Should you buy now, pay later for back to school? | Personal finance

Should you buy now, pay later for back to school?  |  Personal finance

Jackie Veling Inflation has been hitting family budgets all summer and the latest line item to take a hit is school supplies. According to the National Retail Federation, which released its annual back-to-school survey in July 2022, shoppers felt the pressure, cutting spending in other categories and working longer hours to cover school supplies. They’re … Read more

Job Report July 2022: 528,000

Job Report July 2022: 528,000

Hiring in July was far better than expected, defying many other signs that the economic recovery is losing strength, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Nonfarm wages rose 528,000 for the month and the unemployment rate was 3.5%, easily surpassing the Dow Jones estimates of 258,000 and 3.6%, respectively. The unemployment rate has now … Read more

Today’s Cash-Out Refinancing Rates | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Today’s Cash-Out Refinancing Rates |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

Andrea Riquier – Consultant for Forbes If you’ve built up some equity in your home, a cash refinance could be an option to access the money when you need it, for example to renovate your home or consolidate debt. This type of refinance pays off and replaces your existing mortgage with a larger loan and … Read more

5 ways to feel richer (even if you aren’t) | Personal finance

5 ways to feel richer (even if you aren’t) |  Personal finance

Kimberly Palmer The investment information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments. In a way, feeling “rich” depends less on how many zeros you have in your bank … Read more

The 2 biggest social security problems nobody talks about | Personal finance

The 2 biggest social security problems nobody talks about |  Personal finance

(Sean Williams) Social Security is vital to the financial well-being of our nation’s retired workers, as well as millions of disabled workers and survivors of deceased workers. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in April 2022 released a report which showed that nearly 22.5 million people are pulled out of poverty each year due … Read more

Wounded by Chinese Tariffs, Australian Growers Embrace New Markets | agriculture

Wounded by Chinese Tariffs, Australian Growers Embrace New Markets |  agriculture

Sydney, Australia – Brett Hosking, a grain farmer in Victoria, Australia, has experienced a significant cut in profits since China imposed an 80.5% tariff on Australian malt barley in 2020. Now, barley farmers estimate they are losing $ 50 Australian dollars ($ 35) per tonne, he said, because they have to sell their quality barley … Read more

Should you buy now, pay later for back to school? | Personal finance

Should you buy now, pay later for back to school?  |  Personal finance

Jackie Veling Inflation has been hitting family budgets all summer and the latest line item to take a hit is school supplies. According to the National Retail Federation, which released its annual back-to-school survey in July 2022, shoppers felt the pressure, cutting spending in other categories and working longer hours to cover school supplies. They’re … Read more

5 ways to feel richer (even if you aren’t) | Personal finance

5 ways to feel richer (even if you aren’t) |  Personal finance

Kimberly Palmer The investment information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments. In a way, feeling “rich” depends less on how many zeros you have in your bank … Read more

ISM Services Break Up Estimates, S&P Services Deeply Negative – Mish Talk

ISM Services Break Up Estimates, S&P Services Deeply Negative – Mish Talk

ISMĀ® table and citations below with the authorization of the Institute for Supply Management Unexpected increase in services For June the ISMĀ® The services index was 55.3. Bloomberg Econoday economists had expected the index to drop to 53.0. Econoday published “The ISM services index has slowed and is expected to slow significantly in July, to … Read more

Here’s what to do if your favorite title is crashing | Personal finance

Here’s what to do if your favorite title is crashing |  Personal finance

(Daniele Foelber) Investors have different risk tolerances, time horizons and sector preferences. But chances are you have a particular stock or two that you have owned for a while or plan to own it for a while. But as large swathes of the market have seen double-digit dips in 2022, what should you do when … Read more