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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… 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

Weston: Addressing student loan debt

March 7, 2020, 6:06am Business

Earlier this year, a judge excused a Navy veteran from having to pay $221,000 in education debt. Bankruptcy judge Cecelia G. Morris’ decision garnered plenty of headlines, along with speculation that the ruling might make such discharges easier. Read story

Personal Finance: Add Airbnb to checklist as you shop for a house

March 6, 2020, 6:06am Columnists

It used to be when you bought a house, you mostly worried about schools and traffic and noisy neighbors. Read story

Reyer: Here’s how to lead top-notch meetings

March 5, 2020, 6:02am Business

In my new role, I’m leading a lot of meetings, many with senior people attending. It makes me nervous and the first ones haven’t gone as well as I’d like. What do you suggest? Read story

Brunell: Legislators must find better ways to cut CO2

March 3, 2020, 6:00am Business

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. Read story