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    Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday, June 28.

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  • UPS to Freeze Pensions for 70,000 Workers to Reduce Costs
    Business
    Bloomberg9 hours ago

    UPS to Freeze Pensions for 70,000 Workers to Reduce Costs

    United Parcel Service Inc. will freeze a pension plan for about 70,000 nonunion U.S. employees because of escalating costs and volatility in determining future payments, replacing it with a different retirement benefit. UPS joins companies including DuPont Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. in freezing pensions, which means that some or all participants may stop accumulating benefits. UPS’s retirement obligations are on top of a $1 billion jump in capital spending being planned for this year to handle a surge in e-commerce shipments. “It’s not a red flag,” said Kevin Sterling, a Seaport Global Holdings analyst. “Combine how much money they are spending on automation and on planes, along with discount

  • This is why millennials can’t have nice things (or save any money)
    Business
    MarketWatch2 hours ago

    This is why millennials can’t have nice things (or save any money)

    Minor expenses can cause major financial problems. “Millennials are falling victim to common financial vices, such as spending money in coffee shops,” according to a new study by personal-finance site Bankrate.com. The average millennial dines at a restaurant or buys take-out food five times per week and nearly 30% of this age goup say they buy coffee at least three times per week. More than half of millennials (54%) eat out at least three times a week, compared to roughly one-third of Generation X-ers and baby boomers. “Often, it’s the minor, habitual expenses, such as take-out and alcohol, that wreak havoc on your budget,” Sarah Berger, a financial analyst at Bankrate, said. “Preparing meals

  • Business
    Investopedia19 hours ago

    Why You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage

    Current low interest rates have created an environment where the old ideology about mortgages no longer applies. In the past, our financial goals included homeownership free and clear of mortgage debt. We have entered an era where we now suggest you refinance and maintain a mortgage for the rest of your life, or at least to a 30-year mortgage term. I think we all can agree that low mortgage interest rates benefit the homeowners that own a mortgage and qualify for these low rates. Before you start thinking we have lost our minds and there is no way you will attempt to maintain a long-term mortgage, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of holding a mortgage. What was once conveniently saved monthly for you by your bank or lending company is now your responsibility.