Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day.
What to do when you’re stuck on a plane next to someone sick, smelly, or obese
Passengers say they dread sitting next to unpleasant passengers.
How to save $68,000 on college costs
Not graduating on time can cost thousands of dollars. Then there is lost income to consider.
How to keep your kids entertained this summer without going broke
These free and low-cost summer activities will keep your child busy and your bank balance where it should be.
This financial adviser has a captive audience — his co-pilots
Pilots have enviable 401(k) plans, but have to retire by 65; here’s who many of them turn to for advice.
Tour this fantastic Mediterranean villa in the Flats of Beverly Hills
Located in the flats of Beverly Hills, this 7-bedroom, 8-bath Mediterranean home is listed for just under $12 million. It has nearly 10,000 square feet of living area.
Here’s one major way Amazon could lure more shoppers to Whole Foods
Amazon has an important business strategy Whole Foods has been lacking.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
How S&P 500 options may be used to manipulate VIX ‘fear gauge’
Some investors and financial academics—and even one of the VIX’s designers—say heavily traded VIX derivatives are vulnerable to an index settlement mechanism calculated once a month from underlying SPX options that are less liquid.
Brexit threatens to become a fiasco — and investors are in denial
Britain is in turmoil — but investors are acting as if Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May won a stable majority in the general election, her party is united, she knows what she’s doing, Brexit is on track, and everything is A-OK.
Warren to Yellen: Fire Wells Fargo directors
You have the power, Warren tells Yellen, to get rid of Wells Fargo directors who missed the bank’s scandal
Jason Chaffetz says Team Trump is ‘almost worse’ than the Obama administration
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is apparently not a big fan of the Trump administration, and he made that pretty clear in an interview that aired over the weekend.
Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether there are constitutional limits on how far lawmakers can go on drawing electoral districts to maximize partisan political advantage.
Here’s how the U.S. got to $20 trillion in debt
Key tax and spending decisions that have helped the U.S. in its runup to $20 trillion in debt, and where the debt is projected to go in the future.
Why one Democratic governor is ‘not willing to give up on Senate’ in health-care debate
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democratic signatory to a bipartisan gubernatorial letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about health-care legislation, is holding out hope that Congress’s upper chamber will not match the House in its zeal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and will instead look for ways to improve the existing law.
North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator held secret talks with U.S. diplomats
American diplomats have held secret talks with North Korea’s top nuclear negotiator, hoping to free U.S. prisoners and even establish a diplomatic channel to constrain North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs
Can Trump deliver 3% growth?
It won’t be easy to boost the economy to 3% growth, but it’s possible with some pragmatic thinking, says Peter Morici.
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