There are more ways to save for retirement than just the 401k. AARP's Jean Setzfand spells out the most common alternative method to save for your golden years: the IRA.
Stacey Abrams is running for governor in Georgia. She owes more than $227,000 in credit card debt, student loan debt and back taxes, and she told Yahoo Finance how she got there.
The average new car transaction in the U.S. was $34,374 in July 2018, according to Kelley Blue Book, but we think you can do better than that. Yahoo Finance partnered with Autoblog to break down the best cars at $30,000. “Usually carmakers advertise [base price] as the cheapest, least expensive, most basic car,” Greg Migliore, editor-in-chief of Autoblog.com, told Yahoo.
The Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia wants to fix the student loan crisis by increasing state investment into education.
You’re in the market for a new car, and you’ve done the math: you can spend around $25,000. Now how do you figure out what to buy? Our friends at Autoblog compiled a list of the best cars in that price range.
If you’ve got an emergency fund, you’re ahead of the game – only 39% of Americans can handle a $1,000 emergency. “At heart, I think most of us are lazy… especially about the things we don’t really like,” says Ramit Sethi, a New York Times best-selling author and founder of IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com. Your money comes into your checking account once you get paid,” says Sethi.
Dealing with debt is nerve-racking, but debt when you’re approaching retirement can be downright scary. The conventional wisdom is that you should try to retire debt-free, but fewer and fewer people are actually doing that.
“You can do your taxes on a form the size of a postcard,” Speaker Paul Ryan said. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas boasted the same thing, as did Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. It was the great promise of last year’s major tax overhaul: simplifying tax forms so much that taxpayers will be able to file their returns on a postcard.
Money affects different groups of people in different ways. TD Ameritrade surveyed how the LGBTQ or Queer community uses money differently than the straight community does. One significant finding: there is a gap in the level of confidence between these groups.
Even for those with health insurance, a visit to the hospital can be financially devastating. According to a 2016 report by Kaiser Family Foundation, one in five insured working-age Americans reported having problems paying medical bills in the previous year.
Credit card debt affects millions of Americans. If you have debt, should you avoid using a credit card altogether? “Obviously, if all of your debt is credit card [debt], then you’re just going to be digging yourself into a bigger hole that would be hard to get out of.
If you have questions on how to get out of credit card debt, you can submit them to be answered to a live Q&A on Yahoo Finance's Facebook page.
As of June 4, 2018, the total outstanding debt owed by the federal government was $21,090,788,185,039.90, or $21.1 trillion. “It is mostly an abstract concept, unlike, say, a personal student loan or auto loan or mortgage, where you have a personal obligation to repay the debt,” said White. For an individual, the national debt has none of those particular characteristics.
Paying off debt can be one of the most liberating experiences, but there’s really not much fanfare that comes from seeing that $0 balance. Some people turn to YouTube to tell others how they managed it, and you can see the excitement.
Debt is a language of its own. Anyone who’s ever had a credit card balance or taken student loans has been bombarded with terminology that can make your head hurt. We break down four major terms about debt: principal, interest, APR and default.
Yahoo Finance has partnered with Autoblog to bring you the best cars around $20,000, and we looked through Autoblog’s new car listing pages to create a list of the best five cars (plus one extra). The Honda Fit tops the list for its combination of fuel economy, interior space and equipment. “Perhaps nothing else on the market gets more interior space out of its exterior footprint, offering genuine adult-friendly back seat space and a cargo capacity that rivals that of small SUVs,” said Christopher McGraw, senior producer at Autoblog.
Starting a new business can be intimidating. Where do you even start? Ramit Sethi, an author and owner of multiple businesses, helps others figure it out.
Before we can answer "what's the best car out there," it's better to ask "how much can you spend?" If you're looking around the $15,000 mark, here are Autoblog's top five cars.
Four states get an A when it comes to teaching personal finance in high school, but only one gets an A+ based on the Center for Financial Literacy's biennial national report card.
You might think if your job offers health insurance you’re good, but are you prepared to pay for an emergency medical bill? The two most popular are Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). You can contribute pre-tax dollars to an FSA to pay for qualified health expenses throughout the year, which means the money will come out of your paycheck pre-tax, lowering your overall tax burden for the year.