Mortgage relief was offered, but at a high price

This post was originally published on this siteIt just made no sense to the many homeowners seeking payment breaks on their mortgages after losing their jobs because of the novel coronavirus.

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What it means when the Fed cuts interest rates

This post was originally published on this siteIn normal times, a cut in the Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate would be met with enthusiasm by borrowers, because it means that the

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The coronavirus is tanking the stock market. Here’s what not to do.

This post was originally published on this siteThe spread of the coronavirus is spooking investors, and the result has been some significant drops this week. By the time the markets closed on

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Bill to resume annual Social Security statement mailings moves forward in the House.

This post was originally published on this siteNote to newsletter subscribers: The Personal and Retirement newsletters will be merging. Starting Dec. 16, I’ll be producing one newsletter a

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Bill to resume annual Social Security statement mailings moves forward in the House.

This post was originally published on this siteNote to newsletter subscribers: The Personal and Retirement newsletters will be merging. Starting Dec. 16, I’ll be producing one newsletter a

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My adult child built a good credit score in just three months. Here’s how she did it.

This post was originally published on this siteWhile I generally discourage young adults from using credit, at some point they do need to prove they can manage debt. The widely used FICO credit

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Do not go shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, if you have revolving credit card debt

This post was originally published on this siteYou may already been planning how to take advantage of the many Black Friday sales. But I’m making a passionate plea for you to reconsider

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Retirement planning is a guessing game. Guess wrong, and you could lose a lot.

This post was originally published on this siteDo you know when you will die? Or, if you’re married, do you know when your spouse will pass away? Here’s another question: Can you

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Failing to review your drug prescription plan during Medicare open enrollment could be a costly mistake

This post was originally published on this siteCharles Jones doesn’t mess around during Medicare’s open enrollment. He gets busy comparing his current coverage with any changes that

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Color of Money: Here’s how they achieved perfection

This post was originally published on this siteThe Connecticut Audubon Society launched a rare-bird alert system this summer, texting people when a special species had been spotted. For some

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