Retiring soon with a pension? How interest rates affect your benefits

Courtneyk | E+ | Getty Images One major decision facing near-retirees who are due a pension can be whether to take those benefits as an upfront lump sum rather than over time as an annuity. If you’re among those leaning toward a one-time payment and are edging close to retirement, it may be worth considering … Read more

Still missing your tax refund? You’ll soon receive 5% interest

Bill Oxford | E+ | Getty Images If you’re still waiting for a tax refund, there’s a silver lining: it may be accruing interest, and the rate jumps to 5% from 4% on July 1, according to the agency’s latest quarterly adjustment. Typically, the IRS has 45 days after the filing deadline to process returns … Read more

I bonds to deliver a record 9.62% interest for the next six months

Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images If you’re eyeing ways to fight swelling prices, I bonds, an inflation-protected and nearly risk-free asset, may now be even more appealing. I bonds are paying a 9.62% annual rate through October 2022, the highest yield since being introduced in 1998, the US Department of the Treasury announced … Read more

This lesser-known tax credit may offer families another write-off

The enhanced child tax credit captured America’s attention this summer as millions of families began receiving payments. But Congress also boosted a lesser-known write-off this year for working families: the child and dependent care tax credit. Often conflated with the child tax credit, the child and dependent care tax credit offers working parents a boost … Read more

Here is the age when many Americans hope to retire

Clemens Porikys | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Many workers look forward to the day when they can retire. A recent survey from Natixis Investment Managers set out to find out exactly when most Americans hope to stop working. The average age is 62, the research found. However, it turns out when people to … Read more

Finances intensify stress for caregivers | Business News

By LIZ WESTON of NerdWallet Trying to work while caring for an aging loved one can be difficult, stressful and at overwhelming times. Many people feel they must quit, take a leave of absence or at least reduce their hours in order to cope. Sometimes, caregivers have little choice. But often people don’t realize the … Read more