Financially literate older Americans are less anxious about money

Kelly Dilworth

Despite decades of life experience, many retirees report feeling anxious as they grow older. Their finances are often tighter and less predictable, their days less structured and their health getting more fragile, making the future feel increasingly less certain. Some…
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Rate hikes make paying only the minimum more costly

Mike Cetera

If you haven’t examined your credit card statement carefully in the past few months, now may be a good time to do so. You’re in for a slightly rude awakening. Why? Your credit card interest rate is likely higher today…
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Recurring charges wreak havoc on my finances

Kelly Dilworth

I recently learned something embarrassing: Over the past few years, I’ve wasted more than $100 a month on subscriptions and services I don’t even use. For example, after reviewing my credit card statements, I found that Amazon has been charging…
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Birthdays can be a budget buster

Jeff Herman

Days before my birthday, the phone won’t stop pinging with offers of free desserts, appetizers, shakes and Blizzards to mark my special day. My email is chock full of similar offers, too. Nearly all the annual freebies require an additional…
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Be mine and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 71 percent That’s the number of baby boomers who had nonmortgage debt when they hit ages 56-61. If you’re not there quite yet, pay down your debt as soon as possible. If you are there, you still…
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