Should you buy prepaid maintenance?

Prepaid maintenance plans can be big savings if your regular maintenance is expensive. This may be especially true in today's automotive market, where larger vehicles that rely on synthetic oil can command higher prices. But…

The other side of a confinement

This article is part of our latest special Design file, on the new creative paths shaped by the pandemic.The coronavirus pandemic has upended many lives. But for some people, the disruption has been positive, providing an opportunity to…

JPM 1Q 2022 results

JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that first-quarter profits fell sharply from a year earlier, due to rising bad debt costs and market upheaval caused by the war in Ukraine.Here are the numbers:Adjusted earnings: $2.76 per share vs. $2.69…

Average mortgage debt | The bank rate

Many Americans begin to take on debt in early adulthood, and for those who become homeowners, this eventually includes mortgage debt. When evaluating a borrower for a home loan, mortgage lenders look at the borrower's debt-to-income ratio…

Pink tree season

Early spring is my favorite time of year. Many people would guess October, with all its festive orange pumpkins, Indian corn and Halloween, and it's my second favorite season, but spring, with nature reaching out after a long winter…

The return of surreal fashion

You saw some surreal things at the Fall/Winter 2022 fashion shows earlier this year. I'm not just talking about the spectacle of demanding clothes paraded six months before they go on sale - although there's definitely something…