NewsWatch: Of all the major changes to the Dow on Monday, this may be the most important

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

The Dow Jones Industrial Average will see a handful of important changes take effect Monday morning but it is, perhaps, the change to how it is calculated that will be the most important for Wall Street over the near term. See full story.

An ‘extreme’ August on the stock market might be telling us something about the November election

It has been a pretty bullish August for the stock market. That tends to work well in an incumbent U.S. President’s favor, but our call of the day says a twist could lie ahead. See full story.

Even with a toddler, this couple’s cost of living is less than $25,000 a year — this is how they do it

They tackled student loans, paid down a mortgage, and reached financial independence in their 30s See full story.

‘A man cave on wheels’: My husband’s RV is his pride and joy — but he owes $75,000 on it. If he dies, am I liable for this debt?

‘My concern is that, if something happens to him, I will end up with a lien on my home.’ See full story.

Michael Moore: The U.S. could be facing a ‘tragedy of epic proportions’ in the upcoming election

Michael Moore sounded the “political fire alarm” on the upcoming election in a Facebook post over the weekend. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

A stock split is a financial ‘non-event,’ but it can still play on investors’ emotions, experts say. See full story.

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