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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.’
12:21 p.m. March 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I lost my job at 55 and started my own successful business. I now constantly get texts from friends and former coworkers asking how I did it. What do I do? ‘I liken these friends and former colleagues to the kids at school who march right to the head of the lunch line to get their food, without waiting in line like the rest of us’‘I liken these friends and former colleagues to the kids at school who march right to the head of the lunch line to get their food, without waiting in line like the rest of us.’
1:52 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money? ‘She’s putting in about 15 to 20 hours each week. The two families have shared the costs of the curriculum, school supplies and art supplies’‘She’s putting in about 15 to 20 hours each week. The two families have shared the costs of the curriculum, school supplies and art supplies.’
2:55 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘They lease cars they can’t afford’: Our best friends share our pandemic pod, but they’re reckless spenders. Should we speak up? ‘We’ve been honest sounding boards during money fights, and we’ve offered to take savings/debt classes, but old habits die hard’‘We’ve been honest sounding boards during money fights, and we’ve offered to take savings/debt classes, but old habits die hard.’
9:25 p.m. March 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My financially reckless friend lives in the family home. Can we prevent her sister from selling it after their mother dies? ‘I’m not certain Mary could even afford the taxes and upkeep on her mother’s house, even if she remained there’‘I’m not certain Mary could even afford the taxes and upkeep on her mother’s house, even if she remained there.’
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.’
10:45 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My spendthrift fiancée, 30, refused to sign a prenup. Would it be wrong to secretly put my assets in a trust? This man writes, ‘I love her dearly, but I am really concerned’This man writes, ‘I love her dearly, but I am really concerned.’
10:37 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m nobody’s ATM’: I’m 27, successful, and always pay for my friends. How do I stop without making them angry? ‘Now that I’m a business owner and learning more about money management, I haven’t been willing to do as much lavish spending, or compensate my friends anymore’‘Now that I’m a business owner and learning more about money management, I haven’t been willing to do as much lavish spending, or compensate my friends anymore.’
10:37 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I lost my mom 2 months ago and I’m still in a fog’: My brother and his family moved into her home. They want more than half ‘My sister-in-law and her 2 children feel that I have “played” my brother and that it seems “fishy” that I didn’t push to sell the house long ago’‘My sister-in-law and her 2 children feel that I have “played” my brother and that it seems “fishy” that I didn’t push to sell the house long ago.’
7:54 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Sen. Tom Cotton complains ‘revisionist charlatans of the radical left’ won’t celebrate the Pilgrims’ coming to America The Arkansas Republican spoke for 10 minutes about the Mayflower on a day when U.S. COVID deaths passed 250,000The Arkansas Republican spoke for 10 minutes about the Mayflower on a day when U.S. COVID deaths passed 250,000
11:31 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir 5 takeaways from the Obama book excerpt describing the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act5 takeaways from the Obama book excerpt describing the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act
5:40 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Amy Coney Barrett’s fellow Rhodes College alumni rebut Memphis school president’s tribute to the Supreme Court nominee Some 1,500 fellow graduates of liberal-arts college say the conservative law professor and judge does not represent them or the institutionSome 1,500 fellow graduates of liberal-arts college say the conservative law professor and judge does not represent them or the institution.
2:48 p.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump taps conservative Barrett for Supreme Court If confirmed by Senate, it would be sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall nearly three decades agoPresident Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.
8:45 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Kabir Sehgal
Why Mexico didn’t pay for the border wall — and shouldn’t have to Americans and Mexicans have a long history of common interests and shared ancestryAmericans and Mexicans have a long history of common interests and shared ancestry.
5:19 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Sen. John McCain’s widow Cindy endorses Democrat Joe Biden for president ‘We’ve been great friends for many years, but we have a common thread in that we are Blue Star families,’ Cindy McCain says of Biden‘We’ve been great friends for many years, but we have a common thread in that we are Blue Star families,’ Cindy McCain says of Biden.
5:05 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Here’s everything coming to Netflix in September 2020 — and what’s leaving Get ready for big names, including Sarah Paulson in ‘Ratched,’ Hilary Swank in ‘Away’ and Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’Get ready for big names, including Sarah Paulson’s ‘Ratched,’ Hilary Swank’s ‘Away’ and Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’
6:34 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Democrats make it official, nominate Biden to take on Trump Big names from both parties praise Biden in virtual conventionDemocrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee Tuesday night, as party officials and activists from across the nation gave the former vice president their overwhelming support during his party’s all-virtual national convention.
2:44 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Cindy McCain offers kind words for Joe Biden in DNC video While not an explicit endorsement, longtime Arizona Republican is ‘honored’ to celebrate Biden’s friendship with her late husbandCindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
7:21 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Azar meets Taiwan president, leading highest-level U.S. delegation there in decades Cabinet secretary to meet with health officials to talk coronavirus responseU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday during the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic ties between Washington and Taipei in 1979.
11:41 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Raghbir Sehgal
What I learned as an immigrant CEO in the Deep South Region has become more diverse and open-minded, and business is leading the wayThe South has become more diverse and open-minded, and business is leading the way, writes Raghbir Sehgal.
