How to Protect Yourself From Online Card Fraud

The service is used by more than 10,000 merchants and has “tens of millions” of cardholder participants, said Sukhmani Dev, senior vice president of digital products, North America, at Mastercard. Here are some questions and answers about safe practices when shopping online: How else can I protect myself? The Federal Trade Commission offers these tips: …

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Biden administration proposes reversing Trump-era rules viewed as limiting socially conscious investing.

The Labor Department will propose rule changes on Wednesday that would make it easier for retirement plans to add investment options based on environmental and social considerations — and make it possible for such options to be the default setting for enrollees. In a reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Biden administration’s proposal makes clear …

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Biden administration proposes reversing Trump-era rules viewed as limiting socially conscious investing.

The Labor Department will propose rule changes on Wednesday that would make it easier for retirement plans to add investment options based on environmental and social considerations — and make it possible for such options to be the default setting for enrollees. In a reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Biden administration’s proposal makes clear …

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What’s Changed in 13 Years of Writing About the Wealthy

I began writing the Wealth Matters column in December 2008. The column was conceived earlier that year, when the economy still appeared to be running high. But by the time the first one ran, the economy was deep in crisis, and Americans were worried about their investments, their savings and, in many cases, their homes. …

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In a ‘War for Talent,’ Employers Hold the Line on Health Benefit Costs

More than half of Americans younger than 65 had health coverage through an employer in 2020, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Families with job-based health insurance contributed an average of $5,600 toward the cost of health coverage last year, with employers paying more than $15,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The foundation expects …

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A Guide to Big Changes for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Changes that the Education Department is making to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program should help hundreds of thousands qualify for relief much sooner than they had ever hoped — if the alterations work as intended. The changes, announced Wednesday, represent a dramatic expansion of a program that can save public servants — including teachers, …

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What the Debt Ceiling Means for Social Security and More

The federal government is about two weeks away from being unable to pay its bills — and that could delay benefit payments to tens of millions of retirees, Medicare and Medicaid providers, and numerous others receiving checks from the U.S. Treasury. Republicans in Congress are preventing Democrats from raising the federal borrowing limit, which could …

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They Want to Hand Your Kid a Debit Card. What Do You Do?

Then, a few basics. If you’re seeking regular allowance distribution and management, most services can handle that. But if you’re paying your children for chores and want to check tasks off on a line-item basis before pushing money onto a kid’s card, that’s a feature that you should select for specifically. Gohenry does this, and …

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