Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $970 million, but what the winner will actually take home depends on picking the annuity or the lump sum payment—and, of course, taxes.
Procrastinators, your time is up: If you didn’t file your 2017 taxes in April, Monday is your extension deadline.
In the past week alone, Experian, Facebook and Google have all experienced (or divulged, in Google’s case) security breaches of various levels of seriousness, potentially exposing people’s private information. Never mind Equifax and the thousand-plus other breaches that occurred last year.
Should you trust a debt relief company? That’s what we’re looking at this week.
If you’re in the market for a new dining rewards card, American Express’s updated Premier Rewards Gold Card is one of the more generous on the market—so long as you spend enough to work around the $250 fee.
The House recently passed a package of legislation that could change the way people save for retirement. That is, of course, if the Senate passes the new tax changes as is, which experts say isn’t likely.
Now that the three main credit bureaus are required to offer you free credit freezes, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Because flying wasn’t quite unpleasant or expensive enough, four major domestic airlines have increased their checked bag fee in 2018, including American, Delta, JetBlue and United.
How do you take a long-distance flight with three kids without losing your sanity (or your savings account)? That’s what we’re looking at this week.
The Free Application for Federal Financial Aid, or FAFSA, opens today for the 2019-2020 school year, and college students now have the option to file from their phones for the first time.
Read one article about personal finance and you know that compound interest is one of the most important reasons to start saving and investing early. Well, in theory. You’ve heard that if you start investing in your 20s, you’ll have a bajillion dollars more than you will if you start in your 30s. Or something like…
If you’ve ever temporarily lost your credit card and panic-canceled your account, Chase is now offering credit card users an alternative: You can lock and unlock the card from your phone or computer. The feature is live now for credit cards and will debut later in the year for debit card holders.
How can you prepare for your spouse to leave the workforce due to a disability? That’s what we’re discussing this week.
Millions of homes may have been damaged by Tropical Depression Florence, which swept through the Carolinas just over a week ago. With flood waters still high, it’s hard to assess the damage just yet; still, an economic research firm put out a preliminary estimate that Florence has caused around $40 billion in damage,…
How will your budget change as your financial responsibilities shift? That’s what we’re looking at this week.
If you’re reading TwoCents, then you’re probably looking for advice to live a better financial life. You may want to be more responsible with your money, or learn how to invest better, or simply have a daily reminder to look after your money.
We’ll start with a given: You can’t time the market. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do some proactive planning before the market inevitably falls again.
In a bid to draw in wealthier millennial clients, Chase is offering Sapphire card holders (Reserve or Preferred) who open a bank account 60,000 bonus points, worth up to $900 in travel money reports CNBC.
With the one-year anniversary of the Equifax breach just behind us, here’s a reminder that you will be able to freeze your credit reports and sign up for year-long fraud alerts for free starting Sept. 21 thanks to a federal law passed earlier this year.
Defaulting on student loans has become an inevitability for a certain proportion of borrowers: According to a report from the Urban Institute, 1 million borrowers default on their loan payments each year—defined as not having made a payment in nearly a year—and around 40 percent are expected to default by 2023.