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1:46 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friend set up a GoFundMe to pay for her sick pet, instead of getting a refund on our vacation. I canceled the trip. Who’s right? ‘In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options’‘I felt wrong going on a trip that had been funded indirectly by others. In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options.’
12:08 p.m. May 2, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I saved $1.1M for retirement, earn $128K and have $22K in cash. Can I afford my dream car — an $80K Nissan GT-R? ‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver’‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver.’
10:01 a.m. April 14, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband signed for a car for a friend — against my wishes. Now we get notices for unpaid tolls and parking tickets. What if there’s an accident? ‘Every time another ‘past due’ envelope arrives I panic at the thought of the savings I worked so hard to put away might be gone in one accident’‘Every time another ‘past due’ envelope arrives I panic at the thought of the savings I worked so hard to put away might be gone in one accident.’
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.’
1:52 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money? ‘She’s putting in about 15 to 20 hours each week. The two families have shared the costs of the curriculum, school supplies and art supplies’‘She’s putting in about 15 to 20 hours each week. The two families have shared the costs of the curriculum, school supplies and art supplies.’
2:55 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘They lease cars they can’t afford’: Our best friends share our pandemic pod, but they’re reckless spenders. Should we speak up? ‘We’ve been honest sounding boards during money fights, and we’ve offered to take savings/debt classes, but old habits die hard’‘We’ve been honest sounding boards during money fights, and we’ve offered to take savings/debt classes, but old habits die hard.’
9:25 p.m. March 10, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My financially reckless friend lives in the family home. Can we prevent her sister from selling it after their mother dies? ‘I’m not certain Mary could even afford the taxes and upkeep on her mother’s house, even if she remained there’‘I’m not certain Mary could even afford the taxes and upkeep on her mother’s house, even if she remained there.’
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.’
10:37 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I’m nobody’s ATM’: I’m 27, successful, and always pay for my friends. How do I stop without making them angry? ‘Now that I’m a business owner and learning more about money management, I haven’t been willing to do as much lavish spending, or compensate my friends anymore’‘Now that I’m a business owner and learning more about money management, I haven’t been willing to do as much lavish spending, or compensate my friends anymore.’
10:37 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I lost my mom 2 months ago and I’m still in a fog’: My brother and his family moved into her home. They want more than half ‘My sister-in-law and her 2 children feel that I have “played” my brother and that it seems “fishy” that I didn’t push to sell the house long ago’‘My sister-in-law and her 2 children feel that I have “played” my brother and that it seems “fishy” that I didn’t push to sell the house long ago.’
11:31 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Obama admits he was overconfident about health care reform in upcoming White House memoir 5 takeaways from the Obama book excerpt describing the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act5 takeaways from the Obama book excerpt describing the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act
5:40 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Amy Coney Barrett’s fellow Rhodes College alumni rebut Memphis school president’s tribute to the Supreme Court nominee Some 1,500 fellow graduates of liberal-arts college say the conservative law professor and judge does not represent them or the institutionSome 1,500 fellow graduates of liberal-arts college say the conservative law professor and judge does not represent them or the institution.
8:45 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Kabir Sehgal
Why Mexico didn’t pay for the border wall — and shouldn’t have to Americans and Mexicans have a long history of common interests and shared ancestryAmericans and Mexicans have a long history of common interests and shared ancestry.
5:05 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Here’s everything coming to Netflix in September 2020 — and what’s leaving Get ready for big names, including Sarah Paulson in ‘Ratched,’ Hilary Swank in ‘Away’ and Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’Get ready for big names, including Sarah Paulson’s ‘Ratched,’ Hilary Swank’s ‘Away’ and Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’
1:45 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Elizabeth Warren has a new role, as a top policy adviser to Joe Biden’s campaign Massachusetts progressive has become an unlikely confidante and adviser to the famously — to some, notoriously — moderate presumptive Democratic presidential nomineeThe Massachusetts senator, a leading progressive, has become an unlikely confidante and adviser to Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and famously — to some, notoriously — moderate in his approach.
4:24 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Pete Croatto
A lifelong friendship with baseball legend Tom Seaver A frank character study, and a reminder that life grounds all supermenThe author of ‘Tom Seaver and Me’ talks about lessons learned from the N.Y. Mets pitching ace.
11:14 a.m. May 18, 2020 - By Calodagh McCumiskey
‘My former career working in disaster zones has prepared me well’: Former aid worker says we see the best of people in a crisis ‘As a society, we are social distancing, but strangely we are also more connected, and it’s all because of this harrowing public-health crisis’‘As a society, we are social distancing, but strangely we are also more connected, and it’s all because of this harrowing public-health crisis.’
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