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How to protect your savings if you or a family member requires long-term care
The average cost for a semi-private nursing home room in 2018 was $245 a day or $89,425 a year.
Immigrants will be required to show credit scores, or fulfill other financial criteria, if they want to become U.S. citizens
Acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli said: ‘We want to see people coming to this country who are self-sufficient.’
This is one of the safest sunscreens you can buy right now — and it only costs $9
What’s the best sunscreen for your money? Blue Lizard and Neutrogena sunscreen are among top-rated, new safe sunscreen report finds
This financial adviser shed 100 pounds, and $60,000 in debt and back taxes — here’s how he did it
‘I never want to be in a situation where I feel I have to work for somebody else again’
The good and the bad of combining finances when you get married
Not all couples do it. How to decide if you should turn ‘mine’ and ‘yours’ into ‘ours.’
How social media is causing parents to overspend on school supplies
Many parents say they end up buying school products their kids want because of social media influences.
This 23-year-old has made $120,000 buying and selling Instagram accounts
It’s his full-time job, and he’s flipped more than 1,000 pages.
A Danish bank is offering mortgages with negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen in the U.S.
When a mortgage rate is negative, a borrower must still make monthly payments, but they pay back less than what they owe .
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
‘We are all in the closet’: Trump backers in the Hamptons keep allegiance under wraps
Many of Trump’s core supporters fear speaking out, especially during the summer months, when beachfront villages from Westhampton to Montauk are filled with part-time Hamptons residents and other visitors, largely from New York City.
U.S. July budget deficit widens as spending surges
The U.S. government’s July budget deficit widened to $120 billion, the Treasury Department reported Monday, up from a shortfall of $77 billion in the same month a year ago.
Ingrained racism is the reason Americans can’t have nice things
Racism’s pervasiveness is arguably one key reason America’s social policies are so reactionary compared to other rich nations, with millions lacking access to basic services like health care, child care, paid vacation, and so on, writes Pedro Nicolaci da Costa.
Economy will drag on Trump’s re-election hopes
The U.S. economy is delivering bad news to the White House.
When the unthinkable happens: U.S.-China trade negotiations break down for good
Global trade would collapse, and the Federal Reserve wouldn’t be able to save the economy.
Hong Kong airport cancels flights as demonstrators pour in
Hong Kong’s airport authority cancels more than 100 flights Monday afternoon as thousands of demonstrators thronged the city’s airport to protest police for their handling of this summer’s long-running protests.