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June 13, 2024
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Mint, the popular budgeting app, shut down on March 23, 2024. In its initial press release, Intuit — the parent company of Mint — invited Mint users to transition to another Intuit service, Credit Karma. Although Credit Karma offers numerous...

June 11, 2024
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They did everything right — spreading out bets far and wide across bonds and equities in case things went south. Now, after heeding Wall Street’s mantra to diversify for the long haul, these investors are watching with envy as the...

June 6, 2024
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Nvidia led global companies in market cap gains in May, buoyed by a stunning rally as its bumper revenue forecast reinforced investor confidence in the AI-driven surge in chip demand. Nvidia’s market cap soared to $2.69 trillion at the end...

June 4, 2024
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Job openings fell in April to their lowest level since February 2021 as the labor market shows further signs of cooling off from the hiring boom that followed the US economy reopening after the pandemic. New data from the Bureau...

May 30, 2024
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Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in May, ending three straight months of declines as Americans cheered a resilient labor market. The latest index reading from the Conference Board was 102, above 97.5 in April and higher than the 96 economists surveyed...

May 28, 2024
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Home-price growth in 20 major US cities picked up pace in March, pressuring buyers as the key selling season kicks into gear. Prices in a measure of 20 cities increased 7.4% from a year earlier, larger than the 7.3% annual...

May 23, 2024
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Fixed mortgage rates have dropped for two consecutive weeks, according to Freddie Mac. However, experts have released their latest rate forecasts over the last few days — and despite two weeks of decreases, economists’ longer-term outlooks are becoming less positive....

May 21, 2024
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The United States has long had the world’s biggest defense budget, with spending this year set to approach $900 billion. Yet this spending is rapidly being eclipsed by the fastest-growing portion of federal outflows: interest payments on the national debt....

May 16, 2024
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This popular strategy could simplify your budget and help you stay on track. If you have a complicated relationship with budgeting, the 50/30/20 rule could help. Rather than breaking down your monthly spending into dozens of tedious categories, this budgeting...

May 14, 2024
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Producer price index data out Tuesday showed that inflation ran hotter in April, but downward revisions to earlier data assuaged concerns. Meanwhile, health care prices, the biggest input to the Federal Reserve’s primary core inflation rate, moderated a bit as...

May 9, 2024
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Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari said Tuesday that he believes interest rates will likely need to be held at current levels for an “extended period” and didn’t rule out a hike if inflation stalls near 3%. “I think it’s much...

May 7, 2024
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US consumer borrowing rose in March by the smallest amount this year as Americans relied less on credit cards. Total credit increased $6.3 billion after an upwardly revised $15 billion gain in February, according to Federal Reserve data released Tuesday....

May 2, 2024
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While many Americans struggle to save for retirement, the top 1% amass significant nest eggs. This raises the question: How much do they save, and how does it compare to the national average? Data from DQYDJ, using Federal Reserve statistics,...

April 30, 2024
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If you use a credit card, you’re more like millionaires than you may think. Although most adults have credit cards, millionaires are even more likely to use them. According to the Federal Reserve, almost all adults with incomes over $100,000...

April 25, 2024
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Americans haven’t been stashing money into their savings accounts like they used to, according to government statistics. That’s part of the reason why consumer spending has been so robust since the economy ascended from pandemic depths, despite high inflation and...