April 22, 2021 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, the lowest point since the pandemic struck and an encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
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April 22, 2021 8:31 AM
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April 22, 2021 8:00 AM
Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace in the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements. Remote work…
April 22, 2021 7:00 AM
Choosing the wrong investments could be a costly mistake.
April 22, 2021 6:31 AM
Social Security needs a lifeline. Will a new measure help?
April 22, 2021 5:36 AM
Here's how to work around some common retirement misconceptions -- and enjoy your senior years to the fullest.
April 22, 2021 4:46 AM
Want to wind up a millionaire? It's not as difficult as it might seem.
April 22, 2021 4:30 AM
These ETFs not only invest in clean energy companies, they have posted huge, triple-digit returns over the past year.
April 21, 2021 3:34 PM
Overdraft fees are a silent but costly aspect of personal finance. The most recent Forbes Advisor Checking Account Fees Survey found the average overdraft fee is $24.38, with credit unions charging the highest fee compared to other banking institutions. But what’s most striking about overdraft fees is that they are disproportionately shouldered by those who […]
April 21, 2021 3:27 PM
The Empire Fund will support the economic recovery for New York's first responders and essential workers.
April 21, 2021 3:00 PM
Fiduciary duty is the requirement that certain professionals, like lawyers or financial advisors, work in the best financial interest of their clients. U.S. law dictates that members of certain professions who are doing business for certain clients be bound by fiduciary duty. Let’s take a closer look at fiduciary duty, what a fiduciary is, which […]
April 21, 2021 9:30 AM
The economy is booming and prices are rising, which could signal trouble for retirees.
April 21, 2021 9:00 AM
Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case. Depending on the amount of alternate income that you have in retirement and your filing status, you could owe taxes on up to 85% of your Social Security benefits.
If you receive Social Security or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income, you will also receive a Form SSA-1099 from the government. This form tells you the total amount of your benefits but does not tell you if any of your benefits are taxable, or at what percentage.
You can IRS Free File to e-file your return (if you make no more than $72,000), and the software will figure the taxable component of your benefits for you. However, you can get a reasonable estimate by combining half of your Social Security benefits with all other income (includi...
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April 21, 2021 7:34 AM
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April 21, 2021 7:05 AM
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April 21, 2021 6:28 AM
Remember: plan, save, invest, and don't overspend!