Personal Finance

The personal finance site compared average expenses for people age 65 and older, including groceries, housing, utilities, transportation and health care in every state to come up with how long a nest egg of $1 million would really last. Top 5 states where your dollar will last the longest:1. Mississippi$1 million will last: 26 years,
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The scariest thing about Halloween may be the unintentional expenses. Between costumes, decorations and, of course, candy, the average American will be shelling out $169.81, according to a recent poll by LendEDU. Costume purchases made up almost half of that, with partygoers spending just over $70 on their disguises, LendEDU said. More than $60 will
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If you’ve recently graduated and skated through the summer without too much thought about your student loan debt, the jig is up. Seven in 10 seniors graduate with debt, owing over $34,000, on average, according to a recent report by Experian. However, the majority of borrowers, 56 percent, don’t know the interest rate on their
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Negotiating a job offer can be daunting. It may also be worth it. The majority of employers (52 percent) typically offer candidates salaries below what they’re willing to ultimately pay so there’s room to negotiate, according to CareerBuilder’s latest survey, which polled more than 4,600 full-time employers and 3,450 U.S. workers between May and September.
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Investors should examine their portfolios closely for gains, particularly with the S&P 500 on a record streak. That includes taxable investments such as mutual or index funds, according to Michael Krol, head of wealth advisors, planning and business development at Waldron Private Wealth, a wealth management firm in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. “What happens is everybody is
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Americans, in general, are putting a greater emphasis on savings. For millennials, in particular, it’s a way of life. The majority, or 60 percent, of 18-to-36-year-olds who have reeled in their spending, did so in order to save more money, according to a Bankrate.com report released Tuesday. That’s in contrast to previous years, when stagnant
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