Boonchai Wedmakawand | Moment | Getty Images The collapse of FTX, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, has rippled through the world of digital currencies. Once valued at $32 billion, FTX filed for bankruptcy protection and founder Sam Bankman-Fried resigned as its CEO after reports alleged that the company had loaned billions of dollars
Yongyuan | E+ | Getty Images Data suggests some retirement savers are seeking out safe havens within their 401(k) plans. But the move may hobble those investors in the long run; in fact, it may have done so just last month. Investors sold out of target-date funds and large-cap U.S. stock funds in October in
Me 3645 Studio | Moment | Getty Images Cautious investors are turning over every rock in the equities market in search of stocks that have not only high growth potential, but also a record of resiliency in downturns. Yet this dual advantage — a good offense and a good defense — really isn’t that hard
Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images The end of the year is one of the most important times for investors because there are so many decisions to make that impact their overall financial planning. This time around, the year’s end is marked with a lot of financial challenges, including inflation, market volatility, domestic political uncertainties
Damon_moss | Istock | Getty Images This has been a year of opportunity for investors who took to heart the old Wall Street adage that “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” Indeed, a market drop can prove to best the best time to take advantage of various financial planning opportunities.
Miniseries | E+ | Getty Images Anyone watching the markets this year knows that it’s been a bumpy ride. But investors and the corporate sector aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch as financial markets have fallen sharply. With an estimated 33% of all charitable giving taking place in November and December, non-profit organizations will
Fizkes | Istock | Getty Images Reaching retirement with a nest egg that you trust will last is a stressful endeavor even in the best of times. These days, those nearing the end of their careers also have to contend with historic inflation, stubborn market volatility and the remnants of the coronavirus pandemic. We asked
C.j. Burton | The Image Bank | Getty Images What happens if a loved one dies without a will? Millions of us are bound to find out, as two-thirds of American adults have no will, according to a recent Caring.com study. If a person dies without a will, or intestate, the probate court decides who
Terry Vine | Getty Images There are few bright spots for investors in a down market. But tax-loss harvesting, which allows you to offset profits with losses, may offer a silver lining. Before attempting, however, you need to know your complete tax situation, experts say. Here’s why: There’s a lesser-known 0% long-term capital gains tax
Halfpoint | Istock | Getty Images Retirees who rely on Social Security benefits for income will get some relief from record high inflation when an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment kicks in next year. But two factors — the size of Medicare Part B premiums and taxes on benefits — may offset just how much bigger those
Cavan Images | Cavan | Getty Images Inflation is causing American households to spend $445 more per month buying the same items they did a year ago, according to an estimate from Moody’s Analytics. Consumer prices jumped by 8.2% in September versus the same month in 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
RyanJLane | E+ | Getty Images After a difficult year for the stock market, investors have poured money into Series I bonds, a nearly risk-free and inflation-protected asset that’s paying a record 9.62% annual interest rate through October. With the rate expected to drop to roughly 6.48% in November, there’s a brief window to secure