Here’s how to make money off the clothes you used to wear to the office

Here's how to make money off the clothes you used to wear to the office

Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images Many workers are finding themselves in an office less often than before the pandemic, and some haven’t gone back at all. So what to do with all those office clothes hanging in your closet? Here are some ideas. Get cash for your clothes You can sell your work clothing … Read more

As office hours return, how to buy new work clothes on a budget

As office hours return, how to buy new work clothes on a budget

Alxeypnferov | Istock | Getty Images As more people head back to the office, they may not be able to rely anymore on their work wardrobe from more than two years ago. Their tastes or size may have changed during the pandemic, or their company might have amended expectations around professional attire. Restocking your closet … Read more

Inflation fears force Americans to rethink financial choices: Survey

Inflation fears force Americans to rethink financial choices: Survey

Robyn Beck | dpa | Getty Images Surging inflation has Americans reconsidering how they spend their money. The Consumer Price Index, which measures a wide-ranging basket of goods and services, jumped 7.9% in February from 12 months prior. Prices are going up on everything from the food you put on the table to the gas … Read more

Social Security retirement age reaches 67. Some say it may go higher

Social Security retirement age reaches 67. Some say it may go higher

Many Americans eagerly look forward to a time when they can stop working and officially set their status to “retired.” But when asked what age they anticipate that could be, there isn’t a consensus. The average age when people say they hope to retire is 62, according to one survey. That is also the age … Read more

House is set to vote on a new retirement bill. What to know

House is set to vote on a new retirement bill.  What to know

shapecharge | E+ | Getty Images Legislation that would improve the retirement savings system for US workers may get a vote in the House of Representatives this week. The House could vote on the Securing a Strong Retirement Act, or Secure Act 2.0, as early as Tuesday. “By expanding automatic enrollment in employer provided retirement … Read more

When to increase your house budget and when to stick to your plan

When to increase your house budget and when to stick to your plan

Mikolette | E+ | Getty Images Prior to the pandemic’s red-hot housing market, there was a simple profile that constituted an “A” buyer, according to Brian Copeland, a realtor in Nashville, Tennessee. “Four years ago, an ‘A’ buyer was someone who was pre-qualified for a loan, had 3% down and could go out this weekend … Read more

There’s a tricky ‘virtual currency’ question on your tax return

There's a tricky 'virtual currency' question on your tax return

Marko Geber | Digital Vision | Getty Images The IRS has issued a warning about how to answer the cryptocurrency question on the front page of your tax return. You’ll need to respond to a yes-or-no question about virtual currency, regardless of whether you “engaged in a transaction” in 2021, according to the agency. And … Read more

Inflation is spike the cost of pets. But owners are still splurging

Inflation is spike the cost of pets.  But owners are still splurging

Halfpoint Pictures | Time | Getty Images Pet parenthood is getting more expensive, but many owners are still willing to splurge, according to a report from Rover, an online pet marketplace. Rising costs and inflation are a growing concern for Americans, affecting everyday expenses like groceries, gasoline and housing. Pet parents are also feeling the … Read more

What to do when your monthly Social Security check isn’t enough

What to do when your monthly Social Security check isn't enough

Fstop123 | E+ | Getty Images As the cost of everyday goods swell, retirees living on a fixed income are likely feeling especially squeezed. The recent cost-of-living adjustment to Social Security checks of around 6% this year isn’t enough of a shield for many with grocery and energy, including gasoline, prices seeing their biggest jump … Read more

Americans are pausing investments because of the Russia-Ukraine war

Americans are pausing investments because of the Russia-Ukraine war

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war is degrading Americans’ financial outlook, sparking the desire to save more and postpone investing, according to a survey from MassMutual. But steering clear of stock market volatility may be a mistake, financial experts say. Two-thirds of Americans worry the conflict will hurt their wallets, with nearly half eager to save more … Read more