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Weekend reads: How to manage your finances when inflation is high and interest rates keeping shooting up

Financial markets have reacted with shock to the Federal Reserve’s reiterated vow to continue tightening monetary policy to combat high inflation. According to Freddie Mac, the S&P 500 is down 10.5% in the past month and the average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage loan has risen from 6.02% to 6.29% in just one week. …

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How to get a guaranteed return of 1.3% per year above inflation

TIPS have become an increasingly attractive option for the fixed income portion of your retirement portfolio in recent months. I am, of course, referring to Treasury inflation-linked securities. They are similar to traditional Treasury bills and bonds, except their quoted yields are above the consumer price index. So real returns. Right now, 10-year TIPS are …

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How to make your travel more restful and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb went on a wellness vacation, she didn’t set her sights on strenuous hikes, lowering her blood pressure by a few notches, or changing treacherous everyday habits. She brought a sketchbook, no itinerary, and a general desire to find locally popular restaurants rather than chewing through a must-visit list. The two …

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Is your bank helping or hurting the planet? Here’s how to know if it’s greenwashing.

Your bank contributes to climate protection through its lending and other measures. But does your bank have a positive impact on the environment? It can be hard to know. Through their messaging, banks sometimes paint a greener picture of their climate impact than their holdings or other factors suggest, a process known as “greenwashing.” If …

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Planning a big trip for the holidays? How to make sense of travel insurance.

After years of waiting and delaying, many retirees are planning to travel for the holidays and winter months. Booking in advance can be a great way to secure lower prices, but how can you protect your travel investment? Travel insurance is part of the answer and there are several ways to book travel that can …

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Julian Robertson on how to make money — and avoid going bankrupt — in the stock market

Julian Robertson, the billionaire founder of hedge fund Tiger Management, has died at age 90. Robertson was a value-style investor who mentored, and invested with, a new generation of money managers after he retired. He closed his fund just as the dot-com bubble was bursting at the beginning of 2000. Here are a dozen things …

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Once offering the worst return on Wall Street, cash is now looking like the best asset to own, says Morgan Stanley

Stock sellers are poised to pick up where they left off on Friday as the market appears to be waking up from its August slumber with a vengeance. As Goldman Sach’s chief US equity strategist David Kostin told clients after the S&P 500 SPX: -1.29% took just 17 weeks to reach its year-end target of …

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