Streaming services raise prices again. How to avoid paying too much.

Streaming services raise prices again.  How to avoid paying too much.

A few things in life are inevitable: bad weather, taxes and streaming service price increases. Netflix’s main plan — high-definition video with two simultaneous streams — was $8.99 a month in 2014, and now it’s $15.49 a month. The company’s competitors including Disney+, Hulu and Apple’s Apple AAPL -0.19% TV+ is also raising prices. Even … Read more

Streaming services raise prices again. How to avoid paying too much.

Streaming services raise prices again.  How to avoid paying too much.

A few things in life are inevitable: bad weather, taxes and streaming service price increases. Netflix’s main plan — high-definition video with two simultaneous streams — was $8.99 a month in 2014, and now it’s $15.49 a month. The company’s competitors including Disney+, Hulu and Apple’s Apple AAPL -0.19% TV+ is also raising prices. Even … Read more

Psst…There is a hidden market for six figure jobs. This is how you get in.

Psst…There is a hidden market for six figure jobs.  This is how you get in.

Almost every day, someone quietly looking for a key rental calls Diane Hessan to ask the same question: Who do you recommend? Mrs. Hessan, a former consulting group CEO who sits on the boards of Panera Bread, Eastern Bank and Tufts University, is one of the best-connected business figures in Boston — and something of … Read more

Would I overreact to dump my boyfriend?

Would I overreact to dump my boyfriend?

DEAR HARRIETTE: I think my boyfriend might be a colorist. The other day I asked him what he likes about me and one of the things he named was my “fair complexion”. (We are both African American.) This immediately raised a red flag. I always assumed he liked me for me, not my skin color. … Read more

What are I bonds? Everything you need to know to earn almost 7% interest

What are I bonds?  Everything you need to know to earn almost 7% interest

I-bonds remain an attractive choice for many investors. These inflation-adjusted US savings bonds will earn an annual rate of 6.89% for six months beginning November 1. Previously, I bonds earned an annualized rate of 9.62% when purchased before October 28. The yield for I Bonds far exceeds cash, and the bonds appeal to investors who … Read more

Safe cycling is a necessity in London’s cost of living crisis

Safe cycling is a necessity in London’s cost of living crisis

ONE As a resident of Kensington & Chelsea, I was really pleased to see that the Center for London recommends – in a report commissioned by the council – installing cycle lanes on Kensington High Street. With the protected bike lane in 2020, I noticed an increase in cycling, including more women and children. I … Read more

Do I have an obligation to this former friend?

Do I have an obligation to this former friend?

DEAR HARRIETTE: I had an argument with someone I was close to for years. We broke up almost a year ago, but it almost makes me a little sad to admit that my life has been more peaceful without them. They seem to be mad at me though, and it’s obvious. I feel sorry for … Read more

iPadOS 16 is coming on Monday. How to take advantage of Apple’s new multitasking features

iPadOS 16 is coming on Monday.  How to take advantage of Apple’s new multitasking features

“Should I get an iPad or a Mac?” People often ask me this question, and with the latest iPad software update, the answer is a bit complicated. Apple AAPL 2.71% has added several laptop-like productivity features to the iPad over the past several years, such as mouse support and a file manager. There’s even more … Read more

iPadOS 16 is coming on Monday. How to take advantage of Apple’s new multitasking features

iPadOS 16 is coming on Monday.  How to take advantage of Apple’s new multitasking features

“Should I get an iPad or a Mac?” People often ask me this question, and with the latest iPad software update, the answer is a bit complicated. Apple AAPL 2.71% has added several laptop-like productivity features to the iPad over the past several years, such as mouse support and a file manager. There’s even more … Read more