- LifestyleInvestopedia•18 hours ago
Along with changing your oil every 3,000 miles and checking your child’s trick-or-treat bag for weaponized apples, the common advice to create an emergency fund is overly prudent. All you need is an objective understanding of risk to realize that there are far better places to put your money than an inert account that can’t enrich you. The most recognizable personal finance mavens are almost unanimous in their advocacy of the emergency fund as a vital part of any common-sense financial plan. Their recommendations differ only on size – three months’, six months’, perhaps eight months’ worth of living expenses are enough to accommodate whatever misfortune might befall you. But to what end? And
- LifestyleInvestopedia•15 hours ago
You’ve done all the right things – financially speaking, at least – to get ready for retirement. You started saving early to take advantage of the power of compounding, maxed out your 401(k) and individual retirement account (IRA) contributions every year, made smart investments, squirreled away money into additional savings, paid down debt and figured out how to maximize your Social Security benefits. Now what? When do you stop saving – and start enjoying the fruits of your labor? A Nice Problem to Have (But a Problem All the Same) Many people who have saved consistently for retirement have trouble making the transition from saver to spender when the time comes. Careful saving – for decades,
- financeBloomberg•1 hour ago
After touting profitability in the U.S. early this year, the ride-hailing company is said to post second-quarter losses exceeding $100 million.