T/personal-finance

  1. A Journey of 1,000 Miles Begins With the Current Step, Not the Next One Your Money, April 17

    In business, in a relationship or in any big project, you have to focus here before you focus there.

  2. Widows, Juggling Their Grief and Finances Opinion, April 15

    Readers stress the importance of planning ahead.

  3. Shocked by Your Tax Refund? Next Year Could Be Worse Unless You Act Now Your Money, April 14

    Fewer taxpayers have received refunds so far this year, and refunds are smaller. Now is the time to check your paycheck withholdings.

  4. Your Student Loan Servicer Will Call You Back in a Year. Sorry. Your Money, April 12

    Many public servants in the federal loan forgiveness program spot errors in the count of their qualifying payments. Their servicer tells them reviews will take a while.

  5. For Stocks, the Good Times Came Back. But for How Long? Your Money, April 12

    In early 2019, the stock market soared. We provide detailed analysis, along with a dollop of humor and a glimpse of a new thing: climate-change funds.

  6. Who’s at Fault? Read the Fine Print to Make Sure You’re Not at Risk Your Money, April 12

    Liability waivers, often in small type and filled with legal verbiage, have become a part of modern life. But how enforceable are they?

  7. Checking on Social Security Estimates Is a Good Idea, but Many People Don’t Do It Your Money, April 12

    The Social Security Administration used to mail out many more statements each year. Now, it encourages workers to go online. A new report says millions haven’t looked.

  8. Falling Fees Give Investors More Choices. Just Be Careful Using Them. Business, April 12

    Low-cost options abound, giving investors with modest means access to choices once reserved for giants like pension funds.

  9. Dream of Owning a Plane? This Tax Break Can Help Your Money, April 5

    The Republican tax overhaul has bolstered sales of private planes by allowing buyers to deduct the cost as a business investment.

  10. The New Equifax Boss Wants to Make Amends. We Have Some Questions. Your Money, April 5

    Mark Begor thinks Equifax can be the consumer-friendly credit bureau. So where are our free credit reports, automatic credit freezes for babies and consistent straight talk?

  11. Still Haven’t Filed Your Taxes? Here, Last-Minute Advice Your Money, April 5

    Fewer taxpayers than last year had filed by late March. That may be because of the new tax law. “This is the most complicated tax season ever,” one C.P.A. said.

  12. When Condo Boards and Residents Clash, Legal Bills Mount Your Money, March 29

    When people buy into a development with a board or housing association, landing in the middle of a board dispute can be a financial disaster.

  13. With Funeral Home Rules Due for an Update, There’s a Push for Online Prices Your Money, March 29

    Federal regulations that took effect 35 years ago don’t require them — a disadvantage for people who are shopping when they’re most vulnerable.

  14. The Teddy Bear Test, and Other Ways to Pass a State Tax Audit Your Money, March 22

    Wealthy people with multiple homes may try to establish residency in lower-tax states to reduce their bill. Advisers say it’s a complicated task.

  15. Buying Your First Home? Save, and Save Some More Real Estate, March 22

    The dream of owning a home in New York City can seem unattainable, especially for first-time buyers in need of a hefty down payment.