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6:21 a.m. April 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 30. My wife is 34. We saved $350K and I have $325K saved for retirement. Should we pay cash for a home — or take out a mortgage and invest it? ‘We have been cheaply renting for the last three years, and living as if I were still a very poor graduate student. During this time, we paid off all of our debts’‘We have been cheaply renting for the last three years, and living as if I were still a very poor graduate student. During this time, we paid off all of our debts.’
5:03 p.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I pay my boyfriend rent and help run his property business. He takes my commissions and won’t discuss marriage. What can I do? ‘Six months ago, I became very frustrated and made a few spreadsheets: one documenting the rent I have paid over the last 10 years, one for all of the unpaid labor’‘Six months ago, I became very frustrated and made a few spreadsheets: one documenting the rent I have paid over the last 10 years, one for all of the unpaid labor.’
9:03 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans? ‘We do not light our fireplace with $100 bills, but we are comfortable’‘We do not light our fireplace with $100 bills, but we are comfortable.’
7:59 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed, Nasdaq Composite gaps to record highs Focus: Communications services sector takes flight, XLC, EA, BBBY, ANF, PVHU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, largely treading water amid otherwise constructive January price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting respectable bull-flag breakouts, their latest rallies to all-time highs.
5:50 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Timothy D. Lytton
Businesses don’t need special immunity from coronavirus liability — Mitch McConnell is wrong about a coming ‘avalanche’ of ‘frivilous’ lawsuits ‘Reasonable care’ sets a clear standard that protects business owners ‘Reasonable care’ sets a clear standard that protects business owners‘Reasonable care’ sets a clear standard that protects business owners.
8:52 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Dieter Waizenegger
How Uber, Lyft and other gig companies won an election but still could lose the vote Big shareholders are pushing investment in gig workers’ well-being to boost corporate profits and stock gainsBig shareholders are pushing investment in gig workers’ well-being to boost corporate profits and stock gains.
9:48 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
These drug distribution stocks have a built-in defense against Amazon Pharmacy This market pro is holding McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in client portfoliosThis market pro is holding McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in client portfolios.
3:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
4:48 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Richard Fiesta
Americans are just one Supreme Court decision away from even higher drug prices  Attack on ACA hurts older Americans especially while drug companies would be big winnersAttack on ACA hurts older Americans especially while drug companies would be big winners.
4:34 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Dan Doonan
Retirement has become more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube. Here’s how to solve the puzzle Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority.
8:37 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 spikes from key support amid election overhang Focus: Europe digests technical breakdown, Emerging markets maintain key support, IEV, EEM, COST, PINS, SNE, EGHTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 is off to a strong November start, rising within striking distance of a key bull-bear test closely matching the 50-day moving average, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
5:33 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Jordan Nickerson
How Uber, Lyft and other gig work provides a safety net for Americans that unemployment checks cannot Benefits of the gig economy include large savings to the government and lower consumer debtBenefits of the gig economy include large savings to the government and lower consumer debt.
12:44 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Ray Dalio on what business and political leaders must do to keep the U.S. from splintering Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.
8:52 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michelle Connell
Saving for retirement already challenged women — then COVID-19 hit 5 steps women can take now to boost their financial security5 steps women can take now to boost their financial security.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
3:58 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Mara Rudman
To rebuild the economy, America needs a new social contract Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins. Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins.
6:26 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic Dozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payoutsDozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payouts.
8:49 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections Regulation won’t end up being as tough as fearedRegulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now.
7:55 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Bill Perkins
You’re saving all wrong if you die with a pile of money Overly prudent savers are robbing themselves of rich life experiencesOverly prudent savers are robbing themselves of rich life experiences.
8:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
12:43 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Jurica Dujmovic
A great technology wave is cresting over America because of the pandemic — and it’s largely a good thing The use of artificial intelligence, robots, and remote learning and shopping will make industries more efficient and effectiveThe use of artificial intelligence, robots, and remote learning and shopping will make industries more efficient and effective.
3:48 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
10 stock picks from Jefferies for investors who want to be ‘trendy’ as the economy recovers U.S. industrial activity perked up in June — three sectors tend to outperform when that happensU.S. industrial activity perked up in June — three sectors tend to outperform when that happens.
7:48 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 ventures atop key resistance (3,155), Nasdaq spikes to record high Focus: China takes flight from key support, FXI, AKAM, TEAM, SWKS, VRSKU.S. stocks are firmly higher Monday, rising after a strong batch of global economic data and following market-friendly remarks from China. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,155) — and is vying for its first close atop the inflection point since June 10 — while the Nasdaq Composite extends its July break to uncharted territory.
