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Weston: How to be a better long-distance caregiver

May 29, 2021, 6:02am Business

Long pandemic lockdowns forced many older adults to become comfortable with video calls to stay connected with family. That in turn means that long-distance caregivers have a better way to see how their loved ones are faring. Read story

Weston: The checks that could change your financial life

May 22, 2021, 6:02am Business

Starting in July, most families with kids will start getting monthly payments of up to $300 per child as part of the American Rescue Plan’s expansion of the child tax credit. Read story

Weston: You may be entitled to free health insurance now

May 15, 2021, 6:00am Business

The latest coronavirus relief package did more than dole out $1,400 checks. The law also made health insurance free for millions more people and reduced costs for others, at least for now. Read story

Weston: 8 ½ birthdays that can affect your finances

May 8, 2021, 6:00am Business

You hit a lot of milestone birthdays when you’re young. There’s your first birthday, of course, and also the one where you turn 10 (finally, double digits!). At 13, you’re a teenager. At 16, you’re probably thinking about driving. At 18, you can vote; at 21, you can get into… Read story

Weston: How the pandemic has shaken up retirement

April 24, 2021, 6:00am Business

Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace i n the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements. Read story

Weston: 9 money numbers you need to know

April 17, 2021, 6:00am Business

Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Read story

Weston: If you need to find tax help, try DIY first

April 3, 2021, 5:58am Business

Getting help from the IRS this tax season is going to be a challenge. Read story

Weston: Will you really run out of money in retirement?

March 27, 2021, 5:08am Business

Many U.S. households retire without enough money to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Once retired, though, people often reduce their spending enough to make their money last, according to a recent study by David Blanchett , head of retirement research at Morningstar, and Warren Cormier, executive director of the… Read story

Weston: Start early to get your house retirement-ready

March 20, 2021, 6:00am Business

Many people want to remain in their homes after they retire rather than move to a senior living facility or community. Unfortunately, most homes aren’t set up to help us age safely and affordably. Read story

Weston: Why you don’t want to be an executor

February 20, 2021, 5:30am Business

Being asked to be an executor is an honor you might want to pass up. Read story