AT A TIME WHEN EVERYTHING travel-related seems to be up in the air except for airplanes, at least fliers have the ability to stay flexible. The major airlines have permanently waived change fees for all but the cheapest flights within the U.S. and to Mexico and the Caribbean. And although the waived-fee policies aren’t set in stone for basic-economy or international bookings, for now some airlines are extending the policy to those tickets, too.
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The Virtues of Volunteering
My column on fulfilling ways to spend retirement (“Living in Retirement,” April) continues to generate inspirational responses from readers, many of whom have sung the praises of volunteering. You also volunteered the names of additional service groups that you have found rewarding. I’ll cite a number of them for those of you in search of a cause that strikes a chord.
The Benefits of Working Longer
Delaying retirement for a couple of years—or even a few months— is the most effective way to improve your retirement security.
Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000
In early 1998, my American EnterpriseInstitute colleague Kevin Hassett, a well-credentialed academic who would later become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Trump administration, came to me with an idea. Over the previous three-fourths of a century, stocks had returned an annual average of about 11% and government bonds 5.5%.
Limit Losses With These ETFs
The catch: You’ll give up some gains in return.
BET ON INFRASTRUCTURE STOCKS
On the heels of a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden has unveiled a major infrastructure initiative that would spend $2 trillion over eight years, financed in part by an increase in corporate tax rates from 21% to 28%.
Get Dividends Every Month
One way for income-hungry investors to keep cash flowing is to assemble a portfolio that shells out dividends every month.
Earn Up to 10% on Your Money
Yields are beginning to lift off. We found great deals for every level of risk.
How to Surf the Net More Safely
To help you fight identity theft, consider adding a VPN.
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CAR RENTALS
Get up to speed on how to snag a deal and avoid pesky fees.
GETTING TO KNOW CHEF FRANCISCO ALEJANDRI VAZQUEZ
He left behind the kitchens of some of the best hotels in Mexico and journeyed to Canada. Founder of acclaimed Toronto restaurant Agave y Aguacate (now closed, as he recently moved back to Mexico), he sat down with us to talk about his journey.
TRIED AND TESTED HOTEL: ME Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
BEST FOR World-famous views of El Arco with a beautiful stretch of beach and oceanfront pool
It’s easy to see why Barbados has long been favored as an escape to the sun
Mexico's Covid Codependency
U.S. stimulus flows to Mexico in the form of remittances and increased export demand
After a Grim Limbo, Hope
A migrant camp empties as Biden undoes Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy
LESSONS FROM LUIS THE MONEY LAUNDERER
What drives one to cross continents the hard way? Is this what Overlanding is about? That persistent feeling that we'll never be caught if nothing can catch us? The optimist in me sure hoped that was the case. And after riding a battered old KLR650 35,000km from Canada to the southern tip of South America I'm still unsure what the purpose or motivation was. Worthwhile? Absolutely. Why? No idea.
BEACH BOD: SECURED!
La Bella Vita
Jamaica – License to Thrill
Where to play like James Bond and rock out like Harry Styles in Jamaica
An Aviation Mentor
Why it’s so important
Holidays at Sea
Plan ahead for seasonal and special-occasion sailings.