Personal Finance Daily: Videogame addiction is now an official disorder and watch how these soccer players in the World Cup cash in

Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day.

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Videogame addiction is now an official disorder—but will health insurers pay for it?

Treatment is typically not covered by insurance. At least, not yet.

Facebook fundraiser to help separated migrant families collects record-breaking $16 million in donations

A Facebook fundraiser to help migrant families separated at the border, which benefits RAICES, has received money from about half a million donors and raised more than $16 million.

Watch these soccer players in the World Cup — and how they cash in afterward

Soccer’s transfer market can be a financial bonanza for those who break out in the World Cup.

Science proves the book is in fact better than the movie

Audiobooks were found to elicit a greater emotional response than film and TV adaptations.

This DIY investor says there are 5 good reasons to hire a financial adviser

Chris Mamula thought everyone could and should be a DIY investor when he started writing about these topics. Now he admits he was wrong.

Avoid these missteps with an ABLE account for the disabled

An ABLE account lets you save for a family member with disabilities in a tax-favored way.

Is this a wise alternative to credit cards?

Cash-back debit cards are growing in popularity, especially among millennials who shun credit.

5 things we need to teach to young girls

They need to go in with their eyes open to the challenges, and with strategies to overcome them.

Advocates say the fastest way to help immigrants separated from their children: Post their bail

Freedom comes at an increasingly high cost for detained immigrants.

One reason why liberals drink more lattes

It doesn’t necessarily have to do with how they taste.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Banks tightened margin requirements and haircuts in response to stock market volatility, Fed survey finds

The return of volatility to stock markets in February caused many senior credit officers to adjust their counterparty risk management, the Fed said Thursday.

To free Fannie and Freddie, their regulator may bypass do-nothing Congress

A Washington analyst thinks recent steps may make it easier for the regulator of the two government sponsored enterprises to work with the Treasury Department, as mortgage market reform remains a low priority for Congress.

President Trump looms over sobbing immigrant child in Time’s latest cover

Time magazine on Thursday used a viral image of a sobbing 2-year-old Honduran child snapped by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore alongside a towering Donald Trump for its “Welcome to America” cover illustration.

SEC may loosen rules on oil reserve reporting, Clayton says

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering loosening the rules on oil-and-gas company producers to let them report more of their reserves.

The last time the economy was this good, Trump thought it was terrible

Today’s economy is not the greatest ever in U.S. history. In fact, it was just as strong in 2014.

The politics of the Middle East aren’t just about religion any more

From Saudi Arabia to Israel to Iraq, religion is increasingly being superseded by strategic and security interests in shaping regional affairs.

Nobody in their right mind would want to host the World Cup

Hosting the World Cup doesn’t pay off, says an economist who’s written the book on big-budget sporting spectacles.

Supreme Court rules states can require online merchants to collect sales tax

The Supreme Court handed states broad authority Thursday to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, overturning a pre-internet court precedent that had effectively exempted many merchants from collection duties.

Robust U.S. economy not speeding up, but it’s not slowing down either, leading indicators show

The U.S. grew moderately in May but it’s unlikely to get much stronger in the summer months, according to an index that measures the nation’s economic health.

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