Personal Finance Daily: Americans say they are worse off today than 50 years ago and this is how much money parents lose supporting their adult children

Hope you had a good Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Here are the day’s top stories:

Personal Finance
Donald Trump and Warren Buffett’s vastly different strategies — to eating at McDonald’s

The billionaires’ McDonald’s orders could be seen as mirroring their business philosophies.

After my father died, my brother has been bullying me to lend him money

Sometimes, it’s hard to break a lifetime of entitlement.

Americans say they are worse off today than 50 years ago

But people in these 20 countries say they’re better off.

Fertility clinic hacked and held for ransom — why your hospital could be next

Hospitals have the ‘holy trinity’ of personal information: name, social security number and date of birth.

Is it safe to travel to Cuba after mysterious ‘sonic weapon’ attacks?

The U.S. State Department recently released a travel advisory after diplomats reported hearing and memory loss.

Would you sell your eggs to pay off student loans? This woman did

Americans owe $1.4 trillion in student loan debt.

This is how much money parents lose supporting their adult children

Mom and dad shell out six figures for basic living costs for offspring over 18.

Help your children save for college and pay off student debt

These gifts can provide value for a lifetime.

Nearly 200 Royal Caribbean passengers sickened by stomach bug

Incidents of gastrointestinal illnesses aboard cruise ships have gone down in recent years.

The happiest millennials are the ones living overseas

Life is good if you’re young and don’t live in the U.S.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Here’s the one currency worse for the environment than bitcoin

If you’re going to look at the energy consumption of mining, why not look at the energy consumption of minting money?

As more Americans become rent-burdened, homelessness rises in the costliest areas

Higher rents and purchase prices have serious consequences, like exacerbating homelessness.

McConnell says he’s open to allowing property or income tax deductions in final bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he is open to giving Americans flexibility to deduct certain taxes, as the Senate and House prepare to iron out differences and write a single tax bill to send to President Donald Trump.

Here’s how the stock market has handled past government shutdowns

If the U.S. government shuts down, will the stock market’s uninterrupted march higher also come to a close?

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