Personal finance

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22. Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump isn’t the only one who’s “prepaid” his taxes. Millions of other Americans have, as well. At least that’s the
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An employee stands on a social distancing marker in an elevator at an office in Dallas, Texas. Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images The number of workers receiving and applying for unemployment benefits declined significantly last week, according to Labor Department figures issued Thursday. That’s good news for workers and the U.S. economy — thousands of
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Getty Images Under almost any circumstance, tapping your retirement plan savings for cash is a bad idea. Tax professionals and financial advisors will almost universally tell you to use all other sources of liquidity before you hit your tax-advantaged retirement accounts. “Certain IRAs and qualified plans are protected from creditors,” said Ryan Losi, a CPA
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Getty Images It’s no secret that many people worry whether Social Security will be there for them when they retire. And recent headlines could be stoking those fears. Last week, the Social Security Administration announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment will be 1.3% in 2021. The change will amount to just $20 more per month for
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Amazon Prime Day may be over, but other sales are just getting started. On the heels of Prime Day’s success, “Black Friday deals are arriving sooner, lasting longer and — hopefully — saving us a lot of money,” according to Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst with DealNews.com. Typically, prices don’t hit bottom until Thanksgiving Day,
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As if getting in to a top college wasn’t hard enough, Covid-19 adds a new challenge. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many would-be freshmen have decided to postpone college rather than start their education online.   As a result, colleges and universities are well below their enrollment numbers for the 2020-2021 academic year, a report shows. Overall,
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