• Untangling coverage choices under Obama health law. Despite efforts by President Trump and congressional Republicans to hobble the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance marketplace it created is still standing. When open enrollment starts on Thursday — in most places it runs


  • Graveyard deals: The hidden costs of burial. Experts warn some interment fees can exceed the cost of the cemetery plots. Many consumers are shocked to discover that they owe thousands of dollars in extra costs, such as fees to open and close
  • Blue-collar jobs are booming, just not for women. Well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree are multiplying at the fastest rate in three decades, offering more Americans a path to the middle class. But economists warn one group
  • How to plan for retirement when there is a significant age gap. “Couples with big age differences may need to plan for different retirement dates and life expectancies — with related implications for portfolio-withdrawal strategies, asset allocation, and Social Security filing,” wrote Christine Benz, Morningstar
  • Republicans embrace covering preexisting conditions. Who says Americans are hopelessly divided over political issues? On one vital subject, the 2018 campaign has revealed a consensus that is both broad and deep: The people want government to require that health insurers cover
  • Advice from health care's power users. When you’re sick, the health care system can be scary and confusing. But in a recent survey, seriously ill Americans shared some hard-won wisdom.
  • An A.I. (artificial intelligence) glossary. The last six years have witnessed breakthroughs in everything from self-driving cars to algorithms that can detect diseases, and social networks like Twitter that rely on “artificial intelligence” (A.I.) to determine what
  • What you need to know for smooth flying. If you’re planning a plane trip in the near future you should know your rights. Here are the basics, as detailed in a report published Oct. 2 by the nonprofit Consumer Action, information from
  • Hurricane Michael prompts Freddic Mac to issue relief policies. In areas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency has yet to make individual assistance available, mortgage servicers are encouraged to leverage Freddie Mac’s short-term forbearance programs for those affected by the hurricane, according
  • Travelers teams up with Amazon to sell home security kits. Travelers, one of the country's largest insurance companies, announced that it had launched an Amazon storefront where its customers can buy discounted home security equipment. The security kits can include cameras, motion detectors, water

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