Saturday, 17 April 2021

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How to Dispute Credit Report Errors
15 Apr
3:51

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

iStock Imagine for a moment how you would feel after doing all the hard work of saving for a down payment, researching and putting an offer on a new home, only to be turned down by a mortgage lender due to an error on your credit report that you weren’t […]

62% of Cryptocurrency Investors Believe They’ll Get Rich Off Those Investments
12 Apr
8:11

62% of Cryptocurrency Investors Believe They’ll Get Rich Off Those Investments

Updated on Monday, April 12, 2021 In the 1800s, Americans rushed out to the West in search of gold. These days, it’s cryptocurrency (crypto for short) that’s dangling dollar signs. Bitcoin, the largest crypto by market share, has seen an explosion in value recently, reaching nearly $62,000 in mid-March. In […]

Is a 700+ credit score good?
08 Apr
9:51

Is a 700+ credit score good?

There are some common reasons that can keep your credit scores from rising above the 700 mark: How to boost a low credit score If you’ve struggled with your financial situation, know that by taking simple, actionable steps, such as paying down high balances and paying on time every time, […]

Parents Who Support Their Adult Children Are Twice As Wealthy As Parents Who Don’t Provide Support
05 Apr
5:42

Parents Who Support Their Adult Children Are Twice As Wealthy As Parents Who Don’t Provide Support

Updated on Monday, April 5, 2021 Adulting can be hard, but many parents truly try to make financial decisions easier for their kids. In a new MagnifyMoney study using Federal Reserve data, we found that parents 55 and older who support their adult children have an average net worth of […]

Can You Get a Personal Loan Without a Job? What to Consider
03 Apr
1:12

Can You Get a Personal Loan Without a Job? What to Consider

Updated on Friday, April 2, 2021 Personal loan lenders determine eligibility based on a number of factors, such as credit score and income. It can be difficult to get a loan without a job, but it may be possible to qualify if you have some other source of income or […]

Divorced People 23% More Likely to Have Nothing Saved for Retirement Than Married People
30 Mar
2:03

Divorced People 23% More Likely to Have Nothing Saved for Retirement Than Married People

Updated on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 You said “I do,” but now you don’t. Divorce can certainly take a toll on one’s emotions, but it’s the long-term financial toll that may come as a surprise. Sure, there are immediate costs, such as legal fees and moving expenses, but the impact […]

Places With the Smallest Wage Gap for Women in Technology
29 Mar
5:31

Places With the Smallest Wage Gap for Women in Technology

Updated on Monday, March 29, 2021 Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are projected to rise 8% by 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And while women working in STEM jobs have higher median earnings than women in non-STEM roles, there’s still a bit […]

What Retiring at 62 or 70 Means for Housing Costs Across U.S.
23 Mar
1:02

What Retiring at 62 or 70 Means for Housing Costs Across U.S.

Updated on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 More than 1 in 5 married couples and more than 2 in 5 unmarried individuals who are 65 and older rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income, according to the Social Security Administration. That’s important because the average difference between […]

Half of Consumers Think Financial Advisors Are More Expensive Than They Are, But Almost All Who Use One Say They’re Worth It
22 Mar
4:42

Half of Consumers Think Financial Advisors Are More Expensive Than They Are, But Almost All Who Use One Say They’re Worth It

Updated on Monday, March 22, 2021 Life changes, and often that means finances change, too. A financial advisor can be a valuable guide during these times, clarifying the financial aspects of buying a house, retiring and more. But 42% of Americans think financial advisors are only for the wealthy, even […]

What Is a Tax Consultant and What Services Do They Offer?
15 Mar
3:52

What Is a Tax Consultant and What Services Do They Offer?

Updated on Monday, March 15, 2021 A tax consultant is a tax expert who can help you with tax preparation, tax laws and other tax-related issues. While filing your own taxes is easy for some, it can feel daunting for others, with tax laws changing every year and one error […]