92% of millennial homebuyers say inflation has impacted their plans

Lifestyle Visuals | E+ | Getty Images It may come as no surprise that among millennials who have intended to buy a house this year, 92% said in a recent survey that inflation has impacted their goal. Yet most of them aren’t letting it serve as a roadblock, according to the survey from Real Estate … Read more

Is Tipping Getting Out of Control? A Lot of People Think So – NBC4 Washington

Across the country, there’s a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping. Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining about tip requests at drive-thrus, while others say they’re tired of being asked to leave a gratuity for a muffin or a simple cup … Read more

What to know about filing for unemployment benefits after a layoff

Iryna Imago | Istock | Getty Images A wave of companies, including Amazon, Google and Spotify, have announced deep cuts to their head count, leaving former employees without a paycheck. Fortunately, the unemployment insurance program, created in 1935, offers support to certain people who have lost their jobs. The federal program is administered by states, … Read more

These healthy diets were associated with lower risk of death, according to a study of 119,000 people across four decades

Eat healthy, live longer. That’s the takeaway from a major study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists led by a team from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that people who most closely adhered to at least one of four healthy eating patterns were less likely to die from cardiovascular … Read more

Despite Google, Amazon, Microsoft layoffs, it’s a good time to get a job

Whether by choice or necessity, many workers will change jobs in the months ahead. Some companies, particularly tech giants, have been announcing deep cuts to their workforce as they face ongoing challenges due to rising interest rates and inflation. Most recently, Google said that it will lay off 12,000 people, Amazon announced a fresh wave … Read more

France strikes: Workers walk out in mass protests against plans to raise the retirement age

Paris/London CNN — Strikes disrupted train services, flights, schools and businesses in France on Thursday as more than one million people protested against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age for most workers. Protests in major French cities, including Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes and Nice, brought many transport services to a standstill. The Eiffel … Read more

10 things that deflated the fastest in 2022

Zachary Zirlin / Eyeem | Eyem | Getty Images In a year of soaring inflation across the broad US economy, some corners of the consumer market did the opposite: They deflated in price. The largest declines, on a percentage basis, were concentrated in categories like consumer electronics, beef, and cars and trucks, according to the … Read more

4 key money moves in an uncertain economy, according to advisors

By most measures, the new year is off to a good start. However, economists and business leaders alike predict there are rougher times ahead for the market and the economy. Year to date, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have advanced about 4% and more than 2%, respectively, while the Nasdaq Composite is … Read more

Open enrollment for 2023 health coverage through exchange ends Sunday

Hoxton/Tom Merton | Hoxton | Getty Images If you don’t have health insurance for 2023, you may still be able to get it through the public marketplace. Open enrollment for the federal health-care exchange ends Sunday, with coverage taking effect Feb. 1. If your state operates its own exchange, you may have more time. Most … Read more

State-run auto-IRA programs continue to grow as more options launch

Sturti | E+ | Getty Images Whether you have access to a retirement plan through work increasingly depends, at least partly, on where you live. Within the last decade, 16 state legislatures have adopted retirement-savings programs targeting workers whose employers don’t offer a 401(k) plan or similar option. Some programs are up and running, while … Read more