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Just one week after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point, Chair Jerome Powell said that the Fed was strongly committed to bringing inflation down and…

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Earn a $10 Amazon Credit Ahead of Prime Day by Completing Virtual Punch Card

If you're planning to shop on Amazon Prime Day, you can earn $10 by participating in Amazon's Stampcard promo from now until July 13. Live Updates: Financial Trends, Money News and MoreLearn: Amazon…

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How Accurate Is the Inverted Yield Curve at Determining Recession Likelihood?

When it comes to the U.S. economy, an inverted yield curve is like the monster under the bed: It's always lurking, but it doesn't always come out. Recently it has, however, which could be an early…

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Twitter Board Unanimously Approves Musk’s $44 Billion Deal, He Says Some Issues Are Still Unresolved

Twitter's board recommended unanimously that shareholders approve the $44 billion sale of the company to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to a June 21 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing….

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New Monopoly Summer Camp Brings Financial Literacy to Life For Kids

Varsity Tutors, Nerdy and Hasbro are partnering for Monopoly's Money Matters Financial Literacy Camp, a live week-long financial literacy summer camp themed around the classic economics-themed board…

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Average US Retirement Savings Is $168K, Survey Says — Who’s Ahead, Who’s Behind, and What Assets Should You Depend On?

Ask any five financial experts how much money you should have saved for retirement by a certain age and you're likely to get five different answers. The one thing most agree on overall, though, is…

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Biden Calls on Congress to Suspend Federal Gas Tax

President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months, to provide direct relief to American consumers who have been hit with what he calls "Putin's Price Hike."…

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What Advantages Do Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Offer vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgages During Times of Increased Inflation?

With mortgage rates on the rise, more Americans are opting for adjustable-rate mortgages over 30-year, fixed-rate loans as a way of saving money in a period of high inflation. But the strategy could…

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How To Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage as Rates Approach 6%

Mortgage rates have been climbing following the U.S. Federal Reserve raising the prime rate by one-quarter of a point in mid-March 2022. According to Bankrate's latest survey of mortgage lenders,…

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Fraud Alert: Don’t Be Fooled by These New Scams

It never ends. Wherever there are people, there are people trying to scam them out of their personal information and their money, and the scammers' strategies change all the time. See: 22 Side Gigs…

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How Much Is ‘The Oracle of Omaha’ Warren Buffett Worth?

Ranking at No. 5 on Forbes 2022 Billionaires' List, investor Warren Buffett, widely known as "The Oracle of Omaha," is worth $93.4 billion in 2022. See: 11 Ways Warren Buffett Lives FrugallyFind: How…

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What is Jim Cramer’s Net Worth?

Jim Cramer, 67, is an American TV personality, journalist, author and former hedge fund manager who is known for hosting "Mad Money" on CNBC and for co-founding the website The Street. Cramer, who is…

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