Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Here are some of the day’s top personal finance stories.
The end of the two-week pay cycle: How every day can be payday
On-demand payment companies let you decide when you’re paid.
Financial education flunks out — and here’s what’s being done about it
Financial decision making is hard, but three promising ideas are helping Americans overcome common barriers.
5 things to do right now instead of panicking about stock market volatility
Many consumers could benefit from some simple changes in their behavior and finances.
5 questions worried Americans will ask after Dow slumps over 800 points
‘I was going to open a retirement account — should I wait?’
After Dow’s wild ride, beware of financial advisers who promise you the world
‘Appealing to fear is a red flag.’
U.S. colleges spent millions on security last year to host controversial speakers
Public colleges have a legal obligation to allow speakers on campus, but they also have to maintain safety.
This common bank fee has increased 53% over the last decade
The good news: It’s avoidable. The bad news: Plenty of bank customers still get stung.
Credit-card users should ‘jump on’ these offers as interest rates hit record highs
‘Zero-percent offers still exist. Anyone with credit card debt should jump on them’
America’s youngest working generation could become an economic powerhouse
If all the 16- to 24-year-olds who don’t work or attend school joined the workforce, their combined economic power would be worth billions.
Apple or Android? Here is the most secure phone you can get
Privacy and security work differently on different platforms.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Why one economist says Trump is right about the Fed
Michael Pearce, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, agrees with President Trump’s criticism of the Fed’s interest-rate increases.
Dr. Doom says bitcoin represents the ‘mother of all bubbles’
Prominent bitcoin detractor Nouriel Roubini has poured cold water on digital currencies for an umpteenth time.
Social Security beneficiaries set to get biggest bump in seven years
Retired Americans who collect Social Security can look forward in 2019 to the biggest increase in benefits in seven years. Retirement benefits are likely to rise about 2.8% next year.
Mild, medium or spicy? 9 winning investment strategies as interest rates rise
Bonds, stocks and more ways to play this new investing environment.
Why the stock-market selloff could be an opening for bulls, in one chart
The U.S. stock market has been struggling of late, with the S&P 500 on track for its longest losing streak in about two years, but this weakness could simply be creating an opportunity for bargain-hungry investors, according to one analyst.
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