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How do grocery stores make money when their profit margins are so low?

May 13, 2022
Margins can be as little as 1%. But there are three ways to look at rate of return, and other factors to consider.
People shop for groceries at a supermarket in Glendale, California. While grocery stores generally have thin profit margins, they tend to make up for it in volume.
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What are i bonds and should you invest in them? 

May 10, 2022
If you're an investor starting out, the answer might be yes.
i bonds are paying a record 9.62% interest rate.
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What the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike means for you, and other questions

May 4, 2022
The Fed announced it’s raising rates by half a percentage point to battle inflation. Some of us are already feeling the effects.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Wednesday after the central bank decided to hike interest rates by half a percentage point. "It is essential that we bring inflation down," he said.
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Why does the Federal Reserve raise rates in quarter percentages?

Apr 29, 2022
The Fed recently hiked rates by 25 basis points, and plans to raise rates several more times this year alone.
A view of the Federal Reserve Board building in Washington, D.C.
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Why do oil companies call themselves “energy” companies? 

Apr 22, 2022
Over the past several decades, several corporations have tried to distance themselves from being known as oil and gas companies.
A view of a Chevron gas sign in Houston, Texas.
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Can you still get a third relief check and other tax-related questions

Apr 18, 2022
The pandemic and new laws have changed tax season. Among other things, you can still receive the extended child tax credit and other benefits if you qualify.
There may be penalties for not filing your taxes on time.
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What’s the difference between 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans? 

Apr 15, 2022
Workers in the public education and nonprofit sectors are familiar with 403(b)s, which lack the regulation that comes with 401(k)s.
Workplace retirement plans are meant to help you afford to have some fun after you're done earning a paycheck. More than half of working adults participate.
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