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Recent articles by Paul:

More baby boomers stay in their homes as they reach retirement, skipping downsizing

Many Baby boomers are staying in the houses in which they raised their kids even when they become empty-nesters and retire → Read More

Who gets hurt by China's new tariffs on American goods? Farmers and chemical makers

China's announcement that it's raising a tariffs on US imports to up to 25% poses a further threat to farmers, manufacturers and other businesses → Read More

Young people, scrolling their friends' Instagram feeds, feel pressure to overspend

The images on Facebook and Instagram feeds put pressure on millennials and others to spend more than they can afford. → Read More

How the trade war with China could hit you? Higher prices, lost jobs and falling stocks

Trump on Friday more than doubled a tariff on $200B in Chinese imports, escalating a trade war between the two countries. What does it mean for you. → Read More

Trump's threatened tariff hike to 25% on Chinese goods would hurt consumers, the economy

President Trump's plan to Increase tariffs on Chinese imports from 10% to 25% would hurt US consumers and economy. Hit to U.S. growth would triple, → Read More

Trump's threatened tariff hike to 25% on Chinese goods would hurt consumers, the economy

President Trump's plan to Increase tariffs on Chinese imports from 10% to 25% would hurt US consumers and economy. Hit to U.S. growth would triple, → Read More

Economy added 263,000 jobs in April, unemployment falls to 3.6%, new 50-year low

Employers added 263,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department said. Economists had estimated 190,000 payroll gains. → Read More

Trump says the US economy can sizzle if the Fed slashes interest rates. Is he right?

Trump says a big Fed rate cut and a new bond buying stimulus would lift the economy. Analysts say it would provide a modest lift but increase risks → Read More

Cheaper online or at the store? Heading to a store may save money

Online prices are an even better deal for some items like PCs as deflation picked up or inflation slowed. But store prices are down more for toys. → Read More

Recession signal? Revenue of the smallest businesses dropped 3% in Q1

The sales of sole proprietorships and other firms with few employees fell in first quarter. Could their struggles be an early sign of recession? → Read More

Gig worker? Here's why tax season will be tougher for you

Fewer gig workers get a tax refund and more owe money vs. traditional workers. That's because their income isn't withheld by employers all year. → Read More

Economy added solid 196,000 jobs in March, unemployment stays at 3.8%

The economy added 196,000 jobs in March. Economists expected 175,000 gains. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8%. → Read More

In boon for many homeowners, the least expensive houses have risen sharply in price

The least expensive homes have seen the sharpest price increases. That's been a boon for low and moderate income Americans struggling build wealth. → Read More

Stuck in a part-time job? There's lots of full-time jobs out there, if you want one

The number of part-time workers who prefer full-time jobs plunged in February. The March jobs report could reveal if the trend is sustainable. → Read More

401(k) Investors: Stocks had their best quarter in a decade. Can they continue to climb?

Stock market has best quarter in a decade and best first quarter since 1998. But after rebound, can it surge higher or has it peaked? → Read More

Digital wallets could become more widely accepted under new Citigroup service

Consumers will be able to more easily use their preferred digital wallets at more locations under a new Citigroup service. → Read More

Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standards

Fewer first-time and lower-income homebuyers are likely to get mortgages under tougher standards adopted by the Federal Housing Administration → Read More

More older women are returning to work, rebuilding savings and a professional identity

The best job market in half a century has been a boon for older women going back to work, typically after raising kids for nearly 20 years → Read More

Fed holds interest rates steady after meeting, signals no hikes in 2019

The Federal Reserve held its key short-term interest rate steady and cut its forecast for the economy and rate hikes in 2019. → Read More

Fed expected to stand pat on rates but could signal how long it stays on sidelines

The Fed is likely to keep its key rate unchanged. New economic and rate forecasts are on tap and Fed may announce move that keeps long-term rates low → Read More