Personal Finance Daily: This small business owner raised starting pay, but it’s not enough in today’s labor market, and don’t trust that Zestimate number for your house


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‘I have never seen this before in my life’: This small business owner raised starting pay, but it’s not enough in today’s labor market

‘People come to my company to apply for the job and they say ‘I want to make $15 an hour,’ says the co-owner of a Michigan doughnut shop. Read More

Weekend reads: Don’t trust that Zestimate number for your house

Also, where to find bargains in the stock market, important retirement-account rules and a difficult day for Peloton. Read More

Politics killed national free community college — for now, but advocates vow to ‘keep going’ as momentum continues in states

Biden pitched free community college for years, but it didn’t make it into the Democrats’ social spending package Read More

‘You are just force-feeding yourself potentially toxic assets’: Redfin’s CEO remains cautious about iBuying’s future

The number of homes Redfin sold through its home-flipping division rose more than 900% from a year ago, but the company continues to approach the business pragmatically. Read More

Just in time for the holiday of Diwali, here’s a special Indian single-malt whisky

India is the world’s largest consumer of whisky and Paul John is one of its marquee brands. Read More

Out with ‘actor’ and ‘actress,’ in with ‘performer’: why awards shows are going gender-neutral

In a move to be more inclusive of transgender and nonbinary performers, some awards no longer put men and women in separate acting categories. Will the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys eventually follow suit? Read More

The 2022 Toyota Tundra goes big on power, with a hybrid version and giant grill

The 2022 Toyota Tundra makes a solid first impression. Here’s some numbers on this big pickup truck. Read More

Is that holiday deal too good to be true? How to spot knock-offs and scams this year

A high level of stress and scarcity over the holidays could lead some consumers to fall for scams or buy products that aren’t quite what they expected. Read More

My husband bought a home with his brother for $350K, but stopped paying the mortgage in 2012. Now it’s worth $700K. How should they split the proceeds?

‘Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for my brother-in-law to pay back twice the down payment, given the home value has doubled?’ Read More

Here’s the first U.S. city to cut gas and oil for all-electric, on the path to zero carbon emissions

Ithaca, the upstate New York city of about 30,000, known for Cornell University and the natural beauty of its gorges, will be the first in the country to try to decarbonize every last one of its buildings by switching to electric power. Read More

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