When it comes to financial wellness, end-of-life planning is a critical component of an airtight plan. And in today’s complex environment, it’s never been moreRead More »
Amid water shortages and power outages, Texans cry foul over price gouging for bottled water, gas and $1,000 hotel rooms
Some businesses in Texas are hitting consumers when they’re down. Lina Hidalgo, the judge Harris County, the largest county in Texas, said this week thatRead More »
The Moneyist: I pay rent to my boyfriend and help run his property business. He takes my commissions and won’t discuss marriage. What can I do?
Dear Quentin, My boyfriend of 10 years and I became acquainted because I was his tenant. He is 25 years my senior. I agreed toRead More »
The Moneyist: Married friends on my road trip only paid one contribution for gas money. Is this the cheapest couple in America?
Dear Quentin, This past weekend I went on a road trip with three friends. I am single. Another single friend and a married couple joinedRead More »
Personal Finance Daily: Yes, your employer can require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine and mortgage rates soar to highest level in months
Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due toRead More »
I’m always very appreciative that MarketWatch readers take the time to write. I focus on retirement issues, and one of the more common emails IRead More »
The Moneyist: ‘My husband has burned through all of our finances. If we divorce, I don’t want him to get one penny.’ How can I protect myself?
Dear Quentin, I live in New Jersey, which is a community property state. My husband and I have had a very rocky relationship and areRead More »
The Moneyist: My wife is home-schooling our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?
Dear Quentin, My wife and I have a 7-year-old son who would normally be attending the public-school system this year. However, for a variety ofRead More »
Personal Finance Daily: The IRS says it’s done sending stimulus checks for now and Biden shoots down proposal to cancel student debt
Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance ‘Long overdue’: Debate over reparations for Black Americans reignites on Capitol Hill ‘Now more than ever,Read More »
“Gosh, you’re an upbeat lady!” That’s what my husband teasingly says to me from time to time, as he quotes the line from the film,Read More »
The Moneyist: I got into debt helping my mother financially. I even bought her a home and car. Don’t I have a right to put my husband first?
Dear Moneyist, I was raised by a single mother who sacrificed and worked very hard to give me and my siblings everything we needed growingRead More »
The Moneyist: My boyfriend, who is 9 years my junior, says he doesn’t want to move out of my home should I die first. My adult children disagree
Dear Quentin, I am a 49-year-old woman with four adult children aged 19 to 29. I bought my home in 1998 as a single motherRead More »
Personal Finance Daily: How to decide whether to file taxes early or wait and here’s why American credit scores continue to rise as economy struggles
Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance One potential payoff from recreational marijuana has nothing to do with cannabis industry jobs ‘OnceRead More »
Repeated copies of a proposal called RISE — Retirement Income Security for Everyone — have arrived in my email, accompanied by endorsements from some seriousRead More »
The Moneyist: My wealthy fiancée wants me to accept standard-of-living costs should we divorce. I’m a proud veteran and won’t accept more than $50,000. Who’s right?
Dear Quentin, I am planning on marrying someone who has a substantial amount of money. I do not have much. I own my home, haveRead More »