Is your insurance policy good enough? Here’s a checklist to review

Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. But it's not. (Photo: David J. Phillip, AP) Summer’s here! Barbecues. Burgers and beer. It’s a good time to review your insurance coverage. If an out-of-control cookout cooks your castle, are you prepared? Household losses Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. Renters buy policies to meet landlord requirements, auto-renew and forget it. Income stretched […]

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There’s Good News for Seniors Who Want to Work Longer

The number of Americans between age 55 and 64 who are working is climbing , according to Boston College's Center for Retirement Research (CRR). Early in 2019, more than 65% of people in that age group were working, an increase from 63.9% in 2015. Labor force participation among people 65 and older also rose in February 2019, climbing to 25.2% […]

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Decade-long bull market good for Main Street, not just Wall Street

Future of the US bull market Bankrate senior economic analyst Mark Hamrick on the bull market’s 10-year anniversary and the outlook for stocks. The bull market in U.S. stocks turns 10 years old Saturday and, despite the last few weeks of disappointing market news, the current state of the American economy is vastly superior to what it was a decade […]

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Is Danaher Stock Still a Good Investment?

Danaher (NYSE: DHR) has a reputation as a go-to industrial stock in times of trouble. In other words, it's the sort of stock that you want to hold in a slowdown. Indeed, its combination of medical-focused businesses and industrial businesses with secular growth prospects (such as water quality and environmental solutions) means it has a defensive quality lacking in many […]

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Try before you buy a good age-care option

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is getting underway in Adelaide — at the home of the Oakden facility, now referred to in the aged-care industry as "ground zero" — and we are hearing shocking stories of substandard care and abuse. A short stay in an aged care facility can provide a good guide to the level […]

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