Personal Finance

The markets have recovered from their year-end turbulence. Still, you’ll likely see the negative effects of that turmoil when you open up your latest 401(k) statement. Average account balances for 401(k), 403(b) and individual retirement accounts dropped for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, according to Fidelity Investments. The average 401(k)
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An Arizona legislator has proposed a way to fund a border wall: Charge internet users a tax for viewing pornography. Earlier this month, Arizona Republican state senator Gail Griffin proposed HB 2444. The legislation would require manufacturers and distributors of internet-connected devices to block people in the state from viewing adult content — unless those
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If you’ve fallen victim to financial fraud, getting back the money you lost takes time — if it’s ever recovered at all. Take the latest developments with Woodbridge Group of Companies, a real estate investing firm that has been implicated, along with its former owner and related companies, for bilking 8,400 retail investors, many of
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Julie Roberts recently learned that people with student debt can postpone their payments, with no penalties, if they’re diagnosed with cancer. She was interested — the 52-year-old woman owes around $80,000 and is fighting stage 4 breast cancer. The requirements of the cancer deferment, passed by Congress last year, are straightforward: a person needs to
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