Arezou Rezvani, NPR

Arezou Rezvani, NPR
a person shopping

3 ways to protect your money if the U.S. defaults on its debt

From social security payments to interest rates, a lot hinges on a debt-ceiling deal. Personal finance experts say you should prepare for a possible debt default as you would a recession.
a home for sale

2022 marked the end of cheap mortgages and now the housing market has turned icy cold

Sharply higher mortgage rates have cast a chill on the housing market. Many buyers have paused their searches with home prices no longer affordable.