Overeaters and overspenders have this one thing in common and don’t make these 3 big mistakes when filing your taxes early


The weekend is just around the corner. Here are some of the day’s top stories to round out your Thursday.

Personal Finance
Here’s what Super Bowl LII players can teach you about not blowing a salary bonus

Follow these rules to handle a financial windfall wisely, writes Andy Frye. 

Here’s why Chicago, Porto and Melbourne apparently ‘have it all’

With restaurants ranking high and high crime ranking low, Chicago was again named the best city for “having it all,” at least based on Time Out’s City Life index. The British magazine surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities.

This is the age your child should be allowed on Facebook

Experts warn a new Messenger app targeting children is dangerous

You can now buy a home in Italy for just $1

Ollolai, a village on the Mediterranean isle of Sardinia located just off the coast of Italy, is offering up its empty housing stock for the bargain price of just €1.

Don’t make these 3 big mistakes when filing your taxes early

Some taxpayers send in their returns before April, but beware of these common missteps.

How can I treat my daughters equally when one college education costs far more?

A mother wonders whether she should not give her second daughter $45,000 after she graduates.

This man fathered a child after four dates — and wants to forget it ever happened

His aunt wonders if this child will have any claim on her nephew’s estate.

Under Trump’s tax plan, you now have a year to avoid a nasty divorce

The administration’s tax plan will eliminate the tax deduction on alimony starting in 2019.

Overeaters and overspenders have this one thing in common

An economist who can save easily finally solves his weight problem by applying economic principles.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi’s theory on why there aren’t more women CEOs

Next for #TimesUp and #MeToo: More women CEOs.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Fed says it’s stress-testing banks using deeper recession

The Federal Reserve on Thursday released the scenario that they’ll use for stress-testing the nation’s biggest banks — a deep recession that would crush the stock and housing markets and throw millions out of work.

Cutting red tape isn’t the panacea Trump thinks it is — nor is it as easy

Donald Trump claims that he’s cut a lot of red tape and unleashed the economy, but Rex Nutting says he hasn’t.

Back to the 1950s? A new report says the unemployment rate may have a lot more room to fall

A new report from Standard & Poor’s says the unemployment rate may go still lower.

Trump inaccurately says his State of the Union was most viewed in history

President Donald Trump said Thursday morning that his first State of the Union speech drew the highest number of viewers in history — a statement that data does not back up.

What you need to do now before the stock market’s inevitable tumble

Investors should be aware and prepared if they want to keep their gains, writes Michael Sincere.



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