How Much Would Health Care Cost If You Retired Today?

Jun 7, 2022

Your retirement dream may be to spend endless days sipping drinks on the beach — but watch out for the tsunami brewing just over the horizon. As during your working life, health care expenses are likely to be among the costs that most put your finances at risk. In fact, the average couple retiring this year can expect to spend $315,000 in health care and medical expenses during retirement, according to Fidelity’s 21st annual Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate. For single people, the cost is ...read more

Arch Manning wore an SEC jersey that will infuriate Ole Miss fans

Jun 7, 2022

Arch Manning. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Arch Manning’s family has a long history in the SEC, and this photo might be indicating another chapter at a new school. It’s not rare when a school’s fans can truly take a commitment personally based on family history. However, in this case, it’s multiple institutions. Arch Manning, son of Cooper, nephew of both Eli and Payton Manning and grandson of Archie Manning, is working on deciding where he will play co ...read more

Human-triggered California wildfires are more severe than natural blazes

Jun 7, 2022

Human-caused wildfires in California are more destructive than lightning-sparked flames, according to a study published recently in the journal Nature Communications by a team led by scientists from the University of California, Irvine. The findings could aid scientists in better understanding the intensity of fires and how likely they are to kill trees and cause long-term damage to ecosystems in their path. Wildfires are nothing new in California; over 4 million acres burned across the stat ...read more

UFC Vegas 56: Ode’ Osbourne knocks out Zarrukh Adashev in 61 seconds

Jun 7, 2022

January 18, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Ode Osbourne during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports UFC Vegas 56: Ode’ Osbourne defeated Zarrukh Adashev. Ode’ Osbourne defeated Zarrukh Adashev via knockout (strikes), Round 1 – 1:01 at UFC Vegas 56 on Saturday, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. “Yeah man, John Wood is one of the best coaches in the game and we’ve worked that… I knew he was used to seeing clean technical ...read more

Save on Your Summer Vacation With These Credit Cards

Jun 7, 2022

Editor's Note: Money Talks News has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Money Talks News and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Temperatures are rising, and so is the American urge to hit the beach, road trip or take a nice family vacation. Another thing not cooling off, though, is inflation. These days, every buck counts even more than usual — so why not take a minute to see if you’re getting all the savings you can out of your credit ...read more

11 Pantry Essentials for Cooking and Beating Inflation

Jun 7, 2022

Saving money on food comes down to one thing: Working smarter, not harder. And that starts with keeping some basic pantry (and freezer and fridge) essentials on hand at all times, so you can whip up tasty meals with minimal effort. Saving money in the kitchen is always important, but even more so in 2022 as food prices rise. The USDA reports that food inflation is at a 14-year high, with grocery store shopping and eating at restaurants costing consumers about 6% more this year than last. There ...read more

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Book Notes)

Jun 7, 2022

Even though I spend a lot of time online reading through forums, blogs, e-mail newsletters, substacks, and so on, I don’t spend much time on Twitter or Facebook. Slowly reading a detailed review or educational article is one thing, but 100 different people making short, forceful, absolute statements within 5 minutes quickly overwhelms me. There is surely a lot of good discussion, but in a terribly noisy room. I checked out How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odel ...read more

IRS Audits Rising for Those Making Over $50,000

Jun 7, 2022

The IRS says it has begun increasing audits on taxpayers, and even those of modest means have more reason to worry that their returns might be flagged. Recently, the IRS announced that audits on tax returns dating from 2019 greatly increased from October 2021 through April 2022. The federal agency notes that during that time span, such audits doubled for “every income category above $100,000.” But a closer look at the numbers shows that audits actually have doubled for folks making more tha ...read more