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NerdWallet: Why travelers expecting sticker shock could see sweet relief instead

November 1, 2023, 7:36am Business

Dining out is more expensive than ever. The cost of gas is rising again. And the price of travel — including airfare and hotels — has kept pace. Right? Read story

File - Kaiser Permanente workers picket during a three-day health care strike on Oct. 4, 2023, in Irvine, Calif. From auto production lines to Hollywood, the power of labor unions is back in the national spotlight.

Hiltzik: American unions have finally remembered how to win

File - Kaiser Permanente workers picket during a three-day health care strike on Oct. 4, 2023, in Irvine, Calif. From auto production lines to Hollywood, the power of labor unions is back in the national spotlight.

October 31, 2023, 7:34am Business

More than 30 years ago, Chicago labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan penned what he thought was an obituary for organized labor. Read story

Social Security benefits in 2024: 5 big changes retirees should plan for

October 28, 2023, 5:06am Business

As inflation lingers, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is boosting its cost of living adjustment (COLA) for benefit checks in 2024. It’s just one of many changes announced by Social Security recently. Read story

NerdWallet: Entrepreneurs with disabilities activate allies, rewrite the narrative

October 26, 2023, 7:29am Business

Inna and Vladimir Giterman tinkered with several business ideas before finding their niche — and their version of the American dream — with crepes. Read story

NerdWallet: Watch for these 3 Medigap shopping surprises to avoid overpaying

October 25, 2023, 7:47am Business

Medicare beneficiaries can buy Medicare Supplement Insurance, or Medigap, to help cover certain out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part A and/or Part B. (If you’re shopping during open enrollment, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, remember that people with Medicare Advantage can’t buy Medigap plans.) Read story

Millennial Money: How to adjust to prosperity after poverty

October 24, 2023, 7:42am Business

Growing up without money affects how you live on a daily basis in childhood, and it can have long-term effects into adulthood, even when you begin to have enough money to make ends meet. Read story

Palmer: Ways to recover from a financial shock and be prepared next time

October 23, 2023, 8:01am Business

Financial shocks come in many different forms: An unexpected medical bill, house repair or job loss are among the typical ones. The reasons for financial shocks may be common, but recovering from them can be unexpectedly challenging. Read story

Weston: Someday your boss could help you save for emergencies

October 21, 2023, 6:00am Business

When I wrote about employer-provided emergency savings accounts four years ago, the idea was still pretty novel. Some companies were experimenting with ways to help their workers save for short-term needs, but the concept wasn’t even on the radar for many employers. Read story

Adopting a rescue dog? Here’s what to know about pet insurance

October 18, 2023, 8:09am Business

Adopting a rescue or shelter dog doesn’t just give a needy animal a home. It can provide a playmate for your kids, a jogging buddy for you and a loyal companion for everyone to cuddle with on the couch. But a new pet can also come with unexpected vet bills,… Read story

Millennial Money: The questions you aren’t asking (but should) during open enrollment

October 17, 2023, 7:35am Business

Open enrollment is no one’s idea of a good time, but health coverage is a crucial part of your financial health. Whether you’re getting insurance through an employer or the Affordable Care Act marketplace, it’s important to ask the right questions before you choose a health plan for 2024. Read story