Paying off debts is an admirable goal, but it's important to remember that some debts are more urgent than others. In this article, a financial planner explains which debts should take priority, starting with your mortgage.
Some advocates for the fiduciary standard say the registered investment adviser industry hasn't done a good job of making information about the standard accessible to the media. Speaking at a conference, some called for a new approach with regulators as well, given the level of spending by the brokerage industry.
Where you live plays a big role in what you pay in taxes, Emily Brandon writes. Retirees who hope to dodge a big bill for income, sales, property and other taxes should consider moving to states where the burden is lower.
It's not always easy to prioritize e-mail based on its level of importance, so you should also categorize messages based on whether they fall under your area of expertise, according to Megan Morris of Productive Flourishing. Focus on those messages that you know the most about or have the most to do with your objectives before moving on to the rest, she recommends.
A small study examined whether it's better for women to undergo weight-loss surgery or breast reduction first. Plastic surgeon Jeffrey Gusenoff said that women may be disappointed with the appearance of their breasts if they opt for weight-loss procedure after a surgical reduction. However, the benefits of opting for breast reduction first can include reduced pain and an increased ability to exercise.