Personal Finance Daily: Airlines fill middle seats against the CDC’s advice and the Johnson & Johnson saga reveals vulnerabilities in COVID-19 vaccine strategy


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And now for Wednesday’s top personal finance stories:

More airlines fill middle seats — going against CDC advice to reduce COVID-19

The number of people traveling by air has increased substantially, to the highest level since the onset of the pandemic in the U.S. Read More

Exercising about 22 minutes a day could cut your risk of getting severe COVID or dying, study finds

The least active people were hospitalized almost 2x as much, and were 2.5x times more likely to die vs. the most active people Read More

My husband signed for a car for a friend — against my wishes. Now we get notices for unpaid tolls and parking tickets. What if there’s an accident?

‘Every time another ‘past due’ envelope arrives I panic at the thought of the savings I worked so hard to put away might be gone in one accident.’ Read More

‘It was a wise decision to spread the risk’: Johnson & Johnson saga reveals vulnerabilities in COVID-19 vaccine strategy

“It’s still a race between the variants and the vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the John Hopkins Center for Health Security. Read More

What is a direct listing? How the Coinbase public offering differs from a traditional IPO

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said a direct listing was ‘more true to the ethos of crypto.’ Read More

My wife offered to ‘loan’ me money when I was having financial trouble. Now I make six figures — and she refuses to pay any bills

‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer.’ Read More

Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle Buy Florida Mansion for $9.7M

The Trump family continues to expand its empire in Florida. Read More

I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?

‘My concern is that if I am married, the savings I have would go to her and subsequently her children, bypassing my son.’ Read More

How much money should I spend on Coinbase stock? Financial advisers offer guidance to young investors

‘They have these dollar signs in their eyes,’ one adviser said. Read More

Woman arrested for refusing to return $1.2 million she received from Charles Schwab via ‘accounting error’

Charles Schwab transferred $1.2 million into her account when it was only meant to deposit $82. Read More

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