Personal finance

Reporter’s Briefing: New Rules on Retirement Savings

“Auto-IRA” plans are now in legal limbo for millions of U.S. workers. President Trump recently repealed

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Local Apartment Rents and the Millennial Job Market

Job and wage growth are key factors in driving local and regional economies. But don’t overlook

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3 Story Ideas for Planning Next Year’s Taxes (Yes, Seriously)

The 2016 tax season is over. Which makes this the perfect time for your readers to start

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Local Mortgage Stories for Today’s Home Buyers

With adjustable-rate mortgages available for a full percentage point less than a fixed-rate mortgage, and a

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Story Idea: Health Care Costs and Retirees

Two key surveys recently noted a continuing downward trend in retirement readiness among workers and retirees: The

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How to Localize Federal Rate Hikes

When Janet Yellen announced a quarter-percent raise in the Federal Reserve interest rate earlier in March,

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 6: Derivatives

Defining derivatives and options Now we are going to discuss investment vehicles that are derived from others,

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 5: “Real Stuff,” Commodities and Futures Contracts

Previous posts introduced the markets and the best-known investment vehicles, stocks and bonds. But even if

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Business Story Ideas: The Cost of Fertility Treatment

According to data published by the National Health Statistics Reports in 2014, 12 percent of women

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Covering Tax Season: How to Get Started

Now that W-2s and other documents are arriving in mailboxes, there’s ample opportunity for business journalists

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