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NerdWallet: Why booking travel on your phone is a bad idea

November 2, 2022, 8:05am Business

Since the first iPhone launched 15 years ago, consumer shopping habits have slowly but relentlessly shifted toward mobile devices. According to a survey of 3,250 U.S. consumers from Pymnts.com, a website dedicated to analyzing the role of payments in new tech, the majority of travel service purchases (51.4%) were made… Read story

Millennial Money: Maximize your benefits to offset inflation

November 1, 2022, 7:43am Business

Employee benefits are one of the most attractive things about a prospective job and can determine whether you take an opportunity or leave it. When you do decide to take the job, do you maximize the benefits? Read story

13 ways to manage your money during a recession

October 31, 2022, 1:03pm Business

Most economists now expect a recession to impact jobs and incomes in the U.S. by 2024. If you’re trying to change your spending and saving to prepare, you wouldn’t be alone — 74 percent of Americans are changing how they manage their finances to prepare for an upcoming economic downturn.… Read story

The Week Ahead: Why keeping politics out of the inflation fight matters

October 31, 2022, 5:42am Business

“Just kick ‘em in the rump a little,” the president told the chairman of the Federal Reserve four days before the central bank’s interest rate setting committee was to meet. The American economy was limping along, federal spending was a growing concern, and a war was raging halfway around the… Read story

A real estate sign is seen in front of a house for sale in West Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2020.

Housing market predictions for 2023

A real estate sign is seen in front of a house for sale in West Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2020.

October 30, 2022, 5:11am Business

We’re rounding the corner on 2022 and quickly heading toward a new year. That makes this a perfect time to prognosticate real estate matters for 2023. With mortgage rates escalating higher, home sales — and, in some areas, home prices — hitting the brakes, and increased uncertainty felt throughout the… Read story

Millennial Money: 7 credit card moves to stretch your budget

October 25, 2022, 7:37am Business

As prices on goods and services soar, every bit of value squeezed from credit cards helps. Read story

Hiltzik: Think food inflation is bad now? Wait till Kroger and Albertsons merge

October 23, 2022, 6:00am Business

The gargantuan proposed $24.6-billion merger of supermarket behemoths Kroger and Albertsons is being touted by the merger partners as a boon to consumers. Read story

Burns: Young homeowners are in for a bit of a rude awakening

October 23, 2022, 6:00am Business

If you are young and have recently become a homeowner, we need to talk. Read story

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2018 file photo shows a page from the 2019 U.S. Medicare Handbook in Washington. Medicare open enrollment starts soon, but 7 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries say they don't compare Medicare plans during this period, which stretches from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2022.

NerdWallet: How to change Medicare plans — and why you might want to

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2018 file photo shows a page from the 2019 U.S. Medicare Handbook in Washington. Medicare open enrollment starts soon, but 7 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries say they don't compare Medicare plans during this period, which stretches from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2022.

October 22, 2022, 6:00am Business

Medicare open enrollment starts soon, but 7 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries say they don’t compare Medicare plans during this period, according to a 2021 analysis by KFF, a health policy nonprofit. Read story

Culpan: Musk gutting Twitter would be a threat to us all

October 21, 2022, 8:01am Business

With Elon Musk on the verge of taking over Twitter Inc. comes news that he plans to gut its workforce, with cuts of up to 75%. That should be a worry not only to the platform’s staff and users, but for those who care about the flow of information crucial… Read story