Monthly Archives: March 2017

How to Keep Your Laptop Safe Under the New Airline Ban

Heather Kelly Whether you wanted to binge watch TV, catch up on work, or keep a toddler from yelling for 15 hours straight, the new rules on checked-in electronics are definitely an inconvenience. But they can also present major safety issues for your hardware and data. The United States announced a new rule that bans bigger-than-a- smartphone electronics from the airline cabin on certain flights to the United States including laptops, tablets and cameras. The… Read More »

What A Fed Rate Hike Means For You

Patrick Gillespie Get ready for another rate hike, America. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate on Wednesday. It would be the second rate hike since December and a sign that the central bank plans to raise rates faster this year. One rate hike won’t change the world but higher rates affect millions of Americans. If you have a credit card or savings account, want to buy a home or a… Read More »

Working Longer May Benefit Your Health

CHRISTOPHER FARRELL Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward “yes.” This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who tend to be office workers, teachers and others whose workplace is not, say, a factory or a construction site. More so than people in most previous generations, baby boomers are continuing to work past their… Read More »

How To Avoid Red Flags When You Change Tax Prep

Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Taxes are one of the few constants in life, but what happens when you change the way you do your return? People move or get divorced, tax preparers pass away. There is always the lure of do-it-yourself – the number of people using tax software to file, like Intuit’s TurboTax, increases by 6 percent annually, according to the Internal Revenue Service. And then there is the reverse exodus of… Read More »