How to Invest With a Conscience (and Still Make Money)

Impact investors want their investments to align with a more rigorous standard of good while achieving a maximum return. Here are some tips to consider.. via NYT Your Money

Teachers and Annuities: A Questionable Match and Hard Products to Shed

Charter schoolteachers in New Orleans were peddled problematic retirement plans and then faced onerous obstacles trying to change them.. via NYT Your Money

How Saving Some of Your Tax Refund Could Win You a Cash Prize

The economy is humming and unemployment low, but many people still aren’t setting much aside for later. One program hopes to change that by offering the prospect of an extra reward.. via NYT Your Money

After Equifax Breach, Credit Freeze Provision Comes at a Price

A piece of a Senate financial regulation bill would make credit freezes free, but could prevent states from setting stronger policies.. via NYT Your Money

One State’s Quest to Introduce Long-Term Care Benefits

A bipartisan effort to tax Washington workers and offer a year of nursing home or other coverage is mired in questions over caregiver qualifications.. via NYT Your Money

Interest on Home Equity Loans Is Still Deductible, but With a Big Caveat

The I.R.S. says that if the loan is used for home improvements, you can still claim the deduction. But if you’re paying off credit card debt, you can’t.. via NYT Your Money

Jittery From Stock Market Volatility? Don’t Run. Just Hug.

Humans are hard-wired to run from pain, so you may want to sell stocks when markets gyrate. But before you do that, try physical human contact instead.. via NYT Your Money