The Mercury : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury en urn:article:13685683 You Need to Plan for Health Care Costs in Retirement http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/you-need-to-plan-for-health-care-costs-in-retirement/13685683 Editors' pick: Originally published August 25. The unpredictable nature of health care costs can be one of the most frightening of all retirement worries, regardless… Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:00:00 EDT urn:article:13685846 A Secured Credit Card Beats Subprime Every Time http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/a-secured-credit-card-beats-subprime-every-time/13685846 Editors' pick: Originally published August 25. The economic collapse and Great Recession made everyone wary of subprime mortgages, but it didn't scare financial institutions or… Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:40:00 EDT urn:article:13685888 Colleges and Universities Embrace Coding Boot Camps http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/colleges-and-universities-embrace-coding-boot-camps/13685888 Editors' pick: Originally published August 25. Coding academies--or coding boot camps--that provide classroom instruction on web-based information technology, break the higher ed business model, where students… Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:00:00 EDT urn:article:13686744 Will Medicare Cover You for Illnesses Abroad? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/will-medicare-cover-you-for-illnesses-abroad/13686744 Editors' pick: Originally published August 26. Retirees love to travel. Just about all say that travel is high on their to-do lists. Word of advice:… Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:20:00 EDT urn:article:13686340 The Credit Card Chase Wants the 'New Affluent' to Leave Home With http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/the-credit-card-chase-wants-the-new-affluent-to-leave-home-with/13686340 The yuppies who came to epitomize upward mobility in the 1980s defined success with possessions, from Rolex watches to BMW convertibles and Sony CD players.… Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:45:00 EDT urn:article:13686622 Should You Buddy Up to Your Financial Advisor? Some Say It's Too Big a Risk http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/should-you-buddy-up-to-your-financial-advisor-some-say-its-too-big-a-risk/13686622 Is it O.K. to become "too close" to your financial advisor, the steward and supervisor of all your money matters? Put another way: is it fine… Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:38:00 EDT urn:article:13686572 Mobile Wallet Adoption Up 267% With U.S. Millennials, Who Are Dumping Their Credit Cards http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/mobile-wallet-adoption-up-267-with-us-millennials-who-are-dumping-their-credit-cards/13686572 There's an abundance of evidence suggesting that digital payments and mobile wallet usage is on the rise, especially among the 18 to 34 set. But… Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:02:00 EDT urn:article:13685588 Freelancing for Women Comes with Some Benefits, But Also Tricks http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/freelancing-for-women-comes-with-some-benefits-but-also-tricks/13685588 Freelancing, sometimes described as a feminist act, could help women break out of the traditional grind and avoid some typical workplace challenges. Freelancers can, theoretically,… Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:43:00 EDT urn:article:13685319 Families Finding New Ways to Pay for College http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/families-finding-new-ways-to-pay-for-college/13685319 With the soaring costs of college showing no signs of relenting, American families are looking at more ways to finance school bills beside loans and savings.… Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:52:00 EDT urn:article:13684405 5 Reasons Middle Class Savers Should Be Optimistic http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/5-reasons-middle-class-savers-should-be-optimistic/13684405 While many American families are still wondering when the economic recovery will benefit them, there are a number of bright spots in the economy to… Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:11:00 EDT