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6:20 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
Biden confirms he wants Janet Yellen to be his Treasury secretary — what that means for cash-strapped American families Biden announced Yellen and his picks for other key economic positions on Monday.Biden announced Yellen and his picks for other key economic positions on Monday.
10:13 a.m. Nov. 29, 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.
10:12 a.m. Nov. 29, 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.’
10:11 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Remember, COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan for Chinese New Year — yet an estimated 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving Over 266,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirusOver 266,000 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus.
2:12 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.’
2:10 a.m. Nov. 29, 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.’
1:52 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - 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?
11:57 a.m. Nov. 28, 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
6:39 a.m. Nov. 28, 2020 - By Catey Hill
She’s 63 and living by the beach in Mexico on $1,000 a month: ‘I can’t imagine living in the U.S. again’ After losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazineAfter losing her job as a journalist, Janet Blaser left Santa Cruz for Mazatlán, where she started her own magazine. Here are the pros and cons of her life abroad.
10:45 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci on Cuomo’s decision to review vaccines for New Yorkers after FDA approval: ‘Trust the process’ The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening’The veteran immunologist in a Washington Post video interview: ‘The numbers can be stark, sobering and, in many cases, they can be frightening.’
3:31 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Davide Mamone
It’s 2:30 a.m. in Wyoming: ‘You’re holding a smartphone to let a husband say goodbye to his wife via FaceTime after 60 years of marriage’ Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19Doctors and nurses in North Dakota and Wyoming tell MarketWatch what it's like on the front lines of COVID-19.
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
12:01 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Courtney Jespersen
What to buy and what to skip this Black Friday Your guide to getting bargains Nov. 27Though Black Friday still exists in 2020, it won’t be the same experience. Here’s a guide to getting the best bargains Nov. 27.
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
11:34 p.m. Nov. 14, 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.’
9:00 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
8:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force The team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staffThe team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staff.
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.
12:02 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘It is now a full-blown depression for domestic workers.’ Nannies, house cleaners and home-care workers struggle as other job sectors bounce back Meanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schoolingMeanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schooling.
9:08 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comI have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately $6,000, and Social Security on top of that.
7:40 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Attempts to raise state income and property taxes get mixed reception from voters A California proposition increasing commercial property assessments to fund schools is still closeA California proposition increasing commercial property assessments to fund schools is still close.
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
8:46 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Catey Hill
We get $2,470 a month from Social Security and want a warm, friendly city near the ocean. Where should we retire? Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email chill@marketwatch.com for suggestions. Here are three spots to consider.
6:22 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘We’ve been living in a state of confusion’: In Wisconsin, a battleground state, coronavirus cases surge ahead of presidential election ‘If you are afraid of getting sick from COVID-19, you are a Democrat. But if you are afraid of a lockdown that will ruin your business, well, then you are a Republican’‘If you are afraid of getting sick from COVID-19, you are a Democrat. But if you are afraid of a lockdown that will ruin your business, well, then you are a Republican’
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.’
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.
10:52 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
In a deeply-divided Senate, there’s a ray of hope for this big tax break for millions of families A family spent a monthly average of $715 on child care or $8,580 over the year, according to one analysis on rising health-care costs by Freddie MacA family spent a monthly average of $715 on child care or $8,580 over the year, according to one analysis on rising health-care costs by Freddie Mac.
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
6:08 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 24 and dating a 64-year-old man. He wanted to get married, but I discovered he never got divorced. Have I been conned? ‘He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a person: He’s smart, funny, intelligent, caring and handsome’‘He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a person: He’s smart, funny, intelligent, caring and handsome.’
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.’
2:27 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘COVID-19 remains a serious public-health threat’: New Yorkers don’t have hope that their city will recover anytime soon The impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues to weigh most heavily on people of color in New YorkThe impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues to weigh most heavily on people of color in New York.
2:21 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci: ‘This is an outbreak of historic proportions, the likes of which we’ve not seen in 102 years’ The veteran immunologist said, ‘I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble’The veteran immunologist said, ‘I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble.’
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.
9:10 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
Retiring in a pandemic? Here’s how to get closure and fight off loneliness Saying goodbye virtually can be joltingSaying goodbye virtually can be jolting
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