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Software executive sentenced to 9 years for role in $50 million horoscope text-messaging fraud

Michael Pearse admitted helping auto-subscribe hundreds of thousands of U.S. cell phone customers to premium text messaging services they never signed up for.

12:27 p.m. Today
‘Grandma recently passed away, leaving behind a 7-figure estate. Needless to say, things are getting messy’

'Basically, this relative left more to Grandpa’s kids and their families, and this uncle and trustee is upset and hurt by this.'

12:25 p.m. Today
My girlfriend says I should tip in restaurants. I say waitstaff are just like construction and fast-food workers. Who’s right?

‘As long as all service staff are doing their job and getting paid an hourly wage, there is no reason to tip anyone.’

12:24 p.m. Today
This is where rents are rising the most. Hint: it’s NOT New York or San Francisco

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, rents are increasing in every major metropolitan area nationwide, according to one report.

6:21 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
As Democrats’ tax proposals evolve, the outlook for the super-rich is improving

The Biden administration hopes it can seal a deal soon on its social safety net program

5:39 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
Biden revises proposal to have IRS monitor bank accounts more closely. Here’s how it would work

Some critics say the changes are not good enough.

5:29 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
Unvaccinated? Here’s why you could be paying more for health care costs soon

Something to consider this open enrollment season: Your vaccination status can have financial consequences

5:28 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
My wife of 3 years refuses to pay half the mortgage. She makes me transfer money to her account for expensive gifts. What can I do?

‘I don't have any personal space. Somehow I’m managing to type this. In case of divorce, I am afraid she will take my remaining money too.’

5:23 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
My abusive ex never contributed to our home’s mortgage. Do I still owe him half the equity if his name is on the deed?

‘Seven years ago, we bought a house. Both of our names are on the title but only my name is on the mortgage, since I was the only one with good credit.’

3:00 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
Psychologists and behavioral economists share the key to changing your money habits

In the new episode of the podcast, a deep dive on how to edit your money and investing habits

2:54 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
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