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  1. Help With Medicare Costs: What You Need to Know Business, May 20

    Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.

  2. How Do Higher Interest Rates Bring Down Inflation? Business, May 14

    Our columnist is responding to readers’ questions. This week, he focuses on inflation, with the help of a bond maven and a Nobel laureate.

  3. The refinancing boom is ebbing as mortgage rates rise. Business, May 10

    Household debt levels are increasing, but very few consumers are showing deep signs of distress, according to the New York Fed.

  4. What’s Your Rate of Inflation? Interactive, May 8

    Inflation is at the highest level in four decades. But how you experience it can vary greatly depending on what you eat, how you travel and a host of other factors.

  5. Saving for Your Future Self While Freelancing Business, May 7

    There may be years when you have to drum up your own work — and create your own retirement plan.

  6. When Shopping for Funeral Services, Be Wary Your Money, May 6

    Experts say that when people are making decisions at such a stressful time, they are vulnerable to overpaying. “It’s a good day for the criminal or the dishonest salesperson.”

  7. The May 4 Fed Meeting Rates Inflation live blog included one standalone post:
  8. The Tale of a Crypto Executive Who Wasn’t Who He Said He Was Your Money, May 3

    The chief operating officer of ZenLedger, a software company, boasted of work for Goldman Sachs and Larry King. Did anyone check to see if it was true?

  9. How to Figure Out if You Can Actually Afford That New Home Your Money, May 1

    It’s tempting to jump into the home-buying frenzy. But with prices up and mortgage rates surging, make sure you do the math first.

  10. Why Netflix Is the Worst Performing Stock in the S&P 500 Business, April 29

    Shares in Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have all fallen this year, but Netflix has come in for the harshest punishment.

  11. The April 28 Gdp Inflation News live blog included one standalone post:
  12. Geraldine Weiss Dies at 96; Blazed a Trail for Women in Investing Business, April 26

    She published her stock market newsletter for nearly four decades — initially as “G. Weiss,” to conceal her identity as a woman in a male-dominated industry.

  13. The Biden Student Debt Question: Will He or Won’t He? Business, April 26

    Some advocates believe President Biden’s repeated extensions of the repayment pause, now set to end Aug. 31, could force his hand on loan forgiveness.

  14. Cómo reducir tus gastos en tecnología en tres pasos en Español, April 26

    ¿Estás suscrito a muchas plataformas de transmisión en continuo, contrataste varios servicios de almacenamiento en la nube y renuevas tu celular con frecuencia? Aquí hay unas recomendaciones para ahorrar.

  15. 4 Ways to Fortify Your Retirement Against Market Whims Business, April 22

    So many factors cause volatility in the markets, making it tricky even for the experts to know what’s next. They still have ideas.

  16. Time to File Your Taxes: What to Know Interactive, April 14

    The federal income tax filing deadline is Monday for most Americans.

  17. What to Know About Cryptocurrency and Taxes Interactive, March 11

    Many people began buying crypto last year. They may not realize that, in some cases, they owe taxes on it.

  18. What to Know About the Child Tax Credit Interactive, March 3

    Millions of families got a bigger-than-usual child tax credit during the pandemic last year.

  19. Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What’s New Interactive, October 14

    Recent updates to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program could alleviate student loan debt for thousands of borrowers.

  20. 5 Questions About Pandemic Relief Interactive, July 26

    Many government programs crucial to keeping Americans afloat through the pandemic are going away soon. But there are still ways to get help.

  21. 4 Questions About Student Loans, Answered Interactive, June 24

    Interest rates on federal student loans for the coming academic year will rise nearly a percentage point on July 1.

  22. Take The 20-Day Money Challenge Interactive, June 9

    Sorting out your financial life can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you get started with 20 tasks you can tackle, one day at a time.

  23. What We Spent in a Month Interactive, May 18

    Six American families open their doors — and their wallets — to show us how much life costs.

  24. Financial Brokers Must Now Act in Your ‘Best Interest.’ What Does That Mean? Business, July 16

    A new standard established by the Securities and Exchange Commission may sound better than it actually is, consumer advocates say.

  25. As the Economy Slows, Which Investment Strategy Is Right for You? Business, November 1

    The endowment model and the 60/40 split offer different risks and returns. Investors should examine the pros and cons before embracing either strategy.

  26. Widows, Juggling Their Grief and Finances Letters, April 15

    Readers stress the importance of planning ahead.

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

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

  28. Don’t Pay Too Much for Stocks That Pay Dividends Sunday Business, April 12

    With interest rates low and high-yielding shares expensive, the search for income may lead to companies that steadily increase their payouts.