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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

Weston: How gratitude can help your financial life

October 9, 2021, 6:00am Business

Gratitude makes us more aware of the sources of joy, wonder and hope in our lives. Being grateful also can improve health, strengthen relationships and help us manage our money. Read story

Weston: Is a new job the right financial move?

October 2, 2021, 5:08am Business

Whether you call it “The Great Resignation,” “The Great Reshuffle” or just high time for a change, millions of American workers are looking for new jobs — and some have already quit the ones they have. Better pay isn’t necessarily the motivator, labor experts say. Many people are seeking greater… Read story

Weston: 4 cash-raising pitfalls (and better options)

August 7, 2021, 5:45am Business

If you’ve got more bills than money, the usual advice is to trim expenses and find additional income. But some ways of raising cash can be a lot more expensive than others. Here are four that should be avoided, if possible, and what to consider instead. Read story