Struggling? Here are 5 things you can do to fortify your finances.

Cost of living is up, income is down—a few adjustments here and there can help boost your bank account. For most Americans, 2021 brought much financial strain. Household debt and cost of living increased, while median household income decreased. In this article by MarketWatch, discover five small things you can do to take back control of…

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Market is unprepared for the inflation fallout, Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel warns

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Wall Street may be on the verge of an uncharacteristically painful quarter. Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel, who’s known for his positive market forecasts, is sounding the alarm on the market’s ability to cope with inflation. “We’re headed for some trouble ahead,” he told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. “Inflation, in general, is going to…

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Direct indexing is the hot new investing strategy. What you need to know

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KEY POINTS Direct indexing, which allows investors to buy the stocks of an index, instead of purchasing a mutual or exchange-traded fund, may soon become more widely available. This strategy may appeal to those seeking portfolio customization or tax-saving opportunities. However, the technique won’t work for all investors, financial experts say. Direct indexing, which allows…

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Americans’ No. 1 financial regret is lack of emergency savings

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Record number of US adults hold 1 financial regret since onset of COVID-19 More than three-quarters of Americans say they had one financial regret since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data. Eighty-one percent of Americans admitted they had a financial regret, according to a survey by personal finance website Bankrate.com. And…

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A Roth IRA could help you buy a home. Here’s what to know

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KEY POINTS Up to $10,000 in Roth IRA earnings can be withdrawn — free of both taxes and penalty — for a home purchase if you meet certain requirements. You also can withdraw your direct contributions at any time, because you already paid taxes on that money. The strategy may not be appropriate for all…

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Warren Buffett’s 25 best quotes about business, investing, and life

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Need some advice? Legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) Warren Buffett has plenty to share. Through his letters, essays, op-eds and TV appearances, Buffett dispenses folksy, funny, plainspoken advice on investing, management, life, happiness, and everything in between. On Saturday May 1, Buffett and his longtime business partner Charlie Munger will share more…

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Which Is Better: An ETF Or A Mutual Fund?

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Six elements of the difference between two kinds of investment company. In 28 years the U.S. exchange-traded fund industry has gone from nothing to $5.5 trillion in 2,200 funds. These funds have important differences from mutual funds, which have been around for a century. How do ETFs work? When are they the better option for…

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Dear Students: Here Are Ten Ways To Get Your Financial House In Order

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Recently, a student asked me for some tips on what to say about personal finance to her sorority. Here’s a slightly-edited version of my reply. Count the Cost Accurately. You might think you’re saving money when you’re not. Unless you really enjoy cooking, you should probably have a meal plan and devote the time and energy you…

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