Stay safe, MarketWatchers, and don’t miss these top stories: Personal finance Almost 1 in 3 Americans feel less patriotic this July 4th Fewer people are celebrating the Fourth of July or spending money on the holiday this year, surveys find What financial advisers have been doing with their clients’ moneyRead More →

Happy Thursday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Barron’s wants to recognize people and organizations whose products, services, or education programs are making an impact to improve the financial health of individuals across the U.S. Be sure to head to barrons.com/celebrates for more information and to submit a nomination byRead More →

Fair Isaac, FICO, +1.55%   the giant credit score company, recently announced the biggest change since 2014 in how it determines its FICO credit scores. This new FICO 10 system — expected to go into effect by year’s end — could affect your retirement in big ways, possibly for theRead More →

I have devoted my entire adult life to learning about money. That might sound like cruel-and-unusual punishment, but I’ve mostly enjoyed it. For more than three decades, I’ve spent my days perusing the business pages, reading finance books, scanning academic studies and talking to countless folks about their finances. Yet,Read More →

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance ‘There’s an oiliness in it that stays in your mouth’: This café charges $39 for a cup of java made from bird droppings Holy Crapuccino! A $9 Starbucks coffee may never seem quite so expensive again. ‘Sea-level rise won’t affect myRead More →