Saturday, November 26, 2022
Nov. 26, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest
Businessright chevron arrow icon

Columnists

Palmer: 5 ways to feel richer (even if you’re not)

August 1, 2022, 7:44am Business

In some ways, feeling “rich” is less about how many zeroes you have in your bank account and more about knowing how to use them to get what you want out of life. Read story

FILE- In this June 19, 2017, file photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass.  The availability of remote work has increased significantly in recent years, giving rise to the ability for telecommuters to buck travel norms. Remote work has blurred the line between business and personal travel, affording workers the flexibility to extend trips to fly on cheaper days.

NerdWallet: Has remote work changed the travel landscape?

FILE- In this June 19, 2017, file photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass.  The availability of remote work has increased significantly in recent years, giving rise to the ability for telecommuters to buck travel norms. Remote work has blurred the line between business and personal travel, affording workers the flexibility to extend trips to fly on cheaper days.

July 27, 2022, 7:23am Business

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. Read story

FILE - Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal on March 10, 2020 in New York. Millennials are known for changing jobs often, but how does that affect their retirement savings? That depends on several factors. It's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons before taking the leap.

Millennial Money: Can job-hopping help retirement savings?

FILE - Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal on March 10, 2020 in New York. Millennials are known for changing jobs often, but how does that affect their retirement savings? That depends on several factors. It's a good idea to weigh the pros and cons before taking the leap.

July 26, 2022, 8:43am Business

Millennials have been coined the “job-hopping generation,” and I’ve contributed to that stereotype. I started my career at 22 and have job-hopped almost every year since. For many of those years, I was young and restless, and there was another part of me looking for more fulfilling work and pay… Read story

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.  Big home repairs often catch us by surprise, but maybe they shouldn't. Every part of a house has a relatively predictable lifespan. Knowing when your furnace, roof, floors and even pipes will wear out can help you budget for their replacements.

Weston: How to budget realistically for home repairs

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.  Big home repairs often catch us by surprise, but maybe they shouldn't. Every part of a house has a relatively predictable lifespan. Knowing when your furnace, roof, floors and even pipes will wear out can help you budget for their replacements.

July 25, 2022, 8:30am Business

If you’re a homeowner and haven’t faced a big repair bill yet, just wait. Even in the best-maintained homes, stuff will wear out or break. Read story

El-Erian: The Fed is failing in four ways

July 24, 2022, 6:00am Business

Global economy watchers and market participants will be paying a lot of attention next week to how the Federal Reserve describes the U.S. economic outlook, to the magnitude of its interest rate increase and whether it changes the pace of its balance-sheet contraction. Yet for the well-being of the U.S.… Read story

Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol on  May 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Lynda M.

Hiltzik: As professionals flee antiabortion policies, red states face a brain drain

Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol on  May 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Lynda M.

July 24, 2022, 6:00am Business

A few days ago, a university headhunter reached out to Elizabeth T. Jacobs, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona, to gauge her interest in moving to a leading university in Texas. Read story

The likeness of Benjamin Franklin is seen on U.S. $100 bills, Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Marple Township, Pa.  You may have learned that all debt is bad, but sometimes debt can make the things you need or want possible. A loan can help you spread the cost of a large purchase out over a longer period of time, so you're not left with so little in your checking account that you can't afford other bills.

In your debt: 3 times debt can be a helpful tool

The likeness of Benjamin Franklin is seen on U.S. $100 bills, Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Marple Township, Pa.  You may have learned that all debt is bad, but sometimes debt can make the things you need or want possible. A loan can help you spread the cost of a large purchase out over a longer period of time, so you're not left with so little in your checking account that you can't afford other bills.

July 22, 2022, 10:41am Business

In some corners of the personal finance advice world, getting into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. And yes, some forms of debt — particularly those that charge high interest rates — can keep you locked in a cycle of owing money for years. Read story

NerdWallet: 5 ways to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

July 20, 2022, 7:41am Business

Medicare fraud is big business, and like most businesses, it has adapted to the new environment of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Millennial Money: 5 credit card mistakes to avoid right now

July 19, 2022, 7:39am Business

When times are tough, credit card debt may be inevitable if you’re learning to manage credit or are forced to make risky financial decisions due to hardships. Read story

Traders work on the floor during a steep dip of the New York Stock Exchange on May 18, 2022, in New York.

Analysis: If this is your first bear market, there’s no need to panic

Traders work on the floor during a steep dip of the New York Stock Exchange on May 18, 2022, in New York.

July 18, 2022, 5:22am Business

Trading apps such as Robinhood Markets Inc. introduced millions of investors to the stock market during the pandemic, and many of them are experiencing a bear market for the first time. I suspect they have already learned some valuable lessons, notably that picking stocks is much more difficult in a… Read story