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12:58 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
How canceled student-loan and mortgage debts could affect your taxes and the secret to selling a home quickly during a pandemic Friday's top personal finance stories Friday's top personal finance storiesFriday's top personal finance stories
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
7:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Ben Carlson
Americans’ love affair with pickup trucks might be derailing their retirement plans There were 13.2 million new pickups sold from 2013 to 2019 in the U.S., with monthly payments of as much as $1,300 for each. That money could be better spent on 401(k) or IRA paymentsThere were 13.2 million new pickups sold from 2013 to 2019 in the U.S., with monthly payments of as much as $1,300 for each. That money could be better spent on 401(k) or IRA payments, says Ben Carlson.
6:58 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m 60, my spouse is 45 — can I retire if our expenses are $12,000 a month? 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
6:01 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Dan Moisand
What are the rules for inheriting an HSA? Health Savings Accounts are not very tax-friendly when inherited by a nonspouseHealth Savings Accounts are not very tax-friendly when inherited by a nonspouse
12:15 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
As wildfires burn the West Coast, residents face another challenge: High prices pushing people out of urban centers Working-class Americans in states like California are more likely to see their homes go up in flames, but choosing a safer place to live isn’t necessarily straightforward in the age of climate changeWorking-class Americans in states like California are more likely to see their homes go up in flames, but choosing a safer place to live isn’t necessarily straightforward in the age of climate change.
12:11 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Walmart is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers — here’s how a seasonal job could affect your unemployment benefits Holiday sales could actually be slightly up year-over-year, one forecast says.Walmart, Target and 1-800-Flowers.com are among the companies taking on workers for the holiday shopping season.
12:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘He doesn’t give me any money’: My husband has been making secret payments to his parents. Should I tell him to stop? ‘I told him that I too have desires to make investments, plan for our future and wear nice jewelry’‘I told him that I too have desires to make investments, plan for our future and wear nice jewelry.’
9:46 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Biden brandishes working-class roots and middle-class image in bid to reclaim Rust Belt battlegrounds from self-styled billionaire TrumpIt’s at once a demonstration of Biden’s personal contempt for Trump and the Democratic challenger’s pride in his own family history as mostly working-class Irish Catholics. But, most importantly as voters begin casting early ballots, it’s a carefully tailored message aimed at voters who’ve abandoned Democrats in recent elections and helped Trump turn the Rust Belt’s ‘blue firewall’ red.
5:00 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - Associated Press
New Trump health-care ‘vision’ is largely aspirational but promises $200 drug discount cards to Medicare enrollees Executive order envisions tapping billions of dollars in savings that don’t yet exist to fund the co-pay discount cards, the Boston Globe Media health and medicine news operation STAT reportsExecutive order envisions tapping savings that don’t yet exist to fund the co-pay discount cards, reports STAT.
1:58 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump addresses pre-existing conditions and surprise billing in North Carolina, as analysts say it’s just a ‘photo op’ Executive orders are about a ‘health-care message before the Nov. 3 election’ and won’t have a practical impact, analysts sayPresident Donald Trump on Thursday signs executive orders touted as protecting people with pre-existing conditions and addressing surprise medical billing, with that action coming as he gives a speech on health care in the swing state of North Carolina.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Social Security missteps could push millions of elderly Americans into poverty At the very time people need help the most, it’s harder to get At the very time people need help the most, it’s harder to get
9:27 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers reach $2.7 billion settlement deal of antitrust suit--WSJBlue Cross Blue Shield has reached a tentative agreement, which would require the insurance group to pay $2.7 billion, to settle an antitrust suit filed on behalf of its customers, . Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the agreement would also require the insurance group to curtail practices that allegedly limited competition among its three dozen member companies, the WSJ report said. Although the Blue Cross Blue Shied Association has signed off on settlement deal, it has not yet been approved by the boards of all 36 Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers, the report said.
9:42 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
As Trump continues to press for coronavirus vaccine by Election Day, public health officials vow ‘no cutting corners’A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.
9:12 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
COVID-19 is the new pre-existing condition, Democratic senators warn as Republicans remain committed to vanquishing ‘Obamacare’ Says Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut: ‘We will see [insurance] rates skyrocket for anybody who has had COVID’Says Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.: “We will see [insurance] rates skyrocket for anybody who has had COVID.”
