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NerdWallet: Watch for these 3 Medigap shopping surprises to avoid overpaying

October 25, 2023, 7:47am Business

Medicare beneficiaries can buy Medicare Supplement Insurance, or Medigap, to help cover certain out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part A and/or Part B. (If you’re shopping during open enrollment, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, remember that people with Medicare Advantage can’t buy Medigap plans.) Read story

Millennial Money: How to adjust to prosperity after poverty

October 24, 2023, 7:42am Business

Growing up without money affects how you live on a daily basis in childhood, and it can have long-term effects into adulthood, even when you begin to have enough money to make ends meet. Read story

Palmer: Ways to recover from a financial shock and be prepared next time

October 23, 2023, 8:01am Business

Financial shocks come in many different forms: An unexpected medical bill, house repair or job loss are among the typical ones. The reasons for financial shocks may be common, but recovering from them can be unexpectedly challenging. Read story

Weston: Someday your boss could help you save for emergencies

October 21, 2023, 6:00am Business

When I wrote about employer-provided emergency savings accounts four years ago, the idea was still pretty novel. Some companies were experimenting with ways to help their workers save for short-term needs, but the concept wasn’t even on the radar for many employers. Read story

Adopting a rescue dog? Here’s what to know about pet insurance

October 18, 2023, 8:09am Business

Adopting a rescue or shelter dog doesn’t just give a needy animal a home. It can provide a playmate for your kids, a jogging buddy for you and a loyal companion for everyone to cuddle with on the couch. But a new pet can also come with unexpected vet bills,… Read story

Millennial Money: The questions you aren’t asking (but should) during open enrollment

October 17, 2023, 7:35am Business

Open enrollment is no one’s idea of a good time, but health coverage is a crucial part of your financial health. Whether you’re getting insurance through an employer or the Affordable Care Act marketplace, it’s important to ask the right questions before you choose a health plan for 2024. Read story

How can I remove my card information from a website?

October 15, 2023, 5:40am Business

When you’re shopping online, you’ve probably seen retailers ask if you’d like to save your card information. While the rationale is that doing so is a convenience for you, it also creates a sticky situation that’s beneficial for the merchant since it encourages you to come back for future shopping. Read story

Merchant: How LA really made the internet what it is

October 15, 2023, 5:40am Business

The influencers have won. Digital media institutions are crumbling. We have pivoted to video. The internet of the 2020s is dominated by a handful of platforms — Instagram, TikTok, Spotify, YouTube — and the creators who rule them. Now even the mighty entertainment industry is in their thrall. Read story

Two full-time jobs? That’s a remote work myth

October 14, 2023, 5:40am Business

There is a bogeyman lurking behind corporate America’s push to bring workers back to the office: the remote employee who is secretly working a second full-time job, not by working 80-hour weeks, but by toggling between Job 1 and Job 2. Read story

NerdWallet: How to complain about your upcoming student loan bill

October 11, 2023, 7:33am Business

The return of federal student loan bills may feel like a bad dream. And if poor guidance from your servicer, an incorrect balance or other account errors keep you up at night, consider filing a complaint. Read story