In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment

Between financially helping his parents and losing income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Mazza landed into serious credit card debt. Relief came from a source he wasn’t expecting: his partner, Ginna Lambert, who had come into a small inheritance. She suggested “investing” part of her bounty in their shared future by lending … Read more

Top Overvalued U.S. Housing Markets | Real Estate

In January 2020, when there was news of a novel coronavirus starting to circulate around the globe but no talk of disruptions to daily life in the U.S., the housing market was continuing to strengthen slowly. The median-price home was more affordable than renting, thanks to a very reasonable 30-year mortgage rate of 3.6% to … Read more

5 things to know as filing season opens

Damircudic | E+ | Getty Images This is an excerpt from the Personal Finance team’s weekly Twitter Space, “This week, your wallet.” Check out the latest episode here, and tune in every Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Tax season kicked off Jan. 23. The IRS expects taxpayers to file more than 168 million returns, most … Read more

What will the Fed and Jerome Powell do next week? And my job is being eliminated and I will get a severance package. Is that considered income for IRS limits on Roth IRA contributions?

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. ‘Timing couldn’t be worse’: Inflation might be slowing, but people say it’s getting harder to cover unexpected costs — and the next Fed meeting won’t help Fed watchers expect another 25 basis point rate increase next week. Read More What will the Fed and Jerome Powell do next … Read more

‘This has bugged me all my life’: My estranged father gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried foul, and told me to stop. Who’s right?

This has bugged me all my life. My father left my family when I was 7. I’m not sure how much in child support he paid my mother. Soon after I graduated college, he visited me for the first time since he left the family. He told me that he wanted to send me money … Read more

What is a ‘rolling recession’ and are we in one? Experts explain

By most measures, the U.S. economy is in solid shape. Although the first half of 2022 started off with negative growth, a strong labor market and resilient consumer helped turn things around and give hope for the year ahead. Gross domestic product, which tracks the overall health of the economy, rose more than expected in … Read more

The housing market is ‘thawing’ from a ‘months-long freeze,’ Freddie Mac says, as mortgage rates continue their downward trek and Fannie Mae chief economist sees house prices dropping in 2023 and 2024

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. The housing market is ‘thawing’ from a ‘months-long freeze,’ Freddie Mac says, as mortgage rates continue their downward trek  The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging at 6.13%, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly survey on Thursday. Read More Ex-federal investigator lost job after baseball-card addiction led him … Read more

3 Strategies To Help Give Your Finances A Much-Needed Reboot This Year

Welcome back to Money Made Easy, where we focus on simple ways to manage your finances and save money. In the latest installment of the series, CNBC Select Contributor and financial advisor Kristin Merrick walks us through her best tips for rethinking how you manage your money in 2023.  Check out the full interview featured … Read more

Tech jobs hot despite Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft layoffs

Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images Big-name tech firms like Amazon, Google, Meta and Microsoft are undergoing mass layoffs, but job prospects for applicants in the broader tech ecosystem are poised to be among the best of any industry in 2023, according to a new ranking. Eight of the top 10 “best jobs” in … Read more

Opinion: ‘Don’t just sit there, do something.’ The stock market and the economy are telling you to make some hard decisions with your money now.

I have always refrained from saying what legendary investor Sir John Templeton considered the four most dangerous words in investing: This time is different.” After months of talking to and reading the words of investment experts trying to find the right way to describe and forecast the U.S. economy and stock market for 2023, I’m … Read more