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Households earning $100,000 or more cut spending more aggressively.  What is going on?

Households earning $100,000 or more cut spending more aggressively. What is going on?

We want to hear from readers who have stories to share about the effects of rising costs and changing economies. If you want to share your experience, write to readerstories@marketwatch.com. Please include your name and the best way to reach you. A journalist can be in contact. High-income households are feeling the pinch of inflation. …

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Households earning $100,000 or more cut spending more aggressively.  What is going on?

Households earning $100,000 or more cut spending more aggressively. What is going on?

We want to hear from readers who have stories to share about the effects of rising costs and changing economies. If you want to share your experience, write to readerstories@marketwatch.com. Please include your name and the best way to reach you. A journalist can be in contact. High-income households are feeling the pinch of inflation. …

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Learn how to set limits, it will help you achieve your financial goals

Learn how to set limits, it will help you achieve your financial goals

Although setting boundaries around money can sometimes be a daunting task, it can help put you on the path to financial well-being. If you’re having trouble setting (and sticking to) financial boundaries, there’s no better time than the start of a new year to get into the habit. What are the financial limits? “Financial boundaries …

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A sudden loss of wealth is devastating.  These financial advisors know how to help people get their portfolios back on track.

A sudden loss of wealth is devastating. These financial advisors know how to help people get their portfolios back on track.

We often talk about the challenges people face when they suddenly become rich. Receiving a cash windfall – from an inheritance or a lottery jackpot, for example, can turn someone’s life upside down in unexpected ways. People who experience a sudden loss of wealth also have their lives turned upside down – their plans for …

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“I want to meet someone rich.  Is it so bad?  I'm 46, make $210,000, and own a $700,000 house.  I'm tired of dating "losers".

“A friend advised me to find a husband”: I am almost 50 years old and I am about to retire. Would it be a mistake to get married and mess up my finances?

I am a single woman in my late 40s with no children. At 50, my federal agency will allow me to retire with a full pension. I’m planning on doing this because I have a large amount saved in my savings plan, and I’m going to be moving to a southern state, probably Georgia. A …

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“I want to meet someone rich.  Is it so bad?  I'm 46, make $210,000, and own a $700,000 house.  I'm tired of dating "losers".

“I want to meet someone rich. Is it so bad? I’m 46, make $210,000, and own a $700,000 house. I’m tired of dating “losers”.

I’ve reached the point in my life where I want to settle down, but I recently had a disagreement with a friend about my priorities, and I’d appreciate your insight. I’m 46, single, and make $210,000, not including my annual bonus. I have paid off my student loans and I own my house. He is …

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"He thinks all financial advisers are scams."  Our IRA is down 30% this year, but my husband refuses to see an advisor.  Now I'm considering going behind his back.  What is my move?

“He thinks all financial advisers are scams.” Our IRA is down 30% this year, but my husband refuses to see an advisor. Now I’m considering going behind his back. What is my move?

Getty Images Question: I retired in January 2022 just before the market started to crash and saw a 30% loss in value of my IRA portfolio. My husband and I don’t have a formal financial plan because he doesn’t believe in financial advisors. I feel very adrift financially and have tried to educate myself but …

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This state has the best personal finance education in the US - you can tell by its average credit score

This state has the best personal finance education in the US – you can tell by its average credit score

Financial literacy is key to managing money, but how well are states preparing their students? Tennessee tops the list of US states that offer the best financial education to its residents, according to a new report from financial services firm OneMain Financial. More than 99% of public high school students in Tennessee have what is …

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Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves.  Here's what he and a Goldman strategist say do now.

Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves. Here’s what he and a Goldman strategist say do now.

A bullish day is looming for equities after more upbeat inflation news as producer prices fell more than expected. That’s when the clock ticks down to Wednesday’s retail sales report. But while some investors cling to hope that last week’s stock run started with last week’s weaker CPI inflation report, Wall Street remains wary, with …

Even JPMorgan bullish strategist Kolanovic says the markets are getting ahead of themselves. Here’s what he and a Goldman strategist say do now. Read More »