Opinion: The gates are open for grandparents to grandchildren’s huge college savings

If you’re a grandparent looking to salvage the situation by helping your grandchildren pay for college, take a second look at the tax-advanced 529 college savings plan before the end of the year. rule changes To accounts for federal financial aid in 2023 means that new investment opportunities are open for family members to help … Read more

I’m a flight attendant, I’m 61 and I want to retire at 70. I’m going to get a $900 pension a month and I’ll get Social Security, but I only have $150,000 in my 401(k). Should I get professional help?

This hostess is looking for financial help from a counselor, but how should she choose the right person? Getty Images A question: I think I need a financial advisor. I am 61 years old and plan to retire at 70. I am a flight attendant and will have a pension of just over $900 a … Read more

What does an increase in the Federal Reserve rate mean for your debt, savings, and financial plans?

As the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates, many Americans are destroying their fiscal plans. with Additional Fed Rate Increase Expected Wednesday, financial advisors say some financial decisions, such as credit card payments, should be approached with greater urgency. Others, they say, like buying a home, might be better to put off. “It’s time … Read more

This is not a QE or QT. This is not any of those. Why is the US Treasury exploring debt buybacks

The US Treasury said Friday it plans to start talking to primary dealers in late October about the possibility that it could begin buying back some of its old debt to help avoid disrupting market functions. The plan, if adopted, would mark a milestone in the roughly $22.6 trillion US government bond market, the world’s … Read more

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

Opinion: Reverse mortgages are often misunderstood – they can provide seniors with a lifeline while markets plunge

If they own stocks or bonds, they may not want to sell with both markets crashing simultaneously. Or they may be completely out of options and their home is their only remaining valuable resource. That’s when it comes the turn of the mortgage to transfer the equity to the home. Most people think reverse mortgages, … Read more