While you might be anticipating a dreadful conversation about the state of American politics with your cousin, before or after all of the ballots are counted, there’s an even more awkward conversation lying in wait: money. Perhaps a family member has a great idea and needs some early funding to get their business off the…

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Credit scores. If you’ve ever rented an apartment, bought a car or applied for a loan, you know what it is. It’s a score that tells lenders how financially reliable you are and how good you are at paying off your debts. But it’s so much more than that, too. There are rules to the…

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Once you hit your 60s, it’s time to figure out when you want to retire — and whether or not you can make it happen. By the age of 67, which is when people born in 1960 or later can fully retire on Social Security, you should have 10 times your final salary saved, according to…

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The road ahead could be rocky for the stock market, but that doesn’t mean you should stop investing. With presidential elections often comes uncertainty. However, this year’s election has the potential to be more volatile than usual, with concerns about pushback from the losing political party regardless of which candidate wins. This volatility can be…

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Here’s a primer on how S&P 500 funds work, and whether they might work for you For those would-be investors wanting to jump into the stock market but wondering which stock to buy, legendary investor Warren Buffett has a suggestion: Try buying 500 stocks instead. “In my view, for most people, the best thing to…

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