Fannie Mae chief economist says the US housing market has finally turned a corner and temporary child tax credits contributed to Americans’ financial security in 2021

Fannie Mae chief economist says the US housing market has finally turned a corner and temporary child tax credits contributed to Americans’ financial security in 2021

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. The good news: Americans’ financial security soared last year. The bad news: That may be due to this lucrative, but temporary tax break The share of Americans who said they were able to cover $ 400 in emergency expenses, using cash or its equivalents, reached a 9-year-high. Read … Read more

These online tools boost your financial know-how – and they’re free

These online tools boost your financial know-how – and they’re free

Beyond helping clients manage their finances, some financial advisers aim higher. They educate consumers – people they will never meet – about personal finance. These advisers have created free resources that empower individual investors to make wise financial decisions. Such resources can also enhance advisers’ marketing and brand identity – enabling them to reach a … Read more

Is it better to finance a car or lease it? How to decide.

Is it better to finance a car or lease it?  How to decide.

If you are on the hunt for a new car, you may be weighing the lease-vs.-finance question. The primary difference is essentially renting versus buying. Monthly leasing payments satisfy a long-term rental contract, while monthly financing (loan) payments go towards eventual ownership. Leasing contracts are typically shorter than loan terms, and leasing payments are smaller … Read more

‘I partially support my partner of 12 years as his business is, sadly, failing’: I’m 33, and have $ 300,000 in company stock. Should I sell those shares to pay off my debt of $ 56,000?

‘I partially support my partner of 12 years as his business is, sadly, failing’: I’m 33, and have $ 300,000 in company stock.  Should I sell those shares to pay off my debt of $ 56,000?

I am 33 years old, I currently make just over $ 120,000 a year, including an annual bonus, and my company has gifted me with around $ 300,000 in equity in the firm, although our stock is brand new, so it is constantly swinging up and down . I put around 6% toward a 401 … Read more

Which of Buffett’s bank stocks might make you the most money?

Which of Buffett’s bank stocks might make you the most money?

This is the time of the quarter when investors get to see what changes Warren Buffett and the management team at Berkshire Hathaway have made to the conglomerate’s stock portfolio. The big splash in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BRK.B, + 1.67% 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the end of the first quarter … Read more

6 questions to ask your financial adviser right now as stocks continue to tumble and viral baby-formula thread shows why moms can’t just breastfeed their way out of a shortage

Fannie Mae chief economist says the US housing market has finally turned a corner and temporary child tax credits contributed to Americans’ financial security in 2021

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Alexander Skarsgard Selling His Place in NYC for $ 2.6M “The Northman” star Alexander Skarsgard is placing his East Village apartment on the market for $ 2.6 million, according to Architectural Digest. Read More Could we ever really get a 4-day work week in the US? Almost 80% … Read more

AppLovin stock soars as company weighs selling apps business, Wall Street applauds strategic shift

AppLovin stock soars as company weighs selling apps business, Wall Street applauds strategic shift

AppLovin Inc. shares soared Thursday after Wall Street was supportive of the app-monetization company plan to shift focus to its higher-margin software business and treat its lower-margin app segment like a standalone business, parts of which it could sell following a strategic evaluation. AppLovin APP, + 35.01% shares climbed as much as 46% to an … Read more

How Citizens Financial used an iPhone plan to create a nationwide digital bank

How Citizens Financial used an iPhone plan to create a nationwide digital bank

Citizens Financial Group Inc. launched its Citizens Pay iPhone upgrade plan in 2015 as an early form of the buy-now-pay-later concept that’s in vogue in the payments space. The idea was to take the Citizens CFG, -1.17% brand as a credit provider and combine it with Apple’s AAPL, + 2.67% iPhone to help customers avoid … Read more

Opinion: AMD will finally give investors its data-center data as business soars

Opinion: AMD will finally give investors its data-center data as business soars

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s data-center business will finally get its own spotlight. After reporting record sales Tuesday and predicting another record this quarter, AMD AMD, + 1.44% Chief Financial Officer Devinder Kumar said that beginning in the second quarter, the chip maker will delineate sales specifically from the division that has boosted its stock in … Read more