Tag: personal finance

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Robo-advisors are gaining popularity. Can they replace a human advisor?

Robo-advisors are gaining popularity. Can they replace a human advisor?

Robots want to be your next financial advisor.Not too long ago, that notion may have smacked of sci-fi whimsy — "Star Wars" cyborg C-3PO in a power su [...]
Petition for $2,000 stimulus checks reaches 3 million signatures

Petition for $2,000 stimulus checks reaches 3 million signatures

A worker installs U.S. flags as part of a Covid-19 memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan.18, 2021.Carlos Barria | ReutersWhen t [...]
New and used car prices keep climbing. Don’t expect relief soon

New and used car prices keep climbing. Don’t expect relief soon

When it comes to car shopping these days, sticker price may mean sticker shock.New and used car prices continue to spurt higher amid strong demand [...]
No emergency savings? New workplace benefits aim to help

No emergency savings? New workplace benefits aim to help

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans admit they saved no money at all in 2021, according to a survey by MagnifyMoney.Saving can be especially difficult for low- [...]
How to insure your trip amid airline cancellations

How to insure your trip amid airline cancellations

NicolasMcComber | E+ | Getty ImagesAir travel continues to be disrupted this week by the national surge in Covid infections, and many worried Ameri [...]
Powerball’s jackpot surges to $540 million but isn’t among 10 largest

Powerball’s jackpot surges to $540 million but isn’t among 10 largest

Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesThe Powerball jackpot just won't quit.Through 38 drawings over three months, no ticket has managed to match all six n [...]
Here are the 10 best cities, from costs to safety, for ringing in 2022

Here are the 10 best cities, from costs to safety, for ringing in 2022

Times Square, New YorkJason Dean | Moment | Getty ImagesFrom the Big Apple to the Bay Area, cities and towns across the country are expecting celeb [...]
Powerball’s top prize is $483 million. This year, $2 billion was won

Powerball’s top prize is $483 million. This year, $2 billion was won

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesNew Year's Day luck could end up making a Powerball player a few hundred million dollars richer. No ticket matched al [...]
What to do if you can’t make a required minimum distribution at Vanguard

What to do if you can’t make a required minimum distribution at Vanguard

FG Trade | E+ | Getty ImagesVanguard investors have been grappling with partial website outages over the past several days that have blocked some c [...]
More Americans took on holiday debt this year, owing an average $1,249

More Americans took on holiday debt this year, owing an average $1,249

More Americans got into the spirit this holiday, even if it meant spending more than they could afford.Between buying presents, plane tickets and p [...]
More employers put 401(k) savings on autopilot

More employers put 401(k) savings on autopilot

Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesEmployers are increasingly putting retirement savings on autopilot for their workers.About 62% of busines [...]
Holiday shopping fuels the return of credit card debt

Holiday shopping fuels the return of credit card debt

Holiday shopping returned with a vengeance this year. But going into debt is one gift you can't return.After Americans paid off a record $83 billio [...]
Bus lines look to win over travelers with upgraded, expanded services

Bus lines look to win over travelers with upgraded, expanded services

The Jet offers one-by-two luxury seating in its 14-passenger coaches between New York and Washington, D.C., along with at-seat attendant service an [...]
For holiday travelers going by car, how to cut what you spend on gas

For holiday travelers going by car, how to cut what you spend on gas

RgStudio | E+ | Getty ImagesJust in time for winter travel, gas prices are ticking up again.Nationwide, the average price for a gallon of gas is $3 [...]
Pandemic relief has helped Americans. Yet there are signs of strain

Pandemic relief has helped Americans. Yet there are signs of strain

While household debt reached a record $17 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, many American households have felt less financial stress this yea [...]
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