Personal Finance

Once primarily used for financing purchases such as washing machines or winter coats when the economy was floundering, layaway has a whole new look. Now called point-of-sale loans, installment payments are once again shaking up how consumers finance purchases — on everything from sneakers to skin care. “As brick-and-mortar retailers continue to face challenges, many
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Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC Billionaire Warren Buffett is a master when it comes to investing. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO is famous for buying and holding stock — and not giving in to the volatility of the market. He’s also well-known for taking big stakes in companies, such as the $900 million worth of
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Signage is displayed inside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 4, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The nation’s consumer watchdog agency on Friday filed suit against a debt-collection law firm, accusing it of using deceptive practices to get consumers to pay money that they
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FluxFactory | E+ | Getty Images Nobody likes to get a poor grade. But those online “test-your-financial-literacy quizzes can be irresistible. They’re short. You think you’ll do pretty well. Then, wham. You failed. How bad should you feel? Probably not very. When U.S. managers, including corporate executives, were tested on basic financial literacy, the average
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The Social Security Office in Alhambra, California. Mario Anzuoni | Reuters As Washington and Beijing face off on tariffs, there could be one unseen group affected: retirees. The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan group advocating for seniors, on Tuesday released its latest report on the buying power of Social Security benefits. The group also projected
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