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Mar 12, 2018

New Yor times | Your Money - March 12,2018.

The New York Times 

Monday, March 12, 2018

 

 

Leslye Davis/The New York Times
At restaurants across America, servers calculate how far is too far, weighing harassing behavior against the tips they need to make a living wage.
Your Money
One State’s Quest to Introduce Long-Term Care Benefits
By RON LIEBER
A bipartisan effort to tax Washington workers and offer a year of nursing home or other coverage is mired in questions over caregiver qualifications.
Your Money Adviser
Interest on Home Equity Loans Is Still Deductible, but With a Big Caveat
By ANN CARRNS
The I.R.S. says that if the loan is used for home improvements, you can still claim the deduction. But if you’re paying off credit card debt, you can’t.
Retiring
7 Ways to Judge a Retirement Community’s Financial Health
By PETER FINCH
Continuing care retirement communities promise lifetime care but ask for a lot of your money up front. Here are tips for figuring out if one is financially stable.
Sketch Guy
Jittery From Stock Market Volatility? Don’t Run. Just Hug.
By CARL RICHARDS
Humans are hard-wired to run from pain, so you may want to sell stocks when markets gyrate. But before you do that, try physical human contact instead.
The Economy Is Looking Awfully Strong
By NEIL IRWIN
Blockbuster job growth in February suggests this economy, already nine years into expansion, may yet have room to run.
It’s Tax Time! Here’s What to Know This Year
By TIM HERRERA
This year, don’t wait until the last minute. Here’s some help.
How to Cut Down on Unwanted Junk Mail
By WHITSON GORDON
Unsubscribing from unwanted physical mail is almost as easy as unsubscribing from email spam.
Social Q’s
Why Can’t a Modern Woman Pay (at Least) Half?
By PHILIP GALANES
A reader’s boyfriend insists on footing the bill, but she wants to treat sometimes.
Q. & A.
Advice for Renovating Your Home
By STEVEN SCLAROFF
On skylights, bathroom barn doors, when not to DIY and breaking up with your contractor.