Can’t qualify for a personal loan? 4 alternatives to try

By ANNIE MILLERBERND from NerdWallet Personal loans provide fast, unsecured money that can pay off anything from home repairs to medical emergencies. Instead of asking for collateral like a house or a car, many prefer advanced lenders with strong credit and high incomes. But what if you do not meet the requirements of the lender? … Read more

Analysis: Underwater: How the Bank of England has delivered a lifeblood to the markets

Bank of England bought bonds after pension fund pleas Some UK pension funds have faced problematic margin calls BoE support is seen as giving an opportunity to build collateral The British government’s unfunded tax plan scared the markets LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Calls from the Bank of England began on Monday saying some British pension … Read more

How to help loved ones deal with debt

Lauren Chuan Juan Pinon, an electrical engineer in McAllen, Texas, has struggled with credit card debt for years. It wasn’t until he confided in his sister that he started to turn things around. “It just so happened that one day my sister opened up, and she admitted to me that she had debt issues and … Read more

Planning to get Social Security at 62? 3 reasons to wait until age 70

(Adam Levine Weinberg) The big question for Americans nearing retirement is when to apply Social Security benefits. While the US government has set the full retirement age at 67 for people born in 1960 or later, Americans can choose to receive reduced Social Security benefits as early as 62 — or wait past the full … Read more

Why you should spread your retirement savings across multiple accounts. Here why | personal financing

(Adam Levy) There are a variety of accounts available to most investors to save for retirement. You can choose the traditional 401(k), IRA, or Roth versions of those accounts, or stick with a regular taxable brokerage account. You can even use a tax-free HSA to save for retirement. If you are planning for the long … Read more

The surprising truth about the future of Social Security | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Selina Marangian) Here are some scary headlines you may have come across that give the impression that Social Security is on the way to becoming a thing of the past: “Social Security is expected to be insolvent a year earlier than previously expected” (New York times, 2021) “Why is Social Security running out of money?” … Read more

How much will your Social Security benefits increase in 2023 based on current inflation? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Bram Berkowitz) New inflation data for August sent the market lower earlier this week, with Dow Jones Industrial Average It gave up a staggering 1,250 points on Tuesday as inflation came in higher than expected last month. Inflation data doesn’t just affect the markets; It also plays a big role in determining how much to … Read more

Wall Street Week Ahead: With Markets Volatile, Investors Hide in Liquidity Despite High Inflation

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tough year in the markets has led some investors to seek a haven for … Read more