5:08 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Joseph E. Stiglitz
There’s a better way than throwing money at zombie companies The right response to COVID-19 would protect people and transform the economy to make it more resilient, more equitable and greenerThe right policy response to COVID-19 would protect people and transform the economy to make it more resilient, more equitable and greener.
11:58 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
The pandemic is accelerating the racial wealth divide. Here’s how we turn it around. If we want justice, we must help Black families invest in themselves We identify eight solutions that could have a profound impact on closing the racial wealth gap.
12:46 p.m. June 24, 2020 - By Margarida Jorge
Big pharma is taking big money from U.S. taxpayers to find a coronavirus vaccine — and charge whatever they want for it Congress must act now to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are affordable Congress must act now to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are affordable.
4:23 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Anne Case
The United States of Despair is gripped by two simultaneous pandemics that expose a widening inequality gap While the wealthy few watch their portfolios rise, the poor white and brown majority sees their life expectancy fallBetween rising “deaths of despair” among working-class whites and higher COVID-19 mortality rates among African-Americans, the stunning secular decline in U.S. life expectancy will continue, write Anne Case and Angus Deaton.
11:32 a.m. June 11, 2020 - By Rex Nutting
The government says there’s no inflation — except for the things people are actually buying Food and rent are going up, while gasoline prices and hotel rates are falling The absolute necessities in this coronavirus era — food and housing — are getting more expensive. It’s the things we can forgo that are cheaper.
4:42 a.m. June 3, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
If you think the time is right for value stocks, this diversified dividend ETF may fit the bill The Pacific Global U.S. Equity Income ETF is broadly invested, with a dividend yield of 3.74%, nearly twice that of the S&P 500The Pacific Global U.S. Equity Income ETF is broadly invested, with a dividend yield of 3.74%, nearly twice that of the S&P 500.
2:22 p.m. June 1, 2020 - By Michael O’Leary
Getting people to trust big business will take much more than simply reopening the economy Executives and investors risk learning the wrong lessons from the coronavirus pandemic Executives and investors risk learning the wrong lessons from the coronavirus pandemic.
9:54 a.m. May 30, 2020 - By Chris Mamula
I ran the tax numbers for a semi-retired life, and they look amazing Semi-retirement allows you to earn a substantial amount of income and pay little in federal income taxesSemi-retirement allows you to earn a substantial amount of income and pay little in federal income taxes.
7:50 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Retirement crisis for women is even worse than you think Earning less, doing more care work, and living longer can add up to money troubles late in life, research showsEarning less, doing more care work, and living longer can add up to money troubles late in life, new research shows
4:17 a.m. May 27, 2020 - By Shareen Luze
I’m not OK, and that’s OK: Let’s talk openly about mental health during coronavirus, and an HR boss starts with herself No need to feel shameNo need to feel shame.
6:51 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: What happens if your favorite airline goes bust? Also, more on government stimulus payments and retirement planning in the wake of COVID-19Also, more on government stimulus payments and retirement planning in the wake of COVID-19.
1:22 p.m. May 11, 2020 - By J.B. Silvers
Our hospitals need a bailout to cure their coronavirus-induced financial crisis We should do for hospitals what we did for banks in 2008We should do for hospitals what we did for banks in 2008.
11:41 a.m. May 8, 2020 - By Price V. Fishback
Here’s a vital job unemployed Americans can do to fight the coronavirus pandemic Army of volunteers can help with contact tracing in the battle to control COVID-19’s spreadArmy of volunteers can help with contact tracing in the battle to control COVID-19’s spread
6:50 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By Bruce Y. Lee
Treating a typical coronavirus infection is four times the cost of a case of the flu The median cost of a coronavirus hospitalization is $14,366The median cost of a coronavirus hospitalization is $14,366.
3:14 a.m. May 4, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Seven stock picks from a five-star money manager’s ‘disruptive’ portfolio Alex Ely outperforms his fund’s benchmark by selecting companies that meet his ‘better, cheaper, faster’ mantraAlex Ely outperforms his fund’s benchmark by selecting companies that meet his ‘better, cheaper, faster’ mantra.
6:43 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Khury Petersen-Smith
Tiny Portugal shows America the right way to treat essential immigrants during the coronavirus crisis Don’t ban the immigrants we need for essential jobs — welcome them with open arms and full rightsIt’s time to stop using immigrants as scapegoats to cover up for our failures. It’s time to give immigrants full rights.
4:12 a.m. April 27, 2020 - By Iwan Barankay
These policy options could help businesses avoid layoffs more effectively than those cumbersome SBA loans Could a taxroll tax holiday encourage bosses to hold on to workers? Could a taxroll tax holiday encourage bosses to hold on to workers?
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