Our country has started to look like the set of a zombie movie. The streets are empty, it’s been over a week since toilet paper has graced the grocery store shelves, and no one wants to come within 50 feet of each other. There’s no denying that these are trying times, especially when it comes
The deep declines in the U.S. stock market over coronavirus fears the last three weeks have left a dent in retirement portfolios and brokerage accounts, costing on average each person in the United States around $16,000 as of Monday’s close before a rebound Tuesday erased some of those losses. Americans are mostly exposed to stocks
Last week, investors were given a harsh reminder—namely, that the stock market can go up and down and that the price of admission to long-term outperformance is dealing with bouts of volatility from time to time. Over a two-day stretch on Feb. 24 and 25, the 123-year-old Dow Jones Industrial Average, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite,
The Great Recession hit many Americans hard between 2007 and 2009 — including their retirement accounts. But, it’s worth remembering that many made it through just fine. While it can certainly be stressful, these retirees from Business Insider’s Real Retirement series say it’s possible to make it through the storm by focusing on your asset
Having one parent stay home isn’t for every family. While it can be helpful for a number of reasons, including reducing childcare expenses and being able to give extra care to children who may need it, sometimes the numbers just don’t work out. If you’re considering having one parent stay home, financial planner John Pak
There are many good reasons to consider buying a life insurance policy, such as a recent marriage, a new baby, or taking on a large debt (like a house) loved ones would have trouble paying off if something happened to you. Or, perhaps you have witnessed first-hand the impact a death has on surviving family members’ finances.