Tag: Personal Finance

Which is better, the 2021 Ford Bronco or the 2021 Jeep Wrangler?

The 2021 Ford F, -1.71% Bronco has classic roots in the world of off-roading, but the 2021 Jeep Wrangler has an even longer and more continuous track record of being America’s go-to off-roader. No matter which of these two mountain goats comes out on top, there’s one clear winner: The off-road enthusiast. Above average: Styling […]

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Opinion: Big losses ahead for markets? Jeremy Grantham’s terrifying new forecasts

If you have a 401(k) and you’re of a nervous disposition, you probably don’t want to look at the chart above. Even by the standards of GMO, the super-cautious money management firm in Boston best known for its famous co-founder Jeremy Grantham, it’s terrifying. It shows about the worst medium-term forecasts on record for pretty […]

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Are your retirement savings on track? These benchmarks can help determine where you stand.

As you save for retirement, it’s beneficial to know how much to save and whether you’re on the right track. Everyone’s situation is different, of course, but there are some useful retirement benchmarks that can give you a sense of how you’re doing to reach your goals. After comparing your numbers to the benchmarks, you can then work […]

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When to consolidate your 401(k) plans — and when not to

Losing a 401(k) is easier than it seems — all it takes is a change in jobs, an exit from the workforce or a halt in contributions to put a retirement account in the back of one’s mind.  Retirement tip of the week: In an effort to keep track of your savings and to make […]

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Medicare covers hospital care and doctor visits. But did you know it also covers grief counseling and depression screening?

People with Medicare are happy campers. Nearly four-fifths of Medicare consumers (78%) give their Medicare plan four or five stars, with five as the highest rating, according to a 2020 Insure.com survey. But just because they’re satisfied with their coverage doesn’t mean they understand it. Like any insurance plan, Medicare can seem confusing if you don’t take […]

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