5 things to know as filing season opens

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‘This has bugged me all my life’: My estranged father gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried foul, and told me to stop. Who’s right?

It made my whole life interesting. My father left my family when I was seven years…

Why caps on debt interest rates may not help consumers save

The increase in credit interest rates made the debt burden even more expensive. But a proposal…

Here’s how to report Roth IRA conversions on your taxes

If you did a Roth individual retirement account conversion in 2022, you may have a trickier…

How the latest crypto bankruptcy might affect bitcoin

Last year, the price of bitcoin fell by 64%. The price dropped by 19% from November…

What the debt ceiling is, and how a standoff may affect consumers

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on January 10, 2023 in Washington. Kevin Dietsch | News from…

27% of checking account holders are paying fees. How to avoid them

Even with the wide availability of free checking services, more than a quarter of checking account…

Secure 2.0 Lets Retirees Delay RMDs. That Doesn’t Mean They Should.

Text size It’s worth doing the math to determine whether taking RMDs earlier might ease your…

How to Complain, and Saving for Your Kids’ Future

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Paying down your credit card debt is a good New Year’s resolution

Carrying a balance has always been expensive, but now it’s particularly expensive. The average credit card…