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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.’
10:32 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.’
5:00 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
Drug prices are rising faster than seniors can keep up How older Americans can save money on medicationsHow older Americans can save money on medications
9:10 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Ed Seaver
How to take advantage of an HSA now Health Savings Accounts: You’ll thank yourself in retirementHealth Savings Accounts: You’ll thank yourself in retirement
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.’
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
1:15 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Cigna adjusted profit falls below expectations, but revenue beatsCigna Corp. reported Thursday a fourth-quarter adjusted profit that fell below expectations, while revenue rose above forecasts. The health services and insurance company's stock was still inactive in premarket trading. Net income rose to $4.14 billion, or $11.45 a share, from $977 million, or $2.60 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, such as gains from the sale of assets, adjusted earnings per share fell to $3.51 from $4.31, missing the FactSet consensus of $3.68. Total revenue rose 9.1% to $41.71 billion, topping the FactSet consensus of $39.96 billion, as pharmacy revenue and premiums both grew more than forecast. Total pharmacy customers at the end of 2020 rose 17.5% to 89.2 million, while total medical customers fell 2.8% to 16.7 million. "Our fourth quarter results were in line with expectations, as we continued to make investments in our customers, capabilities, and co-workers - all while covering elevated COVID-related costs," said Chief Executive David Cordani. The stock has gained 4.2% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has advanced 11.2%.
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
6:00 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Harriet Edleson
Will Social Security still be there if I wait to claim it? Concerns about the solvency of Social Security have some wondering if they should take it soonerConcerns about the solvency of Social Security have some wondering if they should take it sooner
1:13 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Anthem tops profit and revenue expectations, boosts stock buyback program by $5 billionShares of Anthem Inc. were indicated down nearly 1% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the health benefits company reported fourth-quarter profit that just topped expectations and revenue that rose above forecasts, while the full-year outlook was less than upbeat. Net income fell to $551 million, or $2.19 a share, from $934 million, or $3.62 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to $2.54, above the FactSet consensus of $2.53. Revenue grew 16.2% to $31.53 billion, beating the FactSet consensus of $30.90 billion, as premiums revenue increased 12.8% to $27.11 billion to top expectations of $26.39 billion, amid growth in Medicaid and Medicare. Medical enrollment totaled 42.9 million as of Dec. 31, up 4.7% from a year ago. Separately, the company, which repurchased $1.4 billion worth of its stock during the fourth quarter, authorized a $5.0 billion increase to its repurchase program. The stock has gained 4.6% over the past three months through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has advanced 13.5%.
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?’
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.’
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.
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.
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.’
4:34 a.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
How seniors are already falling behind in 2021 Prescription drugs are the fastest-growing cost in retirementPrescription drugs are the fastest-growing cost in retirement
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’
11:50 a.m. Jan. 2, 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: ‘There is one meticulous, if slightly churlish, way of slicing this cake’The Moneyist responds: ‘There is one meticulous, if slightly churlish, way of slicing this cake.’
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.’
6:27 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
Social Security and Medicare: Key things to know in 2021 A big Medicare change could save retirees hundredsA big Medicare change could save retirees hundreds
4:54 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Jared S. Hopkins
Drugmakers raise prices 3.3% in New Year About 70 companies raised prices, albeit at a lower rate than in recent yearsThe pharmaceutical industry is raising the prices of many products in the new year, albeit at a rate slightly below the past couple of years.
5:23 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
What will COVID-19 do to Social Security? Social Security’s chief actuary updated his analysis of the pandemic’s impactSocial Security’s chief actuary updated his analysis of the pandemic’s impact
1:16 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘They get free money’: People will receive more stimulus payments and unemployment insurance. Why is there no accountability? ‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment’‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment.’
5:51 a.m. Dec. 27, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My aunt stole my mother’s Social Security, and persuaded my elderly father to sign over power of attorney ‘My father was recently very sick and in the hospital, and he was not in his right mind’‘My father was recently very sick and in the hospital, and he was not in his right mind.’
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