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5:51 p.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
4:22 a.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I moved 200 miles to live in my girlfriend’s new house. We have a child, but she’s reluctant to get married. I’d be left with nothing if we broke up ‘How can I protect myself financially from being completely left out in the cold if she wanted to break up with me?’‘How can I protect myself financially from being completely left out in the cold if she wanted to break up with me?’
5:11 p.m. May 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend inherited a home and $700K. He pays me $500 monthly rent. Should I ask him for $86K to pay off my condo? ‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties’‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties.’
8:34 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My boyfriend talked me into depositing my paychecks into his bank account, and paying for a car in his name. What can I do? ‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car’‘He financed a brand-new car in his name for me — it cost over $45,000. I made aggressive payments every month and even took money from my 401(k) to pay off the car.’
8:27 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
No, you’re not crazy. Yes, CDC mask guidelines are confusing — so should you stop wearing a mask in public or not? ‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal
8:26 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Is it ethical for cruise lines, venues, schools or Broadway to restrict entry to people not vaccinated against COVID-19? Are vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs inAre vaccine holdouts ‘pathologically narcissistic’ or exercising their civil rights? And do private businesses have the right to refuse them? The Moneyist weighs in.
1:47 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I have a ‘mundane’ First World problem: Should I buy a $30,000 bracelet during a global pandemic? ‘My husband said I should buy it’‘‘My husband said I should buy it.’
5:58 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife offered to ‘loan’ me money when I was having financial trouble. Now I make six figures — and she refuses to pay any bills ‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer’‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer.’
9:28 p.m. April 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The public’s expectation of perfection: Risk of blood clot from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is 0.00009% ‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane’‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane.’
10:38 a.m. April 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife drinks and gambles our money away, and my adult stepchildren are deadbeats who do drugs and play video games. What can I do? ‘We literally have nothing in savings and no plan for retirement, due to the fact that no one but me seems to care. At this rate, I am going to have to work until I’m 150’‘We literally have nothing in savings and no plan for retirement, due to the fact that no one but me seems to care. At this rate, I am going to have to work until I’m 150.’
8:59 a.m. April 3, 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.’
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
2:38 p.m. April 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘It could take more than a year to dig out of the total jobs shortfall’ March marked the strongest job growth the country has seen since the initial recovery faded last summer, but the recovery has still a long way to go, said the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.March marked the strongest job growth the country has seen since the initial recovery faded last summer, but the recovery has still a long way to go, said the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank.
12:21 p.m. March 27, 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.’
9:48 a.m. March 22, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘My pulse rate had shot up to 120 as I gasped my way into the ER’: Italy resumes AstraZeneca vaccine, and tightens lockdown More than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut downMore than half of Italy’s regions are now in the ‘red zone,’ just one year after the country effectively shut down.
2:28 p.m. March 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I have tried to be kind’: I gave my ex half of the first two stimulus checks for our child. He still calls me a ‘monster.’ What do I do with the third? ‘I am bugged by him paying nothing while also going on trips and buying vehicles when he gets extra money, instead of paying anything to me for our child. Maybe I am being petty’‘I am bugged by him paying nothing while also going on trips and buying vehicles when he gets extra money, instead of paying anything to me for our child. Maybe I am being petty.’
9:46 a.m. March 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Change can happen without us noticing’: COVID brought us a year of epic uncertainty — but here’s what I know for sure ‘The isolation doesn’t seem quite so intense one year later. Perhaps we have normalized it, but we can be forgiven if our stoicism turns to fatigue’‘The isolation doesn’t seem quite so intense one year later. Perhaps we have normalized it, but we can be forgiven if our stoicism turns to fatigue.’
1:26 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 ‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check’‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check.’
4:32 p.m. March 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Mask up, America!’ Texas abandons COVID-19 mask mandate — health experts say that’s a really, really bad idea One year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go masklessOne year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go maskless.
6:12 p.m. March 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
As the market nosedived last year, my older brother advised me to sell. I lost $80,000. How can I ever forgive him? ‘It was only going to get worse, he proclaimed, and he had 40 years’ experience in the market’‘It was only going to get worse, he proclaimed, and he had 40 years experience in the market.’
6:51 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Tim Rostan
FBI has pinpointed possible suspect in killing of Capitol Police's Sicknick: reportAn assailant has been pinpointed as prospectively responsible for , according to , citing two law-enforcement officials described as having been briefed on the investigation. The FBI inquiry has explored the possibility that Sicknick, who collapsed after the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters seeking to disrupt the certification of President Biden's electoral victory and died the following day, was adversely affected by an irritant such as bear spray that members of the mob were said to have deployed, according to the Times report. Investigators reviewing video evidence of that day's events are reported to have narrowed their suspicion to a single person, whom the Times reported has not been identified by name. Two additional officers engaged in the Jan. 6 defense of the Capitol died by reported suicides in immediately subsequent days. Sicknick was 42 and an Air National Guard veteran who had served in Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan, .
5:04 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.’
5:03 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.’
11:32 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.’
8:59 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.
6:20 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double maskingThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued official guidance on double masking.
7:27 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My coworker owns 10 homes, 9 of which are rented. How did he get a stimulus check while I didn’t? ‘I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine. I’m working’‘I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine. I’m working.’
8:57 a.m. Jan. 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’ Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January after Christmas and Hanukkah.
9:05 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.’
3:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My grandfather gave me $150,000 in shares and $20,000 to buy a car, but my family interferes in my life. Should I give it back? ‘In my family, you don’t move out of state, not show up to get-togethers, or send gifts back unless you’re trying to send a message. This is a decision I do not take lightly’‘In my family, you don’t move out of state, not show up to get-togethers, or send gifts back unless you’re trying to send a message. This is a decision I do not take lightly.’
12:32 p.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.’
2:16 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.’
11:44 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
As some hospitals near 90% capacity due to COVID-19, this map can tell you if your local hospital is almost full A new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their areaA new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their area.
11:40 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Americans prepare to travel again for Christmas, while hospitals brace for post-Thanksgiving surge The U.S. set a record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations this month with more than 109,000 patients, and the number of people with the virus in intensive-care units surpassing 21,200The U.S. set a record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations this month with more than 109,000 patients, and the number of people with the virus in intensive-care units surpassing 21,200.
2:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
9:12 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Thanksgiving is over. Christmas is coming. What now? COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year — yet 50 million Americans traveled for ThanksgivingCOVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year — yet 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving.
1:20 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 41. My fiancé is 61. I’m worth $1.3M. He’s worth $250K. He won’t marry if I insist on a prenup. How can I protect my assets? ‘I have struggled so much financially before finding my niche, and now I am worrying about what would happen should this marriage fail’‘I have struggled so much financially before finding my niche, and now I am worrying about what would happen should this marriage fail.’
1:12 a.m. Dec. 4, 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.
3:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - 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.’
3:12 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - 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.’
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