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3 money mistakes couples make and how to avoid them

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    3 things you can do in 2021 to set your kid up to become a millionaire 3 things you can do in 2021 to set your kid up to become a millionaire 2:41
    What happens to unemployment benefits without a new stimulus? What happens to unemployment benefits without a new stimulus? 3:07
    How the pandemic has disproportionately affected women's finances How the pandemic has disproportionately affected women's finances 3:20
3:57 p.m. April 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-husband racked up $70K in credit-card debt in my name, and bought a house with our son. Now his business is in trouble. What can we do? ‘This was the way my father treated my mother, so I thought it was normal’‘This was the way my father treated my mother, so I thought it was normal.’
4:59 a.m. April 20, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
William Morris parent Endeavor to offer 23.1 million shares in IPO, priced at $23 to $24 eachEndeavor Group Holdings Inc. , the Los Angeles-based entertainment powerhouse and owner of the William Morris Agency, sports and modeling agency IMG and mixed-martial-arts outfit UFC, set terms for its initial public offering on Tuesday with plans to offer 21.3 million shares, priced at $23 to $24 each. The company has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EDR." There are 21 banks underwriting the deal, led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Proceeds of the deal will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. A previous effort to complete an initial public offering following pushback from investors who were put off by its complicated finances at a time when other deals were flopping.
12:16 p.m. April 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My parents made my sister executor of their $4 million estate, and joint owner of their bank accounts. Should I be worried? ‘We have five other siblings who are currently unaware of this arrangement’‘We have five other siblings who are currently unaware of this arrangement.’
8:00 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By MarketWatch
Stocks are at all-time highs and the U.S. economy is booming. So why is everyone so freaked out?All manner of weird things keep happening in financial markets, from bond yields that go down when they should go up, to near-daily swings between big-picture convictions. It's hard to manage money when everything feels so fragile.
5:00 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By MarketWatch
This dogecoin chart offers the clearest explanation for the buzz surrounding the ‘joke’ cryptoDogecoin, dogecoin, dogecoin! That must be what bitcoin holders are saying lately. Owners of the world's No. 1 crypto, like Jan from the 1970s-era sitcom, The Brady Bunch, must feel as if they have been living in the shadow of a more intriguing sister crypto.
1:00 p.m. April 16, 2021 - By MarketWatch
This dogecoin chart offers the clearest explanation for the buzz surrounding the ‘joke’ cryptoDogecoin, dogecoin, dogecoin! That must be what bitcoin holders are saying lately. Owners of the world's No. 1 crypto, like Jan from the 1970s-era sitcom, The Brady Bunch, must feel as if they have been living in the shadow of a more intriguing sister crypto.
8:00 a.m. April 16, 2021 - By MarketWatch
The Dow and the Nasdaq are diverging. Why that’s honey for stock market bearsDisconnected trading pattern hasn't looked so ominous since the internet bubble years.
5:00 a.m. April 16, 2021 - By MarketWatch
Bitcoin falls as Turkey bans cryptocurrency paymentsBitcoin fell early on Friday, after Turkey’s central bank decided to ban cryptocurrency payments from the end of the month.
10:01 a.m. April 14, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband signed for a car for a friend — against my wishes. Now we get notices for unpaid tolls and parking tickets. What if there’s an accident? ‘Every time another ‘past due’ envelope arrives I panic at the thought of the savings I worked so hard to put away might be gone in one accident’‘Every time another ‘past due’ envelope arrives I panic at the thought of the savings I worked so hard to put away might be gone in one accident.’
6:22 a.m. April 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m a farmer in my late 30s and live a frugal lifestyle. My son has a disability. Should I pay extra on my mortgage — or save for retirement? ‘He has a disability that will likely mean he will be living with us for our entire lives’‘He has a disability that will likely mean he will be living with us for our entire lives.’
4:26 a.m. April 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘What the hell!’ I’m 28, have no debt, a 401(k), Roth IRA and $45K in cash. Should I save for a house or buy a Tesla Model 3? ‘I believe I can buy the car and strap down, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds’‘I believe I can buy the car and strap down, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds.’
