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  • Warning: How You Should NOT Buy Gold
    by Craig Johnson on June 24, 2024 at 12:01 am

    Gold has been a fashionable purchase as of late as Americans look for some stability to counteract the ebbs and flows of the U.S. dollar. When they’re in stock, gold bars at places like Costco have been known to sell out after being advertised. What’s not talked about as much is the resale value of The post Warning: How You Should NOT Buy Gold appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • American Express Makes Major Purchase To Enhance Dining Perks
    by Nick Cole on June 23, 2024 at 11:29 pm

    Did you sign up for an American Express credit card because of its menu of cardholder benefits? Those perks may soon get even better thanks to a major acquisition. The popular credit card issuer just announced that it will acquire Tock from Squarespace in a $400 million deal. Tock, which first launched in 2014, provides The post American Express Makes Major Purchase To Enhance Dining Perks appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • Unreal Mobile Relaunch: Plans From $15/Month
    by Dallas Cox on June 21, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    This month, Unreal Mobile officially relaunched with new plans and a new owner: Iggy Azalea. In this article, I’ll share what we know about Unreal Mobile so far including which plans are available and how it compares to other low-cost MVNOs. Unreal Mobile: New Affordable Plans on AT&T’s Network Unreal Mobile has rebranded and relaunched The post Unreal Mobile Relaunch: Plans From $15/Month appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • Scam Alert: How To Protect Yourself From Voice Cloning
    by Craig Johnson on June 21, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    Criminals are steadily coming up with new and creative ways to steal your identity and your money. With the rapid advancements of artificial intelligence (AI), voice cloning is a new worry that consumers need to be aware of. Not your regular phone scam, voice cloning has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years The post Scam Alert: How To Protect Yourself From Voice Cloning appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • AT&T Price Hikes on Older Plans Coming Soon
    by Dallas Cox on June 20, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    AT&T recently announced that the prices for retired plans will change beginning August 2024. Single-line unlimited accounts will see a $10 increase on monthly bills, and multi-line unlimited accounts will see a $20 increase. In this article, I’ll share what we know so far about the upcoming AT&T price hikes. I’ll also share alternative phone The post AT&T Price Hikes on Older Plans Coming Soon appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • Chase Unveils New 5% Spending Categories for Freedom Flex®
    by Nick Cole on June 20, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    The Chase Freedom Flex® has a fresh set of 5% spending categories that are set to go into effect on July 1, 2024. The popular cash back credit card rotates the spending categories in which cardholders can earn 5% cash back every three months. That means cardholders will have a new 5% cash back opportunity The post Chase Unveils New 5% Spending Categories for Freedom Flex® appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • Why Now Is a Great Time To Find a Deal on a Cruise
    by Clara Bosonetto on June 20, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Royal Caribbean Group, Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings are discounting cruises that are setting sail this summer, reports Reuters. Many lines are sending ships to Alaska and the Caribbean that would have otherwise been sailing in the Red Sea but have been rerouted because of the ongoing Houthi rebel strikes there. In 2024, The post Why Now Is a Great Time To Find a Deal on a Cruise appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • The $10 Item That Can Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen
    by Christopher Smith on June 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Imagine getting in bed at night after a hard day’s work only to hear your car engine start. Curious, you roll out of bed and check the driveway. Your car, though, is gone. There’s no broken glass or signs of forced entry. Yet you have the only set of keys in your hand. What the The post The $10 Item That Can Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • Can I Ask My Insurer a Question or Will It Count Against Me as a Claim?
    by Christopher Smith on June 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    American wallets suffered severe insurance premium increases in the last few years, especially for home and auto insurance. One silver lining: money expert Clark Howard and other media members have brought attention to ways to avoid making the cost problem worse. More specifically, Clark often talks on his podcast about avoiding small claims. Raise your The post Can I Ask My Insurer a Question or Will It Count Against Me as a Claim? appeared first on Clark Howard.

  • The Worst Kind of Identity Theft (and How To Prevent It)
    by Craig Johnson on June 12, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    Falling victim to identity theft is not only a big headache, but it’s also a serious crime that you would do well to safeguard yourself against. Do You Have a Checking Account? Read This Unfortunately, a listener to the Clark Howard Podcast had just such a thing happen to his girlfriend. Someone not only opened The post The Worst Kind of Identity Theft (and How To Prevent It) appeared first on Clark Howard.

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  • 5 WAYS TO CATCH UP ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS
    by Chris Smith on May 16, 2024 at 2:45 am

    If you’re in your highest-earning years you can make up for lost time. By. Sandra Block for Kiplinger Personal Finance YOU’VE no doubt heard from multiple sources (including Kiplinger) that the key to retirement security is to save early and often. Thanks to the value of compound interest, even small contributions to a 40l(k) or The post 5 WAYS TO CATCH UP ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.

  • How Does the Federal Reserve Work?
    by Chris Smith on May 16, 2024 at 12:50 am

    The central bank has an outsize impact on financial markets BY KIM CLARK PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 28, 2024 Eight times a year, a group of 19 bankers, finance experts and economists gather for a two-day confab in an elegant cream- and-gold boardroom about a mile from the White House. After they’re done analyzing the outlook for The post How Does the Federal Reserve Work? appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.

  • DOL Issues Final Version of Fiduciary Rule
    by Chris Smith on April 24, 2024 at 1:27 pm

    The much-anticipated rule change expands the definition of “investment advice” to advice given to consumers and sponsors of retirement plans governed by Erisa.  By Cyril Tuohy |April 23, 2024  The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final version of a new set of rules governing investment advice to consumers and employer-sponsored retirement plans.  The The post DOL Issues Final Version of Fiduciary Rule appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.

  • Vazirani Featured In Financial Times Publication
    by Chris Smith on April 10, 2024 at 3:01 pm

     Risk Control Indexes Are Multiplying, and So Are Their Critics  Critics of volatility-control indexes for life and annuity products argue that they’re complex, opaque and, in recent years, poor performers.  By Warren S. Hersch| April 10, 2024  Insurers are adding a growing number of multi-asset risk control indexes to products, including fixed-indexed annuities, index-linked variable The post Vazirani Featured In Financial Times Publication appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.

  • How to Pay for Long-Term Care
    by Chris Smith on February 9, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    Most people will need long-term care at some point, but insurance is pricey. Here’s a guide to covering the expenses Unless you maintain your health and mobility for the rest of your life, chances are you’ll eventually need some form of long-term care. Government estimates suggest that as many as 70% of older adults develop The post How to Pay for Long-Term Care appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.

  • Tired of Low Bank Saving and CD Interest Rates?
    by ripaadmin on December 5, 2023 at 10:17 am

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  • IRS offers ‘Secure’ relief to 10-year rule beneficiaries
    by ripaadmin on October 25, 2023 at 8:03 pm

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  • 11 Tax Tips on Mortgages and Homeownership
    by ripaadmin on October 2, 2023 at 6:20 pm

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  • Voices Risk-on or risk-off? How to play the summer market rally
    by ripaadmin on August 15, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    The post Voices Risk-on or risk-off? How to play the summer market rally appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.

  • IRS gives IRA heirs a break and more flexibility for financial advisors
    by ripaadmin on August 4, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    The post IRS gives IRA heirs a break and more flexibility for financial advisors appeared first on Secured Financial Solutions.