Jim Gold

Jim Gold is a reporter and editor who's covered business and personal finance issues since the stock market crash known as Black Monday - October 22, 1987.

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How to Refinance Your Car Loan for Long-Haul Savings

on March 13, 2019

Here’s how to get a better car loan — and avoid common potholes in the process.

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7 Tips for Coping With Daylight Saving Time

on March 2, 2019

The annual springtime rite of turning our clocks forward one hour can throw off our sleep and decisions — including financial ones. Here’s how to brace for the change.

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Invest in These 12 Companies to Profit From a Graying America

on January 8, 2019

With 10,000 Americans a day turning 65, these publicly traded companies stand to gain with technologies, products and services for elders.

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Wonder Where the Superrich Live? Here Are Their Top 10 Cities

on November 26, 2018

The world count of the super wealthy — those with a net worth over $30 million — is growing. See where they hang their hats.

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How Much the 25 Biggest U.S. Retailers Pay Workers — and Their CEOs

on October 15, 2018

In stores and fast-food outlets across the country, here’s what typical employees and store managers earn and how their pay compares with compensation for top corporate executives.

12 Ways to Fund a Dream Retirement Abroad
12 Ways to Fund a Dream Retirement Abroad

on September 28, 2018

Whether you’re ready to go now or planning ahead, use these expert tips to make sure you have the money for the lifestyle you want.

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5 Ways to Seize Control of Your Finances — and Be Happier

on September 18, 2018

People — whether rich or poor — are happier if they feel power over their financial destiny. Here’s how to get there.

These 10 U.S. Industries Are Most Threatened by China’s Tariffs
These 10 U.S. Industries Are Most Threatened by China’s Tariffs

on August 22, 2018

The ongoing U.S.-China trade war’s tit-for-tat tariffs target key industries in each country. Here’s what’s most at risk from China’s tariffs on U.S.-made products.

The Top 10 States Most at Risk From Chinese Tariffs
The Top 10 States Most at Risk From Chinese Tariffs

on August 16, 2018

The effects of China’s retaliatory tariffs on American-made products won’t be felt equally by all states. See which are most at risk and why.

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What to Do When Debt Collectors Call — Even If You Don’t Owe Money

on July 31, 2018

You can turn the tables on aggressive debt collectors. Here’s what you should know — even if you have no outstanding debts.

22 Fabulous Dad-Pleasing Father’s Day Gifts, Each Under $50
22 Fabulous Dad-Pleasing Father’s Day Gifts, Each Under $50

on June 9, 2018

Father’s Day 2018 is fast approaching. Before you reach for the traditional necktie or golf accessory, consider these unique gift ideas to meet your dad’s tastes and needs.

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7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Car Safe for Summer Driving

on May 30, 2018

Don’t be the sad sack on the side of the highway. These basics will prevent most car troubles and save you the heartache of emergencies.

Trade War? 15 Things That Will Cost You More Under Trump’s Tariffs
Trade War? 15 Things That Will Cost You More Under Trump’s Tariffs

on May 11, 2018

President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum — plus his proposal to levy more taxes on products from China — may spur U.S. jobs, but could spell higher prices for many items you buy.

Top 16 Countries Where Americans Buy Property Abroad
Top 16 Countries Where Americans Buy Property Abroad

on May 2, 2018

Americans look overseas to stretch retirement dollars, find investment opportunities or simply have fun. See if you agree with their top choices for buying property.

How Much Home $1 Million Will Buy in the World’s Top Luxury Markets
How Much Home $1 Million Will Buy in the World’s Top Luxury Markets

on April 12, 2018

That’s barely a studio apartment in the world’s most sought-after property markets.

12 Things That Will Be More Expensive as Oil Prices Rise
12 Things That Will Be More Expensive as Oil Prices Rise

on April 6, 2018

Increased oil prices are like a tide lifting the cost of many items. Gasoline prices are just the beginning.

‘The Bridge to Nowhere’ and 17 Other Notorious Congressional Earmarks
‘The Bridge to Nowhere’ and 17 Other Notorious Congressional Earmarks

on February 23, 2018

President Trump thinks allowing money for pet projects will ease congressional gridlock. Maybe, but the practice sparks memories of classic examples of government waste.

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A Brief History of Black Friday: How the Mega-Shopping Day Came to Be

on November 24, 2017

The origins of the ever-expanding holiday shopping frenzy on, and beyond, the day after Thanksgiving.

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Stressing Out About College Admissions? Consider Hiring a Coach

on September 5, 2017

There are professionals out there to help navigate the grueling process of getting into the school of your dreams. Here’s what they do — and why people pay thousands for their help.

College Students and Parents: Align Your Finances and Your Goals
College Students and Parents: Align Your Finances and Your Goals

on August 29, 2017

Discuss not just who pays for what while at school but how to maximize your chances for doing what you love after graduation.

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