Personal Finance Daily: Black and Latina women are losing out on $1 million because of the gender pay gap and former smokers are picking up some terrible habits that pose major health risks


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Personal Finance
I’m 34 and have 5 to 10 years to live — I want to spend $50K on a new kitchen, but my wife is vehemently opposed

‘With my limited time left, I want to invest in a new kitchen — both as a gift to my wife and as something positive and new to lift my spirits, since I’m largely confined to our home.’

My second wife wants me to put her name on my home — and refinance so we can buy another house together

‘Is it fair for her to ask to be put on the first house even though she didn’t contribute any money to it?’

Commuters in this city waste 119 hours sitting in traffic every year

A new report finds that traffic delays are worse than ever across the U.S.

Black and Latina women are losing out on $1 million because of the gender pay gap

Black women are the only demographic whose earnings actually fell between 2017 and 2018.

Former smokers are picking up some terrible habits that pose major health risks

Former smokers are more likely to be older than 65 and never married, with some college education and annual incomes over $75,000.

Jobs in America: Here’s the No. 1 highest paid, most in-demand job in every state

CareerBuilder crunched data on the lucrative professions that are growing at a faster rate than the national average.

This man was $70,000 in debt — then one song changed everything

He now only splurges on things that ‘make me happy on the inside.’

Brace yourself: 10 steps to take now to prepare for the next recession

Tougher times may be coming. Better be ready.

Can anything be done to prevent gun violence at work?

Police say a concerned coworker’s tip may have saved lives after a Long Beach Marriott cook allegedly planned to shoot coworkers and hotel guests.

The dirty secret about most ‘fixer uppers’

The findings of a new survey appear to go against the interests of the company that paid for it.

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Fed’s Kaplan is open to possibility of more interest-rate cuts

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Thursday he is at least open to the possibility of more interest rate cuts in coming months.

Trump leans on Fed anew as officials gather in Jackson Hole

President Trump kept up his pressure on the Federal Reserve over monetary policy on Thursday, as officials gathered for the central bank’s symposium in Jackson Hole.

‘The Simpsons’ troll the president in clip panned as ‘worse than Trump himself’

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More warning signs for economy

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Sarah Sanders becomes latest ex-Trump official to join Fox

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is joining Fox News as a contributor, becoming the latest ex-Trump administration official to join the organization.