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NerdWallet: Why one teacher changed careers and gave up loan forgiveness

August 24, 2022, 7:29am Business

During my first class of the day, I asked a question to my students, or rather to their avatars on the screen of our online classroom. I waited for an answer but received silence. As none of my students turned on their cameras, I couldn’t know why I didn’t get… Read story

Millennial Money: How to prepare your finances for a breakup

August 23, 2022, 7:55am Business

even if it’s necessary and you’re better off without them. Emotions loom large and life changes. Your to-do list fills up with loaded logistics, like figuring out who gets the cat or how the heck you’ll afford to live alone. Read story

Leondis: Resist the siren song of 40-year mortgage loans

August 22, 2022, 7:55am Business

Because of rising interest rates and higher home values, the monthly mortgage payment on a typical U.S. home is 62% higher than a year ago. So, it’s only natural to be looking for a way to cut costs. But if you’re borrowing money to buy a home and think the… Read story

The Week Ahead: Looking for a price peak in the past to figure out the future of interest rates

August 22, 2022, 6:00am Business

The Federal Reserve consistently says its actions are data dependent. “Data dependence is, and always has been, at the heart of policymaking at the Federal Reserve,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said in a 2019 speech. Read story

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California, on March 17, 2011.

Hiltzik: Keeping the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open is a dangerous waste of effort and money

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California, on March 17, 2011.

August 21, 2022, 6:00am Business

When it comes to resurrection stories, the Bible’s Lazarus may have nothing on California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Read story

An Amazon bookstore in Chicago in March 2017. Would you entrust your healthcare to this company?

Hiltzik: Amazon’s acquisition of a medical firm may not disrupt health care, but could disrupt your life

An Amazon bookstore in Chicago in March 2017. Would you entrust your healthcare to this company?

August 21, 2022, 6:00am Business

In announcing its newest foray into the health care field last month — the $3.9-billion acquisition of the primary care firm One Medical — Amazon explained its interest in the industry this way: Read story

Weston: Just Starting Out? Learn From Our Mistakes

August 19, 2022, 7:40am Business

Those of us who write and talk about money for a living tend to have our financial acts together. But that wasn’t always the case. I invited some personal finance experts to share what they wish they could have told their younger selves about money. Read story

Millennial Money: A scarcity money mindset can cost you

August 16, 2022, 7:54am Business

We all saw it at grocery stores in 2020. The shelves, once brimming with toilet paper and hand soap, were bare. We hid in our homes, deep-cleaning every surface, occasionally braving the threat of COVID-19 to hunt down the last remaining bottle of hand sanitizer in a 50-mile radius. We… Read story

Hiltzik: Shame, suicide attempts, ‘financial death’ — the devastating toll of a crypto firm’s failure

August 15, 2022, 5:34am Business

In September last year, Alex Mashinsky was riding high. Read story

More than 15 years after the start of the nudge revolution, where policy makers thought they could coax people into more desirable behavior, the evidence is in on how well this is working.

Commentary: The fatal flaw in your retirement plan’s target date funds

More than 15 years after the start of the nudge revolution, where policy makers thought they could coax people into more desirable behavior, the evidence is in on how well this is working.

August 14, 2022, 5:27am Business

There was a major development in 2006 that transformed how Americans invest for retirement. It solved one problem, but created another that will be causing extra pain to people who retire in this economy. Read story