Tag: Commentary/Opinion

My stepdaughter, 42, hits up her father for $1,000 on a regular basis. It comes out of our joint savings account. How can I stop this?

Dear Quentin, I have a 42-year-old stepdaughter who lives with her 33-year-old fiancé on the West Coast. We live in middle America. She has never...

I’ve taken care of my father for 23 years. He gifted me $20,000 and a vehicle. Could my opportunistic siblings contest this?

Dear Quentin,  We live in Texas. My father has lived in my home for 23 years, and I’ve taken care of him. Two years ago,...

I’m buying a house with my boyfriend because my credit isn’t good enough. What happens if something goes wrong in our relationship?

Dear Quentin, My partner and I have been together for three years. We’re talking about buying a house. His credit will be what gets us...

Opinion: America’s toxic ‘us vs. them’ politics is now spilling into the stock market and polarizing investors

Why do columns criticizing meme stock investing in such names as GameStop GME, -2.74% and AMC Entertainment Holdings AMC, -1.44% attract scores of comments deriding the author...

My sons are at odds after one abused the other 20 years ago. Should I appoint a third party as executor of my $1 million estate?

Dear Quentin, I’m 75 years old and have $1 million, plus assets, in a trust for my two sons, but I need to do some...

My grandfather cut my mom out of his will and left everything to me. If she’s the beneficiary on his retirement and life insurance, do I get those too?

Dear Quentin, My grandfather, 86, recently changed his will to specifically exclude my mother — his daughter — and leave everything to me. If my...

My husband and I live in his late father’s house. He threatens divorce — and says I’ll end up homeless

Dear Quentin, I have been married to my husband for four years. Unfortunately, five months after our wedding, my father-in-law passed away. We were/are both...

My uncle, 60, with dementia died after ‘negligence’ by his wife of 3 years. How do we stop her from defrauding the government?

We just lost my 60-year-old uncle to dementia. He struggled with drugs during his early years, and as a result, my mom raised his daughter....

Opinion: If Social Security falls into crisis, voters will have no one to blame but themselves

The trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds are expected to shortly release their delayed annual report on the stability of America’s core retirement program....

My fiancé and I are buying a house — he demands that both his 19-year-old daughter and our baby inherit our home

Dear Quentin, I am 30 years old, and my fiancé and I have a baby. We are looking to purchase a house, and go half-and-half...

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

‘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...

Opinion: Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Nvidia Corp.’s megamerger with ARM Holdings LLC isn’t expected to happen in the timeframe that Nvidia expected, but there are more than a billion reasons...

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...

Opinion: The metaverse — a merging of realities — is being built out this decade so you can live in it

Facebook, according to a July 28 earnings call, plans to “transition from the social network to a metaverse company.” Let’s start with a definition for...

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...

Opinion: Here’s the stock index you want to own to keep on top of inflation

The stock market is not a bad place to be if high U.S. inflation turns out to be more than transitory. It’s also not a...

‘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...

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...

I found money stashed in my late father’s house. One brother owes me money, and the other stole from my mother. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, My father passed away not too long ago, and he left a small inheritance for me and my three brothers. The proceeds are...

My boyfriend earns $230,000. I’m in law school and make nothing. He wants a prenup. Is this a dealbreaker?

Dear Quentin, My boyfriend recently made a jump in his career and makes around $230,000 a year. I am in my last year of law...