Robinhood users buy and hold companies ‘they know, understand and believe in for the long-term.’ Here are their favorite stocks.

Tech companies, electric-vehicle makers and some meme stocks are part of the aggregate mix of equities inside the portfolios of Robinhood users, according to a new index from the brokerage app geared at new investors. These are stocks like Amazon AMZN, +2.66%, Microsoft MSFT, +2.30%, Tesla TSLA, +3.60%, Apple AAPL, +1.88%, Ford Motor Company F, … Read more

This is the ‘Jay Leno rule’ of saving money. You don’t have to be rich to do it

Comedian Jay Leno Getty Images/iStock Comedian Jay Leno has openly shared that while collecting two salaries — one from his ‘Tonight Show’ hosting gig and one from the 150 annual comedy shows he’d appear in — he never spent any salary of his ‘Tonight Show’ and instead only spent what he made doing stand-up. “I’d … Read more

After fleeing violence in Haiti, data engineer now makes $130,000

This story is part of CNBC Make It’s Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money. Nearly 20 years ago, most of Lenny Pyrrhus’ immediate family fled Haiti after his uncle, a popular musician known as Ti Pierre, was killed during a political protest against a repressive … Read more

Here’s exactly how much Americans have in savings at every age — and (yikes) here’s what they should have

How much savings you need Getty Images/iStockphoto No matter your age, savings is a necessity. But depending on your age, the amount of savings you will need to change according to life stages and your overall financial landscape. One overarching rule of thumb is that you should — even in times of high inflation — … Read more

DOT Proposes New Rule To Make it Easier To Refund Canceled Flights

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We earn a commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. For decades, it has been notoriously difficult for travelers to get a refund from an airline … Read more

9 busy people share best hacks for making the most of vacation time

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average US worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel … Read more

What to know if you unretire

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 … Read more

I hired a financial planner, but they’ve already lost $70K. What should I do?

Is a big loss a reason to ditch your financial planner? Getty Images/iStockphoto By ALISA WOLFSON Question: I recently rolled my retirement pension and 401(k) into one account, managed by a financial planner. But in seven months, they seem to have lost $70,000 of my money. How do I know if they’re making sound investments? … Read more

Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines 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. … Read more

How to check if you may be affected by wrong Equifax credit score

If you took a loan earlier this year, there’s a chance you’ll be hearing from your bank about a flub that may have been part of its lending decision. One of the three big credit-reporting companies, Equifax, announced this week that a coding issue resulted in the company providing inaccurate consumer credit scores to lenders … Read more