How much debt makes you undateable and the cost of figure skating like a pro
Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
It’s Tuesday, MarketWatchers, and we have some great personal finance content for you. Check out today’s top stories!
Here’s exactly how much credit-card and student debt makes you undateable
There appears to be a tipping point where debt and singledom go hand-in-hand.
Online dating is bringing Americans of all religions, race and classes together
Couples who meet online through any site are more likely to be interracial than those who met off-line.
The cost of figure skating like a pro
Skates alone can cost $2,000 with new blades — and they’re usually replaced annually.
Your facial recognition software may be racist and sexist
This could affect everything from criminal detection technology to smartphone security.
More reasons to hate Valentine’s Day — all the ways being single costs you a fortune
Married men spend more hours at work than their single colleagues.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a growing risk — for investors
What shareholders should know about their investments and #MeToo.
Fatal car accidents increase on 4/20, a counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana
Driving while high can impair driving, though not as much as driving while drunk.
Job-training programs at for-profit colleges make students worse off
A new study finds that students don’t make enough money to offset their high debts.
Red states saw big rise in credit-card debt over the past five years
Data show correlation between debt change and political standing.
Here’s how this 22-year-old has no debt, her own home, and lots of travel
Skydiving, kayaking, sailing, traveling—and the job that makes it all possible.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Up to 100 Russians said to be killed by U.S.-backed forces in Syria
American-backed military forces killed as many as 100 Russian mercenaries during an attack on a U.S.-held base in Syria last week, according to a report on Tuesday.
Single Americans are hurting economically this Valentine’s Day
Singles have higher unemployment rates and lower levels of wealth than those who are married or living with their partner.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Don’t kid yourself, ‘we live in a racist country’
A reporter last night asked San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich why it’s important for the NBA to celebrate Black History Month. Popovich isn’t one to pull any punches:
There are (almost) no strikes anymore
The death of unions is not a new story, but recently released data put into perspective just how much the dynamic between workers and management has changed.
The U.S. is now over $20 trillion in debt — here’s how it got there
Key tax and spending decisions that helped the U.S. in its runup to $20 trillion in debt, and where the debt is projected to go in the future.
Treasury secretary’s wife says she admires him because ‘he understands the economy’
Louise Linton discusses husband Steven Mnuchin, clothes, D.C. living and more in Elle interview.
Number of fund managers who see the economy in its late cycle is at a 10-year high
The recent turbulence on Wall Street, which pushed the U.S. stock market into its first correction in about two years, seems to have soured fund managers on where the economy may be headed.
A cup of crypto: Starbucks and Dunkin’ both discussed bitcoin in their analyst days
The digital currency bitcoin has been one of the hottest topics on both Wall Street and Main Street over the past year, and it’s even been getting discussed by companies you might not expect.