You should tell readers about your “$400 rule.” Maybe they have some rules of their own. That’s my brother Stephen speaking. Yes, I have a “rule” about retirement and nest eggs. I don’t pretend that it’s anything as consequential as, say, the “4% rule.” (That’s… Read More »How Much More Will You Spend in Retirement Than Expected? My Rule: $400 a Month
Just 18 months ago, the standard travel insurance policy wouldn’t have covered losses stemming from a pandemic. But nowadays some countries demand exactly that and travel insurers have been forced to pivot. Costa Rica, for example, now requires all international visitors to carry at least… Read More »Here’s what you need to know about buying travel insurance during a pandemic
Email security company Abnormal Security Corp. has raised $210 million in a Series C funding round led by Insight Partners. Based in San Francisco, Abnormal uses machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence to detect potential cyberattacks launched through cloud-based email systems such as… Read More »Abnormal Security Raises $210 Million in Series C Funding Round
Textsize To the Editor:I appreciated the articles about Elon Musk in the most recent issue (“How Elon Musk Can Fix Twitter,” “He Could Even Save Social Media,” and “The Risks to Tesla Are Overblown,” Cover Stories, April 29). The stated reason that Musk purchased Twitter… Read More »Free Speech, and a Free Society
CONTEMPLATING A VACATION in the era of Covid inevitably involves a slew of “what ifs” that could force you to cancel and potentially lose the money you put down. Most travel experts recommend insuring any trip that costs more than a few thousand dollars. From… Read More »Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Allstate Corp. ALL 3.01% reported a 61% decline in its closely watched adjusted net income compared with last year, as the US car-insurance industry grapples with growing accident volumes and sharply higher claims costs. Another of the biggest and best-known publicly traded insurers, MetLife Inc..… Read More »Allstate Profit Weakens as Accidents, Claim Costs Increase
Going separate ways can leave people wondering what might have been. But it may still be for the best. Last year, insurance giant American International Group AIG 7.41% sold a stake in its life-and-retirement unit to Blackstone, and it aims to take that business public… Read More »The Time Is Still Right For AIG to Break Up
The end of a constitutionally protected right to abortion in the US could push more large employers to pay for travel for out-of-state abortions, creating a thicket of insurance workarounds and uneven access, as around two dozen states would likely institute abortion bans if Roe… Read More »How Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Complicate Insurance Coverage for Abortions
Do you have credit card perks you don’t know about? Getty Images Most of us are familiar with traditional credit card rewards like points, airline miles and cash back, but there are actually a bunch of unexpected perks that most people don’t even realize exist.… Read More »5 credit card perks to consider (one saved this pro $299 on an Apple Watch fix)
Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Weigh in on whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. If you’re… Read More »Financial Face-Off: Which pet makes better financial sense, a cat or a dog?