Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Here are your top personal finance stories of the day.
A father’s letter to his adult children at Thanksgiving: You’re on your own
No more financial support — it’s time to take care of yourselves.
10 psychological retail tricks to make you splurge Black Friday
What to watch out for these retail strategies when shopping this holiday season.
A list of richest billionaires in each country
Who is the wealthiest billionaire in your country? These maps show the richest people in each country — if a billionaire lives there.
Google details exactly when Thanksgiving traffic is good — and when ham sellers see their peak
Savvy travelers know it’s smart to avoid traveling on the day before Thanksgiving, but Google has a chart that underscores that point.
Food for thought on Thanksgiving: Americans throw away $165 billion in wasted meals every year
A timely reminder before sitting down for dinner on Thursday.
My stepfather left $1 million to strangers and dead people
All of this man’s immediate family were left out of his trust.
Citi to pay $6.5 million over claims it misled student loan borrowers
The bank didn’t give 640,000 borrowers information they needed to get a tax deduction to which they were entitled.
Charlie Rose’s sophisticated hunt reveals the often unseen, insidious side of sexual harassment
Sexual harassment could range from a text or a compliment to even a look.
This one mistake could put your kids in danger this holiday season
Former Obama cybersecurity commissioner gives some timely safety tips.
7 Black Friday shopping hacks to get even bigger deals
Try these hacks to get the deals you want, whether you decide to shop from your couch or at the mall.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Congressman apologizes after lewd photo, message circulate online
A Texas Congressman was forced to apologize Wednesday after a lurid picture and message he once sent a woman leaked online.
Here’s why Republican tax cuts won’t create those promised jobs
Washington’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would benefit shareholders and CEOs, not middle-class Americans, writes Howard Gold.
Fed doubts on inflation grow, but rate hike likely soon, minutes show
The Federal Reserve left the door open a crack for keeping interest rates unchanged until the end of year amid nagging doubts about the persistence of low inflation.
Senator says Gary Cohn faked bad connection to end Trump call
Gary Cohn, the head of Donald Trump’s National Economic Council, pretended to have a bad connection during a call with the president to end a recent phone call, a Democratic senator said.
It’s not just lobbyists who say tax reform will slash home prices
The National Association of Realtors has been vocal in calling tax reform efforts dangerous for the housing market, and some private economists agree.
U.S. jobless claims sink 13,000 to 239,000, but Puerto Rico still a sore spot
Initial U.S. jobless claims fell from a 6-week high in mid-November and headed toward the extremely low levels that prevailed before a trio of hurricanes slammed the U.S. in September.
The Trump tax calculator — will you pay more or less?
With the Senate Finance Committee approving its tax-cut legislation while House Republicans passing their version, MarketWatch has the calculator to show how the bills would potentially impact your finances.
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