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Bitcoin drops below $40,000 as global market selloff spreads to cryptocurrencies

[MarketWatch, Getty] Expected cryptocurrency ban in Russia also weighs Bitcoin prices were trading at levels not seen since August, pushing below a key support level on Friday, as a selloff of perceived riskier assets spread to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -7.74%, the world largest crypto by market cap, slid more than 7% to $39,010, which took it below the […]

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You can get free N95 masks next week—here’s where to find them

[CNBC, SDI Productions / Getty] With the CDC now recommending highly protective N95 masks to combat surging cases of Covid-19′s omicron variant, and news of President Biden providing 400 million N95 masks to pharmacies and community health centers in the next few weeks, you might be wondering how to get them — especially for free. These masks aren’t […]

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I retired at 50, went back to work at 53, and then a medical issue left me jobless: ‘There’s no such thing as a safe amount of [retirement] money’

[MarketWatch, iStock Photo] Dear MarketWatch,  I had always said I was going to retire when I was 50. I had worked and saved since I was 16. Retiring without Medicare and Social Security is a scary thing. I wound up retiring then going back to work. At 53, I took a part-time job with a […]

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Investment Giant Just Advised Countries And Central Banks To Buy Bitcoin While The Price Is Low

[Forbes] Bitcoin soared through much of 2021, helped on by the likes of Tesla TSLA +1.8% and El Salvador embracing the cryptocurrency (though Tesla CEO Elon Musk is increasingly backing the meme-based dogecoin). The bitcoin price, hitting an all-time high of almost $70,000 per bitcoin in November, has since crashed back, losing around 40% of its value and […]

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A Harvard-trained economist shares his top 21 money rules: ‘Own your home’ and ‘try to buy in cash’

[CNBC, GETTY[ We all want money — some of us dangerously so. Thankfully, there are simple and powerful ways to get rich without gambling your hard-earned savings. For sure, they won’t all just stick in your brain. And many will change over time as Uncle Sam reforms our taxes and benefits, and as new and better financial products […]

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Why A Billionaire Bitcoin And Ethereum Skeptic Suddenly Just Flipped And Made A Wild Crypto Price Prediction

[Forbes, Getty] Bitcoin, ethereum and cryptocurrency have won over some surprising naysayers in recent years as the crypto market price has exploded. The bitcoin price, after surging through much of 2021, has begun this year on a downward trend—despite a flurry of bullish 2022 crypto price predictions. Now, Wall Street billionaire Thomas Peterffy, who once warned bitcoin futures could “destabilize […]

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Warren Buffett saw inflation coming early on — 8 tips to help you come out ahead

[Moneywise] Rising prices and uncertainty about how long they’ll last are putting Americans in a bad mood. Inflation was worse than expected in November, with consumer prices soaring 6.8% from a year ago. That inflation rate was the steepest in more than 30 years, with gasoline, housing, food and cars leading the way. When prices […]

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Cruises should be avoided regardless of vaccination status, CDC says

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday increased the risk level for cruise ship travel to its highest level and said it should be avoided, regardless of vaccination status. The agency bumped up the travel risk level for cruise travel from Level 3 to Level 4, indicating the risk for Covid-19 […]

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Did Shiba Inu Just Land Its First Major Merchant?

This global company may soon incorporate SHIB tokens as a form of payment. [The Motley Fool, Getty Images] Dating back multiple generations, no investment vehicle has been a more proven wealth-builder than the stock market. Since the beginning of 1980, the average annual total return (i.e., including dividends) of the broad-based S&P 500 is over 11%, which […]

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The House passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill⁠—here’s how crypto investors will be impacted

[CNBC, Twenty/20] The House passed the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill late Friday. Now, it’s off to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed. The legislation includes tax reporting provisions that apply to digital assets like cryptocurrency and nonfungible tokens, or NFTs. There are two potential ways crypto investors will be impacted. Here’s a look at each. […]

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