Losing a parent feels insurmountable at any age. Our series helps you face it ― from the practical logistics to the existential questions about death and dying today.Americans tend to be pretty abysmal at end-of-life care planning. According to one estimate, only about 36% of adults in this...
As an experienced personal finance journalist, Cameron Huddleston never had problems talking to her mother about money. So when it came time to have a conversation about end-of-life financial matters, it wasn’t that Huddleston was afraid to broach the subject. “I just didn’t realize I needed to,” she...
If you own valuable assets when you die, that can be a bright spot during an otherwise incredibly difficult time for your loved ones who stand to inherit. But if you also have a lot of debt, it could wipe out those assets or even become the responsibility...
There are plenty of benefits to renting instead of buying your home. For one, you don’t have to pay for major repairs and maintenance out of your own pocket. Plus, you can pick up and move with relative ease, since you aren’t tied down by a mortgage.But if...
Sometimes, home improvements have to take place thanks to a structural flaw, aging plumbing or another major issue that needs fixing. It’s when a homeowner decides to renovate to align their home with their personal taste or with the intent to sell that they can get themselves in...
In this political climate, you might feel compelled to do something ― anything ― to make a change. At the very least, you want your voice heard.That’s how some members of Equinox and SoulCycle felt recently when they learned that Stephen Ross, who owns the fitness brands’ parent...
Caitlin Ruiz, a 30-year-old resident of Tucson, Arizona, first got involved in multilevel marketing companies in her early 20s. Also known as MLMs, businesses such as Mary Kay, Tupperware, Amway, Arbonne, LuLaRoe and a host of others employ consultants who sell products directly to the public as well...
Home equity ― the positive difference between what you owe on your property and its current value ― can be one of your biggest financial tools as a homeowner. As of last year, untapped home equity reached an all-time high of $14.4 trillion, about $1 trillion more than...
Recent signs that a recession is coming have had Americans panicking. President Donald Trump recently stated that a recession will only occur if voters fail to reelect him in 2020, but about one-third of economists agree that the dreaded “R” word is on the horizon no matter what...
New data from the New York Fed reveals that the unemployment rate for recent graduates actually rose in the second quarter of 2019.The upward tick, noted by DataTrek Research, stated that for “the first time ever, recent college graduates are more likely unemployed than the base U.S. population.”The...