The most boring videos on TikTok could save you thousands of dollars, and here’s what you can do to help people who are homeless this holiday season

2019-12-07

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Here’s what you can do to help people who are homeless this holiday season (and what NOT to do) A global ‘Sleep Out’ on Saturday will raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness. There’s been a disturbing rise in cellphone injuriesRead More →

5 money-saving tips people hate

2019-11-30

First, people love to save money. They like a deal. If they can get something for $50, that’s better than paying $75. Paying $30 is even better. Second, people don’t like to be told how to save money. Especially when those suggestions deal with strongly held personal preferences. It’s alsoRead More →

How to avoid 5 common retirement money mistakes

2019-11-23

Since launching my company’s investment advisory service for retirees, True Link Financial, my colleagues and I have spent a lot of time talking to people about their financial plans. Here are five of the most common mistakes we’ve seen and how retirees can avoid them:  Mistake No. 1: Thinking youRead More →

Use this calculator to add up the ‘true’ cost of your streaming services, and Taylor Swift is squaring off with private-equity giant Carlyle Group — here’s how the combatants stack up

2019-11-15

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance No pizza boxes, batteries or shredded paper — fix your recycling sins Effective paper and plastic recycling is dictated by tossing only “empty, clean and dry” containers. Otherwise, the bin that feeds your green soul is really only a second garbageRead More →

Where you live may affect how many years you have left

2019-11-01

Health and genetics aren’t the only factors that affect life expectancy — location might, too. Current location has a “large causal impact” on a person’s life span, according to researchers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who looked at Medicare beneficiary data and how location affects mortalityRead More →