How to Save Money When You’re Single On a Tight Budget

No matter how you look at it, being single right now in the U.S. is expensive. From facing fewer tax advantages to not being able to split everyday costs like rent or groceries, living solo can come at a much higher price than with a partner. That said, more and more Americans are continuing to … Read more

Opinion: ‘Young people know more about TikTok and Minecraft than money.’ Teenagers want to be smarter about finances — teach them.

A recession looms, inflation has skyrocketed, interest rates are rising, and many Americans’ personal finances are in jeopardy. The financial knowledge necessary for students like myself to navigate these turbulent times is in short supply, but the demand is high. The circumstances of peoples’ economic struggles are complex and systemic, as are the potential solutions. But there … Read more

Officials push for deeper scrutiny of racial bias in home-appraisal process and JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo earnings show the good, the bad and the ugly of people’s finances

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo earnings show the good, the bad and the ugly of people’s finances. So how are they holding up? The bank results come a day after December inflation data showed more signs of easing. Read More The stock market will be … Read more

The housing market is showing signs of ‘normalizing’ and IRS says ‘Tax Day’ will be different this year — put these important tax dates on your calendar

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. IRS says ‘Tax Day’ will be different this year — put these important tax dates on your calendar Two thirds of households received income-tax refunds last year, IRS statistics show. Read More U.S. mortgage rates slip, giving some relief to homebuyers The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging at … Read more

Workers want to take on more responsibility — and need greater engagement from their boss in 2023 and why you should protect your salary with ‘own occupation’ disability insurance, just like you insure your house

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Holy high rollers: prosecutors take down phony pastors who targeted immigrants in $28 million Ponzi scheme The scam sold a vision of financial freedom through God, but instead lined the pockets of its organizers, prosecutors said. Read More These online scams to steal your money will shock you … Read more

Experts Recommend Drugs, Surgery for Teen Obesity in New Guidelines

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) For the first time ever, experts with the American Academy of Pediatrics are recommending proactive medical intervention against childhood obesity. The organization’s new guidelines will no longer ask doctors to simply observe or delay treatment in children with obesity, defined as a body mass index over 30. They instead now emphasize a … Read more

Retiring Into a Recession? What You Need To Know

If you’ve been watching your retirement portfolio for the past few months, you’ve probably noticed the value of your nest egg taking a dramatic dip. From the beginning of 2022 through Nov. 2, the value of the S&P 500 slipped more than 21%, the Dow Jones fell over 12% and Nasdaq dropped by almost 33%. … Read more

Beware the ‘Storification’ of the Internet

Recently, during an ad break in the episode of Frasier I was watching, two commercials played back to back. The first, for United, wanted to tell me “the story of an airline,” which the commercial characterized as sci-fi, romance, and adventure, starring 80,000 “hero characters” otherwise known as employees. The second ad, for ESPN, argued … Read more

Voters approve higher minimum wage in Nebraska and Washington, D.C.

Activists demonstrate in support of a $15-per-hour minimum wage and tips for restaurant workers in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 8, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Voters in Nebraska and in the District of Columbia on Tuesday approved higher minimum wages, while the results in a similar Nevada ballot measure are still pending. … Read more