Month: April 2019

What’s the best way to pay off student loans? Here’s what you need to know – and how you can get closer to being debt-free. 1. Refinance your student loans When it comes to student loan repayment, the best way to save money and pay off student loans faster is to refinance student loans. When
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Long-time bull Jeremy Siegel sees risks that could undermine the 2019 market rally. The U.S.-China trade war and slower-than-expected earnings growth are giving him an uncharacteristically muted view on the market’s strength. “I’m not predicting a big rally,” the Wharton finance professor said Monday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” “We’ve got a slight tilt upward, but
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Despite the hefty price tag, there’s a piece of good news about retirees’ health-care costs: They aren’t rising as quickly as they were even a few years ago. A healthy male-female couple retiring at age 65 in 2019 can expect to spend $285,000 on health-care expenses in retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ annual analysis, released
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The U.S. Department of Justice charged 50 people last month in a multi-million-dollar scheme that allowed rich parents to cheat the college admissions system. By faking standardized test scores and bribing athletics officials, those parents managed to get their kids into elite schools like Georgetown, Stanford, Yale, and USC. But what if you don’t want
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Apple TV Plus. Apple News Plus. Apple Arcade. Apple Card. All the details still haven’t been announced, like pricing and mechanics, but Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted Hollywood royalty at the company’s Cupertino headquarters last week. The promise: a new model for digital commerce and digital content that emphasizes privacy over targeting and subscriptions over
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Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation creating a state-run “Secure Choice” retirement plan for an estimated 1.7 million private sector workers who lack a 401(k) at work. New Jersey is likely to be disappointed at the response to its new “auto-IRA,” but for a good reason: the true “retirement coverage gap” is
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Introduction One of my most important jobs, as Chief Market Strategist of Asbury Research and Asbury Investment Management (AIM), is to constantly evaluate and re-evaluate the current level of risk in the stock market — because it’s always changing.  One of the ways I do this is by closely tracking a short list of my
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If you’re going through a divorce, deciding how to divide the home you share with your spouse can be one of the more complicated conversations you’ll have. Unlike other assets that must be divided, your home often has many emotions and memories tied to it. For example, if you’ve raised children in it, you may
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Real estate business, residential rental and investment. Businessman handover keys, with city at night backgrounds Getty Mortgage rates just hit the “undo” button. Already this year rates have reversed almost all of the increases that they saw in 2018. This has led to an increase in buying power for home shoppers, which is proving helpful
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Economic and demographic shifts are making life insurance and annuities more attractive options for fixed income, financial advisors say. “In a typical 60/40 portfolio, because bond returns are at a 50-year low, I’m seeing people moving funds from bonds to either life insurance or income annuities as a substitute,” said Tom Hegna, an insurance industry
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The funny cat in a jester hat holds the poster. April fools day. White background. Isolated. Getty And hello there, my fine fellow. How are you doing today? Doing well? I’m so happy to hear that. I couldn’t be happier myself on such a beautiful day. It’s a good day, I tell you. Don’t you
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