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bymuratdeniz | iStock | Getty Images That early withdrawal from your retirement account last year may have been a life saver. Now, it’s time to start paying the taxman. Most retirement savers did not take a distribution under legislation that authorized penalty-free early withdrawals amid the pandemic. However, for those who did, the majority (69%)
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Supoj Buranaprapapong | Getty Images It’s always nice getting a raise, but it could affect your ability to save for retirement through your 401(k) plan. Highly compensated employees — those making more than $130,000 annually — may not be able to contribute the maximum to their tax-deferred retirement plan if their lower-paid colleagues aren’t diligently
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Alistair Berg | DigitalVision | Getty Images Many jobless workers are about to find out they could owe federal and state taxes on their 2020 unemployment income. The news might be particularly unexpected for independent contractors and self-employed people who normally aren’t eligible for state benefits, but may have received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance through the
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Oranut Fankhaenel / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Sustainability ratings are useful tools for assessing the environmental, sustainability and corporate governance-worthiness of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But how do you navigate between different ratings providers, especially when they can have different results for the same fund? CNBC looked under the hood at some
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aluxum | E+ | Getty Images Sustainable investing incorporates environmental, social and governance considerations. But how exactly do these factors fit into the analytical process, and how do they add value? CNBC consulted with several experts to find out. In general terms, “we look at a company’s business models and where they operate geographically and
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Karol Serewis/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Financial advisors recommend various uses for this extra cash, depending on individual and family circumstances. Unemployed workers may need the money for basic living expenses. Some who have fallen behind on bills such as rent, utilities or mortgage payments should consider paying down some or all those arrears, advisors
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