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Afterpay, Apple and other financial tech companies are popularizing installment plans for paying off shopping splurges. These programs can also cause confusion and a loss of control.
The U.S. health system now produces debt on a mass scale, a new investigation shows. Patients face gut-wrenching sacrifices.
Rising interest rates are ending an era in which the rich got much, much richer.
Buyers are looking for something more traditional.
Have a question about saving for retirement or your personal financial situation? Whatever the question, Barron’s Retirement can try to help. Email email@example.com, and we might look to financial pros for answers. Q: I turn 72 in November.
Canada’s housing market is plunging as higher interest rates scare off potential buyers. Even so, the effects of the slowdown are not showing up in the country’s red-hot inflation numbers.
Good news, investors: Wall Street is holding a sale, offering stocks at 20% off! You’re not interested? That just means you only talk the talk about being a contrarian investor, but don’t walk the walk.
On paper, the process for wealth-building is simple: Spend less than you earn, keep your debt low, and invest 15% or more of your income. After about 20 to 30 years of discipline and modesty, you could retire wealthy.
Whether you’re in or near retirement, or saving for a retirement that seems a long way off, today’s blend of surging inflation and market volatility poses problems that can be unsettling for even seasoned savers.
How many entrepreneurs are as confident now as they were before the Covid-19 pandemic began? Yes, we know the majority of the S&P 500 are companies that began in down markets.
‘You must learn to control your fears,’ says investor Warren Kaplan, who uses stock dividends to his advantage and sticks to a disciplined sell strategy Not many investors can claim a lifetime of stock-market success. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +3.55% BRK.B, +3.
I've never been one to get involved in the stock market. Coming of age in 2008 — as the Great Recession tanked housing prices and jobs evaporated — has always made me a low-risk investor. At first, that meant I locked my money away in CDs and low-interest savings accounts.
For years you’ve lived on a college budget, scrounging meals where you can, buying gas on a trip-by-trip basis, and never once pondering the term “401(k).” Getting that first paycheck from your employer is going to feel like more money than you know what to do with.
If the S&P equity benchmark hits 3,000, it’s time to ‘gorge,’ advises B. of A. Global Investment Strategy When it comes to bear markets, investors can take comfort from history, which suggests that where there’s a beginning, there’s always an end.
Nobody wants to be premature and say the stock market slump is over, but with stocks up more than 6% from their lows last week, there are some signs of hope emerging.
Selling risky mortgages based on volatile per-night Airbnb income could end badly for communities, borrowers, and investors.
Low interest rates have ruled personal finance for more than a dozen years, and those who paid attention were bigtime winners. But that chapter in the financial history of Canada is over. As in, o-v-e-r. Toast. Finito. To counter inflation, interest rates are rising at an alarming pace.
‘It could do something wonderful for me, which would allow me to quit working. I have traveled the world supporting his military and government career’ Dear Quentin, My dilemma involves a small inheritance that I have recently received upon my mother’s passing. It’s about $130,000.
In August 2020, 35-year-old Adam Masato stumbled upon a video on YouTube by creator Robuilt outlining how he makes money renting out tiny homes on Airbnb in Joshua Tree, California.
Many investors are plagued by contradictory behavior where they adopt a pro-risk attitude with their investments, but when it comes to the strategies we are about to discuss, they take on more of a scarcity mindset.
Last week, the Biden administration announced a sweeping initiative to enact billions of dollars in automatic student loan cancellation for over half a million borrowers. The Education Department characterized the student loan forgiveness initiative as one of its largest in history.
The housing market may be slowing down, but owning a home is still a costly proposition. Two charts reveal exactly how expensive it is. Just over a year ago, the monthly cost of owning and renting were practically identical, according to a blog post from John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
If you're planning to retire early, some traditional retirement advice might not work. This can be a problem, because you can't withdraw penalty-free from many kinds of tax-advantaged retirement accounts until you reach age 59 ½.