T/personal-finance

  1. Why the Equifax Breach Stings So Bad Business, Yesterday

    The credit reporting agency and its counterparts, Experian and TransUnion, deploy withering judgment, trap us in systems we can’t escape and scare us. It’s time for a radical reboot.

  2. For an Investment That Sparkles, Consider Tiffany or Cartier Business, Yesterday

    Jewelry with the most investment potential has a level of craftsmanship plus scarcity that makes it stand out from other baubles.

  3. A Consumer Advocate Battles Equifax and a Storm Insider, September 21

    “I managed to respond to the first several hundred emails, but a backlog built up as the hurricane came and went and I transported my father back home.”

  4. The Queasy Feelings That Set the Equifax Debacle Apart Business, Yesterday

    The credit reporting agency and its counterparts, Experian and TransUnion, deploy withering judgment, trap us in systems we can‘t escape and scare us. It’s time for a radical reboot.

  5. Get Rid of Equifax Op Ed, September 21

    The government can take over. Why should private companies make money on our credit reports?

  6. Veterans Report More Credit Issues Than Other Consumers, Study Finds Business, September 15

    Yet veterans have good savings habits. They may employ “mental accounting,” a researcher said, leading them to see saving as separate from bill paying.

  7. Finally, Some Answers From Equifax to Your Data Breach Questions Business, September 14

    How will people get refunds for credit freeze fees? What about those faulty freeze PIN numbers? After a delay, the company responded to our columnist’s many questions.

  8. Equifax’s Maddening Unaccountability Op Ed, September 11

    I don’t doubt the company regrets what happened. But I don’t think it cares that much either.

  9. New Credit Card Option for Those With Scant Credit Histories Business, September 8

    A start-up, Petal, is offering a card that is the latest in a batch of new tools that expand financial options for consumers, often by using digital data.

  10. Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears Sunday Business, September 1

    After hearing too many stories of women who had ignored their finances until they became widows, a publicist and an insurance executive decided to get them talking about it.

  11. The Market Is High. Beware of Portfolio Drift. Business Day, August 25

    If you’re a stock investor, be prepared for a major decline not because one is coming soon but because no one knows where the markets are heading.

  12. Will Uncle Sam Pay Your Bills? Don’t Fall for It Your Money, August 25

    Several Federal Reserve Banks have issued warnings about a scam that promotes “secret” government bank accounts that consumers can tap to pay their bills.

  13. Can’t Afford to Buy a $3 Million Ferrari Enzo? Lease One Instead Your Money, August 25

    Leasing a collectible or high-performance car is an increasingly common arrangement in a rarefied world where want trumps need.

  14. That Powerball Jackpot? It’s More Than Ivanka and Jared’s Net Worth U.S., August 24

    Mavis Wanczyk’s $758 million win makes her richer than Taylor Swift. Even after taxes, she’ll be wealthier than Brad Pitt.