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10:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
11:33 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I absolutely believe that we can do better, America,’ says the attorney for the family of Breonna Taylor — months before a grand jury indicted 1 of 3 officers in her fatal shooting Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says too few prosecutors hold police accountable Civil rights attorney Ben Crump says too few prosecutors hold police accountable.
5:02 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
House passes bipartisan stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown at month’s end White House prevails over Democrats’ complaints that farm bailout is an attempt to buy Trump votes in November, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi secures pandemic-related food aid for impoverished AmericansWhite House negotiators prevail over Democrat complaints that farm bailout is a naked attempt to buy Trump votes in November.
1:05 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Paul A. Eisenstein
This is exactly how much car prices have gone up New vehicle prices and ownership costs are reaching record levelsNew cars cost more than ever now. Here are some reasons why vehicle ownership costs are surging.
3:16 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Eric Trump lawyers say he can’t testify in N.Y. probe into family business practices till after election because of ‘extreme travel schedule’ ‘No one is above the law, period,’ responds state Atty. Gen. Letitia James‘No one is above the law, period,’ responds state Atty. Gen. Letitia James.
11:15 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Liz Weston
The two things that are most likely wrecking your retirement savings Those who saved less spent more on housing, transportation, and food and beverage, researchers foundIf you earn a decent income but have trouble saving, these might be the culprits.
1:05 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Credit.com
Joining the military can affect your credit, learn how to protect it You could be subject to greater financial monitoring depending on your position and security clearanceMilitary service can require some serious financial planning, in fact, your credit can even impact your ability to join
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.
1:34 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘His family didn’t care if he was dead or alive’: My fiancé died of a heart attack. His brother is executor and refuses to talk to me. Am I entitled to anything? ‘I was the one who was there for him. It makes me very furious thinking that he left me nothing’‘I was the one who was there for him. It makes me very furious thinking that he left me nothing.’
3:52 a.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My parents have $50,000 in credit-card debt and $50,000 in a home-equity loan. My father works part-time and my mother refuses to work. How can we help? ‘My mother seems to think they will be able to retire in three years when they get additional Social Security, but they have zero retirement funds’‘My mother seems to think they will be able to retire in three years when they get additional Social Security, but they have zero retirement funds.’
7:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - 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
4:06 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m a 57-year-old nurse with no retirement savings and I want to retire within seven years. What can I do? 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
6:16 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Today’s older workers may see the first cuts to Social Security benefits The Congressional Budget Office released an updated budget outlook, including the pandemic’s impact on the economyThe Congressional Budget Office released an updated budget outlook, including the pandemic’s impact on the economy.
7:39 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
COVID-19 has dashed the retirement dreams of these people Not everyone feels as confident about their retirement these daysNot everyone feels as confident about their retirement these days.
1:55 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By John C. Colwell
Why bankruptcy must be an option for homeowners and small businesses to survive this COVID-19 recession U.S. Bankruptcy Code should be overhauled to protect families and savingsThe U.S. Bankruptcy Code should be overhauled to protect families and savings.
11:22 p.m. Aug. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and I are worth $3.7 million, but I’m afraid I’ll spend my way into the poor house if he dies. When I was single, I bounced checks. What can I do? ‘He earns all the money and handles all our finances. I love to spend money and have a head-in-the-sand approach to money problems’‘He earns all the money and handles all our finances. I love to spend money and have a head-in-the-sand approach to money problems.’
7:24 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Do you have to tap into your retirement funds? Here’s the right way to do it This might be the time to use that lifelineThis might be the time to use that lifeline
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.
11:09 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Rachel Hartman
Under CARES Act, tax-sheltered HSAs are even more useful now—how to make the most of them The CARES Act broadened what expenses are eligible with HSA funds, including health insurance premiums if you’re collecting unemploymentAn HSA is a triple tax-sheltered account to pay for certain medical expenses if you have a high-deductible health plan.
11:44 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 and 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ have one depressing thing in common A new working paper looks at the effects of the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on mortality and the economy, plus the role of non-pharmaceutical interventionsA new working paper looks at the effects of the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on mortality and the economy, plus the role of non-pharmaceutical interventions.
5:56 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Evacuating due to hurricanes or wildfires? Put these items in your ‘financial go-bag Having a ‘go bag’ will help you bounce back if a natural disaster destroys your homeHaving a ‘go bag’ will help you bounce back if a natural disaster destroys your home.
8:58 a.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I have a seven-figure nest egg — am I saving too much for retirement? A big pile of money is great, but it raises questionsA big pile of money is great, but it raises questions
10:00 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
1:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Philip Reed
Four ways to end your car lease early, without losing your shirt Good news: The once-rigid leasing process has become a bit more flexible and used cars are in demandYou’re hardly driving anymore. But how do you turn in your leased car without losing a small fortune?
