Money Matters

Thinking about diversifying your portfolio beyond your 401(k)? Here are six investments to consider. By Tanisha A. Sykes In the United States, women outlive men. According to 2021
data from the US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the average life expectancy for women is nearly 80 years, versus almost...

Here’s how to understand the recent rise in interest rates—and navigate the impact of inflation on your pocketbook By Sheryl Nance-Nash The Federal Reserve announced a rise in interest rates in late July, after having hit the pause button in June on raising rates. The Fed also hinted...

What to consider before you press the buy button By Tanisha A. Sykes In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to invest. Today’s apps allow everyone, from neophytes to seasoned investors, to study investments, access market data, and manage portfolios. Experts say it’s never too late to...

Getting your affairs in order can be daunting—but worth it By Pat Olsen When Victoria Pelletier, 46, a managing director at Accenture, and her wife divorced in 2010, Pelletier “gave her everything,” she says. During their marriage, the executive had borne two children, and post-split had tried...

Here’s what you need to know By Sheryl Nance-Nash There hasn’t been this much buzz about inflation since the 1980s. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in June that inflation was 9.1 percent, that was its highest level since the 12-month period ending December 1981, when it was 8.9...

Unsure about how best to invest your retirement savings? Here’s the rundown on passive vs. active investing. By Alexandra Kay When Jackie Cummings Koski of Dayton, Ohio, finalized her divorce in 2004, she ended up with $60,000 in a 401(k). She moved it to an IRA to invest...

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