Personal Finance

The CreditCards.com survey, conducted in mid-August, shows that that consumers with lower incomes are less likely to attend sporting events. Among respondents, 26 percent have incomes under $30,000 compared with 49 percent who earn more than $75,000. Older consumers also are less likely to head to a stadium, with just 21 percent of people age
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Another reason to act fast: Insurers often handle claims on a first-come, first-serve basis, J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America, told CNBC earlier this year. Consumers likely need to make several calls. (Ideally, policy numbers and agent contacts would have been part of an emergency “go bag.”) Homeowners: You
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The criticism in the Education Department letter echoes ongoing charges from other administration officials, congressional Republicans and the financial services industry that the agency and its director, Richard Cordray, operate with too much power and too little oversight. And as lawmakers are resuming their work in Washington this week following their month-long recess, multiple pieces
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As a physical education (P.E.) teacher and a two-time contestant on the challenging obstacle-course competition “American Ninja Warrior,” Morgan “Moose” Wright is, of course, teaching his children to be physically fit. And he’s melding those lessons with financial fitness, as well. Wright, a 43-year-old elementary school teacher from North Fort Myers, Florida, made it to
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“Just because someone shares something on Facebook, doesn’t mean they’ve checked out the group,” Borochoff said. And while taxes might not be at the forefront of your mind right now, remember that charitable donations are tax-deductible if you itemize your return instead of taking the standard deduction, so keep your receipts. Among the well-known groups
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Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Moving boxes sit stacked outside of a home in Princeton, Illinois. The simplest way is to classify your belongings into four separate categories: keep, donate, dispose and sell, according to Pickett. “That starts to crystallize the process,” she said. She cautions those cleaning house to lower their expectations
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Fidelity’s calculations include premiums, cost-sharing provisions and out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare parts A, B and D — but does not include other health expenses such as over-the-counter medications, dental services and long-term care. “Estimates are calculated for ‘average’ retirees, but may be more or less depending on actual health status, area of residence and
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Mike Segar | Reuters Serena Williams of the U.S. runs to chase down a return from Roberta Vinci of Italy in the third set during their women’s singles semi-final match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 11, 2015. Like most superstars, a successful career has allowed Serena Williams to indulge
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No matter how much you earn, getting by is still a struggle for most people these days. Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75 percent last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder. Overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they’re now in debt, up from
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