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    NJ.com to host virtual finance event with tips for budgeting and saving: How to sign up for free

    As part of NJ.com’s new EmpowerU series, we’re hosting “New Year Money Moves,” a free virtual event on Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. detailing key steps you can take to improve your finances this year. Hear from experts directly about best techniques and strategies for setting and achieving manageable money goals. The panel features two certified financial planners will give tips for creating a personal budget, paying off debt and saving to meet financial goals for 2022 and beyond. “New Year Money Moves” will be moderated by reporter Karin Price Mueller, who covers consumer affairs, personal finance and pandemic-related issues  

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    Why Omicron is a bigger market risk in 2022 than people think

    U.S. markets have largely shaken off Omicron fears, witnessed by the pop in cruise line stocks Thursday despite a general market sell-off. But surging COVID-19 infections in China, beyond the early pandemic peak, are leading one strategist to warn of an underpriced risk to inflation that could weigh on stocks. At a recent Yahoo Finance Plus webinar, Bianco Research President Jim Bianco argued that China’s zero tolerance COVID policy could lead to a nationwide shutdown — causing economic reverberations around the world.  “What I’m most worried about here is as this Omicron variant mushrooms, and we get millions of cases  

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    People are running out of money

    One mystery of the labor shortage is the missing paycheck: How long can people choosing not to work last without an income? Nobody’s sure, but clues are emerging. The economy continues to recover from the COVID wipeout, and hiring remains strong. Yet Americans are beginning to report more difficulty paying routine bills, not less, and it’s probably related to the end of federal relief measures that kept millions above water during the last 20 months. In the Census Bureau’s “household pulse” survey last May, 46.7% of respondents said they had no difficulty paying usual household expenses. By December 

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    Why we use more cash than ever

    Last week, I returned from a two-week trip to Europe where I didn’t spend any money at all. Or at least not any cash. To be clear, I visited Finland, Sweden and Denmark without using any paper money (or coins). I never used any euros or krona or krone. And not only that, I never saw anyone spending money, period. Meaning I didn’t see anyone fumbling around in their pockets for bills, or heaven forbid change. (Not even that drunk guy at the 7-Eleven in Copenhagen.) Everyone used cards and phones. It really hit me, and so I decided to  

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    Breaking Down Corporate Finance Careers, From Hedge Funds to M&A

    The Stock Market in 2021: Best and Worst Performing Sectors It was another eventful year—and while it may not quite compare to the pandemonium experienced in 2020, it was still jam-packed with market moving events, such as: The highly-anticipated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines Supply chain disruptions and an ongoing semiconductor shortage Record-setting stimulus spending and debt accumulation by governments around the world The emergence of new variants of concern such as Delta and Omicron Big political upsets and the Capitol riots Rising evidence of (non-transitory) inflation Let’s take a look at which sectors thrived during the twists and turns of  

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    How to keep your financial New Year’s Resolutions

    MilosStankovic | E+ | Getty Images People have the best of intentions. At the start of a new year, millions make resolutions — goals they want to reach throughout the upcoming months. Getting a handle on money issues is usually near the top of many such lists. The most financial popular goals are paying down debt, saving for emergencies, budgeting better and saving more for retirement, a Bankrate poll found. The problem is that most people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. “It is so easy to get off track,” said financial expert Steve Siebold, author of “How  

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    The best business books we read in 2021: Yahoo Finance

    The second year of the coronavirus pandemic showed that the world isn’t slowing down any time soon, and neither is creativity. From biographies of famous economic leaders to a retrospective of our nation’s response to the pandemic and a deep dive into the scandals of Nixon’s VP Spiro Agnew, there was no shortage of books that captured the attention of the Yahoo Finance staff in 2021. Here are the top nine books the Yahoo Finance staff read and loved this year.  (Photo: Penguin Random House) “This historical biography of economist John Maynard Keynes delves into the life and work of  

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    How financial advisors say you can turn uncertainty into opportunity

    New Year’s Eve numerals for 2022 arrive in New York’s Times Square on Dec. 20, 2021. Rob Kim | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Rethink your retirement timeline Cecilie_Arcurs | E+ | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many people to re-evaluate their relationships with work and careers. The question many are asking, advisors say, is, “Can I retire earlier?” People who wanted to retire at 65 now want to know whether they can do that at 60, Jenkin said. And those who planned to stop working at 60 now want to see if they can move that  

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