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How to Respond When the Market Turns
by JEFF SOMMER on October 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm
The long bull market in the United States has looked fragile lately. In our quarterly report on investing, we offer insights, analysis and some humor that may help you deal with it all. […]
Wealth Matters: Pets Are Like Family. But as Health Costs Rise, Few Are Insured That Way.
by PAUL SULLIVAN on October 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Medical treatments can run thousands of dollars, and more owners are choosing to pay for them. Drug makers and insurers have taken notice. […]
Your Money Adviser: ‘Virtual’ Doctor Visits Are Enticing Employers. What if You’re the Patient?
by ANN CARRNS on October 12, 2018 at 5:08 pm
This is the time of year for choosing workplace benefits, and companies are offering video chats as a way to rein in health costs. […]
Marriott Workers Struggle to Pay Bills, and Credit Union Fees
by NOAM SCHEIBER on October 11, 2018 at 9:13 pm
At the Marriott credit union, with unusually high fees, service workers find further stress on thin paychecks while better-paid employees get deals. […]
Wealth Matters: Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to ‘Punch Above Their Weight’
by PAUL SULLIVAN on October 5, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Just giving money to a favored cause may not be enough, experts say. They suggest several ways to make a bigger difference. […]
Your Money Adviser: Children’s Allowances in a New Form: Debit Cards Linked to Parents’ Phones
by ANN CARRNS on October 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm
With the prepaid cards, parents don’t need to have cash on hand. Promoters say the cards give parents digital oversight of their children’s spending. […]
8 Questions About Social Security Answered as Election Day Nears
by TARA SIEGEL BERNARD and KARL RUSSELL on September 28, 2018 at 9:24 pm
Every two years, voters — whether they already count on the program, expect to or question paying into it — try to make sense of competing claims about it. It’s that time again. […]
Strategies: The New iPhones Look Fine. But My Old One Is Better Than Ever.
by JEFF SOMMER on September 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm
With a fresh battery and operating system, an aging iPhone 6 seems faster than ever. Why would Apple take steps to discourage a new purchase? […]
Your Money Adviser: So You’ve Frozen Your Credit Files. Here Are Tips on Unfreezing Them.
by ANN CARRNS on September 28, 2018 at 2:36 pm
A new law allows consumers to lift a security freeze without charge when they want to apply for a credit card or a car loan. […]
Your Money Adviser: An Alternative to Payday Loans, but It’s Still High Cost
by ANN CARRNS on September 22, 2018 at 2:53 am
U.S. Bank has begun to offer small loans to help customers deal with unexpected expenses like a car repair. The interest rate is about 70 percent. […]