Hannah Williams poses for her Salary Transparent Street on TikTok Credit: Hannah Williams of Salary Transparent Street For most people, asking others “What do you do for a living?” is just one part of everyday small talk. But for Hannah Williams, posing that question to strangers is, in fact, what she does for a living.
Moyo Studio | E+ | Getty Images It used to be when you talked about marriage and the “golden years,” the picture was a traditional one. Get married, work hard, buy a house, have children and retire surrounded by family and some grandchildren. Divorce was a hush-hush topic and a rare occurrence. However, as the
EmirMemedovski | E+ | Getty Images This August, two years into their relationship, Yumi Temple and her boyfriend, Daniel, moved into their first apartment together, in Denver. It was Temple’s first time living with another person, outside of family, and she quickly learned there was a lot to navigate. The couple decided to see a
Shoppers at a Chicago grocery store, Aug. 9, 2023. Scott Olson | Getty Images Inflation has continued to take a bite out of Americans’ wallets in 2023. But onetime predictions that a recession is on the horizon are instead now turning into forecasts of a soft landing for the U.S. economy. For top financial advisors
To be sure, 529 college savings plans already had a lot going for them. Now, thanks to ”Secure 2.0,” a slew of measures affecting retirement savers, they’re about to be even more attractive. Starting in 2024, savers can roll unused money from 529 plans over to Roth individual retirement accounts free of income tax or tax penalties. Among other limitations,
D3sign | Moment | Getty Images Women spend more time than men providing unpaid care for children, older adults and other family members — time than can have a significant effect on their finances. Women spend an average 51.6 minutes a day caring for household children, other household members and nonhousehold members, according to a
Sporrer/Rupp | Image Source | Getty Images New government inflation data points to a 3.2% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2024, according to a new estimate from The Senior Citizens League. That would raise the average monthly retirement benefit by about $57.30, according to the nonpartisan senior group. The Senior Citizens League’s calculations are based
DusanManic | iStock | Getty Images Almost half of Americans — 47% — say achieving retirement security will take a miracle, according to a new survey from Natixis Investment Managers. That is up “quite a bit” from about 40% of respondents who said the same two years ago, according to Dave Goodsell, executive director of
Tipping 20% at a sit-down restaurant is still the standard in the U.S., according to most etiquette experts. Diners disagree. After holding steady for years, tipping at full-service restaurants fell to 19.4% in the second quarter of 2023, according to online restaurant platform Toast‘s most recent restaurant trends report, notching the lowest average since the start of the pandemic.
Mason King Courtesy: Mason King More than a year of recessionary forecasts have created “a highly unusual market,” said Mason King, a principal of Luther King Capital Management in Fort Worth, Texas, which ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s list of the top 100 financial advisors in the U.S. for 2023. As a whole, the current climate has created
In this article WFC Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Undefined | Mint Images Rf | Getty Images OK, not all financial advisors wear capes. But many are superheroes to their clients. Advisors, however, do wear many hats because they play a key role in the lives of their clients as they help align their
Used car sales are soaring all over the U.S., and companies from Autonation to CarMax, Carvana and Buffalo, New York-based used car start-up ACV Auctions are benefitting. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images During the pandemic, shoppers splurged on higher-end new cars. Now, given the current high car costs and interest rates, drivers
In this article WFC Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Jasondoiy | Istock | Getty Images Coming up with a large chunk of cash for a down payment is likely the first thing that comes to mind when people think of buying a house one day. But you probably don’t need as much money as
A sign posted outside a restaurant looking to hire workers in Miami, May 5, 2023. Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images The gap between wage growth and inflation is closing. But it may take time for workers to fully recover from the fastest jump in prices in 40 years. “Hopefully, before too
John M Lund Photography Inc | Digitalvision | Getty Images Most Americans will have to rely on their savings to fund their retirement, but financial stress makes it hard for many workers to save. A new CNBC Your Money Survey conducted by SurveyMonkey found that 74% of Americans are feeling financially stressed, up from 70%
Getty Images When it comes to earning a decent yield on their savings, consumers may wonder: Should I choose a money market fund or a high-yield savings account? The purpose of each is similar. They generally serve as repositories for emergency funds or savings earmarked for the short term, perhaps to buy a car, home