Personal Finance

Money Smart Month kicks off Saturday

The eighth annual event is aimed at helping consumers better manage their finances. Programs will cover topics such as budgeting, savings strategies, credit and debit card usage, tips on how to maximize insurance and health benefits and money management tips for small businesses.

Personal Finance

In search of the next sharing success, investors back pet sitters

Rover.com announced a $25 million investment, bringing its total funding to more than $50 million. That puts it ahead of DogVacay.com, which said it has raised $47 million. The pet sitting startups are another example of the way people are using their cars, homes and spare time to provide services and earn money through marketplaces such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Instacart.

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