1:45 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Elizabeth Warren has a new role, as a top policy adviser to Joe Biden’s campaign Massachusetts progressive has become an unlikely confidante and adviser to the famously — to some, notoriously — moderate presumptive Democratic presidential nomineeThe Massachusetts senator, a leading progressive, has become an unlikely confidante and adviser to Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and famously — to some, notoriously — moderate in his approach.
3:07 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Trump on accused Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘I wish her well’ President’s odd remark comes during coronavirus briefingPresident’s odd remark comes during coronavirus briefing.
4:54 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
These tips can help millennials and Gen-Zers make their point on Black Lives Matter and racism to their boomer elders Aging expert Ken Dychtwald: Older America is mostly a white America — and now’s their chance to champion a more diverse AmericaAging expert Ken Dychtwald: Older America is mostly a white America — and now’s their chance to champion a more diverse America.
2:54 p.m. July 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump has warm words for Mexico’s president, in start contrast to his past remarks In Washington, López Obrador praises relationship with U.S.President Donald Trump, who has denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs, welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House on Wednesday, called him a cherished partner and claimed the countries’ economic and security ties were reaching new heights.
6:34 p.m. July 7, 2020 - Associated Press
Mexico’s president heads to Washington to meet with Trump Controversial trip for Andrés Manuel López Obrador For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador travels to Washington Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly taken shots at Mexico and Mexican migrants to rally his base.
1:21 a.m. July 6, 2020 - Associated Press
Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91Morricone’s longtime lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, said the Maestro, as he was known, died in a Rome hospital of complications following a recent fall in which he broke a leg.
10:00 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Retirement news: A single mom retires a millionaire, the Roth vs. regular IRA debate, and giving back your RMD News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirementNews and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement
4:24 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Pete Croatto
A lifelong friendship with baseball legend Tom Seaver A frank character study, and a reminder that life grounds all supermenThe author of ‘Tom Seaver and Me’ talks about lessons learned from the N.Y. Mets pitching ace.
1:41 p.m. June 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Twitter bans far-right meme maker, who’s been reposted by Trump, for copyright violations Logan Cook permanently banned from platform; account has been suspended multiple times beforeA conservative social media user whose far-right memes have been praised and reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations.
1:07 p.m. June 2, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
‘People probably aren’t going to react kindly or openly to being policed’: How to deal with someone who refuses wear a face mask Expert-endorsed strategies for persuading the mask-resistant while protecting your own health and safetyExpert-endorsed strategies for persuading the mask-resistant while protecting your own health and safety.
12:59 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
Coronavirus is now turning financial advisers into grief counselors for families who have lost a loved one Managing people’s money often involves helping them manage their emotionsManaging people’s money often involves helping them manage their emotions.
4:30 a.m. May 26, 2020 - By Peter Morici
How the West can overcome the Chinese juggernaut The U.S. must articulate a clear vision of a new multilateralism China’s attempts to use money and materiel to extend its global influence illustrate Xi is happy to turn the crisis into his opportunity for greater global influence and his contempt for democratic institutions.
7:01 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
Are you stuck with toxic friends? Here’s how to extricate yourself without making things worse Don’t get bogged down in guilt; your first priority is to take care of yourselfDon’t get bogged down in guilt; your first priority is to take care of yourself
11:14 a.m. May 18, 2020 - By Calodagh McCumiskey
‘My former career working in disaster zones has prepared me well’: Former aid worker says we see the best of people in a crisis ‘As a society, we are social distancing, but strangely we are also more connected, and it’s all because of this harrowing public-health crisis’‘As a society, we are social distancing, but strangely we are also more connected, and it’s all because of this harrowing public-health crisis.’
12:05 p.m. May 10, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Weird and wonderful Mother’s Day gifts to stay connected — vibrating bracelets, virtual classes with top chefs and ‘friendship lamps’ If you are looking to splurge on mom on May 10, consider one of these five social distance friendly gifts If you are looking to splurge on mom on May 10, consider one of these five social distance friendly gifts.
10:22 a.m. May 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87 Considered a founding father of rock ‘n’ roll, Little Richard was known for his eccentric style, gospel-influenced vocals and high-energy piano riffsLittle Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday. He was 87.
4:24 a.m. May 8, 2020 - By MarketWatch
Phase 2 of the lockdown lift, and Romans are back in the streets, queuing outside their favorite bar for a long-awaited espresso There are more people in the streets, but still not enough to boost the economy after COVID-19. According to bar owners, only 10% of their clientele is back.
2:46 p.m. May 5, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The coronavirus had a surprising effect on bankruptcy filings and Mother’s Day gifts to stay connected Tuesday's top personal finance stories Tuesday's top personal finance storiesTuesday's top personal finance stories
10:05 a.m. May 1, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
Stuck with toxic friends? Here’s how to extricate yourself without making things worse Your first priority is to take care of yourselfYour first priority is to take care of yourself
6:50 a.m. April 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’ When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it was met with cascading failures and incompetencies What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America’s very institutions?
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