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Fried: Homebuyers — don’t rely on warranties

November 29, 2021, 6:00am Business

Home buyers remain in a tough bind, chasing after homes amid steeply rising prices. Read story

Fried: Paying for retirement — what they don’t tell you

November 28, 2021, 6:02am Business

There is no shortage of retirement planning tips and strategies that, on face value, make great sense. But all too often the advice is incomplete, the suggested implementation is flawed,… Read story

Weston: How to maximize your ‘health span’

December 4, 2021, 6:00am Business

We’re living longer on average, but the number of years we’re healthy hasn’t kept up. This lagging “health span “ translates into more time living with serious illness and disabilities at the end of our lives. Read story

Weston: 3 times you need money advice from a human

November 27, 2021, 6:02am Business

You can now manage most aspects of your money without ever consulting another human being. You can budget, borrow, save, invest, buy insurance, prepare your tax return and create a will — among many other tasks — by using apps, websites and software. Read story

Weston: How to talk money with your parents this holiday

November 20, 2021, 6:01am Business

Holiday gatherings may present an opportunity to talk to your parents about important money issues, such as estate planning or long-term care. The need to discuss this stuff may feel particularly acute if you don’t see your folks often or these are the first holidays you’ll be together since the… Read story

Weston: Reluctant to retire? 3 signs you’re ready

November 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

Many people don’t have much choice about when they retire. Illness, job loss or caretaking responsibilities push them out of the labor force, ready or not. Read story

Weston: When a will won’t work

November 6, 2021, 6:00am Business

A will allows you to distribute your worldly goods, select a guardian for minor children and name an executor to carry out your wishes. Read story

Weston: Money mistakes could signal dementia

October 30, 2021, 6:01am Business

Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip. People who develop dementia also are more likely to miss credit card payments and have subprime credit scores years before they’re diagnosed, according to a study published last year… Read story

Weston: How the toy shortage could affect your holidays

October 23, 2021, 6:00am Business

Many popular toys may sell out long before the holidays, thanks to ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. This could be a disaster — or a great opportunity to reshape how we celebrate. Read story

Weston: Fortify your finances against natural disaster

October 16, 2021, 6:00am Business

Emergency preparedness experts recommend that you have a “go bag” and a “stay bin” for disasters: kits with supplies to help you survive a few days if you have to evacuate your home or shelter in place. Read story