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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.’
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.’
10:45 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My spendthrift fiancée, 30, refused to sign a prenup. Would it be wrong to secretly put my assets in a trust? This man writes, ‘I love her dearly, but I am really concerned’This man writes, ‘I love her dearly, but I am really concerned.’
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.’
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’
7:01 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Morey Stettner
Are you stuck with toxic friends? Here’s how to extricate yourself without making things worse Don’t get bogged down in guilt; your first priority is to take care of yourselfDon’t get bogged down in guilt; your first priority is to take care of yourself
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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