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12:16 p.m. April 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My parents made my sister executor of their $4 million estate, and joint owner of their bank accounts. Should I be worried? ‘We have five other siblings who are currently unaware of this arrangement’‘We have five other siblings who are currently unaware of this arrangement.’
6:47 p.m. March 14, 2021 - By Janet Kersnar
As U.K. eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Pandemic Year 2 provides equal helpings of anxiety and hope Camden, a North London hamlet home to both haves and have-nots, attempts to get back on its feet one year laterCamden, a North London hamlet home to both the haves and have-nots, attempts to get back on its feet one year later.
11:05 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Gary Zimmerman
Retirees: Now is the time to make your money work for you Earning a higher return on investments enables retirees to do more, more often, for longerEarning a higher return on investments enables retirees to do more, more often, for longer
2:04 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My sister became my father’s power of attorney, took out a reverse mortgage, and drained his equity. What can I do? ‘She installed a camera and she moved down the street so, if visitors like myself went to his house, she would show up immediately’‘She installed a camera and she moved down the street so, if visitors like myself went to his house, she would show up immediately.’
4:16 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
These are the 20 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks of 2020 — analysts see double-digit rebounds for five of them in 2021 The action is concentrated in one sectorThe action is concentrated in one sector.
10:25 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Angie O'Leary
How female entrepreneurs can thrive in good and bad times It’s important to separate business finance from personal financeIt’s important to separate business finance from personal finance
10:05 a.m. Dec. 25, 2020 - By Angie O'Leary
How female entrepreneurs can sharpen the lines between their business and personal lives — in good and bad times It’s important to separate business finance from personal financeIt’s important to separate business finance from personal finance
10:10 a.m. Dec. 11, 2020 - By Alex Mashinsky
3 steps anyone in their 20s can take to make sure they have a chance to see retirement How to reach financial independence in a world with 0% rates and no returns on bondsHow to reach financial independence in a world with 0% rates and no returns on bonds
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.
1:03 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Margarette Burnette
Smart moves to boost your savings even with low interest rates You’re saving, so here’s what you can do to make the most of itYes, your savings may be earning smaller yields, but with a little time and attention, there are still ways to eke out growth.
8:02 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Liz Weston
Here are some easy, low-cost ways small businesses can help employees save more Technology and competition have made workplace savings plans more accessible in recent yearsMany small-business owners think workplace savings plans are too expensive or complicated to administer. But it’s not necessarily so.
3:04 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The U.S. blood supply is so low, blood banks are offering donors VIP Jets tickets or Krispy Kreme donuts for a year The pandemic has canceled more than 50,000 blood drives, and NYC has just enough donor blood to last three daysThe pandemic has canceled more than 50,000 blood drives, and NYC has just enough donor blood to last three days
2:21 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
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.
9:48 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Stephen Resch
How tapping home equity can pay the taxes on a Roth IRA conversion Here’s what to know about using a reverse mortgage to convert retirement assets Here’s what to know about using a reverse mortgage to convert retirement assets.
6:09 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Chanelle Bessette
The best places to stash your cash for short, medium and long-term goals The many options depend on how much you hope to earn, and how far away your savings goal isIf you’re working toward a savings goal, you have a lot of options for where you can put away your cash.
4:34 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Dan Doonan
Retirement has become more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube. Here’s how to solve the puzzle Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority Government needs to address healthcare and housing costs and make individual savings a priority.
10:31 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By J. Christopher Giancarlo
The future of money should be cashless — with a digital dollar giving faster, easier and cheaper access to your savings Central bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with ChinaCentral bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with China.
12:03 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Melissa Lambarena
Starter credit cards: Harder to get, but here are the options 4 types of credit cards for beginners, and how to get themCredit cards aimed at those who are new to credit used to be easier to get, but you can still qualify, and more choices exist today.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
8:23 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My aunt ransacked my late mother’s house. All paper was removed — except for one alarming letter from her doctor ‘When I retained a lawyer and the lawyer contacted my aunt, she said my mom gave her everything. My aunt is a retired police officer and has a lot of connections’‘When I retained a lawyer and the lawyer contacted my aunt, she said my mom gave her everything. My aunt is a retired police officer and has a lot of connections.’
