Personal Finance Daily: What travelers need to know as Hurricane Lane app…

Personal Finance Daily: What travelers need to know as Hurricane Lane app…

What travelers need to know as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii and the American Dream is getting smaller

Wednesday's top personal finance stories

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Here are some of the day’s top stories to get you over the mid-week hump.

Personal Finance
One eye-popping detail in Duncan Hunter’s indictment: $38,000 in bank overdraft fees

One of his biggest expenses was actually one of the most avoidable.

This is what happens when you take phones away from teenagers

Parents are trying to limit the amount of time their teens spend on their phones, with mixed results.

A difficult #MeToo question: How many women are accused of sexual harassment?

Experts say harassment is first and foremost about power, no matter who wields it.

When my mother was dying, my sister wrote herself a check and stole $20,000

This woman never wants to see her sister or brother again, and she has no interest in receiving an inheritance.

Who’s more likely to text and drive—teenagers or their parents?

Teen drivers are likely to indulge in dangerous habits while driving unsupervised.

Want to delete Facebook? Read what happened to these people first

Some social networkers had enough of cat videos, while others were spooked by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Is the interest rate on your student loan going up? Here’s what you can do about it

Read this to learn more about student loan interest rates.

As Hurricane Lane pushes toward Hawaii, here’s what travelers need to know

Tourist attractions are closing in advance of the storm.

These CEOs are more likely to lay off their employees

Chief executive pay in the U.S. is among the highest in the world.

The American Dream is getting smaller

Americans are redefining their dreams, and the reason is depressing.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Michael Cohen’s clumsy payments provided prosecutors a crucial paper trail

Michael Cohen may be known as Trump’s “fixer,” but clumsy contracts meant to separate the president from plans to pay off two women for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump instead gave prosecutors the paper trail needed to pressure Cohen to plead guilty and connect his actions to Trump.

Fannie, Freddie will stop backing single-family rentals

Industry groups and housing advocates are applauding a decision by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to no longer backstop investor purchases of rental homes.

Even with Fed hiking rates, economists start talking about when the first rate cut will come

The Federal Reserve is all but certain to increase interest rates in September, and there’s a good chance the central bank will hike rates again at the end of the year.

Here’s why Trump’s legal woes aren’t rattling stock-market investors

Investors, including market bears, are fixated on the economy and earnings at the expense of political headlines.

Here’s the case against the ‘longest bull market’ in history

Want to start an argument on Wall Street? Just ask how old the bull market in stocks will be on Wednesday.

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Jacob Passy

Jacob Passy is a personal-finance reporter for MarketWatch and is based in New York.

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