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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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KEY POINTS Up to $10,000 in Roth IRA earnings can be withdrawn — free of both taxes and penalty — for a home purchase if you meet certain requirements.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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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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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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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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A lost wallet or data breach raises your risk of identity theft exponentially. If you’ve been the victim of one of these unfortunate scenarios, it’s a good idea to safeguard your personal information by freezing your credit. Credit freezes block unauthorized credit checks, which makes it difficult for criminals to open new accounts in your name and protects you…

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New Year Financial Resolutions to help build your wealth Gregory gives you a list of financial resolutions to help build your wealth. Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY We’re Here to Help Have questions about this week’s content, or need help…

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Is my credit score a big deal in retirement? Is it a big deal to have good credit in retirement? Gregory explains the importance of your credit score. Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY We’re Here to Help Have questions about…

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Drivers with poor credit pay an average of 77% more If you can’t afford to pay all your bills right now, the last thing you need is overpriced car insurance. But that’s exactly what can happen if your credit dips low enough (and you live in a state where insurers can charge you more for…

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