Personal Finance

“It’s exciting to contemplate what you’d do with any amount of extra money, but it might cause you to make financial decisions that don’t look so good in hindsight,” said Kathryn Hauer, a certified financial planner with Aiken, South Carolina-based Wilson David Investment Advisors in a December interview. Among the companies announcing worker windfalls, AT&T
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Another problem with going into debt for cryptocurrencies is that people will have to pay back their debt before they see sufficient returns, said Erika Safran, founder of Safran Wealth Advisors. That may require tapping other resources, potentially creating further financial trouble. “If you can stay on for long enough, I believe you will be
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Politics aside, reviewing your W-4 is a good practice in any tax year. If not enough is withheld, you’ll owe money come tax time. Pay too much, and you end up with a large refund. “You may have different circumstances now compared to when you started working at your employer,” said Labant. Major life changes,
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Billionaire investor Warren Buffet says cryptocurrencies are headed for trouble. “We’ll never have a position in them,” Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Wednesday morning. “I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending.” If those ominous words aren’t enough to stress investors out, earlier
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With retailers reporting strong holiday sales, and some consumers saying they turned to plastic to fund those purchases, it looks like 2018 will be the year that credit card debt crosses $1 trillion. “The scary number — $1 trillion — we’ll definitely hit in 2018,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub. “It seems to
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Assoulin opened a New York City showroom in 2017 but intentionally keeps the inventory limited and the price point reasonable (she declined to discuss specific sales numbers). “It’s accessible rather than aspirational,” she said. “If you have $75, you can buy a bracelet.” There are now brightly colored earrings and necklaces as well, all in
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Visa ended its relationship with a large cryptocurrency card provider on Friday, causing thousands of people’s transactions to be declined and scrambling to figure out how to access their money. The card provider, WaveCrest, confirmed in an email to CNBC that it was required “to immediately close all Visa cards.” “As a licensed E-Money Institution,
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