After keeping interest rates low throughout the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve announced a rate hike of one-quarter of a percentage point on March 16. It also signaled a plan for up to six more increases of a similar size before year's end.
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A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, here are six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully.
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You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you'll need to fund your retirement. That's not as easy as it sounds, because retirement planning is not an exact science. Your specific needs depend on your goals and many other factors.
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In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, Nusenda is rolling out a great new resource for anyone wanting to expand their personal finance skills.
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As the pandemic recovery phase evolves, your credit might be the last thing on your mind. During times of emergencies though, such as this pandemic or during natural disasters, you should know the state of your finances, keep your credit on your radar, and be wary of scammers trying to access your information.
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Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. While some of the limits remain unchanged for 2021, other key numbers have increased.
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Whether it is an auto loan, a mortgage, a student loan, credit cards, or loans from family or friends, having some sort of financial debt is a reality for most people. However, with some advance planning and resourceful thinking, it doesn’t need to be a point of excessive stress. In fact, some types of loans are helpful to your overall financial well-being – if they’re paid on time and are used sensibly.
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The holiday season is here, and now is the perfect time to get started on your gift planning and shopping. But before you shop in-person or get online with your credit card in hand, it’s essential to set a plan and create a realistic budget. It’s easy to overspend with all of the excitement, but spending too much now could mean months of bills and high credit card charges in the new year.
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Bubbles burst, the economy falters, companies downsize, and personal disasters happen which can result in a reduced paycheck. Perpetual salary growth or even maintenance is simply not guaranteed. However, by adopting the right tools and attitude, you can make the most of a reduced paycheck and not just survive, but thrive.
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