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XiFotos | E+ | Getty Images After the Social Security Administration announced a record-high cost-of-living adjustment for 2022, many beneficiaries are asking, “How much bigger will my monthly checks be?” People who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, benefits will get a 5.9% boost to their payments next year. That is that
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Most Americans see college as excessively expensive, but it wasn’t always that way. Over the last decade, the cost of attending a four-year public college or university has grown significantly faster than income. Deep cuts in state funding for higher education contributed to substantial tuition increases and pushed more of the costs of college onto students, according
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Getty Images There’s a growing emphasis on psychology in financial planning — merging traditional advice with elements of behavioral finance — as advisors explore ways to strengthen client relationships. But it’s always been important, according to firms on CNBC’s annual FA 100 list. Many advisors say there’s a demand for psychology in financial planning expertise,
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David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Most individual investors — 67% — think they have a responsibility to put money toward companies that have a positive impact on the world, new research shows. That doesn’t mean they are necessarily acting on the sentiment. While more than half (51%) of retail investors avoid investing
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Cavan Images | Cavan | Getty Images Covid-19 prompted many women to leave the workforce. That’s because many women were forced to choose between working and taking care of their children and families amid a pandemic often opted for the latter. The difference in earnings and career prospects can be seen immediately. And it could
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andresr/Getty Images As demand surges for sustainable funds, it may be difficult for some consumers to identify what to add to their portfolios.  Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler shifted his focus to environmental, social and governance investing, known as ESG, in a recent statement. His team will explore climate- and workplace-related metrics, along
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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Federal Reserve’s new forecasts on interest rates and inflation don’t amount to much for investors and consumers, especially in the short term, according to financial advisors on CNBC’s FA Council. The Fed on Wednesday sped up its timeframe for raising
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Jose Luis Pelaez | Getty Images Investors who want to capitalize on emerging trends — i.e., electric vehicles or remote work — may want to check out “thematic” exchange-traded funds. These ETFs provide a way for investors to engage in so-called thematic investing, which generally means buying stocks or other investments that may benefit from
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