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Weston: How your parents’ debt could outlive them

February 5, 2022, 6:00am Business

Many people believe one of two common myths when a parent dies in debt, says Chicago estate planning attorney Michael Whitty. The first myth is that an adult child will become liable for their parents’ debt. The second myth is that they can’t. Read story

Hiltzik: Remember the GameStop stock craze? Looks like it’s over

January 31, 2022, 6:00am Business

Just about one year ago, a consumer chain lumbering its way toward business irrelevancy suddenly became the lodestar of a stock market craze. Read story

Millennial Money: Just how passive is passive income?

January 30, 2022, 6:02am Business

The opportunity to make money while we sleep is one few of us would turn down. And passive income, at face value, suggests we can do just that. Read story

A nurse and respiratory therapist attend to a coronavirus patient in Intensive Care Unit of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 in Colton, California.

Hiltzik: When a medical team quit, this hospital sued to force them to keep working

A nurse and respiratory therapist attend to a coronavirus patient in Intensive Care Unit of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 in Colton, California.

January 30, 2022, 6:00am Business

It’s hardly a secret that American labor law and workplace practices are designed for the benefit of employers, not workers. Read story

High gas prices at the Chevron gas station located at East Cesar Chavez Ave and North Alameda Street in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Bankrate: How much is higher inflation hurting you? Here’s how to estimate

High gas prices at the Chevron gas station located at East Cesar Chavez Ave and North Alameda Street in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

January 24, 2022, 6:00am Business

Americans are no doubt feeling the squeeze of higher inflation as prices soar at their fastest rate in nearly 40 years — but for some consumers, that pinch could be even tighter. Read story

Improving your savings is likely to improve other key aspects of your life.

Bankrate: 6 ways to save more money in 2022

Improving your savings is likely to improve other key aspects of your life.

January 23, 2022, 6:00am Business

Improving your diet and health are common New Year’s resolutions, but improving your financial health should be a priority, too. Read story

Weston: How to get more joy while giving to good causes

January 22, 2022, 5:37am Columnists

We may think spending money on ourselves will make us happier than spending it on someone else. That belief can make it hard to carve money out of our budgets to give to good causes. Read story

Weston: This year, resolve to leave no gift card unused

January 15, 2022, 5:38am Business

Years ago, a friend who needed cash sold me a $100 Nordstrom gift card. I wish I knew where the heck I put it. Read story

Weed-out classes derail promising students from their fields of interest.

Don’t let a college weed-out class ruin your career plans

Weed-out classes derail promising students from their fields of interest.

December 26, 2021, 6:00am Business

I once knew a girl who read medical memoirs from age 8, and shortly thereafter identified her future employer as the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control. She eventually headed off to college as a pre-med student, where she encountered Chemistry, which she hated. She suffered through,… Read story

Weston: 8 rules for saving, borrowing and spending money

December 11, 2021, 6:00am Business

The best personal finance advice is tailored to your individual situation. That said, a few rules of thumb can cut through the confusion that often surrounds money decisions and help you build a solid financial foundation. Read story