The strong dollar is making European travel very attractive right now – with one important caveat

Many Americans, facing inflation and record interest rates, cannot afford to travel now. But for those lucky enough to be able to, this could be the perfect time to book a trip to Europe. The British pound fell to a record low against the US dollar on Monday and the euro, which fell below parity … Read more

Opinion: Amend the Affordable Care Act to Mandate Health Insurance Inevitably

Universal health coverage in the US—once considered a hopeless goal without imposing a single-payer plan—is surprisingly achievable. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the expanded subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan, more than 91% of Americans now have health insurance. Closing the gap would be a win-win for the uninsured, health care providers … Read more

Three common travel disasters and what to do about them

it ITEM reprinted with permission from NerdWallet. Air travel is a mess these days given this summer’s onslaught of flight delays and cancellations. In fact, the on-time arrival rate hasn’t been this low since 2014, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In the first six months of 2022, more than 20% of … Read more

Future Returns: Climate Bill to Boost Investment Opportunities

Climate legislation passed by Congress and endorsed by President Biden in mid-August will create more investment opportunities for those who want to help further the U.S. energy transition away from fossil fuels. What many of those opportunities will look like is unknown, but the law — with $369 billion targeted at increasing domestic supplies of … Read more

Health experts shocked by President Biden’s view that the pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with concern Monday to President Joe Biden’s assertion that the pandemic is over in an interview on “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still doing a lot of work on it. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. … Read more

Should your small business take out a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This can help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four out of five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the US Chamber of Commerce’s Second Quarter 2022 Small Business … Read more

How to make your trip smoother and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb took a health-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for power walking, lower her blood pressure by a few points, or reform any nefarious daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and a general aspiration to find popular restaurants in the country, rather than flipping through a list … Read more

How to make your trip smoother and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb took a health-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for power walking, lower her blood pressure by a few points, or reform any nefarious daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and a general aspiration to find popular restaurants in the country, rather than flipping through a list … Read more

How to make your trip smoother and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb took a health-focused vacation, she didn’t set any goals for power walking, lower her blood pressure by a few points, or reform any nefarious daily habits. She brought a sketchbook, not an itinerary, and a general aspiration to find popular restaurants in the country, rather than flipping through a list … Read more

Almost everyone fails the investment literacy test

Ready for today’s retirement investing pop quiz? Which of the major asset classes is most correlated with inflation, performing better when inflation is higher and worse when it is lower? I bet you answered gold, or maybe commodities in general. And you are not wrong, indeterminate you focus on the correlation of short-term movements. This … Read more