4 things you can do to fight dementia and improve your memory

4 things you can do to fight dementia and improve your memory

There may not be a ‘magic pill’, but there are ways to stave off dementia and improve your brain health, according to a scientist. Crosswords and Sudoku are great for stimulating the brain, but people also need to focus on their stress levels, sleep patterns, diet and exercise – even if it’s just a few … Read more

Should you WFH or take a sick day? What to consider this cold season

Should you WFH or take a sick day?  What to consider this cold season

It seems almost inevitable at this point: In the third year of the coronavirus pandemic and with a new cold and flu season, chances are you’ll wake up feeling less than stellar one of these mornings. There are already hints that this year’s cold and flu season could be bad: the CDC has reported early … Read more

Should you WFH or take a sick day? What to consider this cold season

Should you WFH or take a sick day?  What to consider this cold season

It seems almost inevitable at this point: In the third year of the coronavirus pandemic and with a new cold and flu season, chances are you’ll wake up feeling less than stellar one of these mornings. There are already hints that this year’s cold and flu season could be bad: the CDC has reported early … Read more

The main county in America where home prices have fallen the most is…

The main county in America where home prices have fallen the most is…

Buyers may start to see price drops in certain regions. (Getty Pictures) Homebuyers have been watching home prices rise over the past few years, but now many of you will finally have relief, at least in some places. “Home price appreciation has slowed significantly in most markets, and there are even price corrections in some … Read more

Americans are suffering from financial exhaustion

Americans are suffering from financial exhaustion

A recession is a very real possibility. As the Federal Reserve aggressively raises rates to fight persistent inflation, this tough stance may come at a price. Already, plunging stock markets have wiped out more than $9 trillion in US household wealth. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell also warned that the central bank’s upcoming moves to tackle … Read more

The Fed’s favorite gauge of inflation shows prices rose again last month

The Fed’s favorite gauge of inflation shows prices rose again last month

CNN — After hitting an alarming 40-year high in June, the Federal Reserve’s preferred benchmark for consumer inflation is once again sounding the alarm about continued high prices. The Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday that the personal consumption expenditure price index for August rose 6.2% from a year ago, after a revised reading of … Read more

How to protect your 401(k) in a bear market

How to protect your 401(k) in a bear market

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a story that originally aired on August 29, 2022. Stocks and bonds are trading in bearish territory. And given the current circumstances, it’s fair to assume the markets will stay volatile for some time. Interest rates are rising rapidly in the United States and Europe as part … Read more

The United States will become a housing market for buyers in 2023, according to most experts. This is where you will see the biggest drops.

The United States will become a housing market for buyers in 2023, according to most experts.  This is where you will see the biggest drops.

Frustrated with the real estate market? Housing experts say they expect the market to be back in buyers’ court by 2023, according to a new report. Mortgage rates are approaching 7%, but house prices are only slowly coming back down and inventories are still tight from pre-pandemic levels. Still, the U.S. housing market will shift … Read more

How to Make the Most of Amazon’s “Prime Day” and Target’s “Deal Days”

How to Make the Most of Amazon’s “Prime Day” and Target’s “Deal Days”

Holiday shoppers are getting a head start on the season, and a few big retailers are leading the way. Amazon recently announced a two-day “Prime Early Access sale” starting October 11, and Target is hosting its own “Deal Days” starting October 6. “It’s just an arms race,” said Jeffrey Galak, a Carnegie Mellon associate professor … Read more

Fed rate hikes have made some corporate bonds very attractive. How to take advantage of it

Fed rate hikes have made some corporate bonds very attractive.  How to take advantage of it

As stocks fall and interest rates rise, investors are getting more excited about corporate bonds than they have in a generation. A side effect of the Federal Reserve’s tightening policy is that it has driven up interest rates everywhere, including in the corporate bond market. But as the pros point out, investors need to be … Read more