Conventional wisdom suggests that “money can’t buy you happiness.” And well-known research from 2010 had shown that people tend to feel happier the more money they make only up until a point of about $75,000 a year. But according to a new study out of University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School, people’s well-being rises with…

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Buying your first home is unlike any purchase you’ve ever made. While it can be daunting just thinking about making a down payment on a house, the asking price won’t nearly reflect the amount you’ll end up paying, with extraneous costs popping up left, right and center. And if that incites enough anxiety to stick to…

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Relaxing in retirement doesn’t mean you should get lax with your score. When you’re starting out, your credit score has a big impact on your financial health. It directly affects your ability to get a credit card or a loan, and it’s the first thing lenders check when you apply for a mortgage. But what if you’re…

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The start of the ultimate BMW collection is available right now, so long as you have a few million lying around. BMW has always emphasized its own heritage. From shared kidney grilles to product lines that trace their origins back half a century, the company has always defined itself by how it has built on…

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Why are attainable enthusiast cars disappearing? Because young working people can no longer afford to buy them. Car fans are tired of being told we can’t have nice things. The ensuing refrain is that the enthusiast market is too small to be sustainable. Given the U.S. population alone has increased by 80 million people over…

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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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Americans used to retire with a monthly pension from their employer. All they had to do was cash the check every month, and a sizable chunk of their retirement income was guaranteed. Nowadays, pensions are most common for government workers. Most people instead finance retirement from some combination of Social Security and tax-advantaged accounts like…

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