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Want to give the gift of stocks this year? What to know
Carmen Reinicke

One simple way to help children or relatives start investing is to gift them stocks or other financial assets. "If you're looking at it as a Christmas gift or a holiday gift for a young person, I think purchasing stock is a great way to introduce them to investing," said Judson Meinhart, a certified . . .

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9 money moves to make before becoming your own boss
Carmen Reinicke

Amid the "Great Resignation" and ongoing pandemic, millions of Americans are quitting their jobs to become their own bosses. In October, there were about 9.44 million unincorporated self-employed individuals in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since April 2020, t . . .

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24% of Americans say switching jobs is the best way to boost income. Here's when to put yourself on the market
Carmen Reinicke

You may want to consider switching jobs. Some 24% of Americans said that changing jobs is the best way to get a pay boost, according to a recent online survey from MagnifyMoney of nearly 1,000 working adults. Wage data supports the idea that switching jobs is indeed one way to boost income. These re . . .

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How a government shutdown would affect your Dec. 15 child tax credit payment
Carmen Reinicke

Millions of American families with kids are set to receive the last of six advance monthly child tax credit payments Dec. 15. Here's what those events may mean for the last monthly child tax credit payment. Government shutdownDemocrats need to pass more funding to avoid a government shutdown by Dec. . . .

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Teachers can deduct Covid-19 related expenses on their taxes this year. What to know
Carmen Reinicke

Teachers who have spent their own money on masks, hand sanitizer or other Covid-19 related supplies this year will get a little help come tax time. Those costs can be deducted with other eligible out-of-pocket expenses on 2021 taxes filed next year. Teachers have been able to deduct up to $250 each . . .

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Switching jobs in the 'Great Resignation?' Don't leave retirement money behind
Carmen Reinicke

And, if you don't recover your employer-sponsored plans by the time you retire, you could face penalties for failing to withdraw money regularly. More than 25 million people who switched jobs between 2004 and 2014 left one or more employer-sponsored retirement accounts at their former workplace, acc . . .

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The 'Great Resignation' may help you land your dream job. What to know
Carmen Reinicke

Ben Hasty | MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle | Getty ImagesThinking of quitting your job soon? It may help you find a better gig. Many Americans are leaving their current employers in hopes of finding better jobs. In September, a record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs, eclipsing the previous high . . .

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NBA star Antoine Walker bounced back from bankruptcy in two years. Here's his advice for rebuilding finances
Carmen Reinicke

Antoine Walker, former professional NBA player Shareif Ziyadat | Getty ImagesIn 2008, at the end of his 13-year basketball career, Antoine Walker had amassed $108 million. Before you file There are a few things people should keep in mind before filing for bankruptcy. "Bankruptcy won't put money in y . . .

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Thanksgiving dinner is going to be more expensive this year, thanks to inflation
Carmen Reinicke

Corn muffin mix is stocked and on display for Thanksgiving dinner items at a Pete's Fresh Market Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. John J. Kim | Chicago Tribune | Tribune News Service | Getty ImagesThere's going to be an extra guest at Thanksgiving dinner this year, making it more expe . . .

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How one veteran paid off $70,000 in debt in just three years
Carmen Reinicke

She paid off $70,000 in debt in three years and hopes to open her own clinic. "I got tired of being in debt, tired of the rat race, tired of making payments" she said. Eventually, she found Money Management International, a nonprofit credit counseling and debt management company that has services sp . . .

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