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7:29 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
My fiancé and I have 3 kids each. My stepson, 16, ‘forgot’ his Christmas gift last year. Should I get him nothing this year? ‘I spent the last 2 years trying very hard to be kind to him, and to always greet him and include him regardless of his attitude. But recently, I just no longer care about his approval’‘I spent the last 2 years trying very hard to be kind to him, and to always greet him and include him regardless of his attitude. But recently, I just no longer care about his approval.’
2:14 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
5 ways Joe Biden can advance his tax agenda (without a Senate majority) With two Senate seats up for grabs, what does this mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a Biden era? With two Senate seats up for grabs, what does this mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a Biden era?
2:11 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
I have 8 nieces and nephews. What is the appropriate age to stop giving envelopes full of money during the holidays? ‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes’‘Sometimes, we don’t even see the kids for the holidays and we’re just pushing around cards and envelopes.’
11:16 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
From jobs to child care: How this second surge in COVID-19 can damage your finances — as well as your health More people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlierMore people were having trouble getting enough food on the table in early November compared to five weeks earlier.
4:37 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow retreats from 30,000 milestone at open, but Nasdaq trades in record territory ahead of Thanksgiving holidayU.S. equity benchmarks Wednesday morning saw muted action, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average breached 30,000 points for the first time, and as investors readied for pandemic-tinged Thanksgiving on Thursday when U.S. markets will be closed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 90 points, or 0.3%, to trade at 29.960, the S&P 500 index slipped 0.1% to 3,631, while the Nasdaq Composite Index added 25 points, or 0.2%, at 12,061, touching closing record territory for the tech-laden index. Investors in the past week have focused on progress toward COVID-19 vaccines, and abating concerns around the presidential transition of President-elect Joe Biden. In economic reports, Labor Department employment figures showed jobless claims rose for a second consecutive week, a sign that resurging cases of COVID are taking a toll on the labor market. Meanwhile, durable goods orders rose by more than forecast. A number of other economic reports are set for today, pulled forward because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Black Friday in the U.S. The Federal Reserve's meeting minutes from its meeting earlier this month will be released at 2 p.m.
6:01 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Krystal Barker Buissereth
Let’s put 2020 behind us and do a financial reset After the challenges of 2020 we could all use a little financial self-careAfter the challenges of 2020 we could all use a little financial self-care
10:17 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom, and my husband earns $150,000 a year. Will I ever be able to enjoy a retirement? 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
9:05 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Krystal Barker
Wrapping up 2020: Now is time for a financial reset As we reflect on the challenges of 2020, we could all use a little financial self-careAs we reflect on the challenges of 2020, we could all use a little financial self-care
5:28 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 - By Dan Moisand
I lost my job because of COVID-19 cutbacks — can I tap into my IRA? Make sure you read the fine printMake sure you read the fine print
8:13 a.m. Nov. 16, 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
9:00 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
2:12 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Robert Pozen
Americans need another stimulus bill now to get through 9 more months of the coronavirus pandemic U.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliestU.S. workforce and economy face challenges until the summer of 2021 at the earliest.
2:11 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By David Sullivan
We might get back to normal even before a vaccine by using this century-old method to treat COVID-19 Blood-plasma therapy could be an effective way to treat people with coronavirus and prevent it from spreadingBlood plasma therapy could be an effective way to treat people with coronavirus and prevent it from spreading.
10:02 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I filed for bankruptcy after rehabbing my husband’s home. Now he wants an open marriage and says I own nothing. I feel trapped and bamboozled ‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’‘I don’t pay bills, which has left me pondering the idea of just staying with him out of convenience — but at what cost to me mentally?’
12:03 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘Diverse perspectives lead to better decision making’: Ariel Investments’ John Rogers Jr. pushes corporate boards to have their own ‘Jackie Robinson moment’ Black households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study showsBlack households are almost twice as likely not to have any stock-market investments, one recent study shows.
10:08 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Alison Omens
Business leaders must protect voters and the voting process — especially after this heated presidential election Americans see democracy as good for capitalism and want CEOs to stand for more than just profitsAmericans see democracy as good for capitalism and want CEOs to stand for more than just profits.
11:17 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Even with a toddler, this couple’s cost of living is less than $25,000 a year — this is how they do it They tackled student loans, paid down a mortgage and reached financial independence in their 30sThey tackled student loans, paid down a mortgage, and reached financial independence in their 30s
10:34 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Kevin O’ Leary says investing $100 a week will make you a millionaire by retirement The FIRE movement is a ‘motivational platform’ to get people thinking about their future financial stability, he says The FIRE movement is a ‘motivational platform’ to get people thinking about their future financial stability, he says
4:03 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Paid time off on Election Day is common this year — but many workers don’t know it ‘It’s not unusual for people not to be aware of the specifics they are being afforded by their employers, sadly.’‘It’s not unusual for people not to be aware of the specifics they are being afforded by their employers, sadly.’
10:41 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Here’s where the economy stands as the U.S. chooses between Trump and Biden Rapidly recovering economy still has recession-like symptomsJust days before the 2020 election, President Trump is touting record growth in the economy in a last-ditch effort to persuade voters to stick with him. Yet Democratic rival Joe Biden says the U.S. is stuck in a “deep hole” and that the recovery is in danger of stalling. Here’s where the economy really stands.
