NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sandy Harsh never expected to find herself with $16,800 in credit-card debt and her retirement dreams drifting farther away.
Harsh, an IT professional from Tuscola, Illinois, is 62, around the age at which a lot of people start actively planning to retire to a white-sandy beach with a frozen margarita in hand.
NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) – It is almost time for Alvin’s
massage. After a rubdown, he is off for a personal grooming
session, to make sure he looks his best. Alvin is from Thailand
originally but recently has been hanging out in California, and
this weekend is jetting off to a hotel in New York City.
Alvin is a beagle.
Not just any beagle. Alvin is a champion of his breed, the
recipient of three Best in Show ribbons at dog shows around the
United States. His handler hopes he will compete for the overall
crown at New York City’s famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show,
starting this Monday. But being a champion doesn’t come cheap.
NEW YORK, Jan 31 (Reuters) – You might think that Sunday’s
Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San
Francisco 49ers, which pits brothers John and Jim Harbaugh
against one another as coaches, is all about the game.
But what happens on the field might be just the tip of the
iceberg for sibling rivalry. What about deep-seated issues like
who makes more money? Or who does mom really love best?
NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) – When Doug Haslam gets on his
bike, it’s for personal as well as philanthropic reasons.
Of course, the 44-year-old social media consultant from
Newton, Massachusetts, derives intrinsic joy from riding his
Specialized Allez Sport.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – For Jim Kucera, the pain was just getting worse. The salesman from New Hope, Minnesota, needed a hip replacement urgently, but the cost of treatment would also be painful: Lacking health insurance, he would have to pay out of pocket.
At first, Kucera looked abroad at countries like Israel and India, where he figured he could get the procedure done for about $30,000, a bargain compared with the $50,000 or more that American hospitals would likely charge.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Time for some good news: Despite a big stock-market run-up, there are still bargains to be had.
That’s because the rising market has not yet translated into a major expansion of price-to-earnings ratios, a key metric for valuing companies.
NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) – When Sharon Doyle thinks about
college savings for her two kids, the numbers are almost too big
Doyle, 44, recently calculated expected college costs for
her three-year-old daughter. It worked out to be north of
$500,000 – a whopping figure for even the most well-heeled
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the “fiscal cliff” looming, taxpayers are wringing their hands about all sorts of things. Income taxes might rise, dividends might get walloped, lifetime gift-tax exemptions might get slashed.
But when it comes to immediate impact on their wallets, maybe they should be thinking about something else entirely: The Apple tax.
NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) – With the “fiscal cliff”
looming, taxpayers are wringing their hands about all sorts of
things. Income taxes might rise, dividends might get walloped,
lifetime gift-tax exemptions might get slashed.
But when it comes to immediate impact on their wallets,
maybe they should be thinking about something else entirely: The
NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) – As any astronaut will tell you,
re-entry is the trickiest and most dangerous part of space
The same might be said about returning jobseekers. Despite
the challenges of increased competition and gap-filled resumes,
more people who left the workforce, whether voluntarily or
involuntarily, are coming back into it, according to the U.S.
Labor Department. And they have not always found it easy to
reboot careers that may have stalled in the last recession.