7:02 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My mother visited my sister, who didn’t give her breakfast or lunch. She makes $150K. Should I tell her to feed her guests? ‘Side note: I think our success bugs them as she points out that our real-estate investments are doing so well. I’ve offered to go in with them on a real-estate deal and the answer is always no’‘Side note: I think our success bugs them as he points out that our real-estate investments are doing so well. I’ve offered to go in with them on a real-estate deal and the answer is always no.’
6:44 a.m. April 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I cut his hair because he won’t pay for a haircut’: My multimillionaire husband is 90. I’ve looked after him for 41 years, but he won’t help my son ‘I bet that you have never heard from anyone who has too much money’‘I bet that you have never heard from anyone who has too much money.’
11:12 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My stepmother got nothing when my father died, per their prenup. She asked me to buy her a home. What should I do? ‘What would be some ways I could help her financially or otherwise without giving her a house?’‘What would be some ways I could help her financially or otherwise without giving her a house?’
9:50 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My parents want to use $300,000 in retirement savings to pay off $160,000 left on their home. Is that a good idea? ‘I would like to be able to help them financially and be their safety net, but my means are limited’‘I would like to be able to help them financially and be their safety net, but my means are limited.’
8:59 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me days before our wedding. He kept all copies ‘For two years, I asked for a copy and he couldn’t find it. When I finally had enough, I found it in his office and made myself a copy’‘For two years, I asked for a copy and he couldn’t find it. When I finally had enough, I found it in his office and made myself a copy.’
8:45 p.m. March 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife had a baby 3 months ago. She has $160,000 in student loans — and just asked for my ‘blessing’ to work part time ‘While she was in school, I was working 50 hours to 60 hours per week in a stressful management position while getting my master’s degree online’‘While she was in school, I was working 50 hours to 60 hours per week in a stressful management position while getting my master’s degree online.’
10:45 a.m. March 29, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Do I need a living will? A will or trust can preserve family harmonyA will or trust allows you to recognize the important people in your life and can preserve family harmony
5:40 a.m. March 26, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Stocks open higher as Wall Street aims for back-to-back gainsU.S. stocks opened slightly higher Friday as investors balanced concerns around rising bond yields against the broader reflationary hopes that have spurred major equity benchmarks to new heights this year. The S&P 500 added 0.4% to 3,925. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 150 points, or 0.5%, to 32,770. The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.2% to 13,005. Investors got a key read of household finances on Friday, with consumer spending sinking 1% in February, the most since the onset of the pandemic last year. WeWork is set to take itself public in a $9 billion merger with a black-check company, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
7:01 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Riley Adams
Investing in real estate during COVID-19 Investment opportunities will come after the pandemic passesInvestment opportunities will come after the pandemic passes
2:54 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My husband told me that my $1,400 stimulus check will be spent on aluminum siding on our home.’ How can I reclaim what’s mine? ‘As soon as I heard the stimulus bill passed, I got a sick sense of dread in my stomach’‘As soon as I heard the stimulus bill passed, I got a sick sense of dread in my stomach.’
2:53 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My mother is recovering from alcoholism. My ‘narcissistic’ sisters took over her life and drained her bank account. What can I do? ‘In her late 60s, her years of alcohol abuse finally caught up with her when she developed Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome’‘In her late 60s, her years of alcohol abuse finally caught up with her when she developed Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.’
2:50 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-boyfriend and I contributed to our household based on our salaries. I’m now owed $23K in back pay. Do I pay him back? ‘He and I don’t really talk anymore, but we ended on relatively good terms, and I want to do the right thing’‘He and I don’t really talk anymore, but we ended on relatively good terms, and I want to do the right thing.’
