Personal Finance Daily: How airlines handle food allergies and more U.S. companies reviewed their sexual harassment policies in the wake of #MeToo

Personal Finance Daily: How airlines handle food allergies and more U.S. companies reviewed their sexual harassment policies in the wake of #MeToo

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Personal Finance

My sister sold our parents’ home and pocketed the cash—what should I do now?

This woman believes her sister may have run away with her father’s money.


The wage gap starts at home: Boys are paid more than girls for household chores

Boys make twice as much as girls, according to a new study.


Students cry for debt relief after for-profit college collapse, while executives admit no wrongdoing

Two top executives from ITT, a now-defunct for-profit college, settled with the SEC last week.


My grandmother and uncle destroyed my late grandfather’s will—and put the wrong date on his headstone

This woman says her grandmother and uncle are conspiring to exclude other children from inheriting a dime.


In the wake of #MeToo, more U.S. companies reviewed their sexual harassment policies

The allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein have reverberated far beyond the entertainment industry.


Americans are making good progress paying back their debts

Delinquencies are inching back up, but still relatively low.


Southwest Airlines bans peanuts — see how other airlines handle allergies

The airline industry lacks a uniform policy on how to deal with passengers with allergies.


My husband’s parents co-signed on my home loan—now my brother-in-law lives there

This woman is concerned about the unforeseen consequences of a complicated financial arrangement involving her family.


Trump says poor moms need access to infant formula — but how much does breastfeeding cost women?

The Trump administration says women who can’t breastfeed are ‘stigmatized.’


More companies introduce paternity leave and tell fathers: ‘If you don’t take it, it’s borderline idiotic’

In a recent survey, one in three men said they worried taking time off to tend to a newborn would jeopardize their careers.


Elsewhere on MarketWatch

Latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods would hit U.S. consumers’ wallets — literally

The Trump administration is expanding the battlefield in its trade fight with China, moving beyond industrial goods to threaten tariffs for the first time on a range of consumer products that illustrates how dependent the vast U.S. consumer economy is on imports


Wondering where you can earn the most for your job anywhere in the U.S.? Wonder no more!

A new interactive tool from The Hamilton Project allows workers to see how typical earnings in occupations vary across the United States.


What any American who eats should know about Trump’s trade fight for farmers

Are U.S. farmers — most savvy in export rhetoric — really getting the raw deal that Trump says they are? Or does their bigger concern lie with a tenuous future for trade pacts already in place? It’s hardly a simple answer for a seemingly simple question.