Personal Finance

10 things to watch out for the first time you view a home

Spot the good, bad, and expensive before making an offer<p>The first walkthrough of a home is when potential owners get that gut feeling and come with their buying wishlist in tow.<p>And while you’ll know if a potential home meets your basic requirements—from the number of bedrooms to the availability of …

Home Improvement

Bitcoin $6,000: Why the cryptocurrency price hit a new all-time high — and how high it could go

It has been a big week for all-time highs that also happen to be nice, round numbers: First, on Oct. 17, the Dow Jones Industrial Index topped 23,000 …

Cryptocurrency

What rich people ask their accountants

In a recent column for our Globe Unlimited subscribers, I looked at how much in advice fees you should be paying if you're a high net worth individual with $1-million in investable assets. I quote an adviser who charges 0.95 per cent for clients in this bracket and believes that others in his field …

Money

4 Tax Credits You're Missing

Too many taxpayers let too much money slip from their hands every April.<p>Cutting your tax liability is an art. It requires creativity, commitment, and …

Investing

Pattie Lovett-Reid: The $10,000 reason to explore the Disability Tax Credit

Pattie Lovett-Reid<p>Chief Financial Commentator, CTV<p>Follow|Archive<p>In a perfect world, you would never have to apply for a disability tax credit.<p>This …

Business (Canada)

When It Comes To Spending Money, Dads Favor Sons

Parents may love all their children the same, but they sure don't spend money on them equally.<p>Fathers spend more money on sons and mothers spend more …

Parenting

Corporate Tax Cuts Aren’t “Baked into” Equities

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on October 18 that the equity market has tax reforms “baked into it, (with) reasonably high expectations” …

Bond Market

Americans' Top 10 Financial Goals -- and Why Some of Them Are Shocking

Are any of these on your list?<p>There's a theory that when we put our goals down in writing, we have a greater likelihood of achieving them. This holds …

Retirement Planning

Attention Shoppers! 3 Ways to Avoid Paying Full Retail

Whether you’re buying an essential like a new fridge or something as frivolous as a sassy pair of marabou mules, there’s never a reason to pay full …

Investing

Stocks at record highs as Congress inches closer to tax cuts

Stocks continued their ascent Friday, capping the week at new all-time highs, as lawmakers took a critical step toward cutting taxes.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 165 points, or 0.71%, to 23,328.63. The S&P 500 rose 13 points, or 0.51%, to 2,575.21. The Nasdaq gained 24 points, or …

Investing

Citi Explains Why They're Walking Away From Rich Rewards

Over the summer Citi Prestige Card customers lost:<p>Access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs when flying American<br>• Free golf<br>• Points worth 1.6 cents …

American Airlines

Yuan's Fate Will Be Decided After China’s Party Congress

For the Chinese yuan, the third quarter was marked by noticeable strength, with the currency in trade-weighted terms reversing its losses from the …

Bond Market

Synchrony Financial leads credit card names higher

Synchrony Financial earlier topped Q3 estimates, and more importantly, showed benign credit trends, with charge-offs and provisions both lower than …

Business

Price vs. Value: What Millennial Home Buyers Really Want [Opinion]

Millennials have been brought up in a world in which they are constantly encouraged to sort by price. Millennials have proven they will put in the …

Real Estate

6 things to know about your side hustle and taxes

Do you have a second job? A side hustle? Taxes aren't easy, and having 2 streams of income makes them more complicated. Learn how to properly account …

Money

Don't be confused by what may look like gift cards

They may look like gift cards on your local store shelves, but they're not.<p>One south suburban man says he was given what he thought was a gift card …

Investing

Kids Are Dying in For-Profit Foster Care

It appears that for-profit foster care only serves to line the pockets of those who invest in it.<p>A bipartisan investigation held by the Senate …

Investing

Aspiration Summit Checking Account Review

Aspiration is an online bank built to serve regular consumers by offering two investment funds and a checking account with a unique philosophy. …

Investing

How Will a Parking Ticket Impact a Driver?

Driving can be great fun, but parking is almost universally a pain. In some cities parking signs are confusing and parking isn’t always easy to find. …

Investing

Meet Monopoly Man — a nonbinary “cause-player” shining a light on consumer abuses

How do you educate people about something extremely boring — but extremely important? Put it to music? Tell jokes? For Amanda Werner, a campaign …

Investing

Ask the Readers: Where Do You Get Your Money Information?

As I slowly bring Get Rich Slowly back to life, I intend to revive some of the regular features from the old days. On Sundays, for instance, I used …

Investing

Why Utility Customers Might See Lower Prices After Tax Reforms

The proposed US tax reform framework would likely have only a roughly neutral earnings impact on the regulated side of the utility business.<p>The …

S&P 500

Google, Goldman Sachs And Citigroup Are Preparing For A Blockchain Future | Investopedia

Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Google (GOOG) is mostly known for its search engine. But it is also making significant investments into a blockchain future. …

Bitcoin

Poverty, financial woes ‘increasing in the Illawarra’

Rosalind Powell is a financial counsellor with the Salvation Army Moneycare program in the Illawarra. Photo: Robert Peet<p>Whether you’re a millionaire …

Australian News

Who will Donald Trump pick for Fed chair? What to know about Yellen, Powell, Taylor & other names

The Federal Reserve, or United States’ central bank, has two big responsibilities: Ensuring as many Americans as possible have jobs, and ensuring …

Economy

7 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends | Investopedia

When prices for agricultural products creep up, it proves to be a boon for farmers and each piece of grain and drop of milk they produce. While it's …

Stocks

Ask Brianna: How Do I Get My Student Loans Back on Course?

<i>“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay</i> …

Debt Management

Charles Schwab Declares $0.08 Share Quarterly Dividend | Investopedia

Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.8 a share Friday, in line with the previous quarter's dividend.<p>In a press release the …

Finance

Mortgage Rates Friday: Up Following Budget News

You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to …

Mortgages

Celgene's Sharp Sell-Off Is Likely Overdone | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of CELG.)</i><p>Celgene Corp. …

Finance