3:38 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
Here’s proof that homeowners are making mortgage payments even as COVID-19 threatens their financial health Decline in mortgage forbearance applications is a positive signDecline in mortgage forbearance applications is a positive sign, writes Sanjiv Das.
7:27 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Get ready to see how much you REALLY have saved for retirement The Department of Labor finalized its rule for retirement account statements The Department of Labor finalized its rule for retirement account statements.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
To close the racial wealth gap, put more Blacks in the seats of power Financial regulatory agencies need diverse leadership to address the needs of allOnly a handful of Blacks have ever served in positions of leadership at financial regulatory agencies, which is one reason why Blacks continue to lag far behind in personal wealth.
4:20 p.m. Aug. 16, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Kamala Harris on student-loan forgiveness, Medicare, universal basic income, credit scores — and a tax on trading stocks Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that Harris would be his running mate for the 2020 presidential electionFormer Vice President Joe Biden announced that Harris would be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election.
7:26 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 63, a widow and lost my job because of COVID. I don’t have much in savings and feel lost. What can I do? 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
1:24 p.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Buffett's Berkshire buys gold miner Barrick, slashes Wells Fargo and JPMorgan, dumps Goldman stake amid coronavirus Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. unloaded more than a quarter of its stake in Wells Fargo & Co. and about 61% of its position in JPMorgan Chase , while acquiring a new position in Barrick Gold Corp. , according to 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ended Jun 30, that were released Friday afternoon. Berkshire's moves appeared to reflect a broad lightening of the conglomerates exposure to large-capitalization banks during the worst public health crisis in generations. Berkshire sold 85.6 million shares of Wells Fargo, representing about 26% of its stake and putting its ownership to about 3% from 5.3%. The insurance conglomerate also shed 35.5 million shares of JPMorgan, 61% of its position, which now represents 1% of Berkshire's overall portfolio from 3% in the prior period. Meanwhile, the investment firm acquired nearly 21 million shares of Barrick Gold worth $563 million, representing 0.3% of Berkshire's holding. Berkshire also reduced its holding in PNC Financial Services , selling 3.85 million shares to cut its position to 0.3% from 0.5%. The insurance conglomerate boosted its stake in grocery chain Kroger Co. by 15%, purchasing 3 million shares. The report also showed that Buffett's firm dumped its entire stakes in Goldman Sachs , Occidental Petroleum Corp. , as well as consummating an exodus of airline companies, including American Airlines Group Inc. , Delta Air Lines United Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co. . Berkshire didn't change its holdings in Apple Inc. , where the firm owns at 245.156 million shares. Large investors must disclose long stock positions held at the end of a quarter 45 days later in a 13F filing with the SEC, which means such filings are merely a snapshot of an investor holdings at a given point. Berkshire Class A and B shares are down by about 0.6% and 0.5% at Friday's close. Meanwhile, shares of Wells Fargo were down 0.8% in after-hours trade on Friday, JPMorgan shares edged 0.1% lower, while Barrick's stock was up 3.9% after Friday's closing bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average booked a meager gain on the day, while the S&P 500 index and technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index closed in negative territory. However, all three benchmarks booked weekly gains.
6:29 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Republican senator calls Trump’s stimulus executive order ‘unconstitutional slop’ As top Democrats Pelosi and Schumer urge congressional Republicans to return to the negotiating table, Trump engages in an intraparty war of words with Nebraska’s Ben SassePresident Donald Trump’s executive order and memorandum to stimulate the economy “is unconstitutional slop,” said Se. Benn Sasse of Nebraska.
12:22 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
20 stocks that investors hate but Wall Street loves as the S&P 500 nears a record high The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020.
11:03 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Health care will cost this much in retirement — but probably even more And with COVID lurking, here’s one employer benefit you should absolutely reviewAnd with COVID lurking, here’s one employer benefit you should absolutely review
8:23 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The number of Americans skipping mortgage payments is falling — except among these borrowers Forbearance plans allow mortgage borrowers to make reduced payments or skip monthly paymentsForbearance plans allow mortgage borrowers to make reduced payments or skip monthly payments.
5:40 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
My parents are unprepared for retirement — how can I help them? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comHave a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
6:23 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Quicken Loans is going public: 5 things to know about the mortgage lender Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018.
2:42 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Manhattan prosecutor cites ‘extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization’ in defending records demand Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand-jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and amounted to harassment of the presidentTrump’s lawyers last month said the grand-jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and amounted to harassment of the president.
10:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
6:42 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
The military is giving me retirement and disability pay — but will it be enough to retire at 48? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comHave a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
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