Consumers still rely heavily on financing to purchase their vehicles and the average loan amount rose 8.59% year-over-year, according to credit score company Experian. However, there are some flashes of light. “Since the beginning of the … 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

Six things to do immediately after you calm down

Looking to tighten their belts and curb their budgets, corporate America is in a slash-jobs mindset these days, as some of America’s largest groups are furloughed by thousands of workers. meta (meta) – Get a free reportFacebook, formerly known as Facebook, laid off 11,000 employees in the second week of November. Twitter’s new boss, Elon … Read more