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Is it time to worry about rising prices?

June 16, 2011

The economy is still too weak for us to be worrying about inflation. That seems to be the majority view of economists, who are more focused on the prospects of a U.S. government default, a still-struggling housing market and unemployment.

Eldercare: How to hire your kids to take care of you

June 15, 2011

Long before the phrase “sandwich generation” took hold, seniors in declining health turned to children or other relatives for essential tasks such as cleaning, grocery shopping, doing laundry or driving to doctors’ appointments. Now, a growing number of families put a price on such devotion though caregiver contracts.

“War for talent” has employers ramping up employee benefits: survey

June 15, 2011

If there’s a silver lining to be had following the financial crisis that shook the global economy in 2008, it’s this: more employers are feeling increasingly responsible for the fate of their employees — and that’s translating to more comprehensive employee benefit plans, a new survey finds.

Medical tourism wins fans

June 15, 2011

Paul Hambleton didn’t know what to do. He was uninsured, hurting, and facing a $30,000 bill to fix his torn-up knee.

Emerging markets: You don’t get what you pay for

June 14, 2011

Roughly $2 billion a month has been flowing into emerging market mutual funds recently, an amount that makes it one of the more popular destinations for nervous U.S. investors in recent weeks.

Facebook photo tagging: Cool or creepy?

June 14, 2011

If your face is among the hundreds of millions of images on Facebook — by your own doing or not — you’ve got a stake in a worldwide debate over a technical change that has privacy advocates in a lather.

401(k) rip-offs: How to protect yourself

June 13, 2011

There may be larcenous gremlins in your 401(k) eating your retirement money. They aren’t easy to identify and are often buried in plan documents. You will need a trained professional to exterminate them.

Spas: Weak economy creates deals on feel-good services

June 10, 2011

There’s one industry that seems to have withstood the tough economy fairly well: the spa business. Maybe getting massaged helps us to forget what’s going on in the market.

Tax lies? 3 myths you need to know

June 10, 2011

Although Mark Twain once said there are “lies, damn lies and statistics,” when it comes to U.S. taxes, statistics can tell the truth.

How to protect yourself from a data breach

June 10, 2011

Hackers have been having a field day of late, stealing data from big companies — with Citigroup the latest. So, now what? What are we supposed to if crooks keep breaking into the corporate vaults where we keep all of our information?