T/personal-finance

  1. A Seasonal Business Means Year-Round Work, but a Smaller Profit Window Business, Today

    Entrepreneurs with seasonal businesses have the same rush and anxiety of any other business owner, but their time to earn revenue is compressed into a few months.

  2. In Oregon, You Can Now Save for Retirement. Unless You Object.
    Sunday Business, November 17

    The state is the first to have businesses that don’t offer their own plans automatically enroll workers for a payroll deduction. Workers can opt out.

  3. If You Bought In to TIAA Based on Reputation, Check Your Accounts Business, November 13

    TIAA’s products need to be scrutinized as closely as other profit-seeking competitors. It fees aren’t always competitive and products can be opaque.

  4. I Won the Lottery and I Need Help. No, Really! Special Sections, November 11

    Extravagant spending, bad investments and other perils face those who suddenly come into a large sum of money.

  5. For Student Borrowers, Time to Start Repaying Loans Business, November 10

    Some tips for recent college graduates as the “grace periods” for most loans are ending.

  6. How Could a Tax Change Affect You? This Is What the Senate and House Propose Business, November 10

    Here’s a guide to the issues that consumers are likely to face, from tax brackets and alimony to electric cars and moving expenses.

  7. What Is Wealth? Special Sections, November 10

    The New York Times asked people around the country who make at least $200,000 a year what wealth means to them.

  8. How Could a Tax Change Affect You? This Is What the Senate and House Propose Business, November 9

    Here’s a guide to some of the consumer-facing issues under consideration.

  9. I’m Rich, and That Makes Me Anxious Special Sections, November 7

    Being wealthy can make people believe they have more control over their lives, but it can also control them emotionally.

  10. How the Tax Bill Affects Students and Families Paying for College Business, November 6

    These two scenarios calculate how much taxpayers would owe under the current system, and how their tax bill might change if the Republican plan becomes law.

  11. The Magic of a Single Micro-Action Business, November 6

    Change clothes and just check out the gym. Buy the better food. Eat less of it. And then watch how that one small action can compound.

  12. Will the Tax Plan Affect Your Student Debt? Tell Us About Your Loans Interactive, November 4

    If you are willing to share some basic financial information with us, we can ask tax experts to crunch the numbers.

  13. Why It’s Too Soon to Predict What the Tax Changes Will Mean for You Business, November 2

    Your workplace retirement savings account lives, for now. So does a pretty big mortgage interest deduction. But plenty will change in the coming weeks.

  14. Tapping Retirement Funds in Emergency May Cause Other Problems Business, October 27

    One in eight working-age Americans with retirement savings drew on them in a year when they had a financial setback, a new Pew analysis found. That can dent the returns on those long-term accounts.