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By Jacob Passy

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My wife’s son will never let her see her granddaughter again — unless she gives him $50,000. Should she give in?

‘Her two adult sons claim that their deceased father had promised them the house would one day be theirs.’

Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in three months — but that’s a double-edged sword for home buyers

Persistently low mortgage rates have both a positive and a negative influence on the housing market.

‘Kids that don’t fail are normally frugal.' Wealth advisers say Meghan and Harry’s lifestyle already raises red flags

Early money moves by the royal couple look troubling.

As Trump becomes the first president to attend the March for Life, discontent with abortion policy is at an all-time high

A flurry of states last year enacted restrictive anti-abortion laws.

‘I Survived Coronavirus 2020’: The products people are buying and selling in response to the deadly new virus

Demand is high for face masks and a plague-themed strategy game.

FICO just updated its credit scores — here’s how to improve yours

The credit-score company will roll out its latest versions — FICO Score 10 and 10 T— this summer.

5 best bed sheets to keep you warm this winter — all under $75

The warm and cozy flannel, fleece and cotton sateen sheets that experts recommend.

My husband wrote a secret will when our marriage was rocky, but we are in a happier place now — should I now write one too?

‘I do not know what is in this will, but it’s still current and in his brother’s possession.’

Elsewhere on MarketWatch

Who knows more about economics: Steven Mnuchin or Greta Thunberg?

A guy who still insists that the 2017 tax cut ‘will pay for itself’ should not be lecturing anyone — even a 17-year-old — about economics.

These states had the lowest unemployment rates in 2019. What about swing states?

The unemployment rose in 2019 in a few key states critical to President Trump’s reelection, but joblessness fell in most of the country as the U.S. finished the year with the lowest level of layoffs in 50 years.

Why the coronavirus outbreak could trigger a stock-market pullback

The spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus could be the catalyst for a near-term stock-market pullback, analysts say.

These 5 charts show the debate over whether the stock market set up for another dot-com crash

Stocks are either near valuations seen during the dot-com bubble in 2000, or are reasonably priced relative to history.

Jacob Passy is a personal-finance reporter for MarketWatch and is based in New York.

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