Personal Finance

If you want to improve your financial know-how, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. From short online tutorials to extensive in-person bootcamps, the number of “Money 101” classes has ballooned since the Great Recession. And yet, when it comes to financial literacy, Americans are still falling far short. According to a survey by
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a campaign event on February 17, 2020 in Richmond, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Justin Sullivan When Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., proposed legislation last year to tax stock trades, he decried the “recklessness of Wall Street billionaires” and cited a goal of building an economy
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skynesher | E+ | Getty Images If you’re like many Americans, you’re carrying a balance on your credit cards. And the candidate you choose in November for president could have an affect on how well you grapple with those debts. The latest numbers from the Federal Reserve show that credit card balances climbed to $930
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Goodboy Picture Company A hot tax-advantaged opportunity is making the rounds among financial advisors. Just make sure you don’t overlook the risks. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018, established so-called qualified opportunity zones — economically disadvantaged areas across the country. Funds specializing in qualified opportunity zones allow people to
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