How to set financial limits for holiday visits

For many, visiting family for the winter holidays is a question of “how” rather than “if.” But this year, higher costs may make travel less expensive, especially when combined with other life changes — such as moving across the country, going to school or getting married. Best way to tame vacation travel costs? Set financial … Read more

Should you sign up for Social Security before 2023 COLA starts?

(Kylie Hagen) The average Social Security check is set to jump to about $147 next year, thanks to a historic 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). This is exciting news for seniors who are already claiming benefits, but it begs a question for those who qualify but haven’t yet registered: Should they claim before the end of … Read more

The 2023 savings credit is available to more taxpayers than ever before

(Dan Caplinger) Everyone can benefit from saving for retirement. But especially when times are tough, it’s hard to find money to allocate. Anytime you can get help, it is worth taking advantage of it. The federal government has been concerned about making sure low- and middle-income Americans are ready for retirement. That’s why legislators created … Read more

How does a student loan a nerd to pay off her debts

Anna Benson Welcome to NerdWallet’s Smart Money podcast, where we answer your real-world financial questions. This week, another episode of our series “How the Nerds Do It,” It’s where we talk with Nerds about how they personally deal with the issues they write about every day. In this episode we talk with Student Loans Nerd … Read more

Unprotected wildlife is imported into the United States at an 11 times greater rate than protected animals

Este Kotze / AP Global demand for exotic pets increasinga trend caused in part by social media and the shift from physical pet stores to Online Markets. United State One of the biggest Wildlife Trade Markets. and us new search It identified a staggering number of wild animals that are not regulated and brought into … Read more

Save your money and keep your cool – Black Friday starts now

Tommy Tindall October is the new Black Friday. At least that’s the impression some retailers give. Target and Amazon are heading into the hot month with big discount events this week and the next in a row. Shoppers may find early sales a good way to do this Saving Money On gifts now. But don’t … Read more

3 steps to reduce the cost of your debt

Sarah Rathner Does the thought of dealing with your debt make you want to go back to bed? More than 1 in 5 Americans (22%) are likely to put off a debt repayment plan, according to June 2022 survey From NerdWallet made online by Harris Poll. That’s a lot of procrastination, and it’s no wonder … Read more

Can’t qualify for a personal loan? 4 alternatives to try

By ANNIE MILLERBERND from NerdWallet Personal loans provide fast, unsecured money that can pay off anything from home repairs to medical emergencies. Instead of asking for collateral like a house or a car, many prefer advanced lenders with strong credit and high incomes. But what if you do not meet the requirements of the lender? … Read more

Early Social Security Demands, Prepare for This Big Change in 2023

(Kylie Hagen) We’re only a few weeks away from figuring out what kind of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Social Security recipients can expect in 2023. While this is a pretty big deal, it’s not the only exciting change coming to the program next year. Workers who claim Social Security early may notice a … Read more

Gates Foundation urges UN and honors inspiration as goalkeeper | Health, medicine and fitness

By Thalia Petty, Associated Press New York (AFP) – Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined distinctive optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals, held by the Gates Foundation on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Bill Gates made the case … Read more