Tag: banking

The jobs report reveals two very different Americas

So who was left out of the less-than-stellar jobs recovery? Getty Images The official U.S. unemployment rate rose again in April to 6.1% from 6%...

What the dogecoin army is saying as the cryptocurrency’s 30% tumble triggers a bearish break in the long-term trend line

A major tumble in dogecoin prices has one of the most popular meme assets in the doghouse with investors on Mother’s Day — at least...

I have a ‘mundane’ First World problem: Should I buy a $30,000 bracelet during a global pandemic?

I have a mundane First World problem that may or may not warrant your attention. But I read your column and thought you could help...

I have crypto FOMO! ‘I’m too old to sit and hope I can make up for the lost time by safely investing my little bit of money’

Dear Quentin, I have about $20,000 saved currently. I believe I need about $10,000, or a bit less, for a six-month rainy day/emergency fund. I...

Dogecoin nears 75 cents, then slips as crypto pioneer Silbert seen betting against parody coin ahead of Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ guest-host gig

Call it the “dogefather” versus the godfather of crypto. Barry Silbert, a power player in the digital-asset sector, said he’s betting against dogecoin DOGEUSD, -7.59%...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

From MarketWatch: Is it time to ditch target-date funds in your 401(k)?: Target-date funds are an easy way to invest a retirement portfolio, but when...

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?

I have a question about the etiquette and ethics surrounding GoFundMe. I had planned a vacation with a very old and close friend this summer....

My ex-husband moved in. He pays $150 for cable, his only expense, and gives me the silent treatment if I ask him to pay for dinner

I got back with my ex-husband for our kids, thinking it would be better to raise them in a two-parent home. We had a bitter...

PayPal sees record earnings, volume amid sustained e-commerce surge

This report has been updated to correct the data on transactions per active account and total transactions. PayPal Holdings Inc. saw a record amount of...

I’m a disabled police officer. My wife persuaded me to sign quit-claim deed so she could refinance our home at a better rate. Now she’s hinting at divorce

I have been married for almost thirty years. I worked the first nine years of our marriage, I was a police officer, and became disabled....

My employer paid me in crypto. It rose 700% in value. Now he wants employees to return the crypto and accept dollars

I did some business development work for a tech company on a contract basis. The CEO stated that I would be paid in crypto when...

My son, 18, says I should hand over the $1,400 adult-dependent stimulus. He claims it belongs to him. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, We’re having a debate in our house regarding the latest stimulus payment. I claim head of household and have two 18-year-old adult dependents...

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 looking to purchase a used Nissan GT-R and spend about $80,000. I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big...

Charlie Munger says bitcoin’s rise ‘disgusting and contrary to interests of civilization’

It seems safe to say that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger’s cryptocurrency skepticism hasn’t been softened by the rally in prices for bitcoin...

The No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it

Home prices are rising across the country as Americans rush to purchase houses, driven in part by a newfound ability to work remotely as a...

This man became financially independent at 36 and says the key to happiness is ‘owning your own time’

Chad grew up watching his father flip properties. Now, thanks to those lessons in real estate, he’s financially independent, managing rental units and living life...

Have you held any of these 20 stocks long term? Your current dividend yield might surprise you

Income-seeking investors love dividend stocks, many of which have attractive yields when compared to bond yields. They might like them even more when they realize...

My son, a college student, received 3 stimulus checks. I’m a dad trying to teach ethical behavior? What should we do?

Dear Quentin, Our dependent son — a college student — has received three stimulus payments to date, which we believe he may not be entitled...

I’m 63 years old, recently divorced with $130,000 in debt. How will I ever retire?

I am 63 years old and recently divorced. I earn $68,000 a year and had always planned to retire when I reach my Full Retirement...

Maersk stock sails higher in crowded sea of earnings, with European stocks mixed

Shares in Danish shipping giant Maersk sailed higher on Tuesday on a mixed day for European equities, which treaded water amid a sea of earnings...

Tesla’s first-quarter sales rise more than 70%, but stock slips

Tesla Inc. stock fell nearly 2% late Monday after the Silicon Valley electric-car maker reported mixed first-quarter earnings, with sales slightly below the mark and...

People who aren’t comfortable taking financial risks are more likely to hold off on getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Politics, race and religion are only one side of the coin when it comes to predicting who is more likely to hold off on getting...

The government promised to forgive military members’ student loans after 10 years of service — it’s only worked for 124 of them

Almost 3 million people are employed by the Department of Defense, many of whom are performing a quintessential form of public service: Serving in the...

My wife makes $200K a year, but gives us $700 a month, and $3,000 to her brother and mother ‘to keep them in the good life’

Never reached out to anyone about my personal life, but I am at a draw. My wife and I married in 2008, and I knew...