Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

This week: advice for home buyers, being self employed, smart jackets, ridding yourself of money shame and what to do when you get sued.

Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Ways to Avoid a Money Pit
Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Ways to Avoid a Money Pit

Homebuyers looking for a bargain often consider fixer-uppers. It’s a great idea, but only if you know how to choose the right property.

This Southern State Will Be the First to Close the Gender Pay Gap
This Southern State Will Be the First to Close the Gender Pay Gap

A baby girl born today will face headwinds throughout her working lifetime if she has a job in one of 13 states.

Hackers Threaten to Wipe iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom
Hackers Threaten to Wipe iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom

Cybercriminals are threatening to remotely wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts. Are you in danger?

Tax Hacks 2017: Missteps That Will Get You Audited
Tax Hacks 2017: Missteps That Will Get You Audited

Before you send in your tax return, double check that you haven’t made one of these mistakes that could trigger IRS scrutiny.

What You Should Do — and Not Do — When Meeting a New Dog
What You Should Do — and Not Do — When Meeting a New Dog

Don’t be among the millions of Americans bitten by dogs each year. Follow these 11 tips in your canine encounters.

The ABCs of Selecting a Medicare Supplement Plan
The ABCs of Selecting a Medicare Supplement Plan

Heading into retirement years, or know someone who is? Check out this simple guide to Medicare supplement plans: What they are, why you need one, and why you should not delay.

Why 2017 Might Be a Rough Year for Homebuyers
Why 2017 Might Be a Rough Year for Homebuyers

Shopping for a home this year? These three factors might cause you a lot of angst.

10 Ways to Get Discounted Newspapers and Magazines
10 Ways to Get Discounted Newspapers and Magazines

Get the scoop on how to find the best prices on your favorite newsprint and periodicals — plus, some great digital deals.

15 States With the Most Telecommuting Jobs
15 States With the Most Telecommuting Jobs

Surprisingly, where you live can increase — or decrease — your odds of working from home.

U.S. Facing Massive Doctor Shortage
U.S. Facing Massive Doctor Shortage

New research reveals that America will face a shortage of nearly 105,000 physicians by 2030.

5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill
5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill

The key to spending less is to pay only for what you use. Here’s how.

10 Things You Should Clean in the Spring (but Probably Don’t)
10 Things You Should Clean in the Spring (but Probably Don’t)

Your house isn’t really clean until you tackle these easy-to-forget spots

Student Loan Default Just Became Costlier: Do You Know Your Options?
Student Loan Default Just Became Costlier: Do You Know Your Options?

The Trump administration recently reversed an Obama-era rule on collection fees, and the result could be costly for borrowers.

Struggling to Build an Emergency Fund? Try This Instead
Struggling to Build an Emergency Fund? Try This Instead

A smaller cash cushion can get you through most monthly income fluctuations, according to new research.

6 Simple Steps to Cashing in on Spring Cleaning
6 Simple Steps to Cashing in on Spring Cleaning

Cleaning out your home can bring in good money. Here’s how to maximize the profits.

Will the Fed Rate Hike Boost Your Savings Account?
Will the Fed Rate Hike Boost Your Savings Account?

It’s been nearly a week since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rate. Find out why you haven’t seen a bump in the interest rate on your savings account.

4 Things to Know About the U.S. and U.K. Airline Electronics Bans
4 Things to Know About the U.S. and U.K. Airline Electronics Bans

The U.S. and the U.K. are banning passengers from carrying electronics on some flights. Find out who is impacted.

Tax Hacks 2017: Don’t Miss These 16 Often-Overlooked Tax Breaks
Tax Hacks 2017: Don’t Miss These 16 Often-Overlooked Tax Breaks

These tax deductions and tax credits can help you avoid paying more than your fair share to Uncle Sam this tax season. See which ones fit your situation.

6 Hot-Button Issues in the Battle Over the GOP Health Care Plan
6 Hot-Button Issues in the Battle Over the GOP Health Care Plan

Here’s what is in play — and what you need to know to understand how the proposed GOP health care plan would affect you.

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