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Despite the #MeToo movement shining light on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace — and taking down a number of high-profile alleged perpetrators in the process — it appears many victims remain silent. Of the 12 percent of workers who say they’ve experienced sexual harassment on the job, 72 percent have not reported
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When it comes to college, most families assume public schools are far more affordable. That’s only partly true. At public, four-year institutions, costs for the 2017-18 school year hit $20,770, according to the College Board. Tuition plus room and board at four-year private universities was much higher: $47,000, on average, in the current academic year.
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In retirement, just like in real estate, it’s “location, location, location.” With more and more retirees responsible for their own financial security, choosing the right retirement destination can make or breakany lazy-day fantasies. To that end, WalletHub compared the retirement-friendliness of all 50 states using criteria such as cost of living, crime rate, tax-friendliness on
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“It’s exciting to contemplate what you’d do with any amount of extra money, but it might cause you to make financial decisions that don’t look so good in hindsight,” said Kathryn Hauer, a certified financial planner with Aiken, South Carolina-based Wilson David Investment Advisors in a December interview. Among the companies announcing worker windfalls, AT&T
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Another problem with going into debt for cryptocurrencies is that people will have to pay back their debt before they see sufficient returns, said Erika Safran, founder of Safran Wealth Advisors. That may require tapping other resources, potentially creating further financial trouble. “If you can stay on for long enough, I believe you will be
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Politics aside, reviewing your W-4 is a good practice in any tax year. If not enough is withheld, you’ll owe money come tax time. Pay too much, and you end up with a large refund. “You may have different circumstances now compared to when you started working at your employer,” said Labant. Major life changes,
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“One of the goals is to prevent terrorists from boarding commercial aircraft,” Yonkers said. All states are currently in the process of implementing Real ID programs. Twenty-eight states and territories are already fully compliant and 26 have been granted extensions through Oct. 10, 2018. Just two territories, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, are still
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With retailers reporting strong holiday sales, and some consumers saying they turned to plastic to fund those purchases, it looks like 2018 will be the year that credit card debt crosses $1 trillion. “The scary number — $1 trillion — we’ll definitely hit in 2018,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub. “It seems to
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