Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

Effort to bring civil-rights era banking law into digital-age begins

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) stands as a major effort by lawmakers to prevent banks from discriminatory lending practices in low-to-moderate income communities, but it was enacted in 1977 and hasn’t been updated since 1995. Conceived in the civil rights era and passed in the post-Watergate reform era, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) stands as … Read more

Amazon, Citigroup, Yelp, to help pay for travel expenses for abortion workers

After several states, including Texas and Oklahoma, passed restrictive abortion laws, some companies, including Amazon, Citigroup and Yelp, told their employees they would cover their travel costs to access the internet. ‘abortion. In fact, “can you travel to another state for an abortion?” was a breakout Google search the day after the Roe v. Wade, … Read more

Life insurance for young adults: how to know which policy to take out and when?

Young adults have the upper hand when buying life insurance – they usually qualify for low-cost coverage due to their long life expectancies. But despite this advantage, a new survey by NerdWallet shows that younger generations are more likely than their elders to be reluctant to take out coverage. Sarah Fitch, a 23-year-old communications specialist … Read more

Life insurance for young adults: how to know which policy to take out and when?

Young adults have the upper hand when buying life insurance – they usually qualify for low-cost coverage due to their long life expectancies. But despite this advantage, a new survey by NerdWallet shows that younger generations are more likely than their elders to be reluctant to take out coverage. Sarah Fitch, a 23-year-old communications specialist … Read more

Life insurance for young adults: how to know which policy to take out and when?

Young adults have the upper hand when buying life insurance – they usually qualify for low-cost coverage due to their long life expectancies. But despite this advantage, a new survey by NerdWallet shows that younger generations are more likely than their elders to be reluctant to take out coverage. Sarah Fitch, a 23-year-old communications specialist … Read more

Life insurance for young adults: how to know which policy to take out and when?

Young adults have the upper hand when buying life insurance – they usually qualify for low-cost coverage due to their long life expectancies. But despite this advantage, a new survey by NerdWallet shows that younger generations are more likely than their elders to be reluctant to take out coverage. Sarah Fitch, a 23-year-old communications specialist … Read more

My stepfather is dead. He inherited my late mother’s estate and always said he would take care of us in his will. How do you approach this issue tactfully with your children?

Dear Quentin, My ex-stepfather passed away a month ago. He was married to my mom in Nevada when he died 21 years ago. During their marriage, she gave him quite a bit of money from her retirement fund to buy and maintain properties he owned. When she died, her assets – including her pension and … Read more

I want to take out a life insurance policy for my husband. He says “hell will freeze over” before he’s worth more dead than alive

My husband and I got married in our late 40s after living together for five years and had our child in our early 50s. We have been married for over eight years. He is well placed financially, both from the inherited property and his own career as a military officer and then civilian employee for … Read more