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What is parametric disaster insurance? It just delivered a speedy payout in Florida for Hurricane Ian and more than half of adults say inflation is causing financial hardship, but the impact of high prices appears to be easing

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. What is parametric disaster insurance? It just delivered a speedy payout in Florida for Hurricane Ian Climate change is roiling the insurance industry, boosting demand for AI-focused, event-based parametric plans like Arbol’s $10 million reinsurance claim. Read More More than half of adults say inflation is causing financial …

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People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars and my stepfather has dementia, and his sister is badgering him for money. How can I protect him?

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. People still afraid of catching COVID-19 are costing the US economy billions of dollars Labor-force participation fell for the third month in a row in November. Read More ‘Gaslighters have two signature moves’: Are you being gaslighted at work? How to recognize the signs. People who lie, steal, …

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‘Zoning laws are critical’: Are you allowed to build an extension — or list your home as a short-term rental? This new website will help you find out.

Local zoning laws have shaped the way housing was built in America, but it’s hard to know which rules apply to your specific area without digging through local records. A new initiative hopes to use artificial intelligence to provide that information to homebuyers. On Monday, real-estate brokerage company Redfin RDFN, +0.20% announced that it was …

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Can’t Max Out Your IRA by the End of 2022? Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Worry

(Maurie Backman) When it comes to retirement savings, IRAs are a mixed bag. On the plus side, they generally come with a greater number of investment options than what you’ll find in a 401(k) plan. For example, with IRAs, you can put money into individual stocks, whereas 401(k) plans don’t typically let you do that. …

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Can’t Max Out Your IRA by the End of 2022? Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Worry

(Maurie Backman) When it comes to retirement savings, IRAs are a mixed bag. On the plus side, they generally come with a greater number of investment options than what you’ll find in a 401(k) plan. For example, with IRAs, you can put money into individual stocks, whereas 401(k) plans don’t typically let you do that. …

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Can’t Max Out Your IRA by the End of 2022? Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Worry

(Maurie Backman) When it comes to retirement savings, IRAs are a mixed bag. On the plus side, they generally come with a greater number of investment options than what you’ll find in a 401(k) plan. For example, with IRAs, you can put money into individual stocks, whereas 401(k) plans don’t typically let you do that. …

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Can’t Max Out Your IRA by the End of 2022? Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Worry

(Maurie Backman) When it comes to retirement savings, IRAs are a mixed bag. On the plus side, they generally come with a greater number of investment options than what you’ll find in a 401(k) plan. For example, with IRAs, you can put money into individual stocks, whereas 401(k) plans don’t typically let you do that. …

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‘Cash-stuffing’ has 700 million+ views on TikTok. How it can help you save more

What is cash stuffing? Getty Images/iStockphoto Thanks to a mild obsession with so-called “cash stuffing” — which has racked up more than 700 million views on TikTok — Gen Z has made an old-school money hack a viral sensation. Cash stuffing is a technique that encourages people to pay for things with cash, and as …

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Can You Pass This 5-Question Social Security Quiz?

Do you know what your full Social Security retirement age is? Or what happens if you claim Social Security while you’re still working? In this short video, Certified Financial Planner® Matt Frankel asks and discusses these and other important Social Security questions you need to know the answers to. The $18,984 Social Security bonus most …

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This 1 Social Security Mistake Could Cost You $182,000

(Keith Speights) Work. Retire. Receive your monthly Social Security checks. The process seems simple. And it is — for the most part. The reality, though, is that there are some important decisions that you’ll have to make with respect to Social Security along the way. Some of them have big consequences. There’s one Social Security …

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