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    1. Consider These ETF Strategies to Tackle Hot Inflation Data

      Consider These ETF Strategies to Tackle Hot Inflation Data

      Rising inflation levels continue to be a concern for the U.S. economy. Per the latest Labor Department report, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in December rose 7% year over year, on par with the Dow Jones estimate, according to a CNBC article. The metric came in at the highest level since June 1982 and covers a basket of products, ranging from gasoline and health care to groceries and rents. It also increased 0.5% for the month, surpassing the 0.4% Dow Jones estimate.

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    2. Elon Musk Slams California Government for 'Bizarre Move'

      Elon Musk Slams California Government for 'Bizarre Move'

      The Tesla CEO voiced his opinion on a new solar tax being proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

      According to the Tesla Silicon Valley Club, the new proposal (dubbed NEM 3.0) would slam customers with a “grid access” fee that would cost them $8 per kW of installed solar each month, on top of other extraneous fees that could add up to an additional $80 per customer per month.

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    3. 10 Annuity Tips That Will Save You Thousands (An Unbiased Annuity Guide)

      10 Annuity Tips That Will Save You Thousands (An Unbiased Annuity Guide)

      In what ways does an annuity benefit you? This is an important question that needs to be answered before you buy one.

      Besides offering a steady and guaranteed stream of income, accumulate tax-deferred over time and don’t have contribution limits like 401(k)s and IRAs. Additionally, annuities offer riders that allow money to be transferred to beneficiaries at death.

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    4. Will Real Estate Ever Calm Down? How to Invest in this Wild Sector in 2022

      Will Real Estate Ever Calm Down? How to Invest in this Wild Sector in 2022

      Real estate investment trusts (REITs) own and invest in properties. They allow you to buy shares in commercial real estate portfolios and earn money from them without having to buy or manage the property. You can buy publicly traded REITs in direct methods or purchase them through mutual funds and ETFs. Let's walk through a couple of options you may want to consider.

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    5. 5 Steps to Strengthen Your Finances in 2022

      5 Steps to Strengthen Your Finances in 2022

      This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies.

      2021 was a year of financial strain for many Americans: Household debt and the overall cost of living increased, while median household income decreased, according to NerdWallet’s annual household debt study.

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    6. Get ready for another chaotic tax filing season as an underfunded IRS struggles to stay afloat

      Get ready for another chaotic tax filing season as an underfunded IRS struggles to stay afloat

      Never miss a story: Follow your favorite topics and authors to get a personalized email with the journalism that matters most to you.Years of financial and administrative neglect by Congress coupled with the devastating impacts of COVID-19 and new responsibilities have sent the Internal Revenue Service spiraling into chaos. The troubles translate into difficulty in processing refunds quickly, auditing returns to catch cheating, and a lack of services to help Americans troubleshoot their filings.

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    7. Why you shouldn't borrow or withdraw from your retirement fund

      Why you shouldn't borrow or withdraw from your retirement fund

      Investing enough for retirement is a challenge. Unfortunately some people end up making it harder by making a costly error. It's helpful to understand the risks of this common mistake so you can avoid it if possible. By doing so, you'll maximize the chances of ending up with the funds you need to enjoy your later years. Will you put your retirement security in jeopardy by making this financial move?

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    8. Automatic Tax Refunds Will Be Issued Soon: Here’s How to Ensure the Money Hits Your Account

      Automatic Tax Refunds Will Be Issued Soon: Here’s How to Ensure the Money Hits Your Account

      Now that the holidays are over, Americans are anxiously awaiting another nerve-wracking time of the year. The holidays, for many Outsiders, signified a significant loss of funds. However, our annual tax returns are right around the corner. That said, the IRS is planning to automatically release tax refunds shortly. In preparation,...

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    9. Student Loan Scams Increase When Payments Are Paused. What to Know

      Student Loan Scams Increase When Payments Are Paused. What to Know

      The Biden administration in December again extended the moratorium on student loan payments and interest, meaning most people with federal loans are off the hook until May 1. In the meantime, however, confusion about the pause, continued calls for broad-based forgiveness and changes to other aspects of student loan debt repayment give scammers increased opportunities to go after borrowers.

