The financial crisis struck a decade ago this week, when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. Since the recession, the stock market has been on a historic run upwards. But today, how safe are your retirement savings? We ask Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal if there are potential warning signs of a new crisis, and what it could mean for your nest egg. » Read More
A change in the weather could be a good time to try a new wine. Joining us with suggestions to toast the fall season is Food and Wine’s Ray Isle. He’s done the research and has selected several bottles, within a budget, to enjoy with autumn around the corner. » Read More
New York University medical students always get a white lab coat on their first day of class. This year the school surprised them with a bigger gift: Free tuition. Regardless of need, all NYU medical students will get tuition (but not housing and fees) paid for. Former ER doctor and current journalist, Elisabeth Rosenthal says there are pros and cons to this extraordinary offer. » Read More
Football season is underway, but not everyone is cheering for the National Football League. Television ratings have been falling the past two seasons. And the national anthem controversy continues. Meanwhile, fewer kids are playing the game. Reporter Eric Chemi has more on the state of football.
Entrepreneur Tiffany Pham launched “Mogul,” a global website for millennial women to connect and share job information and more in 2014. She did it as a “side hustle” while working two other jobs. In her new book, “You Are A Mogul,” Pham shares tips on how she took advantage of the new career rules and how you can find your “inner mogul.”
Summer is over, but if you’re looking for a both a getaway and a bargain there are some destinations you should consider. Pauline Frommer of the travel guide company, Frommer’s, has some unique places where your dollar can take you further.
As competition for skilled workers increases, more and more companies are offering paid sabbaticals as a benefit. Do they work, do workers become more productive, or is it something that can easily be abused. With Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor.
Aretha Franklin died without a will, so what will happen to her multi-million dollar estate? Why everyone needs some kind of estate plan no matter how much or little you have. And what are the essential documents you should have, as well? With Lori Anne Douglass, Attorney.
Every time you buy a backpack for you or your kid from State Bags, you’re doing more than just making a purchase. The company will donate an additional school bag to kids in a community in need. What inspired the husband and wife team running this company, and how can they afford to do it? With Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman, State Bags co-founders.
That could be your reaction seeing prices on the windshields of “pre-owned” models. Used vehicle prices have hit a record high, with the average price now just over $20,000. Reporter Phil LeBeau looks at factors driving the increase.
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, what’s the smart way to go when you head to a dealer? What about leasing vs. buying? We ask Autotrader’s Michelle Krebs if higher prices are ahead and what impact tariffs could have on the cost of your next vehicle, new or used.
Your credit may have improved since they last time you checked. Millions of consumers scores are higher because the big credit reporting agencies are calculating consumer records and data differently. Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson explains how to find out if your number is up, and what it could mean for your next loan.
Alina Morse’s parents wouldn’t let her take a free lollipop offered at their bank, because it was “unhealthy”. The 7-year old wondered why there wasn’t a “healthy” lollipop. So she made her own, and started “Zollipops”. The now-13-year-old entrepreneur shares how she created a new kind of candy and a business.
Georgene Huang wants to help improve the workplace for women, so she founded Fairygodboss.com. The site is a resource for women on topics including the gender pay gap, and company benefits. Wwe ask her advice on how to best negotiate when you land that dream job.
It’s still back-to-school shopping time. Parents will spend an average of $510 per kid this summer buying season, an amount second only to holiday shopping. In a surprising survey, Deloitte asked consumers where they’re shopping and finding deals. With Rod Sides, Deloitte vice chairman, retail leader.
If you want a sliced lemon in that refreshing summer drink, get ready to pay more. A California heat wave and supply issues in Mexico and South America have sent lemon prices to the highest level in a decade. Reporter Aditi Roy goes to the citrus orchards to see the damage and how the next harvest is doing.
When you’re investing savings for retirement, the funds you choose generally have fees attached. But more major investment fund providers are offering zero-cost or low-cost funds. Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson runs the numbers to see the financial impact even small fees could mean for your retirement nest egg.
Americans used to be better at taking time off. From the late 1970s until 2000, 20 days off was the average vacation time used, but now it’s less. Katie Denis of Project: Time Off has been studying the trends and the benefits to both workers and companies to get some time away from each other.
College is about to begin again, and interest rates on federal student loans are up for the second straight year. When it's time to repay that debt, are there options? Stephen Dash, CEO of financial site Credible.com, has tips for how to find better rates and terms.