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Monty Rakusen/Getty Images Employers in the U.S. added fewer jobs than expected in May, while wages cooled and the unemployment rate held at its near half-century low, a mixed report that might fuel fears that the expansion is at an inflection point. The numbers Employers added 75,000 new...
Gary Hershorn/Getty Images The U.S. economy has been sending mixed signals in recent days, but the nation’s top economists say there’s likely more harm than good. Escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China, slowing growth around the world and waning fiscal stimulus are all acting as...
Viktorcvetkovic/Getty Images Between weekend road trips, outdoor activities or items to wear to stay cool during the warm weather ahead, June is a month where you’re faced with all different kinds of purchasing decisions. While it can be tough to fight the urge to buy new clothing,...
Malorny/Getty Images High costs are keeping many Americans from summer vacation. A recent Bankrate survey found that millions of Americans aren’t planning on using their vacation days because they can’t afford a trip. Choosing the right day to travel, however, can lighten the financial burden of summer...
Gremlin/Getty Images Looking for a new property to buy or rent can be an exhausting experience. Having a trusted real estate agent by your side can help substantially, but unfortunately, not all agents will have your best interest in mind. Without expert knowledge on the home renting...
Viktor Pravdica/Adobe Stock Whether you’ve been in your home for decades or just a few months, sometimes it needs a little extra love. But money to make home improvements — whether massive overhauls or little fixes — isn’t always readily available in your bank account. Luckily, you...
Bloomberg/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s trade battle is raging on many fronts — from Canada and Mexico, to the European Union and Japan. But in recent days, the spotlight has been shining on a conflict with one country in particular: China. That’s because the Trump administration on...
Leungchopan/Shutterstock There’s nothing like a 10-year high school reunion to make you reevaluate your life. While comparing myself to former classmates, I realized that even though I’d achieved a great deal, I wasn’t fully satisfied. An undergrad degree from a great school, a number of trips abroad...
Deimagine/Getty Images You were hoping to spend the summer backpacking across Europe, exploring the Mayan ruins or relaxing on the beach in Aruba. There’s just one small problem: You don’t have enough savings. About half of Americans (49 percent) don’t plan to take a vacation this summer,...
SolStock/Getty Images A recent Bankrate survey found that only 38 percent of Americans with paid vacation days plan on using all of them this year. According to Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation Study, Americans left 653.9 million vacation days unused in 2018. Those numbers are concerning considering...