Do you fork cash over to a landlord in exchange for freedom of responsibility for residential maintenance, or take out a mortgage and shell out monthly for the pride – and eventually financial payoff – of homeownership?
Trouble talking money with your honey? Do you just defer to your partner? Money remains a major reason couples split, and here’s how you can douse the arguments before they ignite.
The chief reason for last week’s market slide – down more than 10% from its high, which is commonly known as a correction – is computer-driven institutional selling. If those traders’ algorithms tell them to sell, because everyone else is, they join the crowd and sell.
When you say, “I want to leave a legacy,” what do you mean? Is legacy about money, possessions, memories, spirituality, meaning, love, circles unbroken, the lives of loved ones and fellow humans who are better off because you were here ... what?
If you want to sell shares, figuring out how much tax you owe on the proceeds can be vexing. You need to find out what your cost basis is: What the stock cost originally (after adjustments).
Stocks, which neared record levels until their recent retreat, have been flat for much of this year. A host of international worries get trotted out as the reason, but the strong dollar and declining oil prices are at the root of the plateau and then the dip.
Our previous articles looked at the stress you might feel when you care for an aging parent or loved one and the insurance and documents you need to make your big job easier. In this last of our three pieces, we look at professionals who might be able to help you and kinds of assistance you can ask for.
Think your estate plan is good to go right after you die, setting your heirs up for life? Depends: Many assets in your plan, such as your 401(k) and individual retirement accounts, must designate beneficiaries for any inheritance. Rules for specifying such heirs can be tricky and here are 11 common mistakes.
The idea of retirement is surrounded by a host of delusions, false assumptions and fears.
Everybody wants a solid financial plan, yet more than 40% of Americans don’t have one. Unless you develop a formal strategy – such as a written plan – you might well find any financial goal elusive. Here are nine tips for planning.