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12:59 p.m. March 6, 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.’
12:50 p.m. March 6, 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.’
8:44 a.m. March 6, 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.’
8:08 a.m. March 2, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
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6:11 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.’
6:19 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?
5:18 a.m. Feb. 27, 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.’
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’
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.’
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.’
9:15 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
Will the risk of equities risk increase the longer you hold them? Standing conventional wisdom on its headStanding conventional wisdom on its head
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.’
4:59 a.m. Feb. 11, 2021 - By Robert Powell
How much income will your 401(k) provide? Helping to answer the looming retirement question: ‘Will I have enough?’Helping to answer the looming retirement question: ‘Will I have enough?’
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
1:30 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch
Aon profit, revenue rise above expectationsAon PLC said its profit for the fourth quarter rose as revenue grew, particularly in its commercial risk solutions business. The professional-services firm that offers insurance-brokerage services on Friday posted net income of $524 million, compared with $374 million in the prior year. Earnings were $2.27 a share, compared with $1.58 a share in the year-ago period.
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
2:28 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - MarketWatch
Blackstone earnings climb with broader marketBlackstone Group Inc. reported higher earnings for the fourth quarter as the value of its private-equity portfolio climbed with the broader market. The buyout giant posted net income of $748.9 million, or $1.07 a share, for the quarter. That compares with a profit of $483.1 million, or 71 cents a share, in the fourth quarter of 2019, it said Wednesday.
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?’
8:02 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Eliminating Social Security provisions that reduce benefits for some state and local workers is not the way to help retirees All state and local workers should be covered by Social SecurityAll state and local workers should be covered by Social Security
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.
5:27 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
How to get steady income for life A ‘Social Security bridge’ may be the best option for generating lifetime income from 401(k) plans A ‘Social Security bridge’ may be the best option for generating lifetime income from 401(k) plans
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.
2:18 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By MarketWatch
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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%.
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