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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

Weston: What gig workers need to know about taxes

February 13, 2021, 5:57am Business

If you became a gig worker during the pandemic, beware: Your taxes just got more complicated. Read story

Weston: How to prioritize debt payments in the pandemic

February 6, 2021, 6:02am Business

A singular crisis has led to extraordinary relief options for borrowers. Interest and payments have been paused on federal student loans. Homeowners can request nearly a year of mortgage forbearance. Credit card issuers and other lenders dramatically expanded hardship programs. Read story

Weston: The tax credit fix many can’t afford to miss

January 30, 2021, 6:00am Business

Families battered by the pandemic recession soon may discover that the tax refunds they’re counting on are dramatically smaller — or that they actually owe income tax. Congress offered a partial solution, but the fix hasn’t been widely publicized, consumer advocates say. Read story