Money

Investing

Future for TIPS

With record-high inflation, you’d think the one sure-fire investment would be Treasury ­Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), US government bonds designed to…

Taxes

Frequently Overlooked Tax Deductions for Your 2022 Tax Filing

Whether you take the standard deduction or itemize for the 2021 tax year, here’s what deductions you can take, including what has changed.

Taxes

More Tax Audits On The Way

The IRS has received nearly $80 billion in new funding and is using that money to go on a hiring…

Investing

Best Stock Funds and ETFs for 2023

Stock investors are facing a challenging year as high interest rates, persistent inflation and slower economic growth cause seismic shifts…

Investing

Investing in Unique Collectibles

Tired of watching your portfolio lose value? Then maybe it’s time to invest in a championship boxing belt, a vintage…

Investing

Has the Bear Market Hit Bottom?

Have we seen the bottom of the bear market? Very likely, says renowned economist Allen Sinai, PhD. But he warns…

Taxes

New Rules Mean Higher Taxes for IRA Trusts

If you named a trust as your IRA’s beneficiary, it’s time to revisit—and perhaps revise—that plan. Under the terms of…

Investing

Fund Fakeout

How is your stock mutual fund doing this year? A lot depends on which index the fund compares its returns…

Household Expenses

Lower Your Energy Bills… A Lot!!

The average US household’s monthly power bill pushed past $120 in 2021, then continued to climb in 2022 as the…

Financial Planning

Strategic Money Moves for a Tough 2023

There are tough times ahead, as investors and consumers head into decades-high inflation, fast-­rising interest rates and an economy teetering…

Investing

CD Alternative

In today’s chaotic financial markets, cash is king. If you’re looking for safe, guaranteed income from your cash, nothing is…

Financial Planning

Learn From the Money Experts’ Mistakes

With a bear market and an economy teetering on recession, any money missteps you make now tend to be amplified.…

The Economy

Inflation Is Here to Stay!

Inflation surged above 9% recently, its highest rate in more than 40 years. Household budgets are being strained…savings are being…

Financial Planning

When the Bear Bites Your 529

The bear market has been especially painful for parents of college students or children about to attend college. Their “529”…

Taxes

Countdown to Tax Time

Tax-filing season may be months away, but certain tax matters are best considered before the calendar year ends. The IRS’s…