Personal Finance Daily: Stephen Hawking said humanity is doomed if it doesn’t do this, and how to avoid flight fees

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! We are halfway through another week. Here are the top personal finance stories today.

Care for an elderly relative must include planning for natural disasters

Hurricane Irma teaches a daughter key lessons about protecting her 97-year-old mother.

Stephen Hawking said humanity is doomed if it doesn’t do this

He warned against a looming conflict between robots and humans before his death.

What time is the $420 million Powerball drawing — and the $345 million one for Mega Millions?

Both lotteries last had jackpot winners in January.

My husband and I took in his grandmother — and used the money from her house sale to pay off our mortgage

Her husband was power of attorney to his grandmother and his mother is now threatening legal action.

Walt Disney World to eliminate free overnight parking for hotel guests

Guests with cars will now have to pay up to $24 more per night when they stay at Walt Disney World.

America’s college students are not squandering their student loan money on spring break

Millennial shaming has begun just in time for March Madness.

Flight fees are on the rise — here’s how to avoid them

New tools have emerged to help navigate the confusing classes of tickets.

As the cost of dog cloning drops, here’s which breeds lead the pack

These pampered pooches are popular choices for cloning.

False news stories are 70% more likely to be retweeted on Twitter than true ones

And experts say people, not bots, appear to be the cause.

Home sellers now use spycams to gather intel on prospective buyers during open houses

As homes become smarter, real estate agents and home buyers are increasingly finding there’s an extra set of eyes and ears on them as they tour properties for sale.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump suggests DACA extension in return for border-wall funding

President Donald Trump has floated to congressional Republicans the idea of extending a program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation as part of an upcoming spending bill, according to GOP aides.

House passes school-safety bill that doesn’t include gun-control measures

The House passed a bill Wednesday to beef up school security, acting a month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the measure in a 407-10 vote. The bill does not include gun-control measures, and Democrats called it a first step.

Why it was easy for SEC, DOJ to spot Equifax insider trader

If you trade on inside information you will likely be caught.

Are investors getting more risk with passive bond funds than they bargained for? BIS asks

The Bank for International Settlements said bond indexes end up favoring the most leveraged issuers, and those arguably representing bigger risks to investors.

Why every investor should be terrified by Home Depot’s slide

Is Home Depot the canary in the coal mine for the broader stock market?

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