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Latest Stories from Samantha (33)

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What to do when the markets plummet and you're nearing retirement

by Samantha Fields Feb 27, 2020
Remember, you're still a long-term investor, you won't need all of your money immediately.
The stock market fell Thursday for the sixth straight day, as the coronavirus continued to spread across the globe.
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"Where it can rain, it can flood." Still, most Americans do not have flood insurance.

by Samantha Fields Feb 24, 2020
As flooding becomes more common, fewer Americans have flood insurance.
A neighborhood in New Orleans in 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina, which brought devastating flooding to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.
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As home prices rise in big cities, holding out hope of buying

by Samantha Fields Feb 14, 2020
Home prices have become unaffordable, but many are still trying to buy.
A Homebuying 101 class at the Blackstone Community Center in Boston.
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Ahead of the caucus in Iowa, for many parents child care expense is top of mind

by Samantha Fields Feb 3, 2020
A quarter of Iowans live in a child care desert, and many more struggle to find affordable, quality child care for their kids.
For the last few months, Ginny Downs has been going to work with her mother every day. When she starts day care, likely soon, it'll cost more than her parents' mortgage.
Courtesy Judy Downs
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Stop using credit cards, save more for retirement, and other 2020 financial resolutions

by Samantha Fields Jan 24, 2020
We asked, you answered. Six people share their financial resolutions for the new year.
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Judge rejects "myths" that it's impossible to get rid of student loans in bankruptcy

by Samantha Fields Jan 15, 2020
Kevin Rosenberg of Beacon, New York got over $220,000 of student loans discharged in bankruptcy.
Kevin Rosenberg, 46, recently got over $220,000 in student loans discharged in bankruptcy in a New York court.
Courtesy Kevin Rosenberg
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Did you make a financial resolution this year? Share it with us!

by Samantha Fields Jan 3, 2020
Marketplace could be your accountability partner this year.
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How the SECURE Act changes saving for retirement

by Samantha Fields Jan 1, 2020
An economist and a financial planner break down the most important changes in the SECURE Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1.
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How to make financial New Year’s resolutions that stick

by Samantha Fields Dec 31, 2019
Financial planners give their best advice for setting and achieving realistic goals.
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With holiday tipping, "people worry about doing it right"

by Samantha Fields Dec 23, 2019
Americans are more likely to tip people they interact with face-to-face than those that work more behind the scenes.
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