T/personal-finance

  1. 5 Big Myths About Money and Parenting Parenting, Yesterday

    Common financial advice, demystified and unpacked.

  2. How to Find the Best C.P.A. or Tax Accountant Near You Smarter Living, February 14

    Here are tips and recommendations on how to hire a C.P.A. or tax accountant near you — or further afield, if your local options are limited.

  3. 2 Tax Strategies to Consider Ahead of the 2020 Election Your Money, February 14

    Planning for changes to the estate tax and the valuation discount for small businesses can be challenging. Here’s how to take advantage of them now.

  4. Tips for Decoding College Financial Aid Offers Your Money, February 14

    Schools often use different jargon for the same types of aid or loans. Student advocates offer suggestions on how to figure out what you’ll pay.

  5. 3 Steps to a Socially Conscious Portfolio Your Money, February 14

    So you want your investment holdings to reflect your values and you’re confused by all the so-called E.S.G. funds. Here’s how to start.

  6. Dear Mom and Dad: Are Your Finances Ready for Retirement? Smarter Living, February 13

    The need to discuss your parents’ futures with them, especially before a potential crisis or inciting event, is true for everyone.

  7. Where’s the Best Place to Recover From Divorce? Real Estate, February 13

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a new study finds the cities where you’re most likely to mend a broken heart.

  8. The Best Way to Use a Credit Card? Treat It Like Cash. Smarter Living, February 11

    Credit cards can build your credit and earn you rewards, but they can also put you in debt. These tricks can keep you accountable for your spending.

  9. The Young Person’s Guide to Investing Smarter Living, February 10

    Narrowing down all the options and figuring out where to turn can be paralyzing. We’ve got you covered.

  10. 3 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Finances Smarter Living, February 9

    It’s easier than you think.

  11. How a Vegan Ends Up With Leather in Her Portfolio Your Money, February 7

    To invest while supporting animal welfare, socially conscious funds may support Chipotle, but not Burger King and its Impossible Whopper.

  12. Helping Towns by Seeding Their Own Backyard With Start-Ups Your Money, February 7

    EforAll fosters local entrepreneurship by supporting aspiring small-business owners who have ideas but lack capital and connections.

  13. More States Require Students to Learn About Money Matters Your Money, February 7

    The courses reflect a broader realization that ‘people are responsible for their own financial future.'

  14. Your Credit Card Benefits Just Got Cut. What Do You Do? Smarter Living, January 31

    Yes, your credit card issuer can legally change its terms for the worse compared with when you first signed up. But you have some power here.

  15. Why It’s So Hard to Make an Endowment More Socially Responsible Your Money, January 31

    Students at the University of the South sought more transparency and sustainability. Were they too polite?

  16. Phone Hacks Can Happen to Anyone. Here’s How to Protect Yourself. Your Money, January 31

    Start by knowing what could expose you to an attack, like vacation clues, hotel Wi-Fi and inadequate verification procedures.

  17. Many Adults Are Helping Their Parents Financially Despite Strain Your Money, January 31

    In a new AARP survey, one in three gave money for needs like groceries and housing. “This is not about helping Mom and Dad take another cruise.”

  18. D.I.Y. Retirement Investors Have a Low-Cost Friend: Newsletters Business, January 30

    For people who don’t want to pay high adviser fees and want to hold investments long term, the newsletters can be beneficial.

  19. Your Credit Score May Soon Change. Here’s Why. Business, January 25

    FICO is tweaking its all-important formula. Scores will rise for about 40 million people and drop for another 40 million.

  20. Got a Raise? It’s Time to Bump Up Your Savings, Too Your Money, January 24

    A new analysis finds that people who don’t increase their savings rate when their pay goes up will have a harder time in retirement.

  21. Does Personal Finance Still Work in Our Changing Economy? Smarter Living, January 23

    With a financial system so drastically shifting, what can we do about money?

  22. Equifax Breach Affected 147 Million, but Most Sit Out Settlement Business, January 22

    A little more than 10 percent of consumers affected by the Equifax breach had made settlement claims as of Dec. 1.