Personal finance

Hermione Granger | Moment | Getty Images In the last few weeks, bitcoin has been on a wild ride, surging to record highs and then wiping hundreds of billions of dollars from the cryptocurrency market days later. The volatility shows why curious investors should pause before putting money into the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin had an epic
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People line up in their cars to receive food assistance in Groveland, Florida, near Orlando, on Dec. 9, 2020. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images ‘Totally egregious’ U.S. Labor Department data issued Thursday provides the first glimpse of how delays from Congress and the president affected benefits. More than 1.7 million people dropped off Pandemic Unemployment
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Trevor Williams | DigitalVision | Getty Images As some stocks have climbed to record highs, you may have been tempted to double down on a favorite pick, like Tesla or the latest initial public offering. But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks. Christine
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Once president-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, free college could finally become a reality. “With the makeup of this Congress, I am very optimistic that this will be on the agenda,” said Morley Winograd, president and CEO of the Campaign for Free College Tuition. “The only person more passionate about this is first lady Jill Biden.” On the
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Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Yet again, the Mega Millions jackpot has catapulted higher. The top prize is now a staggering $850 million — the third-largest in lottery history — following no ticket matching all numbers drawn Friday night. Then there’s Powerball: Its jackpot is an estimated $640 million for Saturday night’s drawing. 
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Andrea Herrera, president of Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering and founder of Boxperience Angela Garbot For Andrea Herrera, founder of Amazing Edibles Catering in Chicago, the pandemic has tested her ability to adapt on the fly amid falling revenues.              Since last March, the firm shifted from catering weddings and corporate events to providing first-responder meals and
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President-elect Joe Biden puts on a mask after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital on January 11, 2021 in Newark, Delaware. Alex Wong | Getty Images Senior officials of the incoming Biden administration say the president-elect still supports forgiving $10,000 in student debt per borrower although there’s no
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Marcos Elihu Castillo Ramirez | iStock | Getty Images You might have heard that if your 2021 Medicare Advantage Plan isn’t a good fit, you can do something about it. During a window of opportunity that opened Jan. 1 and closes March 31, Advantage enrollees can drop their plan and return to basic Medicare (Part
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Andy Beshear, governor of Kentucky Scotty Perry/Bloomberg via Getty Images Kentucky is sending $400 checks to thousands of unemployed workers in the state who didn’t qualify for an earlier round of relief authorized by President Donald Trump. Other workers whose jobless benefits have been significantly delayed will get $1,000 one-time payments. Gov. Andy Beshear signed
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Getty Images It’s a new year, and for many, that means tackling financial resolutions head on. Luckily, there are a wealth of free or low-cost tools at the disposal of anyone with a smartphone, including Robinhood, Stash, Mint and more for budgeting, saving, investing or even a combination of financial goals. “Financial technologies are here
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