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Weston: Playing the market is a bad idea, especially now

October 24, 2020, 6:02am Business

The current day trading boom will end as these frenzies always do: in tears. While we wait for the inevitable crash, let’s review not only why day traders are doomed but also why most people shouldn’t trade, or even invest in, individual stocks. Read story

Weston: Suddenly retired? Here’s what to do next

October 17, 2020, 6:00am Business

The pandemic seems to be driving a surge of early retirements as businesses close or downsize and older people weigh the health risks of continuing to work. Read story

Weston: Beware high-risk homes that drive up insurance

October 10, 2020, 6:02am Business

When house hunting, the price of homeowners insurance probably isn’t top of mind. But homes with hidden risks can make getting coverage difficult, expensive or both. Learning how to identify them could save you a bundle. Read story

Weston: Sustainable investing could get a lot harder

October 3, 2020, 6:00am Business

Interest in sustainable investing is soaring, as more people become convinced that making a positive impact can be profitable as well as good for the planet and society. Unfortunately, the Labor Department doesn’t think these investments belong in your 401(k). Read story

Weston: Fear of bankruptcy holds too many people back

September 26, 2020, 6:02am Business

The mystery isn’t why so many people file for bankruptcy each year. It’s why more people don’t. Read story

Weston: Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise

September 5, 2020, 6:00am Business

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. Read story

Weston: The 2 costs that can make or break your nest egg

August 29, 2020, 5:03am Business

If you earn a decent income but have trouble saving, the culprits could be the roof over your head and the car in your driveway. Read story

Weston: Why taking Social Security early costs too much

August 22, 2020, 6:00am Business

Starting Social Security early typically means getting a smaller benefit for the rest of your life. The penalty is steep: Someone who applies this year at age 62 would see their monthly benefit check reduced by nearly 30%. Read story

Weston: Feel out of control? These money moves can help

August 15, 2020, 6:02am Business

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely and his colleagues at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight have a pact. Every week, the group of 50 people picks one small business in Durham, North Carolina, and each person spends $100 there. Read story

Weston: Can you have too much credit?

August 8, 2020, 6:02am Business

People who care about their credit scores tend to obsess about some things they probably shouldn’t, such as the possibility they might have too much credit. Read story