Personal finance

Klaus Vedfelt | Getty Images The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2022 potentially will be the biggest in 40 years. Estimates indicate the annual boost could be 6.2%, prompted by rising inflation. But rising prices on grocery store shelves and at gasoline pumps aren’t the only reasons why those bigger monthly benefit checks will likely
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Hero Images | Getty Images At some point, individuals who are charitably inclined might determine that writing checks here and there to various nonprofits is no longer cutting it. For those who want a more permanent way to help the greater good during their lifetime, and perhaps beyond, options include either a private foundation or
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Miracle Messages founder and CEO Kevin F. Adler, right, with community ambassadors Beverly Stevenson and Brian Whitten in San Francisco. San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images More than six years ago, Kevin F. Adler walked the streets of his San Francisco neighborhood with an unusual purpose: He wanted
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Getty Images The enhanced child tax credit captured America’s attention this summer as millions of families began receiving payments. But Congress also boosted a lesser-known write-off this year for working families: the child and dependent care tax credit. Often conflated with the child tax credit, the child and dependent care tax credit offers working parents
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Image Source | Getty Images Many Americans have trouble covering their costs of living with income solely from Social Security. Now, a bill has been reintroduced in Congress aimed at reducing the risk that older Americans, women and people of color will live in poverty despite receiving their monthly checks. The proposal, called the Social
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People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 15, 2021. Amira Karaoud | Reuters In just a few weeks, enhanced federal unemployment insurance put in place during the coronavirus pandemic will end as the delta variant continues to threaten the economic recovery. Some 7.5 million Americans
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Thailand, now in the top five destinations customers of travel insurer Seven Corners are booking, requires visitors be insured for Covid treatment. Saowakhon Brown | Moment | Getty Images The ever-evolving Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping where Americans spend their travel dollars and how they protect that investment. That’s according to the latest findings from travel
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EmirMemedovski Workers may soon get a better sense of how much income their retirement savings really will deliver later in life. As mandated in the 2019 Secure Act, 401(k) plan sponsors are preparing to provide illustrations on quarterly or annual statements showing an estimate of how much guaranteed lifetime income — via an annuity —
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