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8:24 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the care facility? 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?
2:40 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch
Toronto-Dominion profit buoyed by retail bankToronto-Dominion Bank said its profit for the latest quarter rose, driven by its Canadian retail segment. The Toronto bank on Thursday posted net income before preferred dividends of 3.28 billion Canadian dollars ($2.62 billion) for the fiscal first quarter, compared with C$2.99 billion in the year-ago period.
3:30 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’
6:50 p.m. Feb. 23, 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.’
8:08 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.’
8:08 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife and I are in our 60s. Should we skip our undeserving children and leave everything to our grandkids instead? ‘We don’t want the middle generation to gain from our estate while cheating our grandkids out of their rightful inheritance’‘We don’t want the middle generation to gain from our estate while cheating our grandkids out of their rightful inheritance.’
4:04 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.’
4:03 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.’
4:38 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.’
2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-boyfriend and I contributed to our household based on our salaries. I’m now owed $23,000 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.’
5:21 p.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I am my elderly husband’s caretaker, driver, butler and whipping post. He promised to leave his grandson his home — is that fair to me? ‘I took a vow for better or worse, but I am sure wife No. 1 got the better deal’‘I took a vow for better or worse, but I am sure wife No. 1 got the better deal.’
6:09 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.’
9:12 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.’
9:00 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
10:20 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - MarketWatch
BNP Paribas posts smaller-than-expected profit dipPARIS -- French bank BNP Paribas SA reported a drop in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by record low interest rates and the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, but said it expected revenue to bounce back this year as the global economy gradually recovers.
5:57 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
When my parents died, my sisters and I split their estate. I chose a painting that may be worth $50,000. Should I tell them? ‘The process of dividing their estate was done equitably, and without stress or rancor. Until now’‘The process of dividing their estate was done equitably, and without stress or rancor. Until now.’
1:11 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband, 67, wants to leave his $2 million estate and home to his disabled daughter and his sister’s kids. Can he do that? I could outlive them ‘It just seems a little harsh that I can only have the house to live in and not sell it, if I need the money for future medical expenses. He’s very controlling of his money’‘It just seems a little harsh that I can only have the house to live in and not sell, if I need the money for future medical expenses. He’s very controlling of his money.’
8:03 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. 30, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m tired of being the only one with moral values’: My mother put me on the deed of her home. Now my brother wants half Before our mother passed away, she quitclaimed the deed of the home to me, and she also added me on to all of her bank accounts. My brother was there and he said nothingBefore our mother passed away, she quitclaimed the deed of the home to me, and she also added me on to all of her bank accounts. My brother was there and he said nothing.
9:00 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
7:15 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife found a half brother through Ancestry.com. Are we morally or ethically obligated to share her father’s estate? ‘The whole family seemed genuinely excited to finally find information on his biological father, after years of searching with no real leads’‘The whole family seemed genuinely excited to finally find information on his biological father, after years of searching with no real leads.’
6:22 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife has a degenerative neurological disease. My father-in-law wants to put her in a facility — and take over our finances ‘My father-in-law now seems obsessed with moving my wife out of our home to some sort of group home/facility. The mere thought of this seems abhorrent and barbaric’‘My father-in-law now seems obsessed with moving my wife out of our home to some sort of group home/facility. The mere thought of this seems abhorrent and barbaric.’
12:39 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I want to propose to my girlfriend — but how do I divide my estate between her and my daughter from a previous marriage? This letter writer asks: ‘Is it wrong to leave funds passed down from generation to generation solely for my daughter, and leave other funds to my new wife?’This letter writer asks: ‘Is it wrong to leave funds passed down from generation to generation solely for my daughter, and leave other funds to my new wife?’
6:59 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.
9:12 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I took care of my late mother for 8 years. Am I obliged to tell my sisters she made me co-owner of a substantial bank account? This daughter writes: ‘My conscience is getting the better of me, and I would like to be transparent about being the joint owner of this savings account’This daughter writes: ‘My conscience is getting the better of me, and I would like to be transparent about being the joint owner of this savings account.’