6:34 a.m. Nov. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘It’s a grim cut off’: Washington abandoned a stimulus deal, so much of America’s temporary financial safety net will expire The help that Americans have been getting with rent, unemployment benefits, student loans, paid leave and more is scheduled to end soonThe help that Americans have been getting with rent, unemployment benefits, student loans, paid leave and more is scheduled to end soon.
6:10 a.m. Oct. 31, 2020 - By Richard Connor
Trying to find the most tax-friendly place to retire? It’s not so simple Social Security, pensions, housing, inheritances — and everything else — are taxed differently depending on where you liveSocial Security, pensions, housing and inheritances are taxed differently depending on where you live
5:57 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
At the end of the month, my son asks me to pay his rent and says, ‘You don’t want us to be evicted, do you?’ So I have to pay ‘Instead of paying rent, they spent his disability payment on private-club dues and expensive iPhones, none of which we have ever been able to afford’‘Instead of paying rent, they spent his disability payment on private-club dues and expensive iPhones, none of which we have ever been able to afford.’
3:11 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Some wealthy Americans are already prepping their finances for a Joe Biden presidency — here’s how One San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfoliosOne San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfolios.
3:16 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘I’m terrified, frankly’: These people are depending on another stimulus bill to stay afloat Without more federal pandemic relief, one person said, ‘Things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer’Without more stimulus money, one person said, ‘things are going to get a lot harder for a lot longer.’
11:12 a.m. Oct. 17, 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
3:25 p.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can help you enjoy a smoother ride down Wall StreetThese money and investing stories were popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
11:14 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s lawyers want Supreme Court to put turnover of his tax records on holdPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold an appeals court ruling that Trump’s accountant must immediately turn over tax records to a New York state prosecutor, setting up a decision from the high court that could come before Election Day.
9:05 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Julie Moret
DOL’s ESG proposal: sustainability is essential Franklin Templeton: Integrating ESG is good, prudent investingFranklin Templeton: Integrating ESG is good, prudent investing
5:58 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Andrew Frend
In the midst of COVID-19, knowing your employee health and insurance benefits is more crucial than ever A close look at your workplace benefits should top your open enrollment ‘to-do’ listA close look at your workplace benefits should top your open enrollment ‘to-do’ list.
3:02 a.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Let Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk make billions. Just force them to share a little with the rest of us Higher capital gains taxes would do little to hurt CEOs’ wealthHigher capital gains taxes would do little to hurt CEOs’ wealth.
11:58 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow ekes out gain in turbulent trade as Wall Street struggles to shrug off market uncertaintyU.S. stock indexes finished with slight gains in choppy trade Thursday, reflecting a market that is struggling to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead.
11:10 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow trades in nearly 560-point range before eking out slight gain in choppy Thursday actionU.S. stocks traded on an unsteadily Thursday, with the major benchmarks swinging from solid gains to losses within minutes, at times, reflectin signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead, including a lack of additional economic stimulus and expected volatility from the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up by about 52 points, or 0.2%, at 26,815, but not before trading within a 560-point range on the day. The Dow was down 226.12 points at the day's nadir and 331.72 at the session high. The S&P 500 index finished up 0.3% at 3,246, but momentarily traded beneath its correction level--defined as a drop of at least 10% from recent peak--at 3,222.76. Gains were aided by a rise in consumer staples and utilities , considered safety plays during times of uncertainty. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.4% to finish around 10,672, after touching a high at 10,799, and a low at 10,520. Investors parsed a report that House Democrats were putting together another coronavirus stimulus plan that would come in at $2.4 trillion, with a possible vote on the legislation, which would include unemployment benefits, direct payments, small business loans and airline aid, as soon as next week, . Meanwhile, weekly labor figures showed that some aspects of the coronavirus recovery are stalling out. Jobless claims rose 4,000 to 870,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, reflecting that slightly more Americans applied for state unemployment benefits in the week ended Sept. 19 than in the prior week. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had been looking for claims to decline to 850,000.
5:48 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Richard Quinn
Making these small spending and saving changes can buy you a better retirement 10 easy ways to save $870,00010 easy ways to save $870,000
5:07 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Improvement in U.S. jobless claims loses some momentum in latest week Claims up unexpected 4,000 to 870,000 in week ended Sept. 19Initial state jobless claims rose 4,000 to 870,000 in the week ended Sept. 19, the Labor Department said Thursday.
3:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alexander Rossides
Making capitalism work better is a perfect job for good old American know-how To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities.
10:33 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.
4:02 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.
6:13 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Jonathan Clements
10 money lessons I wish I’d heard — or listened to — when I was younger Buying a house shouldn’t be your top goal — retirement should beBuying a house shouldn’t be your top goal — retirement should be
11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stocks close lower, notching third straight weekly loss as tech-led sell-off intensifies S&P 500 closes below its 50-day moving average for the first time since April 23U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, notching a third straight weekly loss, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington, concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China, and worries about the sluggish pace of economic recovery.
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