Tag: business

Three advantages to hiring teens for your small business in this labor market

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.  Lingering labor shortages may encourage small businesses to hire more teenagers or try to keep them on...

These Are The Ten Top Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds

Investing in growth stocks is always an ideal strategy as they are expected to offer an above average growth rate. Moreover, if the growth stock...

The twists, turns and myths of applying for Medicare: How we navigated the enrollment road

In January, my husband Darnay and I started looking at all the things we needed to do financially to get ready for turning 65 later...

My friends all have more money than me, how do I keep up?

Finally, as the country reopens, you’re likely seeing more of your friends. Out with the video chatting and in with the high-fiving, hugging and, well,...

I love cool weather and hiking but can’t afford to stay in Oakland — where should I retire in the western U.S.?

I need some advice. I’m a single woman of color looking to retire in about 4 years. I am willing to buy a home but...

Opinion: How to put your child tax credit to work for the future

Around the same time parents are pondering back-to-school plans, many will be receiving their first expanded child tax credit payment. This tax credit represents part of...

Judge shoots down law that kept Uber and Lyft drivers from being employees

A judge late Friday shot down a law that would have allowed app-based companies to continue treating drivers as contractors instead of employees in California,...

‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

My father abandoned me when I was a baby and he and my mother divorced. He never paid any child support. All I ever knew...

How college closures affect taxpayers and students: ‘You stole my money and I’m $188,000 in debt and for what?’

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week, I wrote about the collapse...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Think you’re fully insured against hurricane damage? Here’s what you might be missing

As Tropical Depression Fred wreaks havoc across the eastern United States, it’s yet another reminder of the need for adequate homeowner’s insurance — but many...

‘When I go to the playground, my older son loves to try to interact with kids — and he doesn’t really know how’

As a mother of two young boys, Amber Marlow worries that the pandemic might affect her children’s development because of the social isolation it has...

My stepson bought a home with his now ex-girlfriend. It doubled in value to $400K. She is willing to accept $50K. Should I intervene?

Dear Quentin, My husband’s son has been living with his girlfriend for 10 years. They bought a house with land in a very popular state...

I’m 57 and my new husband is 80. I’m not on the deed of his house. Instead, he gave me a credit card with a $1,000 spending limit

Dear Quentin, I am writing to you in desperation. I have no regular income weekly or monthly. I recently married my second husband. He has...

I’ve been married to a serial cheater for 27 years. Does my estranged husband have a claim to my 4 properties?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been married for 27 years now, and my husband and I have been estranged for the last six years. He is a...

You have a purpose, you just need to find it—and it’s one of the most important things for your retirement

According to a 2020 Edward Jones/Age Wave study, one in three new retirees struggles with finding purpose after leaving their job. In many ways, that’s...

A wealthy client gifted me $75,000 to help save my business. Her circumstances have changed — now she wants it back

I have (or, I should say, “had”) a wealthy benefactress who gave me money six years ago as a gift. Now her financial situation has...

My partner’s dad owns the home we live in. He stopped collecting rent during COVID — but I’m still paying

Four years ago, my husband and I divorced. It became a volatile situation in the end, so I moved my daughter and myself into a...

Happy birthday to Social Security — and many more

Take a moment this week to wish Social Security a happy 86th birthday. Its exact birthday is on Saturday, August 14. It was that day...

Authentic Brands IPO: 5 things to know about the company behind Sports Illustrated, Forever 21 and Marilyn Monroe

Authentic Brands Inc., the parent of retailers Forever 21 and Nine West, owner of Sports Illustrated and holder of the brand name and rights to...

The eventual end of the eviction moratorium will hurt renters — and not in the way you expect

The Biden administration just extended a lifeline to struggling renters, but without more federal action the nation’s rental housing market could face serious pressure in...

‘He has told me he is waiting for her to die’: Can I stop my stepmother inheriting my father’s estate?

I am very close to my father, but not my stepmother. They have been married for 21 years. It is an unhappy marriage. My father...

My father will leave his house to my troubled brother, but wants me to withhold my brother’s $40K inheritance. Should I give him the money anyway?

Dear Quentin, My father is going to leave his six children about $40,000 each. My mother recently passed, but before she passed, she and my...

European Wax Center’s clients are nearly all women, making men a target for growth at the newly public company

Nearly all of European Wax Center Inc.’s clients — some 95% — are women, according to Chief Executive David Berg, making men a target market...

My husband purchased his mother’s $500K home. His siblings called me a ‘gold digger.’ Now he wants to use my inheritance for renovations

I have a situation that needs unbiased direction regarding inheritance, marital living arrangements, and aging in place. My husband and I are both in our...