One bright result from the Covid 19 shelter-in-place orders this past spring was that animal shelters were emptied by rescuers seeking companionship. Hopefully, it all worked out well for the pets and their new owners. But since this is a personal finance column, it’s also important to note the financial responsibility that comes with pet..
Help with repayment of student loans is one of the most enticing benefits a company can offer to today’s young workers. And now there’s a new opportunity for employers to act before year-end to use a portion of the CARES Act that makes tuition repayment benefits even more attractive. Traditional employee benefits like healthcare and..
In mid-March, with the markets falling sharply and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a low of 18,213, most investors would have been amazed to think they would recoup their losses and “break even” in their lifetime! Well, here we are less than 6 months later, with the markets making new all-time highs. The rebound..
For most Americans, the family home is your largest asset, competing with your IRA or 40l(k) as the base for your financial security And unlike an investment account, your home provides shelter as well as appreciation over the long run. Now it’s time to re-evaluate your home from a financial point of view. One of..
You can buy pizza by the slice, so why not stocks? It’s a concept that is catching on in the investment world --- as a new generation turns its expertise in electronic games into an effort to make money in the stock market. It’s better than wasting real dollars buying items in Roblox. Fifty years..
Identity Theft Update: The FBI has an active, nationwide investigation into Unemployment-related Identity Theft. In addition to trying to report fraud to the unemployment office and banks issuing benefits cards, they ask you to report directly to the FBI -- and promise that your tip, whether by phone or online -- will be read by..