Steps

Saving for retirement is a critical aspect of financial planning, and many individuals find it challenging to consistently contribute to their retirement fund. To address this issue, an increasing number of employers are implementing automatic mechanisms in their company 401(k) plans to help employees save more effectively. One of these mechanisms is “auto-escalation,” which automatically
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Red Lobster, a well-known seafood chain, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This move is part of the company's strategy to reduce its size and attract potential buyers. The company disclosed that it has received a preliminary bid from its current lenders to acquire the business, unless a higher offer is presented. In a
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The People's Bank of China (PBOC) chose to keep its benchmark loan prime rate (LPR) unchanged, aligning with popular expectations. This decision was made despite ongoing efforts by Beijing to introduce other forms of stimulus to bolster the economy. The one-year LPR was maintained at 3.45%, while the five-year rate, crucial in determining mortgage rates,
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide on the approval of ether exchange-traded funds in the coming week. However, industry experts like Ric Edelman believe that the lack of a comprehensive regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies will likely result in a rejection. Edelman emphasizes the importance of regulations to safeguard investors from falling
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The recent announcement of the European Union launching an investigation into Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has raised critical concerns over the child safety risks associated with its platforms. The European Commission highlighted issues such as the stimulation of behavioral addictions in children and the creation of ‘rabbit-hole effects' on platforms like Facebook and
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's regulation aimed at reducing late fees on credit cards is facing significant opposition from the card industry, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The industry sued the CFPB in federal court in an attempt to block the implementation of the new rule, which would cap late fees at $8
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Recently, Thai former energy executive Pichai Chunhavajira has been appointed as the country's finance minister, tasked with the responsibility of revitalizing Southeast Asia's second-largest economy. This decision comes at a crucial time for Thailand, as the economy has been facing numerous challenges, including high household debt, rising borrowing costs, and the impact of China's economic
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The recent data breach at UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest U.S. health insurers, has sent shockwaves through the healthcare industry. The intrusion at its Change Healthcare unit, which processes about 50% of U.S. medical claims, has raised serious concerns about the security of patients' healthcare information. The hackers managed to steal health and personal
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