1:02 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Spencer Tierney
Don’t believe these myths about high-yield savings accounts during COVID-19 Rate isn’t the only thing that matters—these accounts have other benefitsIf you’re thinking about getting a high-yield savings account or ditching the one you have, don’t fall for these misconceptions.
1:01 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Chanelle Bessette
When can I shred these paper checks and bank statements? Answers to your mobile banking questions How to handle some of the practical aspects of online bankingMobile banking first-timers may be asking questions about how to handle the things they used to do in person.
7:12 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Ravi Kumar
How to create better financial habits — no matter what’s going on in the world Over half of consumer are saving more, a recent survey showsOver half of consumer are saving more, a recent survey shows
3:53 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Get ready for a good earnings season for big U.S. banks The 12 largest U.S. banks are expected to post profits for the third quarterThe 12 largest U.S. banks are expected to post profits for the third quarter.
8:18 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
I’m an upper-middle-class ‘loner’ entering the ‘home stretch of my life’ — who will manage my last wishes? What to consider when choosing an executor Have a question about retirement, including where to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com
5:49 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Best new money ideas Also, Harvard’s investing lesson and a better way to apply to selective collegesAlso, Harvard’s investing lesson and a better way to apply to selective colleges.
5:05 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
These credit cards still have sky-high interest rates despite the Fed’s rate cut Two in five adults have impulsively opened one of these cards — and doing so can wreak havoc on your finances if you’re not careful.Two in five adults have impulsively opened one of these cards — and doing so can wreak havoc on your finances if you’re not careful.
1:03 p.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I feel very bitter’: My late father gave my sister power of attorney. She kept $100K of his savings. Should I pursue legal action? ‘At 94, our father needed assistance with paying his bills. He told us that all of his money was to be split evenly between us. Do I have a legal right to any of that money?’ ‘At 94, our father needed assistance with paying his bills. He told us that all of his money was to be split evenly between us. Do I have a legal right to any of that money?’
1:02 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - By Liz Weston
Many avoid bankruptcy out of fear People often wait too long to file, draining retirement accounts or other assets that would be protectedFear, a lack of information and misplaced optimism keep people from getting a fresh start.
6:04 a.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Fed plans to keep interest rates low for years — here’s how you should approach your savings strategy now Gone are the days of relying on strong returns for money market accounts and certificates of depositGone are the days of relying on strong returns for money market accounts and certificates of deposit.
1:01 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Chanelle Bessette
Do cash management accounts keep my money safe? Here’s how FDIC insurance and partner banks come in to play to protect your cash in a CMAYou usually have a cash management account at a brokerage, which raises questions. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry.
8:26 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates are near record lows — but many Americans will struggle to find a lender willing to give them a home loan The supply of mortgages has dropped to the lowest level since 2014, according to one metricThe supply of mortgages has dropped to the lowest level since 2014, according to one metric.
4:39 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
‘We don’t grow up with uncles, fathers, brothers who play golf with MDs or run desks’: Troy Prince is on a mission to bring minority traders to Wall Street ‘Wall Street on its own is incapable of recruiting and training urban talent,’ says the CEO of nonprofit Wall Street Bound‘Wall Street on its own is incapable of recruiting and training urban talent,’ says the CEO of nonprofit Wall Street Bound.
10:05 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Ravi Kumar
Reinventing your savings strategy during the pandemic No matter what you’re doing, there’s always room to improveNo matter what you’re doing, there’s always room to improve
4:48 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.
6:39 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates fall to a new record low — but not all Americans will be able to access them A tumultuous week in the stock market also affected the rates lenders have been offeringA tumultuous week in the stock market also affected the rates lenders have been offering.
6:17 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The Fed has a new approach to inflation: What it means for your savings, credit-card debt — and your mortgage rate Low interest rates may be here to stay, but not for all financial productsLow interest rates may be here to stay, but not for all financial products.
6:26 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic Dozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payoutsDozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payouts.
5:56 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Evacuating due to hurricanes or wildfires? Put these items in your ‘financial go-bag Having a ‘go bag’ will help you bounce back if a natural disaster destroys your homeHaving a ‘go bag’ will help you bounce back if a natural disaster destroys your home.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
To close the racial wealth gap, put more Blacks in the seats of power Financial regulatory agencies need diverse leadership to address the needs of allOnly a handful of Blacks have ever served in positions of leadership at financial regulatory agencies, which is one reason why Blacks continue to lag far behind in personal wealth.
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