Personal Finance

Before opting in, check to see if your regular car insurance covers you for temporary use of a rental. Most policies do, particularly if you’re renting in the U.S. Otherwise, you may be covered by your credit card. Some cards, including all Chase and Citi cards provide global auto rental coverage and many cards cover
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Among these first tasks, Hoyt says, should be designating beneficiaries on your financial accounts. “It’s very basic, but it’s more powerful than a will,” he said. “That way, assets don’t have to go through probate.” Another thing people may not know is that most brokerages let you attach transfer-on-death instructions to your non-retirement account. In
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New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey are suing the federal government, alleging that the new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions (SALT) is an “unconstitutional assault on states’ sovereign choices.” New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the lawsuit on Tuesday morning, naming Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary, and David Kautter, acting commissioner
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First, you receive a call about your student loans. The person on the other end offers to lower your monthly payments or make your debt disappear all together, potentially for a fee. Sounds great, right? You go through the steps, sharing your federal student loan ID and other sensitive information along the way. No worrisome
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If you don’t take full advantage of the rewards, many offers do not make sense, Huffman said. Depending on how much you spend each month, signup bonuses and other rewards don’t always offset the cost of an annual fee, which can be as much as $450 depending on the card, according to personal finance site
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Getting engaged, married or having a baby are all times when you might want to start seeing a financial advisor. Even if those milestones appear on the horizon, it’s time to start having conversations about money, said certified financial planner Zaneilia Harris, president of Harris and Harris Wealth Management. “If you’re dating someone and it’s
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