Personal saving

26% of job switchers regret joining the Great Resignation, survey finds: ‘They’ve sobered up’

Despite some indications of an economic slowdown, the job market remains remarkably stable, and many workers have reaped the benefits. In fact, a record number of employees quit their jobs, found new positions and renegotiated along the way. But not everyone who joined the so-called Great Reshuffle is better off. More than a quarter — …

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Gas is cheaper but groceries are not: How to save as food inflation jumps at the fastest pace since 1979

To feel the effects of inflation, just go to the supermarket. Although inflation, overall, began to ease last month along with gas prices, food costs climbed 1.1% in July, bringing the year-over-year gain to 10.9%, according to the latest Consumer Price Index figures. The food-at-home index, a measure of price changes at the grocery store, notched the …

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If you’re ‘unretiring’ and collecting Social Security, here’s what to know before heading back to work

Kelvin Murray | Getty Images A combination of record high prices and a record number of job openings has been encouraging more retirees to go back to work. The trend, called “unretirement,” rebounded this spring to pre-pandemic levels. About two-thirds, or 68%, of retirees would consider returning to work, according to a recent CNBC All-America …

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Is the economy in a recession? ‘What you call it is less relevant,’ says one economist: Here’s ‘what really matters’

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months.” In fact, the latest quarterly gross domestic product report, which tracks the overall health of the economy, showed a second consecutive contraction this year. Still, …

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Rent prices are soaring in these 5 U.S. metros. Here’s what to know before moving to a cheaper area

Los Angeles Ron_Thomas | Getty Images As rising interest rates and surging property values prevent more families from buying a home, the demand for rentals has soared, with the highest rent prices in the sunniest states.   Rent prices for single family homes swelled during the first half of 2022, hitting a national average of $2,495 …

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