Personal Finance

Retiring as a millionaire may seem like a fantasy rather than a practical financial goal, yet it’s possible with savvy monthly saving. Reaching that milestone, however, takes determination, especially if you don’t start until later in life. Luckily, personal finance site NerdWallet crunched the numbers, broken down by age group, to demonstrate how much you’ll
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images The CFP Board of Standards, the group overseeing the Certified Financial Planner credential, will overhaul its practices, making it easier for investors to spot financial advisors with a questionable past. In a Tuesday afternoon phone call, the group announced it would establish an independent task force to review
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When former vice president Joe Biden recently announced his plans for older Americans, he joined his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in calling for the expansion of Social Security. “We should be increasing, not decreasing, Social Security,” Biden said at a recent AARP Iowa forum. “It’s within our capacity to do so.” Former U.S. Vice President
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Photo: Wikicommons When Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren earlier this week unveiled the details of her bill to cancel student debt, she stressed how it would deliver significant financial relief to borrowers of color. “The day our bill gets signed into law, that black-white wealth gap would shrink by 25 points,” the Massachusetts senator said.
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Elizabeth Warren speaks at her campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 United States presidential election Jeremy Hogan | LightRocket | Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill Tuesday that would forgive student loans for tens of millions of Americans. Three-quarters of borrowers would have their balances reset to zero. Warren, who is
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David Marcus, Head of Calibra at Facebook, testifies about Facebook’s proposed digital currency called Libra, during a Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 16, 2019. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Lawmakers interrogated David Marcus, Facebook’s cryptocurrency chief, asking how the company will educate the
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A bipartisan bill that cleared the House last week would let first-time homebuyers pay a bit less at closing if they go through homeownership counseling. Called the Housing Financial Literacy Act, the measure would apply to first-time homebuyers who take out a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration. Borrowers who go through the counseling
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