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9:32 a.m. April 12, 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.’
5:58 a.m. April 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Weary of #fakenews, more Americans are getting their COVID-related news from peer-reviewed medical journals Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications mightSocial media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications might.
9:57 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My cautionary tale — after an $11 mistake on my 2020 tax return my $11,000 refund and stimulus is now in limbo ‘Because of my mistake, I’m still waiting for our $5,400 refund, and our $5,600 stimulus payment’‘Because of my mistake, I’m still waiting for our $5,400 refund, and our $5,600 stimulus payment.’
6:51 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
CDC: B.1.1.7 variant now the most dominant form of the virus in the U.S. The B.1.1.7 variant, which was first identified in the U.K., is now the most dominant form of the coronavirus circulating in the U.S., according to comments made Wednesday by Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research indicates that this strain of the virus is and . "The virus still has a hold on us," she said during a White House briefing. "We need to remain vigilant." The CDC that it expected B.1.1.7 to be the most common form of the virus by the end of March. Walensky said that communities with high rates of community transmission should no longer allow youth sports that take place indoors or don't allow six feet of spacing. She also said large events in those communities should be deferred.
5:10 p.m. April 5, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
After a disagreement, my aunt took over as my grandmother’s power of attorney and executor of my grandfather’s $1.3 million estate. Should I retaliate? ’I knew nothing of this until a chance meeting today with a family member’’I knew nothing of this until a chance meeting today with a family member’
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.’
7:50 a.m. March 28, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I feel un-American’: I was broke in my 20s, and live in fear of debt. My wife wants to upgrade our home and life. What do I do? ‘During my 20s, I was broke. I had three maxed-out credit cards and lived paycheck to paycheck’‘During my 20s, I was broke. I bought my first house and lived alone, stretched to my limits. I had three maxed-out credit cards and lived paycheck to paycheck.’
1:12 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Equal Pay Day: How paid-leave and child-care policies failed to close gender pay gap Women typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleaguesWomen typically need at least one extra degree to earn as much as their male colleagues.
4:40 p.m. March 22, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife and I have 3 kids. I also have 3 kids from a previous marriage. How should we split our house among these 6 children? The Moneyist responds: ‘Like splitting a bill in a restaurant, there comes a time when you must balance your forensic accounting with what is palatable for those at the table’The Moneyist responds: ‘Like splitting a bill in a restaurant, there comes a time when you must balance your forensic accounting with what is palatable for those at the table.’
9:48 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘My pulse rate had shot up to 120 as I gasped my way into the ER’: Italy resumes AstraZeneca vaccine, and tightens lockdown More than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut downMore than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut down.
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.’
7:33 a.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I married ‘the life of the party’ — but he’s different at home. He takes his money woes out on me and calls me a ‘gold digger’ ‘He was a generous man and financially stable, or so I thought’‘He was a generous man and financially stable, or so I thought.’
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.’
7:51 a.m. March 20, 2021 - By Catey Hill
I want to retire in a college town with warm weather and lower taxes — where should I go? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email chill@marketwatch.com The couple would also like a spot that leans liberal.
11:48 a.m. March 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father’s divorce decree says his kids will inherit his house — but he later put it in a trust for his third wife. Which one wins out? ‘My father says he feels very guilty about the entire situation.’‘My father says he feels very guilty about the entire situation.’
6:47 p.m. March 14, 2021 - By Janet Kersnar
As U.K. eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Pandemic Year 2 provides equal helpings of anxiety and hope Camden, a North London hamlet home to both haves and have-nots, attempts to get back on its feet one year laterCamden, a North London hamlet home to both the haves and have-nots, attempts to get back on its feet one year later.
1:26 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 ‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check’‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check.’
4:32 p.m. March 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Mask up, America!’ Texas abandons COVID-19 mask mandate — health experts say that’s a really, really bad idea One year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go masklessOne year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go maskless.
10:22 a.m. March 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and his brother inherited a property. Our son moved in. We paid $60K in taxes and repairs. Do we split it 50/50? ‘The house is probably 90 years old, and needed quite a lot of work before they could move in’‘The house is probably 90 years old, and needed quite a lot of work before they could move in.’
7:52 a.m. March 5, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
CDC to issue guidance for people who have been vaccinatedThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to "soon" issue new guidance for people who have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations. "These are complex issues, and the science is rapidly evolving," CDC director Rochelle Walensky said Friday during a White House press briefing. "What is more important is that people who have been vaccinated and those not yet vaccinated are able to understand the steps they can take to protect themselves and their loved ones." So far during the pandemic, roughly 54 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in the U.S., and about 27 million people have received both doses of the first two authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., .
