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Weston: Retiring? If you need a home loan, get one first

April 21, 2023, 7:30am Business

Retired engineers Kelly and Derek Barkey assumed they would be approved when they applied for a $50,000 home equity line of credit two years ago to fix up their new house. Read story

NerdWallet: Relief options if you’re in debt from your kid’s education

April 20, 2023, 8:36am Business

In January, the Department of Education unveiled details of a repayment plan overhaul that could halve monthly payments for many federal student loan borrowers. But one group, the 3.7 million parents who owe parent PLUS loans, won’t benefit. Policymakers have long excluded parent PLUS loans from most relief, though the… Read story

NerdWallet: How to ease your kids into estate planning

April 19, 2023, 7:46am Business

When parents talk with their kids at the dinner table, estate planning probably doesn’t come up. But considering we aren’t immortal, it should. It’s worth having age-appropriate conversations to introduce children to the idea of estate planning. As children grow older, parents can provide more specifics about their plans and… Read story

Millennial Money: Young adults traveling on fiscal thin ice

April 18, 2023, 8:01am Business

Prices for travel remain stubbornly high. The cost of airfare in February was 27% higher than the same month a year earlier, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data . And rental car prices — having shot up during the pandemic — remain high today, as they’re 37% pricier… Read story

The Week Ahead: A recession is here, albeit not the one we fear most

April 17, 2023, 6:02am Business

Another corporate earnings season is upon investors, and it is a season of recession. Read story

NerdWallet: Why new grads shouldn’t fear a recession

April 12, 2023, 7:47am Business

In 2023 alone, there have been over 118,000 U.S. tech layoffs, according to Crunchbase News, a business publication. That’s in addition to two major bank collapses and two federal rate hikes. The class of 2023 will graduate into this economic upheaval while facing another variable: student loan payments. Read story

Millennial Money: Can therapy help make you richer?

April 11, 2023, 7:38am Business

Therapy can help improve your mental health, your stress levels and maybe even your relationship with your mom. It may also help improve your financial situation — a benefit many may not be aware of. Read story

Palmer: How to protect parents from financial scams

April 10, 2023, 7:40am Business

When a scam artist called Cameron Huddleston’s mom to tell her to wire money in order to claim a prize, Huddleston had to intercept the calls. Her mom, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, was convinced she had to wire the money as soon as possible. Read story

The Week Ahead: Watching for the balancing act by big banks

April 10, 2023, 6:00am Business

There are banks and then there are systemically important banks. These banks are too-big-to fail. They are required to maintain certain financial buffers to protect depositors from fast moving markets, concentrated bank investments and guard against putting the broader financial system at risk. Read story

Hiltzik: Social Security is perfectly healthy, but there’s one easy way to improve it

April 9, 2023, 6:02am Business

‘Tis the season for hand-wringing over the fiscal condition of Social Security. Read story