Vacation survival tips from 5 financial professionals

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his December shopping list. “It lightens the load greatly,” he says, making December bills easier because … Read more

American football erases the Iranian flag as a sign of protest

DOHA, Qatar – With the United States and Iran gearing up for a dangerous World Cup match here on Tuesday, the U.S. Soccer Federation has taken to social media to issue what it says is a statement of support for the protesters inside Iran: A modified version of the Iranian flag. The federation’s action led … Read more

The New Orleans Cocktail Book shows the city’s elegant side

Rebecca Santana. Associated Press If your idea of ​​a New Orleans cocktail is a colorful, alcohol-rich concoction served in a plastic grenade or novelty glass that looks like a hurricane lamp, stop thinking like a college student on his first trip to Bourbon Street and take a look at the new book from upscale bar … Read more

My wife agreed to be a surety for her son’s rent without telling me. His car has been recovered for non-payment of his loan. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, About four days ago, I got an email from my wife’s bank saying someone had requested her login username via password reset. When I asked my wife about it, she said she had forgotten her username and was trying to get my stepson access to her portal so he could download some of … Read more

OPEC+ is looking to increase production ahead of restrictions on Russian oil

OPEC delegates said that OPEC oil producers are discussing increasing production, in a move that may help heal the rift between Saudi Arabia and the Biden administration and keep energy flowing amid new attempts to undermine the Russian oil industry due to the war in Ukraine. Delegates said increasing production by up to 500,000 barrels … Read more

Fear the repercussions of getting help

By Caitlin Burchett, Virgin Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (AP) — A series of suicides linked to the USS George Washington over the past two years has prompted a focus on mental health services within the Navy — with congressional leaders calling for mental health directors at every Navy and Marine Corps facility and the Navy … Read more

I’m a flight attendant, I’m 61 and I want to retire at 70. I’m going to get a $900 pension a month and I’ll get Social Security, but I only have $150,000 in my 401(k). Should I get professional help?

This hostess is looking for financial help from a counselor, but how should she choose the right person? Getty Images A question: I think I need a financial advisor. I am 61 years old and plan to retire at 70. I am a flight attendant and will have a pension of just over $900 a … Read more

Midterm elections deeply disturbed by inflation, America’s trend

A large proportion of voters in Tuesday’s midterm elections They said they were particularly upset with the state of the economy high inflationdissatisfied with the direction of the nation and its political leadership. A national survey of more than 90,000 registered voters has shown for The Wall Street Journal, according to The Associated Press and … Read more

The Emily Post Etiquette Book for the 21st Century Is Fixed

Associated Press LEANNE ITALIE NEW YORK – Cuddle without permission. Humiliating a parent in front of children who are experiencing divorce. Privilege to brag. Being a bad listener – or worse, a terrible loser. The world and all of its interactive black holes could possibly make Emily Post sip her tea. The Grand Lady of … Read more

These are the $30,000 questions you need to ask yourself if you want to get richer, says personal finance expert Ramit Sethi (and PSST: Pros say he’s got a point)

When it comes to building wealth, entrepreneur Ramit Sethi says it’s important to focus on the bigger picture. Getty Images No, it’s not about the latte – well, at least according to Ramit Sethi, entrepreneur and author of The New York Times Best Seller I will teach you to be rich. He says we shouldn’t … Read more