6:12 p.m. March 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
As the market nosedived last year, my older brother advised me to sell. I lost $80,000. How can I ever forgive him? ‘It was only going to get worse, he proclaimed, and he had 40 years’ experience in the market’‘It was only going to get worse, he proclaimed, and he had 40 years experience in the market.’
7:44 a.m. March 3, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Nancy Pelosi, other top Democrats back Shalanda Young for Biden's budget chiefTop House Democrats on Wednesday said in a statement that they "take great pride in recommending Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget." The statement from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn comes after President Joe Biden's first choice to head OMB, Neera Tanden, . Young is Biden's nominee for OMB deputy director.
7:11 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My fiancé wants me off the deed and mortgage to our new home. If I don’t agree, he says we’ll stay engaged forever ‘The house is appreciating daily due to its location, and he wants his children to inherit it. He wants me to pay rent, which essentially leaves nothing for my children’‘The house is appreciating daily due to its location, and he wants his children to inherit it. He wants me to pay rent, which essentially leaves nothing for my children.’
4:09 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’ Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, ‘People need to get vaccinated as quickly, and as expeditiously, possible’Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, ‘People need to get vaccinated as quickly, and as expeditiously, possible.’
5:27 p.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘She is a financial idiot and partier’: I loaned my sister $4,780 for a lawyer during her divorce. I am still chasing repayments ‘She earns $90,000 to $95,000 a year, but this year’s excuse is that she is in arrears for child-support payments’‘She earns $90,000 to $95,000 a year, but this year’s excuse is that she is in arrears for child-support payments.’
4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I am held hostage in my own home’: My husband’s son lives with us. He is physically abusive and menacing ‘Because my stepson has mental-health issues, my husband thinks we cannot kick him out of the house until he is able to sustain himself’‘Because my stepson has mental-health issues, my husband thinks we cannot kick him out of the house until he is able to sustain himself’
9:08 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My father is trustee of my late mother’s estate. He is marrying again, and won’t distribute our inheritance ‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income’‘He and his new wife have already traveled to France together, and apparently intend to live it up on his personal trust and their combined income.’
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.’
4:10 p.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I racked up debt to help my mother buy a home, car and pay household bills. I don’t even have my own car. Will I ever be free? ‘She is in her late 50s and it has been difficult for her to find a job. Currently, she is earning money as a care giver and doing odd jobs to get by’‘She is in her late 50s and it has been difficult for her to find a job. Currently, she is earning money as a care giver and doing odd jobs to get by.’
5:38 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend, who’s 9 years younger, says he won’t move out of my house if I die before him. My adult children are not amused ‘He has done extensive repairs and upgrades to the home over the last 3 years — he performed all the labor himself while I purchased all materials’‘He has done extensive repairs and upgrades to the home over the last 3 years — he performed all the labor himself while I purchased all materials.’
7:09 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-husband put his wife on his life-insurance before he died, going against our divorce. Now she’s battling me in court ‘My ex’s lawyer refused to provide copies of the policy that their lawyer sanctioned, and still has not followed multiple judicial rulings’‘My ex’s lawyer refused to provide copies of the policy that their lawyer sanctioned, and still has not followed multiple judicial rulings.’
10:12 a.m. Feb. 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I have been plagued by enormous guilt and regret:’ I tried to care for my late father, but I gave up. How can I ever forgive myself? ‘He was a good father, except everything had to be his way. But I know I was a cruel and horrible son’‘He was a good father, except everything had to be his way. But I know I was a cruel and horrible son.’
10:02 a.m. Jan. 31, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister is a single mother and thinks ‘squatter rights’ is the way to secure housing in the pandemic. What can I do? ‘She has been better with her money the last three months, but she has been very irresponsible in her spending the last few years — paying for breast implants, for example’‘She has been better with her money the last three months, but she has been very irresponsible in her spending the last few years — paying for breast implants, for example.’
10:10 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Jason Dorsey
7 things you need to know about Generation Z Here is what our research tells us about them as trend drivers for 2021 Here is what our research tells us about them as trend drivers for 2021
9:47 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The Bill Gates plan to prevent future pandemics: global alerts and ‘germ games’ Bill and Melinda Gates’s annual letter tackles pandemic preparedness and ‘immunity inequality’ in distributing vaccinesBill and Melinda Gates’s annual letter tackles pandemic preparedness and ‘immunity inequality’ in distributing vaccines
12:37 p.m. Jan. 26, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Half of today’s households are at risk for retirement Retirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement systemRetirement security in 2019 and 2020: We need to fix our retirement system
8:18 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a week here and there because of rain? ‘There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason’‘There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason.’
6:48 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Catey Hill
What it’s really like to retire on a Caribbean island — on $3,000 a month This Virginia couple retired to the Caribbean island of Bequia and opened an art galleryThis Virginia couple retired to the Caribbean island of Bequia and opened an art gallery.
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