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  • Consumers are spending up a storm, dipping into savings

    Consumers are spending up a storm, dipping into savings

    Whether we have hit peak inflation or not, consumers have been spending up a storm: 0.9% more in April than they did in March — when, by the way, their spending was revised up in Friday’s personal income and outlays report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. ​It’s a sign that however consumers feel about inflation or the economy going forward, […] More

  • TerraUSD Crash Led to Vanished Savings, Shattered Dreams

    TerraUSD Crash Led to Vanished Savings, Shattered Dreams

    TerraUSD was touted as a blue-chip cryptocurrency. Now its investors are reeling from painful losses and asking if it was all a get-rich-quick scheme. A surgeon in Massachusetts can’t stop thinking about how he lost his family’s nest egg. A young Ukrainian considered suicide after losing 90% of his savings. Other investors have given up […] More

  • Parents Work Less After Kids Leave Home

    Parents Work Less After Kids Leave Home

    May 26, 2022 Parents Work Less After Kids Leave Home When children grow up and become financially independent, how do parents adjust their finances? Are they finally spending money on themselves? Saving more for retirement? Paying down debt? No one has come up with a convincing answer yet. Especially puzzling is that past research has […] More

  • 5 money saving tips that really cost you |

    5 money saving tips that really cost you |

    Sure, it might be nice to be independently wealthy and not have to worry about pinching a penny here or there. But how many of us are really able to ignore a great deal? It’s extra money to put into an emergency fund, pay off credit cards, add to retirement, or just splurge somewhere else. […] More

  • Family having fun on summer vacations.

    9 Summer Savings Tips | GOBankingRates

    Saving Money / Savings Advice ArtMarie / Getty Images Prices are going up everywhere, just as summer — and the extra expenses it often entails — is arriving. How can you save some cash this summer, so you can spend it on the really important things, like trips to the beach? Here are some summer […] More

  • Savings can be substantial with online pharmacies

    Savings can be substantial with online pharmacies

    If you get your prescription drugs mailed to you, you may be relying on drugstore chains like CVS and Walgreens. But times have changed; these days the number of legitimate online pharmacies has grown, giving you plenty of low-cost options. Consumer Reports investigated a number of online pharmacies and found that the savings can be […] More

  • Americans Say They Need a Finance Class

    Americans Say They Need a Finance Class

    May 24, 2022 Americans Say They Need a Finance Class For all of Americans’ financial shortcomings, at least we recognize there is a problem. More than 80 percent of adults believe states should require a personal finance class in high school and wish they’d taken one themselves, according to a March survey by the National […] More

  • Close up of man holding pink piggybank while woman putting coin in it.

    Savings Challenge: How to Improve Your Financial Outlook in 7 Days

    Ridofranz / Getty Images/iStockphoto Opportunities to save and make money are everywhere. But what’s the point of spending money to (maybe) make some back? Some savings “challenges” are scams that require banking information or fees in exchange for the “opportunity” to earn quick cash, while others require you to play games or watch videos endlessly […] More

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