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You've probably heard the news that, in June, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark federal funds rate .25 percentage points. The Fed doesn't directly control consumer interest rates, but changes to the federal funds rateRead More
You've probably heard that if you withdraw taxable amounts from your 401(k) or 403(b) plan before age 59½, you may be socked with a 10% early distribution penalty tax on top of the federal income taxes you'll be required to pay.
When it comes to your finances, it’s easy to overlook some of the numbers that really count. Here are four numbers to pay attention to now – especially because they might really matter in the future.
Dads are full of advice – and most of it is much more elaborate than “Listen to your mother.” In honor of Father’s Day, we’re sharing some of our favorite bits of fatherly financial wisdom.
A good financial plan is everything, especially when saving for a trip of a lifetime. What’s your saving and investing goal? Perhaps a vacation to a certain island nation in the southern hemisphere?
Given the changes to retirement plans over the last 30 years and the increased frequency of job change among workers, losing track of an employer-sponsored retirement plan can be more common than you might think.
There's more to know about personal finance than swiping a credit card, managing online banking and watching the stock market.
Most private employers have already replaced traditional pensions, which promise lifetime income payments in retirement, with defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s.
Buying a home is a major expense. Fortunately, federal tax benefits are available to make homeownership more affordable. There may be additional tax benefits under your state’s laws.
While most spring cleaning projects are likely focused on your home, consider taking the time to evaluate and clean up your personal finances as well.
Being self-employed has many advantages — the opportunity to be your own boss and come and go as you please, for example. However, it also comes with unique challenges.