Personal Finance Daily: Half of Americans are just one paycheck away from financial disaster and read this before you buy sunscreen this summer

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Soon more borrowers will be able to use vacation days to pay off student-loan debt

It’s an added twist to an increasingly popular employee benefit.

American journalism is suffering from ‘truth decay’ — the media have become more biased over the last 30 years, RAND study says

U.S. news has shifted to opinion-based content that appeals to emotion; newspapers have shifted less than TV has.

Here are some surprising truths about living in Hawaii

Living in Hawaii is a dream for many people — here’s what it’s really like.

SAT adds ‘adversity score’ amid concerns that privileged students have an unfair advantage

The measure will be based on a variety of indicators about their neighborhood, family and high school environments.

Half of Americans are just one paycheck away from financial disaster

Many consumers would turn to dangerous fallback options in order to make ends meet.

Want a cozier night’s sleep? The absolute best bed sheets for under $50

Experts tell us about the best bed sheets for people on a serious budget.

How Amazon and Walmart’s next-day shipping could bust your budget

Consumer psychologists say consumers like anything with the word ‘free.’

Trump’s trade war with China is the last thing an already unsteady U.S. housing market needs right now

Homeowners looking to sell may have reason to grow increasingly concerned about President Trump’s deteriorating relationship with China.

Read this before you buy sunscreen for your family this summer

The Environmental Working Group’s review of 1,300 sunscreens has some alarming results.

My grandson’s live-in girlfriend hates me and doesn’t want me to stay at their home — should I still leave him all my money?

This woman is upset that she’s been shunned by her grandson’s partner.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Companies back bill targeting robocalls that consumer advocate says won’t stop calls

Washington is taking steps toward cracking down on robocalls, but experts are noting it’s a slow process as Corporate America raises concerns about potential restrictions.

Mortgage rates slump to 2-month lows amid market turmoil

Rates for home loans fell, a boon for buyers in a brightening housing market.

A group of superrich investors, spooked by China and potential ‘black swans,’ raises cash to levels not seen in years

The 750 members of Tiger 21, a coalition of investors with some $75 billion in assets, increased their cash holdings by 20% in the first quarter, bringing the group’s total allocation to levels not seen since the beginning of 2013.

‘If you’re not a billionaire’ in 10 years ‘it’s your own fault,’ says 20-year-old bitcoin tycoon

Bitcoin is mounting an uncanny resurgence from the depths of a virtual winter for the cryptocurrency market, with bullish, long-term investors extolling the virtues of digital assets as the opportunity of a lifetime.

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