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    1. High earners are flocking to low-tax states

      High earners are flocking to low-tax states

      Do people really move because they think their state income taxes are too high? It's been a longstanding debate. Finally, a recent report from the Tax Foundation provides some compelling evidence that yes, they do.

      The right-leaning group analyzed data from the Internal Revenue Service that compares the addresses for tax returns filed for tax years 2018 and 2019.

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    2. Government bond yields soar as markets weigh threat of a recession

      Government bond yields soar as markets weigh threat of a recession

      Bond yields jumped this week after another major rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
      The 2-year Treasury yield on Friday climbed to 4.266%, notching a 15-year high, and the 10-year Treasury reached 3.829%, the highest in 11 years.
      Yield curve inversions, occurring when shorter-term government bonds have higher yields than long-term bonds, are one indicator of a possible future recession.

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    3. Jerome Powell just warned that the US housing market needs a 'difficult correction' so that folks can afford homes again ⁠— but here's why it'll look nothing like 2008

      Jerome Powell just warned that the US housing market needs a 'difficult correction' so that folks can afford homes again ⁠— but here's why it'll look nothing like 2008

      Real estate investors have largely done well for the past few years. But with higher interest rates, things could be about to change.

      The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rates by 0.75 basis points on Wednesday, marking the third such hike in a row.

      Higher interest rates translate to bigger mortgage payments — not good news for the housing market. But cooling down housing prices is part of what needs to be done to bring inflation under control.

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    4. Top 5 Promo Products for 5Ks and Marathons

      Top 5 Promo Products for 5Ks and Marathons

      Hosting your next 5K? Running out of ideas for what to giveaway at your next marathon? If so, check out these great promotional products. These items are proven to get people talking and will make a lasting impression on any runner. The goal of a 5K or marathon is to beat the competition, so why shouldn’t your promotional giveaways be competitive as well?

      Get ready to start handing out custom-made branded water bottles, fitness towels and so much more!

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    5. These Are the 10 Cheapest States to Buy a House in 2022, According to a New Report

      These Are the 10 Cheapest States to Buy a House in 2022, According to a New Report

      The housing market varies from state to state, and between prioritizing location, calculating taxes, and paying utilities, it can be difficult to discern which cities truly have the most affordable homes.

      Mortgage lender site Homebuyer.com recently published a new report on the 10 cheapest states to buy a home by tallying median home prices, household income, and estimated monthly mortgage payments.

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    6. 6 Mistakes People Who Retired Too Early Made

      6 Mistakes People Who Retired Too Early Made

      Retiring early, especially for those who are deliberate about their saving, spending and investing decisions, allows retirees to view retirement as a financial state. This opens the door to a new, fulfilling chapter and lifestyle. Find Out: How Much Cash To Have Stashed at Home at All Times Learn More: 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Reach Retirement Goals There are, however, certain mistakes which are easy to make if you plan to retire early.

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    7. How to Choose Between Savings and Insurance: the Pros and Cons

      How to Choose Between Savings and Insurance: the Pros and Cons

      When it comes to finances, there are always important decisions to make. One of the most common dilemmas is whether to save money or buy insurance. Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages, which can make it difficult for people to decide what is best for them. This blog post will explore the pros and cons of both savings and insurance so that you can make an informed decision about what is suitable for you! Via Pexels 1) Savings: The first option is saving money.

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    8. Simple Tips for Protecting Your Elderly Parents’ Assets

      Simple Tips for Protecting Your Elderly Parents’ Assets

      Your parents may have reached an age where they need help with their finances. You may be concerned that they will mismanage their assets or succumb to elder financial abuse that could deplete their savings.

      With 15% of the United States population now over the age of 65, many Americans are left wondering how they can financially protect their aging parents. Between cognitive decline, scam artists, and the expense that comes with longer life expectancy, careful financial planning is crucial.

      There are several simple steps you can take to protect your elderly parents’ assets. Below are ideas and ways to get started. Remember, it’s better to start the conversation now rather than later.

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    9. The Best Age for Social Security Retirement Benefits

      The Best Age for Social Security Retirement Benefits

      As you get older, you start thinking more about retirement distributions than contributions. One of the biggest questions that near-retirees have is, “What is the best age to start collecting Social Security benefits? Most take the benefits right away, but that isn’t always the best option. You can start collecting Social Security benefits any time between ages 62 and 70. Let’s take a look at how Social Security works, and what you need to know when deciding the best age for your retirement.

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    10. Four Basic Steps for a Successful Retirement

      Four Basic Steps for a Successful Retirement

      Understand the basic types of investment products, like stocks, bonds, and money market accounts. Each of these has its risks and rewards, and plan participants should know what those are, and how they can fit together in an investment portfolio. Plan participants should have a firm grasp on what their retirement plan offers and how they can benefit from that.

