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These financial advisers save marriages when couples have sharply different views about money

The coronavirus pandemic forced some financial advisers to become counselors for panicked clients.

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The pandemic has expanded life insurance purchases beyond just wealthy households

U.S. households from a range of incomes are buying more life-insurance policies than in years past.

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‘Pretty much everyone has them on sale’: The nationwide obsession with buying face masks is over

Searches for face masks have dropped to No. 50 from No. 1 in the search rankings on Amazon.

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How much should you tip post-pandemic?

For the past year, whenever Jillian Seroka picks up her usual almond milk cortado from Oslo Coffee Roasters in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, she is presented with a prompt on the point-of-sale iPad asking how...

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Banks are offering credit cards to people without credit scores — will this really help consumers?

‘Most credit card issuers are still considerably more cautious now than they were pre-COVID.’

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Child care costs 14% of middle-class families’ income — Biden wants to cap it at 7%

Higher government spending on early education and child care could change the lives of working families and improve the long-term prospects for many Americans.

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I’m getting a $450 car allowance with my new job and want to lease a luxury car. My wife says buy a used car — who’s right?

"I have been driving a used practical car, so this is my time."

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Take these 3 steps towards financial literacy

Most of us don't have a long-term financial plan and now is a good time to start.

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The newest status symbol for high-net worth homeowners? Trophy trees.

Landscape architects dealing with big names said they are seeing nondisclosure agreements hit their desks like never before as the superrich seek privacy in their horticultural endeavors.

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The spending life of U.S. teens: Chick-fil-A, Nike and bitcoin

American teens are spending their money on chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, athletic gear from Nike and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

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Woman arrested for refusing to return $1.2 million she received from Charles Schwab via ‘accounting error’

Charles Schwab transferred $1.2 million into her account when it was only meant to deposit $82.

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5 financial habits worth keeping after the pandemic

Here are a few habits to consider sticking with even as life starts to return to normal.

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People who save more skimp more on these things

Reducing spending in three common budget categories may significantly boost your ability to save money.

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More kidney beans and less cold medicine: How COVID-19 rewrote American shopping lists

We stocked up on oranges to fortify our immune systems, but we bought less cold and flu medicine, in part due to social distancing.