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Personal Finance: We’ve hit zero percent interest rates

March 22, 2020, 6:02am Business

The Federal Reserve on Sunday evening cut short-term interest rates — to zero. Read story

Weston: Key steps to protect investments

March 21, 2020, 6:05am Business

A bad stock market is unsettling for any investor. For retirees and near-retirees, though, bad markets can be dangerous. Stock market losses early in retirement can significantly increase your chances of running short of money. But there are ways to mitigate the risk. Financial planners say the following actions can help make your money last. Read story

Reyer: Show leadership to fix team

March 19, 2020, 6:02am Business

I’m a new senior member of a project team and have serious concerns about how it’s being managed. Key work items with compliance and audit implications have been neglected, and there’s insufficient sense of urgency. How can I get this on track, recognizing that I’m not the person in charge? Read story

Brunell: TP shortage is tip of iceberg

March 17, 2020, 6:02am Business

If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. Read story

Personal Finance: Financial advantage of youth? Compound growth

March 15, 2020, 6:00am Business

Adulthood these days involves a financial obstacle course. Out of the gate, demands on your starting paycheck include college loan repayment, likely a car payment, and don’t forget rent, utilities, food. Read story

Weston: Smart way to prepare for long stay at home

March 14, 2020, 6:02am Business

Concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated COVID-19) mean more of us are doing what we probably should have been doing all along: washing our hands more frequently and thoroughly; staying at home when we’re sick; stocking up on food and supplies in case that stay becomes extended. Read story

Working from home has many benefits

March 13, 2020, 6:02am Business

We’ve all gotten jobs by arguing how much we’ll bring to a workplace. A better argument may be how much our employer will save if we don’t come in at all. Read story

Reyer: Have a plan for return to work after long layoff

March 12, 2020, 6:02am Business

After being laid off for several months, I’m going to be starting a new job. This is great news but I’m worried that I won’t be in the workday groove after all this time off. How can I best prepare now and adjust when the time comes? At some level I’m going to miss the freedom and flexibility I’ve had. Read story

Brunell: Working at home to be put to test

March 10, 2020, 6:02am Business

Nobody knows how deep the impact of the coronavirus will be, but one thing that it is destined to test is how effectively people will work from home. Read story

Link between mortgage rates, virus explained

March 8, 2020, 6:03am Business

It does seem puzzling that the direction of mortgage rates in the U.S. might be tied to something as seemingly unrelated as the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. Read story