1:51 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
In NYC, coronavirus cancels Met Opera, Times Square in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations Festivities to usher in 2021 will instead be offered virtuallyThe revelations are the latest in a long list of blows for the city’s arts and live entertainment community.
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.
6:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Payroll tax deferral messes with Social Security — one of the few good things in this crazy world Can Congress overturn this silly idea? Can Congress overturn this silly idea?
5:05 a.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
The Supreme Court’s Obamacare case was high stakes before Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Here’s why it’s even more important now ’For the time being, however, the ACA is more at risk than it was just days ago.’’For the time being, however, the ACA is more at risk than it was just days ago.’
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.
11:49 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Bob Blancato
Social Security, Medicare, prescription drug prices—Aging in America panel weighs in on election topics Changes they’d like to see, whoever is elected presidentWhat’s in store for older Americans from the 2020 presidential election?
8:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
If you don’t like the results of the presidential election, here’s where you can go Consider language, cost of living and bureaucracyConsider language, cost of living and bureaucracy
2:20 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
How Trump and Biden tax policies could affect your paycheck and coronavirus cases linked to long flights early in pandemic Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
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.
1:02 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Doug Sibor
Avoid these 4 big home insurance mistakes It’s a record hurricane season—and not over yetEven if you think you’re prepared, it may be your homeowners insurance doesn’t fully cover hurricane damage.
11:59 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Can I visit family for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Your pandemic holiday travel questions, answered ‘Unfortunately, the merriment we crave — eating, drinking and singing together in a cozy room — are among the highest-risk scenarios for transmitting COVID-19’‘Unfortunately, the merriment we crave — eating, drinking and singing together in a cozy room — are among the highest-risk scenarios for transmitting COVID-19.’
11:59 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Two teachers face a difficult choice: One welcomes ‘normalcy,’ while another feels ‘rage.’ COVID-19 has radically altered their feelings about school Schools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroomSchools have a lot of different plans, and teachers have varying views on whether they want to get back in the classroom.
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.
12:18 a.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My family paid $7K for my uncle’s funeral. My cousins were poor, but then renovated their kitchen. Should I ask for it back? ‘Soon after the burial, we found out that purchases on their part were being made, mainly an $800 pair of designer shoes and another cousin remodeled his kitchen’‘Soon after the burial, we found out that purchases on their part were being made, mainly an $800 pair of designer shoes and another cousin remodeled his kitchen.’
12:44 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Ray Dalio on what business and political leaders must do to keep the U.S. from splintering Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.
9:17 a.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
‘This is just slowing the clock on evictions’: Why the CDC’s moratorium on evictions won’t solve America’s looming $100 billion rental crisis ‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country’‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country.’
10:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
How much your Social Security check will increase next year The Social Security Administration will soon set its COLA for 2021The Social Security Administration will soon set its COLA for 2021
10:10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Collecting Social Security spousal benefits even if your spouse is gone Widowed or divorced spouses can still claim based on their spouse’s earningsWidowed or divorced spouses can still claim based on their spouse’s earnings
10:00 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Angela Moore
Small changes that can add up to big money in retirement, digging into long-term care insurance and more retirement news News for planning for or living in retirementNews for planning for or living in retirement
9:16 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Why are people working longer? It’s not what you think For older workers it’s not just — or even primarily — the moneyFor older workers it’s not just — or even primarily — the money
9:16 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
How this Nasdaq-U.K.-listed Chinese biotech is revolutionizing cancer treatment Biotech company Chi-Med could list in Hong Kong as soon as 2021Chi-Med has been granted three U.S. Food and Drug Administration Fast Track Designations for its cancer drugs.
1:04 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Autotrader
The 2021 Toyota C-HR: Sweet handling with a stylish cabin It’s fun and engaging to drive, but lacks horsepowerIt’s unlike any other subcompact SUV/crossover—it’s more of a raised hatchback, but with lots to like.
1:03 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Brittany Anas
Love working from home? Here are 20 of the best jobs and careers for being remote There’s been an increase in remote job listings in areas like customer service, medical and health, computer and IT and educationHere are some of the most common remote job titles and the fields that tend to excel in an online work environment.
1:42 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus vaccine likely to be unavailable to most Americans until well into 2021 CDC chief adds wearing masks may be better protection than eventual vaccine The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans when proven safe and effective, though a top public health official made clear that widespread vaccination of millions of Americans couldn’t come until well into next year.
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.
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