Tag: Living / Lifestyle

Opinion: Saving Social Security will be far harder this time than it was in 1983

Social Security is America’s largest government program and arguably the most important one given that it serves as a lifeline for tens of millions of...

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

15 electric cars (and trucks) to watch for in 2022

As we continue to strive for reduced emissions and air pollution, the electric car market is being flooded with new options. What used to be...

How much income tax will Biden and Harris pay under their proposed hikes? These accountants say they’ve found an answer

President Joe Biden has been touting his proposed tax hikes on the rich by saying they need to start “paying their fair share.” If his...

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in July 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu doesn’t have many originals coming in July, but will try to make up for that with a ton of older movies. The Disney DIS,...

I want to retire in ‘a liberal-thinking area’ on $3,000 a month, including rent — where should I go?

I would like to find a liberal-thinking area to retire on $3,000 a month, rent included. Hiking, biking and gardening are priorities.  Dear Ken, You...

The new cruise ship rulebook: What to know about booking a trip, getting on board, and other changes

You may have been able to hear the champagne corks pop and cheers resound on June 5 as the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship weighed anchor...

Thailand Once Shut Out Covid-19 but Is Now Pivoting to Living With It

Last year, Thailand was one of the world’s top performers at fighting the coronavirus. It sacrificed the tourism dollars that normally buoy its economy to...

‘Dear Intern: it gets better.’ Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter users backing the HBO Max intern behind the ‘Integration Test Email’ fail

Dear Intern: We’ve all been there.  HBO Max subscribers received a baffling email on Thursday night with the subject line “Integration Test Email # 1,”...

To Roth or not to Roth? Part II

I have advice for those of you who would dare to question the conventional wisdom about Roth conversions to your 401(k)s or IRAs: Be prepared...

The 2021 Kia Seltos vs. the 2021 Ford EcoSport —which is better?

2021 Kia Seltos 2021 Kia Seltos starting price: $21,990 Above average: Optional turbo engine; all-wheel drive (AWD) is standard on all but one trim; roomy interior; great...

Start exercising at this age to save up to $1,874 a year on health care costs in retirement: report

Break a sweat in early adulthood to keep medical expenses from breaking the bank later in life.  That’s the key takeaway in an analysis of...

‘There was extraordinary generosity’ — Americans gave a record $471 billion to charity in 2020

U.S. charities took in an estimated $471 billion in donations last year. But that record amount of charitable giving was fueled by more than people’s...

U.K. unemployment rate drops again, as British stocks open at highest level since February 2020

The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the February to April period, government data showed, marking the fourth straight month of declines after the...

This is where older Americans find the most happiness

Ready for this one? Good things came out of the pandemic. A new study “The Four Pillars of the New Retirement: What a Difference a...

Mortgage rates fell over the past week, despite inflation hitting a 13-year high. What’s going on?

Benchmark mortgage rates slid over the past week, without any clear reason for a decline, continuing the reprieve for price-sensitive home buyers. The 30-year fixed-rate...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

‘She is an enabler who refuses to admit it’: My mother sold her house to my brother and offered me 10% of the proceeds. Is that fair?

Dear Quentin, Picture it: North Carolina, May 2018. My grandfather passed away a few years ago and left a nice piece of property to his two heirs. My...

‘I have these really deep beliefs about stability and survival’: Anna Sale, host of ‘Death, Sex and Money’ podcast, on our evolving relationship to money

I recently found myself reflecting on this question after reading Anna Sale’s “Let’s Talk About Hard Things.” In the book, Sale, the host of the...

Chatter around meme stocks grows quiet as sector sees uncertain end to the weel

After a torrid two weeks of almost non-stop action, things went suddenly eerily quiet in the world of meme stocks on Friday. As the major...

I’m 59. My wife is 33. We have 2-year-old twins. I pay for my mother-in-law’s rent. The time has come for me to cut the cord

Dear Quentin, My wife and I have been together for 11 years. We have twins aged 2, and I have a 20-year-old son in college.  I have...

‘Not being able to connect with people was really hard’: Company sports teams are finally getting back together

American office workers are moving from the Zoom window to the batter’s box. When Sean O’Rourke took the field at a softball league on Monday...

Vaccinated and need a vacation? CDC relaxes guidance for Americans traveling to more than 100 countries.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated travel advice, easing restrictions on more than 100 countries and opening up more destinations...

I’m 40, and a single, military dad of 2; I have rental income, $100K in retirement savings and expect at least $3K a month in retirement — what am I missing?

I am 40 years old and am a single, military father. My kids are 9 and 7. I signed over my Post-911 GI bill benefits...