How to Save Money When You’re Single On a Tight Budget

No matter how you look at it, being single right now in the U.S. is expensive. From facing fewer tax advantages to not being able to split everyday costs like rent or groceries, living solo can come at a much higher price than with a partner. That said, more and more Americans are continuing to … Read more

The battle for your digital wallet heats up

What the war over your wallet means to you “The pitch for consumers is an easier online checkout experience,” Rossman said. “You won’t need to enter all of your card information because it will already be saved in the system. “And it will be managed by the banks, which will in theory have better fraud … Read more

Walmart raises minimum wage as retail labor market remains tight

An employee arranges beauty product gift boxes displayed for sale at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart said Tuesday that it is raising its minimum wage for store employees to $14 an hour, representing a roughly 17% jump for the workers who stock … Read more

Wall Street is excited about Chinese tech and loves one mega-cap stock

Beijing’s rapid reopening has raised hopes that its battered economy could follow a similar pace of recovery — and Wall Street is excited about what it means for stocks. Since the turn of the year, a raft of Wall Street banks has turned increasingly bullish on the world’s second-largest economy and its stock market. One … Read more

Earnings could keep the market on edge in week ahead as investors wait for Fed

Earnings news will keep investors busy and markets volatile in the coming week, as the Federal Reserve’s next rate hike gets closer. A diverse group of more than 80 S & P 500 companies report including industrials, like Boeing and transports, like Union Pacific , CSX and Southwest Air . Big tech is also starting … Read more

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things Wednesday: Inflation cools, Microsoft, Apple

My top 10 things to watch Wednesday, Jan. 18 1. “Mild recession” are the new watchwords. We’ll talk about this concept and how to play it during our “Monthly Meeting” at noon ET on Thursday. Meanwhile, before the opening bell Wednesday, new data shows that still-elevated inflation is easing. Producer prices in December declined a … Read more

Treasury yields fall as traders assess data, Fed outlook

U.S. Treasury yields were lower on Wednesday as uncertainty around the outlook for monetary policy and the economy, along with some weak earnings reports from Wall Street, clouded risk sentiment. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell just over 5 percentage points to 3.4812% while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond shed … Read more

Goldman Sachs fourth quarter results are coming — what the Street expects

David Solomon, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., during a Bloomberg Television at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference in New York, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022.  Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell Tuesday. Here’s what Wall Street expects: … Read more

Uncertainty in markets is stressful, but these moves can prepare you

Hillary Kladke | Moment | Getty Images Before looking forward to 2023, we should pause to reflect on 2022. The following quote from Jason Zweig of The Wall Street Journal sums up this very difficult year for investors: “Investing isn’t an IQ test; it’s a test of character.” Indeed, the most successful investor is not … Read more

Wait before trading on company earnings

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday warned investors not to make trading decisions fresh off a company’s earnings report. Stocks made a comeback on Friday after falling initially on quarterly earnings reports and recession warnings from major banks. All three major indexes ended the week up, as investors digested a slate of earnings reports and economic … Read more