8:23 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Yellen champions Biden’s economic plan at confirmation hearing: live blog Former Fed chairwoman calls for U.S. to ‘act big’Join MarketWatch for a live blog of the Senate confirmation hearing for Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Treasury Department.
6:21 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The No. 1 job in America pays $100,000 a year — and it’s not in Silicon Valley The annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress levelThe annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress level.
4:39 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Biden’s $1.9-trillion COVID-19 rescue plan is a ‘lifeline’ for millions of Americans President-elect Joe Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this monthPresident-elect Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this month.
11:59 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of ChicagoThey were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
12:47 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch
Chubb taps investment banker as next finance chiefInsurance company Chubb Ltd. recruited an investment banker to succeed its longtime finance chief Philip Bancroft, who plans to retire. Peter Enns, currently global co-head of investment banking at HSBC Holdings PLC, will take over as chief financial officer on July 1, when Mr. Bancroft retires, Chubb said Friday.
1:39 p.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘The economy is facing a long, slow recovery’: There are 16 unemployed American workers for every 10 job openings President-elect Biden will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 economic rescue planPresident-elect Biden will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 economic rescue plan.
3:37 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
LendingTree stock climbs after revenue guidance range raised above expectationsShares of LendingTree Inc. climbed 2.5% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the online financial services company raised its fourth-quarter revenue outlook, boosted by strength in its Home segment. The company now expects revenue for the quarter to Dec. 31 of $220 million to $222 million, up from the previous guidance range of $200 million to $215 million and above the FactSet consensus of $213.3 million. While that's down from revenue of $255.2 million a year ago, the company said Home segment revenue grew more than 30% and Insurance revenue rose about 20%, while consumer revenue, which was hurt by the COVID-19 fallout, was showing "sustained signs of recovery." The company also raised its outlook for variable marketing margin to $80 million to $82 million from $72 million to $78 million. LendingTree's stock has tumbled 17.6% over the past three months through Monday, while the S&P 500 has gained 7.5%.
1:04 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister became my father’s power of attorney, took out a reverse mortgage, and drained his equity. What can I do? ‘She installed a camera and she moved down the street so, if visitors like myself went to his house, she would show up immediately’‘She installed a camera and she moved down the street so, if visitors like myself went to his house, she would show up immediately.’
12:50 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My elderly father was physically abusive, and will leave his farm to my two sisters. Should I contest his will? ‘He paid $10,000 apiece for my sisters’ weddings, and about the same for their divorces. I got nothing’‘He paid $10,000 apiece for my sisters’ weddings, and about the same for their divorces. I got nothing.’
12:50 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I planned to buy new tires for the winter’: I didn’t get a stimulus check because I owe back child support. Will I get one this time? ‘Minnesota’s child-support program took all the money. The government could have left me with at least some of this money’‘Minnesota’s child-support program took all the money. The government could have left me with at least some of this money.’
8:05 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My mother gave me a substantial financial gift. I gave it back. My soon-to-be ex-husband says half belongs to him ‘My husband persuaded me to add his name to the account with the money from my mother’‘My husband persuaded me to add his name to the account with the money from my mother.’
2:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My partner supports me 100%. I’m ill and haven’t worked or filed taxes since 2016, so I got no stimulus. When will I get one? ‘What is my best chance of getting anything out of these relief payments, either a past stimulus check or a future one?’‘What is my best chance of getting anything out of these relief payments, either a past stimulus check or a future one?’
3:35 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I earned $100,000 in 2019, but far less in 2020. Why did I not get a stimulus check? How is that fair? ‘I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return’‘I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return’
11:40 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I received two $1,200 stimulus payments last summer. Will I get two $600 checks this time too? The Moneyist: ‘Don’t you mean round three and four? I wouldn’t spend that second check quite yet’The Moneyist: ‘Don’t you mean round three and four? I wouldn’t spend that second check quite yet.’
11:32 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m lucky to get by on $75,000 a year’: The $600 stimulus program doesn’t sound reasonable to me. Why am I left out? ‘Be grateful that you have a home and family to go home to tonight’‘Be grateful that you have a home and family to go home to tonight.’
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