Personal Finance

For most Americans, there’s been a serious lack of proper investment income and planning, Avallone said. That, coupled with inflation, a looming pension crisis and longer life expectancy, is “a toxic formula for successful retirement,” he said — one that will result in a dramatic drop-off in lifestyle for retirees. “Today’s generation of working people
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For instance, in New Rochelle, New York, where a portion of taxes due in 2018 (and already assessed) are being accepted early, residents already have prepaid about $15 million. The average annual property tax bill there tops $18,000. “What we’re telling residents is that we’ll accept these prepayments but they should check with a financial
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“If you have a bunch of credit card debt but still have pretty good credit, these deals are definitely worth considering,” said Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst for CreditCards.com. “You can save a ton of interest.” Consumer credit card debt now stands at $808 billion, according to recent data from the Federal Reserve Bank of
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Among the companies announcing worker windfalls, AT&T said it will give a $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. employees: That applies to all union-represented, nonmanagement and front-line managers. Comcast, which owns CNBC parent NBCUniversal, also said it plans to give $1,000 bonuses to more than 100,000 eligible employees. Sinclair Broadcast Group of Baltimore says
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Those with multistate filings, a trust or farm subsidies would be better off with an accountant who can offer advice as well as assistance, according to Credit Karma’s founder and CEO, Kenneth Lin. Still, nearly a million Americans used the free filing service, Credit Karma said. Another such service is H&R Block’s More Zero, which
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