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Liz Weston: Start 2021 off strong with these money moves

Jan. 13, 2021 9:26 AM EST

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store. FILE YOUR TAX RETURN ASAP Filing your tax return early typically means getting your refund...

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Liz Weston: 4 financial ‘experts’ who could steer you wrong

Jan. 11, 2021 6:49 AM EST

None of us knows everything we need to know about money, so we may turn to experts for help. But some money professionals who offer advice are not qualified to do so — nor are they required to put our interests ahead of theirs. Be cautious when accepting advice from the following sources. THE DEALERSHIP...

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 file photo shows part of a 1040 federal tax form printed from the Internal Revenue Service website, in Zelienople, Pa. Health insurance shoppers who used tax credits to buy coverage in 2020 still have a few weeks left to ward off an unpleasant tax surprise next spring. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Insurance shoppers: Plan now to trim next spring's tax bill

Dec. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EST

An unpleasant tax surprise may be lurking next spring for some people who bought health insurance this year on the Affordable Care Act’s coverage marketplaces. The problem centers on income, or what shoppers think they will make. People can get help from the government to buy coverage, depending on their...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 16, 2020 6:32 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Build on Common Ground The New York Times Dec. 12 Promises to pursue national healing and unity helped put Joe Biden in the White House. Americans embraced that vision. But the overall election results, with Republicans...

People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Asian shares rose Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time despite an ongoing pandemic, as progress in development of coronavirus vaccines kept investors in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares rise after Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes

Nov. 24, 2020 10:36 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time despite an ongoing pandemic, as progress in development of coronavirus vaccines kept investors in a buying mood. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.7% to 26,607.63 in morning...

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Liz Weston: How small businesses can help workers save

Nov. 16, 2020 6:47 AM EST

Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer’s payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card. “It’s...