How to save money on summer cooling bills as energy prices rise

A pedestrian uses an umbrella to get some relief from the sun as she walks past a sign displaying the temperature on June 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ralph Freso | Getty Images Tips for efficient energy use Most cooling systems use electricity, so making sure your home is running as efficiently as possible can … Read more

Social Security isn’t bankrupt. What we know about future benefits

A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco. Getty Images A new Social Security trustees report points to a slightly longer time horizon for the program’s trust funds. But even with a new depletion date of 2035 — a year later than projected last year — the program still faces a 75-year deficit. A one-year … Read more

Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers. Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher … Read more

The tax deadline is 10 days away. Here’s the average refund so far

bymuratdeniz | iStock | Getty Images There are 10 days until April 18, the tax deadline for most Americans, and the IRS has already sent more than 63 million refunds worth over $204 billion in total, as of April 1, the agency reported Friday. Almost one-third of Americans don’t file until the last minute, according to a … Read more

This is the money talk couples should have before they get married

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted millions of Americans to put plans, including weddings, on hold. As 2022 unfolds and, we hope, the worst of the pandemic is behind us, nuptials are expected to take place in record numbers. The Wedding Report, a wedding market research firm, projects there will be 2.5 million weddings this year, … Read more