Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, I was just beginning a vacation in Spain and Portugal with my daughters. It was frightening to be so far from home and not know what was happening. Here’s the account of my vacation that appeared in The Tacoma (Washington) News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2001:
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday on promoting competition in the American economy. It launches a government effort to combat growing market power in the U.S. economy by seeking to ensure that markets are competitive.
Spring is here, and it’s a great time to get your home and your finances in order. Here are some tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help you get started on spring cleaning your finances:
The Boeing Co. has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the FAA’s Aircraft Evaluation Group in its evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.
It’s a strange Thanksgiving this year, sitting at home by myself eating my turkey dinner rather than being in Madrid or Sacramento with one of my daughters. However, by staying home, I’m increasing the changes that I’ll be alive next summer to visit them.
What are your July 4th plans? This year, three-quarters of consumers plan to celebrate Independence Day, down from 86 percent in 2019. Much of the decline is because fewer consumers plan to go to traditional celebrations such as a fireworks show.
For several months now, I’ve been writing a weekly newsletter called “Helpful Money Tips for You.” It offers the latest information on how you can get what you want for your money. This week, I came across a most helpful tip.
Consumers are very interested in finding the best airline frequent flyer program. Most are willing to switch to another airline for the slightest discount. About 10 percent of flights are paid for with points or miles.
Last week, I spend days looking through my photo collections for photos for a funeral. It was a huge, huge trip down memory lane. Marriages, kids, divorces, travel, deaths, and more. I feel like I’ve been through an emotional wringer.
The coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, has spread to at least 25 other countries. It has killed at least 425 people, and infected more than 20,500 in China. Among the countries with cases of the coronavirus are Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United States, and Vietnam.