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    10. Crypto Scammers Took a Record $14 Billion in 2021

      Crypto Scammers Took a Record $14 Billion in 2021

      Scammers took home a record $14 billion in cryptocurrency in 2021, thanks in large part to the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, according to new data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis . Losses from crypto-related crime rose 79% from a year earlier, driven by a spike in theft and scams. Scamming was the greatest form of cryptocurrency-based crime in 2021, followed by theft — most of which occurred through hacking of cryptocurrency businesses.

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    11. Gig Economy Retirement Planning

      Gig Economy Retirement Planning

      Gig workers, like everyone else, deserve a pension. Freelancers, contract workers, self-employed, temp workers, on-call employees, and individuals with side hustles make up a significant component of our economy.

      Currently, 57 million Americans are estimated to be gig workers. Since March of last year, freelancing and gig marketplaces like Gigspot and Upwork have reported growth in users. Freelancers may make up half of US employment by 2023.

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    12. Under 40? Adjust Your Retirement Savings Rate to Properly Cover What Social Security Won’t

      Under 40? Adjust Your Retirement Savings Rate to Properly Cover What Social Security Won’t

      Thirty percent of workers under 40 believe they can live on just 60% of their pre-retirement income, according to the recent Goldman Sachs Retirement Survey & Insights Report. GenX had a somewhat more realistic view of their post-retirement needs, saying they expected to need roughly 80% of their current salary to live . Even so, workers across generations cited “leaving a steady paycheck” as their biggest concern about retirement.

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    13. What to Expect From Social Security in 2022 | Personal-finance

      What to Expect From Social Security in 2022 | Personal-finance

      Over 50 million Americans currently rely on Social Security for at least a portion of their retirement income. When you also consider that around 180 million have paid into the system overall, it's clear that Social Security serves as the foundation of many Americans' retirement plans. Despite the key role that it plays, Social Security's future is anything but certain.

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    14. Social Security Falling Short? 3 Ways to Shrink Your Retirement Costs | Personal-finance

      Social Security Falling Short? 3 Ways to Shrink Your Retirement Costs | Personal-finance

      There's a reason workers are warned to save diligently for retirement. Social Security often fails to cover seniors' living expenses in full. And those who retire on those benefits alone often struggle financially. The average monthly Social Security benefit in 2022 comes to $1,657. Combined with withdrawals from a retirement plan , that's not necessarily terrible. But on its own, it amounts to just under $20,000 a year.

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    15. What Is the Median Age of Retirement Savings?

      What Is the Median Age of Retirement Savings?

      How Much Should I Put Away for Retirement? What Are the Age-Related Retirement Savings Recommendations? The figures may look impressive. Why?

      According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies’ report, the median retirement savings in the United States by age is:

      The above savings figures may appear impressive, but consider this “rule of thumb” offered by some financial experts for how much people should have saved in their retirement accounts if they want to retire by the age of 67:

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    16. Stock futures are flat following tech sector sell-off

      Stock futures are flat following tech sector sell-off

      As investors continued to digest the news, as well as the impact of both rising inflation and the spread of the omicron Covid variant, they appeared to be rotating from high-growth tech names to consumer staples.

      “As the Federal Reserve turns more hawkish and expectations for higher interest rates rise, investors are lowering exposure to growth stocks,” said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group. “Typically, growth stocks exhibit a higher duration compared to value stocks because a higher proportion of their cash flows will be received in the more distant future.”

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    17. 30 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Succeed

      30 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Succeed

      We all want to succeed in business and in life, but sometimes we could use an extra boost of motivation. Some of the most successful people we have ever known have failed many times before succeeding. So, read on and let their words inspire you!

      'Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.' — Sam Walton

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    18. Do Women Adapt Better to Retirement Than Men?

      Do Women Adapt Better to Retirement Than Men?

      Regardless of opinions, women and men are different in many ways, both physically and psychologically. We have different motivations, and we traditionally fill different roles in society. In terms of work, our lifetime employment patterns are different, and so are the way we network and build friendships. Additionally, women are usually more engaged with caring roles in the family.

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    19. NerdWallet: How would ‘Medicare for All’ affect my health care and finances?

      NerdWallet: How would ‘Medicare for All’ affect my health care and finances?

      This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet . “Medicare for All” has long been a rallying cry for progressive Democrats, hitting a peak during the 2020 presidential campaign, but since taking office President Joe Biden has not thrown his weight behind the proposal, opting instead to call on Congress to expand benefits for current Medicare recipients.

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