Next Avenue: Confused by an avalanche of Medicare ads? Deceptive marketing has some experts calling for action.

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. If the volley of flyers, brochures, letters, emails, social media ads and other marketing materials unleashed by insurance companies during Medicare open enrollment last fall had you feeling under siege, you’re not alone. “I am a college graduate, but I do not understand any of it,” says Liz Markowski, 74, of Vergennes, Vermont,

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Is Elon Ditching Dogecoin? Twitter Prepares To Launch ‘Coin’ Feature

Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Elon Musk might launch his own Twitter Coin, possibly putting Dogecoin (DOGE) on the sidelines or even ditching it. Leaks of the Twitter user interface first surfaced in early December, showing the “Coin” feature. A few hours ago, new revelations emerged. Security researcher and reverse engineering blogger Jane Manchun Wong has

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The Moneyist: ‘As he reminds me, it’s not his house’: My boyfriend of 5 years lives in my house, but refuses to pay rent or contribute to food and utility bills. What’s my next move?

Dear Quentin, My boyfriend and I come from completely different backgrounds. I am in my mid-30s and he is 40. We both own our own homes, and had a life built prior to meeting. We have now been together for five years and we have lived only at my house for the last 2.5 years. Here’s the rub: My boyfriend

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Terra And Do Kwon Lawsuit Voluntarily Dismissed, But Why?

The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against TerraUSD and its affiliated companies voluntarily dismissed their case on Monday. Matthew Albright filed the lawsuit on behalf of others against Terraform Labs (TFL), Pte Limited, and other affiliates in the Southern District of New York Court in August 2022. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants falsely promoted, manipulated, and offered UST

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Futures Movers: Oil ends higher on China’s reopening, but traders watch for signs of a global recession

Oil futures settled higher on Tuesday, with U.S. prices up a fourth straight session, finding support as investors continue to monitor China’s reopening and look for signs of a potential global recession. Price action West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery CL.1, +0.74% CL00, +0.74% CLG23, +0.74% rose 49 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $75.12 a barrel on the

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The Tell: “A year of two halves”: Stifel’s Barry Bannister expects a near-term rally in U.S. stocks and then trouble later in 2023

Trouble may be brewing in the second half of this year, but there’s “a window” for a stock-market rally during the first six months of 2023, in the view of Stifel chief equity strategist Barry Bannister.  The potential for a rally in equities is based on his expectations for inflation to fall sharply, the Federal Reserve to pause interest rate

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Cardano Founder Shares His Thought On Upcoming Improvements On The Platform

ADA price is recovering after hovering around $0.25 for one month. The Cardano’s native token has fired up with a nearly 30% price surge since the advent of the New Year. The hype around Cardano’s upcoming stablecoin DJED launch could be among the factors pushing ADA’s price forward. The news of Hoskinson’s new healthcare facility that would accept ADA as

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January Effect: Why Crypto Altcoins Started 2023 With A Bang

All across the brutally beaten crypto market, altcoins are beginning to show their first signs of a potential recovery following a nearly 90% drawdown in most assets. But could the recovery be due to a calendar-based phenomenon called the January effect? Crypto Altcoins Explode To Start Off The New Year Take a look at CoinMarketCap’s top crypto gainers and losers

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Your Digital Self: OpenAI’s ChatGPT has awed the world. Expect a version of Google Duplex to strike back amid a wave of AI assistants

Since it was unveiled in 2018, Google Duplex has been making waves in the world of artificial intelligence and voice assistants, steadily gaining attention and popularity. So, what exactly is this technology and what it can do? Simply put, Duplex is a voice assistant that uses natural language processing and deep learning algorithms to carry out complex tasks and conversations

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The Moneyist: ‘Our kids say our small house is embarrassing’: My husband and I earn $160K, have $1 million in retirement savings, cook at home and drive an old Honda. Are we missing out? 

Dear Quentin, I’m a pretty fortunate person who lives a pretty fortunate life, and our annual household income at $160,000 is high compared to the rest of the world. However, we are still pretty frugal — we cook at home, drive old Hondas and do home repairs ourselves where possible.  We put away about 20% of our income into retirement

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Coronavirus Update: China takes first steps to punish countries that imposed testing mandates for Chinese travelers

China on Tuesday suspended visas for South Koreans to enter the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for South Korea’s COVID-19 testing requirements for Chinese travelers, the Associated Press reported. No other details were given, although China has threatened to retaliate against countries that require travelers from China to show a negative result for a test taken within the

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Are the Ethereum Killers Still Deadly?

Back in 2021, and heading into 2022, there was a dominant crypto narrative around the idea of Ethereum killers. This referred to rival Layer 1 blockchains that were geared towards smart contract transactions and could be used for all the things that Ethereum was known for, enabling networks of decentralized applications. Ethereum killers would run DeFi, facilitate NFT creation and

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Beth Pinsker: Damar Hamlin’s injury is a life lesson on why you need ‘own occupation’ disability insurance

Say you’re a professional football player and you get injured. You can no longer compete at a high level, but you can have a successful career doing something else. The salary differential: around $1 million a year vs. maybe $75,000. Plus, you no longer qualify for disability insurance because there’s something else you can do for a living. NFL players in

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Real Retirement: The ‘Elvis Presley,’ a bank robber and the world’s oldest man: this 85-year-old barber has seen it all

Norman Millette has been cutting hair in Portland, Maine, for 65 years. He’s been in the same location for 62 of those years, in a tiny triangle-shaped shop with a red, white and blue barber pole out front and one barber chair. The shop once was busier, with three chairs and another barber working alongside Millette. But now Millette works

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Market Extra: Traders made money ‘selling the rip’ in stocks last year. Why it might work again in 2023.

Market gurus are eager to see if a technical signal that helped tactical traders wring profits from last year’s market rout will continue to work in 2023, as stocks struggle to hold ground Monday after breaking a streak of weekly losses. As markets trended lower in 2022, many technically-oriented traders hit upon a strategy that seemed to work: selling, or

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