2:28 p.m. March 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I have tried to be kind’: I gave my ex half of the first two stimulus checks for our child. He still calls me a ‘monster.’ What do I do with the third? ‘I am bugged by him paying nothing while also going on trips and buying vehicles when he gets extra money, instead of paying anything to me for our child. Maybe I am being petty’‘I am bugged by him paying nothing while also going on trips and buying vehicles when he gets extra money, instead of paying anything to me for our child. Maybe I am being petty.’
12:17 p.m. March 20, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 52, won’t live past 80 and have $1.6 million. ‘I am tired of both the rat race and workplace politics.’ Should I retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
11:13 a.m. March 20, 2021 - By Richard Eisenberg
Live positive, age positive: The secret to wealth and health as you grow older The author of ‘The Power of Positive Aging’ talks about coping with cancer, protecting your immune system, and how aging is merely an ‘inconvenience’The author of a new book says that a positive mindset helps you cope with serious challenges as you age.
5:33 p.m. March 12, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My daughter was a TV star and saved $1 million. If she buys a home and moves in with her boyfriend, will he have a claim? ‘If he contributed to any part of the mortgage payments, could he claim he contributed to the (increased) value of the property, asking for money if/when it is sold?’‘If he contributed to any part of the mortgage payments, could he claim he contributed to the (increased) value of the property, asking for money if/when it is sold?’
11:10 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Here’s when you need a will or living trust Clear instructions and a way to ease your estate’s transfer lighten heirs’ burdenClear instructions and a way to ease your estate’s transfer lighten heirs’ burden
4:00 p.m. March 11, 2021 - By Jacob Passy
Texas abandons COVID-19 mask mandate with health experts saying that’s a bad idea and why the last batch of housing aid hasn’t fully made its way to renters yet Thursday's top personal finance stories Thursday's top personal finance storiesThursday's top personal finance stories
4:18 a.m. March 6, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can remind you to not take Mr. Market’s moods personallyMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
8:00 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021 - By MarketWatch
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lionAfter a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb.
5:00 a.m. Feb. 28, 2021 - By MarketWatch
As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lionAfter a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb.
7:19 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My sisters and I disagree on most things, but never could I have imagined how our relationship would end’ My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?
1:58 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
People can’t file their income taxes fast enough and COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footing Friday’s Personal Finance Stories Friday’s Personal Finance StoriesFriday’s Personal Finance Stories.
10:05 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Riley Adams
How to invest in real estate during COVID Prepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passesPrepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passes
4:46 p.m. Feb. 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My daughter-in-law will only have a second child by surrogacy — and wants to use $200K of my son’s inheritance to pay for it ‘He has already dipped into capital by covering his wife’s $250,000 in college and credit-card debt before they were even married — a pretty heroic rescue!’‘He has already dipped into capital by covering his wife’s $250,000 in college and credit-card debt before they were even married — a pretty heroic rescue!’
5:04 p.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wealthy fiancée wants me to accept ‘standard-of-living’ costs should we divorce. I’m a proud veteran and won’t accept more than $50,000. Who’s right? ‘I have worked very hard for everything I have. I take pride in the fact that I’ve overcome a lot of adversity to be where I am now, and I’m happy with my finances’‘I have worked very hard for everything I have. I take pride in the fact that I’ve overcome a lot of adversity to be where I am now, and I’m happy with my finances.’
5:03 p.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My husband burned through all of our finances. If we divorce, I don’t want him to get one penny.’ How can I protect myself? ‘Is there a way I could put that money in a trust or someplace where my husband would not be able to access in the event we actually file for divorce?’‘Is there a way I could put that money in a trust or someplace where my husband would not be able to access in the event we actually file for divorce?’
12:35 p.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our housekeeper does not work when we’re at home due to COVID-19. We still pay her. Could we treat those payments as a ‘gift’ to reduce her income tax? ‘Understanding that times are tough, we have continued to send her payment for the weeks where we asked her to stay home’‘Understanding that times are tough, we have continued to send her payment for the weeks where we asked her to stay home.’
11:32 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
We were friendly with our neighbors for decades, until recently. One day, they introduced us to their financial adviser… ‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground’‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground.’
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