How to Keep Your Laptop Safe Under the New Airline Ban

How to Keep Your Laptop Safe Under the New Airline Ban

Heather Kelly Whether you wanted to binge watch TV, catch up on work, or keep a toddler from yelling for 15 hours straight, the new rules on checked-in electronics are definitely an inconvenience. But they can also present major safety issues for your hardware and data. The United States announced a new rule that bans… Read More »

What A Fed Rate Hike Means For You

What A Fed Rate Hike Means For You

Patrick Gillespie Get ready for another rate hike, America. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate on Wednesday. It would be the second rate hike since December and a sign that the central bank plans to raise rates faster this year. One rate hike won’t change the world but higher rates… Read More »

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

CHRISTOPHER FARRELL Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward “yes.” This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who tend to be office workers, teachers and others whose workplace is not, say, a factory… Read More »

How To Avoid Red Flags When You Change Tax Prep

How To Avoid Red Flags When You Change Tax Prep

Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Taxes are one of the few constants in life, but what happens when you change the way you do your return? People move or get divorced, tax preparers pass away. There is always the lure of do-it-yourself – the number of people using tax software to file, like Intuit’s… Read More »

Will Your Pension Be There When You Need It?

Will Your Pension Be There When You Need It?

Michelle Singletary Clearly, people are concerned about their pensions. Many are well-funded. But others, including multi-employer and state pensions, are having financial trouble. And some federal workers wonder about the government’s pension promises to them. Karen Friedman is the executive vice president and policy director at the Pension Rights Center, and Joellen Leavelle is the… Read More »

Don’t Let Trump Scare You Out of the Market

Don’t Let Trump Scare You Out of the Market

Ken Kam What do you do when you think the market is risky and over-extended? Rahul Garg has felt that way for over a year, but instead of running to cash, he managed to beat the S&P 500 for 2016 with a few adjustments to his investment strategy. Here’s how he did it. Rahul started his… Read More »

If These Girl Scouts Can Work Out a Budget, You Can, Too

If These Girl Scouts Can Work Out a Budget, You Can, Too

Michelle Singletary Given what’s going on in the world of politics, and the whipsaw trading in the stock market, maybe you could use some laughs. I know I could. Recently, I taught a budgeting session for some Girl Scouts in the nation’s capital. I’ve shared with readers before the funny and enlightening outcomes of such… Read More »

Betting on the Bull or the Bear?

Betting on the Bull or the Bear?

When markets swing, how should you adjust your investment strategy? Bull and Bear markets can lead to different behavior with your investments. But to remain level headed, even in unpredictable markets, download our ebook titled Taking a Comprehensive Approach to your Financial Life. The independent financial advisors at Dechtman Wealth offer a complimentary consultation to… Read More »

Front-Load Your IRA For Biggest Payoff

At Dechtman Wealth our financial advisors help individuals determine the best retirement savings strategy, from front-loading IRA to monthly contributions to retirement accounts.Front-Load Your IRA For Biggest Payoff

Why is making a large investment in your savings at the beginning of the year better than waiting until the end of the year? Arielle O’Shea answers that question in her article below. This strategy, front-loading your IRA, means you’ll benefit from compound interest for the entire year. It isn’t always possible for people to… Read More »