Source: Getty Images Retirement is a major goal many workers keep their eye on throughout their career. However, once people actually reach retirement age, they are often in store for some financial surprises — despite decades of preparation. For today’s retirees, that is compounded by new uncertainties brought by on by historically high inflation and
Leopatrizi | E+ | Getty Images As part of President Joe Biden’s historic student loan forgiveness plan, up to 8 million people could get automatic debt relief, according to the White House. Across the board, most people with federal student debt will be eligible for some forgiveness: up to $10,000 if they didn’t receive a Pell Grant,
Ridofranz | Istock | Getty Images It’s been a nerve-wracking year for investors. With ongoing stock market volatility, high inflation and interest rate hikes, many wonder if we’re heading for a prolonged economic downturn. “I think we have to be defensive,” said certified financial planner Ivory Johnson, founder of Delancey Wealth Management in Washington, D.C.
Avalon_studio | E+ | Getty Images HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — There are four big trends impacting the economy and stock market right now, and uncertainty around each is creating challenges for investors, market experts and investment strategists said Monday at the Future Proof wealth conference. Those high-levels trends are inflation, the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate policy,
Daniel Trush was just 12 years old when a brain aneurysm rupture changed the course of his entire life. “I went into a coma, and I was in a coma for 30 days — and I was in the hospital and rehab for a total of 341 days,” said Daniel, who is now 38 and
london, uk Peter Muller | Image Source | Getty Images Few things cause more financial distress and anxiety than a large slug of high-interest rate credit card debt. Millions of Americans of all income levels carry large balances on credit cards that charge very high interest rates. According to Federal Reserve data, the average annual
Morsa Images | E+ | Getty Images Many investors worry a recession is coming amid rising interest rates, high inflation and stock market volatility. But the majority haven’t changed their portfolios, according to research from Fidelity Investments. Only 5% of 401(k) and 403(b) investors shifted asset allocations during the second quarter of 2022, the report
Stan Horwitz and his family didn’t have any plans regarding long-term care until there was a crisis. His father, Martin, was in his late 80s and lived alone. He was reluctant to accept any assistance from his children. One day, Stan and his sister found their dad unconscious in his living room after a fall.
“It will be enough for us to start talking realistically about purchasing a home,” said Dara Zucker, 28, of student loan forgiveness. Zucker and her fiancé have been looking for a house in Tampa, Florida. They budgeted $250,000 for a 1,400-square foot home, but between the unpredictable housing market and her $38,877 student loan balance,
Sometimes a life raft can look a lot like a credit card. In an economy that has produced the highest inflation rate since the early 1980s, Americans are struggling to keep up with day-to-day expenses and are increasingly relying on credit cards to stay afloat. Amid a dramatic rise in the cost of living, credit card balances jumped 13% in
The expansion of renewables comes at a time when concerns about the speed of the planet’s shift away from fossil fuels have been heightened following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Imaginima | E+ | Getty Images There’s been a surge of interest in green energy funds as President Joe Biden prepares to sign a bill allocating
Because of astronomical costs of care and support — often more than $100,000 per year — most individuals with disabilities will need government assistance such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid. However, they must shelter their assets carefully to not be disqualified from these programs. That’s where special needs trusts and ABLE accounts come in.