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    11. 6 Weeks Until Your Social Security Increase Is Announced: Here's What to Expect - Kxly

      6 Weeks Until Your Social Security Increase Is Announced: Here's What to Expect - Kxly

      6 Weeks Until Your Social Security Increase Is Announced: Here’s What to Expect The countdown is on. Within the next six weeks, many Americans will find out a number they’ve anxiously awaited. The Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to announce the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2023 in October. Although the agency hasn’t set a specific date yet, somewhere around Oct. 13, 2022, is likely.

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    12. 28 States With the Shortest Life Expectancies

      28 States With the Shortest Life Expectancies

      For decades, life expectancy at birth in the United States was edging upwards along with that of much of the rest of the world. Typical healthy U.S. newborns had a good chance of living into their late 70s - women usually longer than men. However, a combination of social factors caused life expectancy at birth in America to drop by one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020, to 77 years and four months, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    13. Medicare scams are on the rise. Here are four tips to avoid them

      Medicare scams are on the rise. Here are four tips to avoid them

      Scammers often use deceptive tactics to lure unsuspecting seniors into sharing their Medicare number. They might offer to send free medical supplies or genetic testing kits, or promote some other type of refund or incentive. 

      These types of health-care fraud schemes, which cost the U.S. government tens of billions of dollars in annual losses, are especially troubling because they prey on older people who tend to be more vulnerable to exploitation. 

      Here are four protective measures seniors and families should take:

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    14. Legal ways to lower your taxes: 3 ways to send less money to Uncle Sam

      Legal ways to lower your taxes: 3 ways to send less money to Uncle Sam

      Paying taxes is an unavoidable part of life. But that doesn't mean you have to be happy about them. The reality is that you probably work hard for your money and would like to keep as much of it as possible away from the IRS. Well, the good news is that there are steps you can take to shrink your tax bill without having to worry about getting in trouble. Here are three perfectly legal ways to pay the IRS less.

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    15. 5 Things To Consider When Looking For A New Job

      5 Things To Consider When Looking For A New Job

      New York (AP) — Looking for a new job is a balancing act: Some people change roles for a shorter commute or better salary, others want health insurance or flexible schedules, and still others are looking to work in a new or different industry. Hiring is booming in the U.S. — the economy added 528,000 jobs in July, up from 398,000 in June, according to the latest job report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    16. How to Use Life Insurance While You’re Alive

      How to Use Life Insurance While You’re Alive

      Once you’ve decided that life insurance is worth it, you may be wondering how to use it while you’re still alive. Depending on the policy type, a life insurance plan can benefit you in life and in death. As the saying goes, you can't avoid death or taxes. Your state may drop the sales tax on certain purchases or lower property tax to offer relief, but the IRS will still want its cut of your paycheck.

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    17. GDP: So are we in a recession, or not?

      GDP: So are we in a recession, or not?

      If you're confused about whether the US economy is in a recession, you're not alone.

      On one hand, gross domestic product, a key measure of economic output, shrank for the second straight quarter this week, raising fears that the country has entered -- or will soon enter -- recession territory. On the other hand, the job market remains very strong, telling us the economy is still robust.

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    18. Millennial Money: Can job-hopping help retirement savings?

      Millennial Money: Can job-hopping help retirement savings?

      Millennials have been coined the “job-hopping generation,” and I’ve contributed to that stereotype. I started my career at 22 and have job-hopped almost every year since. For many of those years, I was young and restless, and there was another part of me looking for more fulfilling work and pay that reflected what I was worth. In some ways, changing jobs set back my retirement savings.

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    19. Why You Won't Regret Taking Advantage of an Hsa - NewsBreak

      Why You Won't Regret Taking Advantage of an Hsa - NewsBreak

      Outside of housing and maybe transportation costs, healthcare will likely be your largest retirement expense. It's unfortunate, but doctor visits become more frequent, and more health problems tend to pop up as you age. Before reaching retirement age, understanding the likelihood of increased healthcare costs and planning accordingly is very important.

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    20. Will gas prices continue to fall?

      Will gas prices continue to fall?

      Gas prices are averaging $4.41 a gallon across the country as of July 22, according to the American Automobile Association, down from last month’s peak of more than $5 a gallon. Although gas prices have been falling for more than 30 days straight, the national average is still substantially higher than a year ago, when prices averaged $3.16 a gallon, according to AAA data. Diesel prices are also averaging $5.46 a gallon as of July 22, down from $5.81 a month ago.

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    21. Is the stock-market bottom in? What the pros say after S&P 500 tests 4,000 - MarketWatch

      Is the stock-market bottom in? What the pros say after S&P 500 tests 4,000 - MarketWatch

      Stock-market bulls are poking their heads above the parapet, declaring the lows in for the 2022 selloff as indexes extend a bounce off their June lows, while skeptics still see little evidence of more than a bear-market bounce.

      The S&P 500 SPX, -0.93% fell 0.9% Friday to close at 3,961.63, but scored a weekly rise of 2.6%, the largest since the week ending June 24. It traded as high as 4,012.44, topping the 4,000 threshold for the first time since June 9.

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