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Liz Weston: 6 new rules for smarter European travel

September 22, 2022, 6:30am Business

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staff shortages led to massive lines and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, prices for hotels and taxis soared. Read story

How much will a house cost by 2030? Predictions and tips to start saving

September 11, 2022, 6:02am Business

Just 17 percent of Americans believe it’s a good time to buy a home, according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae. Between higher mortgage rates, still-high home prices and broader inflationary pressure, putting off buying a home might be the only option for some. What happens if you wait,… Read story

NerdWallet: Are Airbnbs more cost-effective than hotels?

September 7, 2022, 10:45am Business

Remember the days when one of the best money-saving travel tips was booking an Airbnb versus a hotel? Not only were nightly rates almost always far cheaper, but the Airbnbs and hosts themselves often shaped up to be the most memorable aspects of a trip. Read story

Millennial Money: Why you should increase credit limits now

September 6, 2022, 7:37am Business

Relying on a credit limit in a shaky economy is the equivalent of expecting a weak bridge to weather a storm and carry you to survival. Read story

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

September 3, 2022, 6:45am Business

Managing money is an essential life skill, yet most U.S. adults would fail a financial literacy test. Consider the results of a survey meant to measure financial literacy, called the TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index. On average, U.S. adults correctly answered only 50% of its financial literacy questions in 2022. Read story

NerdWallet: 4 things you should know about working after you turn 65

August 31, 2022, 7:47am Business

Continuing to work past the traditional retirement age gives many the opportunity to add more money to their nest egg — and delay Social Security, which will bump up their eventual benefits check. In May, 21.9% of Americans ages 65 and older were working, compared with 19.5% in May 2020,… Read story

Millennial Money: Don’t let money ‘rules’ get you down

August 30, 2022, 8:05am Business

Put 20% down when buying a home. Don’t spend more than 30% of your income on housing costs. Keep child care expenses below 10% of your annual household income. Read story

Burns: Are your taxes too high, too low or just right?

August 29, 2022, 7:49am Business

The most applauded tax is one that is paid by someone else. It is thought to be fair and well-conceived. This is common knowledge. Read story

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 9, 2022, in Washington, DC. The centerpiece of the legislation is $52 billion in funding aimed at boosting U.S semiconductor chip manufacturing and continued scientific research in the field to better compete with Chinas increasing dominance in the sector.

Commentary: If factories don’t return to U.S. now, they never will

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Aug. 9, 2022, in Washington, DC. The centerpiece of the legislation is $52 billion in funding aimed at boosting U.S semiconductor chip manufacturing and continued scientific research in the field to better compete with Chinas increasing dominance in the sector.

August 28, 2022, 6:00am Business

The Chips and Science Act that President Biden signed earlier this month is just the latest indication that the planets are aligning for a return of manufacturing to the U.S. Proponents have pushed for so-called reshoring for years, but it has never quite panned out. With the supply chain crisis… Read story

Weston: While tempting, tapping home equity has cons

August 27, 2022, 6:00am Business

Soaring real estate values mean many homeowners are awash in equity — the difference between what they owe and what their homes are worth. The average-priced home is up 42 percent since the start of the pandemic, and the average homeowner with a mortgage can now tap over $207,000 in… Read story