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Robots now offer financial, retirement advice

PHOENIX — Computers help us decide what route to take to the grocery store, who to date, and what music to listen to. Why shouldn't they also decide how we invest?Younger investors, particularly those born in the early 1980s to late 1990s known as millennials, are...

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire

There are reasons to be wary of financial advisers

There's a phrase no one wants to read in a sweeping report about the financial advisers who handle their savings: economy-wide misconduct.A new working paper by business school professors at the University of Chicago and University of Minnesota found that 7 percent of...

Date: 03/02/2016 | Business Wire

Single for years, but I always have a valentine

The last time I was in a romantic relationship on Valentine's Day, George W. Bush was president. But I've never gone a year without a valentine.In fact, every year I have at least three.Single or coupled, I've always treated Feb. 14 as a celebration of all kinds...

Date: 02/14/2016 | Life

The Venn of sex

Don't let life's demands put the kibosh on your coupling

Date: 02/14/2016 | Life

January’s dark side: post holiday marriage blues

While I’m no Scrooge, during the hubbub of December, I do look forward to January. For one, the lengthening days become particularly noticeable toward the end of month. The longer days herald spring, which comes early to the Northwest. It’s a season I happily greet.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Life

Last thoughts for parents and kids: Remember, you're in this together

Dear Readers: When I started Straight Talk in 2004, wearing sunscreen and avoiding beauty magazines was the famous advice.Only half of U.S. homes had Internet, mostly dial-up, "social media" was a head-scratcher, and smartphones hadn't been...

Date: 01/16/2016 | Life

Health is more important than weight

Adapted from a recent online discussion.By Carolyn HaxHi, Carolyn:

Date: 01/05/2016 | Life

Teens advise: Alert parents to online affair

Dear Straight Talk: I have a bad feeling about a guy my friend is talking to online. He says he's 19, but who knows? They've been Skyping and plan to meet over Christmas break (he lives several hours away).My friend isn't herself anymore. She's 17 and quite...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Life

Time is a financial gift that kids shouldn’t waste

People are always trying to find the secret to financial success. But I’d like to address the young folks who ask me how to get rich.If you’re young, you have something we older folks will never have as much of — time. It’s an advantage you shouldn’t waste.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Business columnists

Bad bosses are bad for your health

One head chef had a bad habit of throwing knives around the kitchen, in the direction of people that made him angry. Another woman's boss told her coworker she couldn't take a personal day to bring her dog to the emergency vet "because dogs are replaceable." Yet another boss...

Date: 07/17/2015 | Business Wire

Some work advice on scents and sensibilities

Reader: I have a very awkward situation: My supervisor of two years smells. Though I’m not particularly sensitive to smells, I had to rush to the bathroom during a recent meeting because I became ill. All my colleagues notice it, and one also has become ill. Spraying body spray in...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Business columnists

You’re more likely to cheat if your spouse earns more

Why husbands and wives cheat is one of the most difficult, painful and unanswerable questions of society. But a new study suggests, if not a reason for infidelity, an important piece of context.It turns out, according to the study in this month's issue of the American...

Date: 06/07/2015 | Nation & World

As the parent, you’re the boss on content

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn:Growing up, there were zero boundaries about what movies and TV I could watch — content or amount. This was really, really not good for me. I have created lots of boundaries around these things, but I...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life

Optimism overrated in search for success

WASHINGTON — “Reach for the stars” is the sort of uplifting advice parents impart on their children, coaches pass along to their players and people all over the place repeat to themselves. And for good reason: A life outlook that, generally speaking, assumes the best, has many tangible benefits.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Business Wire

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