As food prices rise at the fastest rate in decades, it’s become more expensive to eat and drink in New York City.
Americans with low incomes are pulling back from buying even as their richer counterparts keep spending — with potentially big consequences.
Some lenders and retailers have a pretty neat business model: You pay them before your wages ever hit your bank account. And sometimes they give you no choice.
Corporate optimism may seem at odds with the Fed’s grim determination to hold back the economy to get inflation down, but earnings tell a story that other data doesn’t.
Readers from around the world shared their strategies for protecting their retirement savings and how, or if, they’re adjusting their tactics.
Triumphant fans showed up in Ticketmaster’s queue with special codes, only to encounter its “dynamic pricing” system. Was the Boss OK with that?
Women break into their savings to cover all kinds of expenses: home down payments, repairs, medical bills. That can hurt them years later.
As cryptocurrency prices plunged and funds failed, strict rules on risky assets helped Wall Street companies sidestep the worst. Retail investors weren’t as lucky.
An entire financial ecosystem surrounds the nation’s military installations. It’s a perilous landscape for young soldiers with little financial experience.
Financial companies collect a lot of payment data from customers. Prosecutors could subpoena those records for evidence of abortion, legal experts say.
From driving fewer miles to downgrading vacations, Americans are making meaningful changes to their spending. Here’s how five households are coping with the highest inflation in decades.
Mr. Musk trashed E.S.G. investing. The S.E.C. is investigating Goldman Sachs’s move into the sector. In a falling market, what should investors consider?
Inflation is expected to remain high later this year even as the economy slows and layoffs rise. Already, signs of financial stress are surfacing.
You can’t leave money in your I.R.A. forever, as dictated by I.R.S. rules. This can put retired investors in a tough spot.
But there are rules around opening one for a child. First: The child must have earned income.
The Biden administration plans to offer those with loans in default a fresh start. It would help borrowers and the government alike.
Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.
An estimated 20 million people started trading on their own during the pandemic. Some are shifting strategies as stocks tumble, while others are getting out.
Our columnist is responding to readers’ questions. This week, he focuses on inflation, with the help of a bond maven and a Nobel laureate.
BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street collectively manage more than $20 trillion in assets. It’s not a political problem, but it might be an economic one.
There may be years when you have to drum up your own work — and create your own retirement plan.
It’s tempting to jump into the home-buying frenzy. But with prices up and mortgage rates surging, make sure you do the math first.
Some advocates believe President Biden’s repeated extensions of the repayment pause, now set to end Aug. 31, could force his hand on loan forgiveness.
So many factors cause volatility in the markets, making it tricky even for the experts to know what’s next. They still have ideas.
Tori Dunlap’s savings journey turned her into a full-time finfluencer. Her latest partnership aims to help women get together and get started with investing.
Financial infidelity destroys trust. It can deliver a serious blow to your post-career planning, too.
You may still be able to reduce your tax bill by contributing to an I.R.A., for instance. And if you have questions, the I.R.S. is offering free walk-in help on Saturday.
Single sellers can exclude $250,000 from their taxable profit and married sellers $500,000. The amounts haven’t changed in 25 years.
A growing array of investment options make it easier to put digital tokens alongside traditional investments. Here’s what to know.
Debts that are paid off after they go to collections will be removed, instead of staying on a credit reports for up to seven years, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion announced.
Rates on credit cards, savings accounts and different kinds of loans move when the Fed changes its benchmark rate. Here’s what you need to know.
Buying land is one way to get your dream house, but the rules can be much tougher. And you might have to source your own electricity.
Millions of American workers said goodbye to their bosses last year. If you’re one, don’t lose sight of your savings and investment goals.
Russia’s attack may have you wondering what will happen if the conflict spills into cyberthreats beyond Ukraine’s borders. Here’s what you can do to ease your mind.
Negative views of the economy don’t match people’s experience.
If you have an investment portfolio or own a home, you’ve probably experienced big gains. Here’s how to use those winnings to help.
Many of the no-cost online services have age or income limits. But some are available to anyone.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the duties we have to our parents.
Many older Americans like to ease into being an ex-worker — but you need to think carefully about just how to get there.
A strange set of (you guessed it, pandemic-influenced) circumstances makes this a tough market to assess. Here are four questions and answers that can help.
The government will reimburse up to $9,000 in funeral expenses for deaths related to the coronavirus. But most eligible survivors have yet to get relief.
Stocks are swinging all over the place. It’s a good time to take your hands off the wheel — here’s how to let go.
One year in the trenches of the meme stock revolution.
A variety of online tools can guide retirees looking to make the most of this benefit — which many older Americans depend on.
A nonprofit has filed a lawsuit in New York, hoping to clear the way for volunteers to help people defend themselves against debt collection suits.
Waves of borrowers in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program are seeing their debts go to zero. Here’s how six of them finally got there.
Stocks and bonds are core investments. Now, Vanguard is suggesting that retirees willing and able to bear the risk may want a stock target of 50 percent.
After I realized we were paying more than $400 a month, I knew I had to do something. Here’s what I learned.
From understanding why you want to leave to tackling health insurance and retirement plans, here’s your guide to a graceful exit — without leaving money on the table.
Financial planning for people with chronic diseases is complicated and multifaceted. Start by building a team of people to help.