Even though unemployment is currently at a historically low rate, most would not describe the American economy as “booming.” So, it isn’t surprising that many companies and even some private institutions like universities and hospitals are offering early retirement packages as a way of replacing long-term, higher-paid employees with newer, lower-compensated personnel.
Starting July 1, rates on new student loans will go up, according to the formula the US Department of Education uses to set rates on Stafford loans and PLUS loans.
You’ve read that robots, automation and artificial intelligence are likely to displace millions of workers in the coming ten to 20 years. So if you or someone you care about wants to stay ahead of that curve, what skills would you need to make you an ideal worker in that automated future?
There are important angles to HSAs that ought to be considered by qualified individuals in terms of giving retirement income a tax-advantaged shot in the arm.
By now, you’ve probably read about surprising new scientific research that has shown that physical exercise is not—despite what we’ve heard for generations—a very effective weight loss technique. So is there any good reason to hit the gym, or might you as well hang out on the couch?
By law, a fiduciary is defined as a person who is ethically bound to act always in the client’s best interest, which means giving impartial advice that is not influenced by the commission or compensation received if the client buys a certain product or invests in a particular fund or account.
As thousands of high school seniors prepare to leave home and head to college, many are interested in their best prospects for landing a career that will help them meet their personal financial goals.
One of the strangest investment vehicles ever designed is something called the Bitcoin, which is at once an exciting new technology for managing online transactions and an alternative currency to national currencies like the dollar, yen and euro.
It’s not uncommon to hear people wish that we could return to the “good old days,” when the world seemed more prosperous.