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Biden signs bill averting railroad strike despite lack of paid sick leave

Biden signs bill averting railroad strike despite lack of paid sick leave

President Joe Biden has signed a bill making a railroad strike illegal, preventing workers from leaving work weeks before the holiday season. “The bill I’m about to sign ends a difficult rail dispute and helps our country avoid what, no doubt, would have been an economic disaster at a very bad time in the calendar,” …

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Battle over paid vacation threatens to cripple US economy

Battle over paid vacation threatens to cripple US economy

American railroad workers prepare to strike over their latest negotiations with management. Joe Biden is urging Congress to codify an existing deal as is, calling the timing “critical.” A strike could threaten car and food shipping as well as vacation travel and even drinking water. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! Access …

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I have the perfect plan to get my friend's bills paid for life

I have the perfect plan to get my friend’s bills paid for life

Slate Plus Members get more tips from Lillian every week. Have a question? Send it to Lillian, Athena and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!) Dear Pay Dirt, I have been lucky enough to be part of a circle of four close friends since elementary school. All but one of us are married, have several children and …

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“Paid” vs. “Fee Only” Financial Planners: There’s a Big Difference

“Paid” vs. “Fee Only” Financial Planners: There’s a Big Difference

Dear Liz: How do I find a paid financial planner? I just inherited a lot of money, and trying to figure out our future is stressing me out. Answer: It’s understandable. Getting sound advice can be the difference between growing your newfound wealth and squandering it. But finding a good, honest and competent planner takes …

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