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Palmer: Shopping on social media the smart way

June 19, 2023, 8:55am Business

When Ziwei Cong bought some sweatpants that caught her eye during a livestream shopping event on social media, she was disappointed when they arrived and didn’t fit well. Read story

Burns: Your hopes of carefree living are back in 2023

June 18, 2023, 6:00am Business

Yes, the cost of living is going up. Read story

Liz Weston: You’ll probably live longer than you think

June 17, 2023, 5:42am Business

Women often don’t score as well as men in surveys of financial literacy. One area where we seem to do better is “longevity literacy,” or understanding how long we’re likely to live. Read story

NerdWallet: What if you can’t afford long-term care?

June 14, 2023, 9:30am Business

As many as 8 in 10 older Americans couldn’t afford more than four years in an assisted living facility or two years in a nursing home, according to a 2023 analysis by the National Council on Aging and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. Read story

Millennial Money: How to use ChatGPT to plan your next trip

June 13, 2023, 8:26am Business

Planning travel can be a daunting maze. Guidebooks, by their nature, send all readers to the same destinations. And web searches can yield an unhelpful mess of content. Read story

Catch-up contributions: What they are and how they work

June 12, 2023, 6:02am Business

Catch-up contributions are an opportunity for those ages 50 and older to save additional money for their retirement on a tax-advantaged basis. The increase is designed for the saver who may have gotten a late start on their retirement savings or was forced to delay their contributions for some reason.… Read story

How to become an investor and dabble in the stock market

June 11, 2023, 6:02am Business

If you want to put some money in the stock market, it could be as simple as downloading the Robinhood trading and investing app and pouring money into “meme stocks” like AMC or GameStop. Read story

Bankrate: Unemployment or recession fears aren’t stopping workers from making career moves

June 10, 2023, 5:33am Business

For more than a year now, workers have been told to strap in for a recession that could zap their historic career opportunities, harm their unprecedented amount of bargaining power and injure their job security. Read story

Millennial Money: Does ESG actually do any good?

June 6, 2023, 7:50am Business

ESG, or environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, has become a lightning rod for contention. The right says it’s woke hogwash, and the left says it can save the planet. But few can say what ESG has actually done. Read story

Palmer: Financial tips for new college grads

June 5, 2023, 7:44am Business

For new college graduates, receiving that first post-degree paycheck can be almost as exciting as getting the diploma itself. But it also presents a challenge: Given the many demands on a young person’s budget, how should those funds be managed? Read story