Personal finance

Travel costs fell in July. Here’s how you can score a good deal

Fluxfactory | E+ | Getty Images Travelers saw prices fall for big ticket parts of their holiday budgets in July, providing at least a temporary reprieve after rising costs earlier this year. Airfare fell nearly 8% from June to July, while prices for rental cars and accommodations such as hotels fell 9.5% and about 3%, …

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The Inflation Reduction Act limits tax cuts for another 2 years

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., discusses the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7, 2022 in Washington, DC Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Senate Democrats capped a tax break for some pass-through businesses as part of the Inflation Reduction Act passed Sunday. A pass-through or flow-through business is one that reports …

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PERSONAL FINANCE: Life insurance needs can change over time | business

It’s easy for many of us to approach life insurance with a “deal with it later” or “set it and forget it” mentality and assume you have time to work out the details of adequate coverage along the way. However, life insurance can play a key role in protecting your loved one financially if they …

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Should I Invest in a Robo-Advisor? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Javier Simon) Want to jump into the world of investing but unsure about picking your stocks and managing your portfolio? A robo-advisor can do all of this for you. A robo-advisor is a digital platform that uses computer algorithms to build and manage a diversified portfolio based on your risk tolerance, financial goals and other …

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How to avoid a tax surprise from marketplace health coverage

Kateryna Onyshchuk iStock | Getty Images If your income is much higher this year than you anticipated, it’s likely a welcome change. However, for anyone who gets their private health insurance through the public market, that extra money could mean an unexpected tax bill when they prepare their 2022 return next spring. A mid-year income …

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It’s a tight market for the first-time car buyer: How to find the best deal, new or used

Imagine buying your first car during the worst car market in recent memory. The inventory shortage and rising prices began with a pandemic-driven chip shortage in 2021. In May of this year, the supply of new vehicles available for purchase was about 1.1 million — or about 1.7 million less than in 2020 – according …

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It’s a tight market for the first-time car buyer: How to find the best deal, new or used

Imagine buying your first car during the worst car market in recent memory. The inventory shortage and rising prices began with a pandemic-driven chip shortage in 2021. In May of this year, the supply of new vehicles available for purchase was about 1.1 million — or about 1.7 million less than in 2020 – according …

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