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Wells Fargo's $1 Billion Pact Gives U.S. Power to Fire Managers

Wells Fargo & Co.’s $1 billion fine won’t close the book on fallout from its consumer scandals.<p>The nation’s third-largest bank submitted to an …

Finance

How to Waltz Through Your Retirement

Investors can divide their retirement years into phases, to improve estimates of their future expenses. They can expect to go through three distinct …

Retirement

9 Financial Planning Terms You Should Know by the Time You’re 40

If you haven't started thinking about your financial and retirement future and your 40th birthday is creeping up, it's time to get started ASAP. One …

Personal Finance

6 Great 401(k) Features Everyone Should Know About

Here's why saving in a 401(k) is really a no-brainer.<p>Though not everyone has access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, if you happen to have a …

Retirement

Average American's debt balances: Anything look familiar?

Americans have a lot of debt. That probably comes as no surprise, because you probably owe money, too.<p>Most of us owe money on some combination of mortgages, student loans, cars, and credit cards. Medical debts and personal loans are pretty common, too. While being in debt is normal, you may be …

Personal Finance

This Is How Much Money You'll Need to Retire at 50

Before you quit your job, make sure you've saved enough money to live the good life.<p>So, you don’t want to work anymore. Great! A few things:<p>Are you independently wealthy or otherwise born into great fortune? Are you a member of a live/work commune that will accept your labor for shelter and food? …

Retirement

A Week In Dallas, TX, On A $66,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

Time I

Who's struggling the most to buy homes? The answer might surprise you

Hint: It's not millennials.<p>Homeownership has long been hailed as the American Dream, and there are certainly some neat tax benefits associated with owning property. But countless workers are struggling to buy a place to call their own, and the generation that's having the hardest time isn't the one …

Personal Finance

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

Who's Struggling the Most to Buy Homes? The Answer Might Surprise You

Hint: It's not millennials.<p>Homeownership has long been hailed as the American Dream, and there are certainly some neat tax benefits associated with …

Personal Finance

3 ways to turbocharge your retirement savings

If you're concerned about having enough money in retirement, you're not alone.<p>And if you're behind on savings, you're in good company there as well. The average American's 401(k) balance just reached $104,300, while the average IRA balance hit $106,000, according to Fidelity. But while these …

Retirement

Trouble paying your student loans? Here’s what to do

<b>As if submitting hefty student loan payments every month wasn’t bummer enough, consider this: A new Brookings Institution analysis suggests nearly</b> …

Personal Finance

This Mom Is Charging Her 5-Year-Old “Rent”

Here's why.<p>A young mother named Essence Evans recently posted on Facebook that she charges her five-year-old daughter $1 each for rent, utilities, …

Personal Finance

Train your brain to save more and spend less

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Your brain and your wallet aren’t always on speaking terms. Despite good intentions, …

Personal Finance

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Healthy Eating

6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Retirement

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement

3 Secrets for a Better Retirement in 2018

So you can improve your finances and have some fun.<p>Retirement, like all life stages, is a work in progress. Whether you’ve been out of the paid …

Retirement

25 Retirement Rules to Live By

Author: Selena Maranjian | March 21, 2018<p>Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 26<p>Follow these guidelines for a stress-free retirement<p>Many, if not most, of us are …

Retirement

Suze Orman: Throw away your financial to-do list and focus on this instead

Juggling financial responsibilities isn't easy. It can be hard to know where to focus and what to prioritize, Suze Orman, best-selling author, …

Retirement

Financial advice for millennials: The dos and don’ts of money

For millennials at the start of their careers looking to save some extra money, financial expert Chris Hogan has some advice on how to become more savvy on what to do with that first paycheck.<p><b>Budget, budget, budget</b>Hogan couldn’t stress enough the importance of establishing a budget for yourself, …

Personal Finance

These adorable teeny tiny camper pods are the best way to see Iceland

After seeing pictures of waterfalls, hot springs, and the Northern Lights, Iceland doesn’t seem like the kind of place to spend any time indoors, …

Arctic Circle

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

• <b>A growing body of evidence finds that cardio exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have.</b>• <b><br>Cardio, otherwise known as aerobic exercise, has been tied to benefits ranging from better moods and a stronger heart to a sharper mind.</b>• <b><br>To get the most out of your swimming, running, or walking</b> …

AOL

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

You may think a high income will shut you out of Roth IRA eligibility, but there’s another way in: a backdoor Roth IRA. And it can save you thousands …

Retirement

How much do I need to retire?

Knowing how much you need to retire can be the first step to saving for the future.This begs the question: How much do I need to retire?If you’re the …

Retirement

A 5 Point Financial Plan For Your Mid-thirties

Here's a simple 5 point Financial Planning checklist that should keep you on course

Personal Finance

How to grow your savings and reach your short term goals faster

Saving for a new house, car or a college fund? Try these investment options to increase your buying power more quickly.<p>You wouldn't necessarily know it from watching the ads on tv — but investing isn't just about retirement. Most of us have short-term goals as well — the down payment for a home or …

Personal Finance

You could get an extra $1,000 back in your tax refund with this little-known tax credit

Believe it or not, the government will pay you to save.<p>I'm serious. Check this out.<p>It's called the Saver's Credit, and it's one of the most valuable tax credits available. But sadly it's one of the most overlooked.<p>If you're a low- or middle-income worker, you can take this tax credit if you …

Retirement

Do these 5 things right now to make sure you have enough money to retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” by Ray LeVitre.<p>…

Retirement

Investing your savings for the future is the smart thing to do: Scorgie

Metro's Small Changes, Big Win series is complete. All that's left is to grow your money for the long term.<p><i>Small changes to the way you spend can add</i> …

After Documenting Nazi Crimes, A French Priest Exposes ISIS Attacks On Yazidis

Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest, has spent the last 15 years investigating and uncovering the details of Nazi massacres across Eastern Europe and Russia, crimes known as the "Holocaust by bullets."<p>During World War II, the Nazis killed some 1.5 million Jews and Roma across the Soviet Union. …

World History