Tag: construction

Salesforce earnings live up to Benioff’s $20-billion goal, so now it’s on to the next one

Salesforce.com Inc. easily topped $20 billion in revenue for the first time in its recently completed fiscal year, so now it’s time for a new...

I’m 28, have zero debt, a 401(k), Roth IRA and $45K in the bank. My parents want me to save for a home. I want a Tesla Model 3. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been flip-flopping back and forth between buying a new car or putting a down payment on my first home. With my parents...

‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa’ — these mayors are allies not foes on climate change

  City of lights? Pittsburgh’s skyline at night. AFP via Getty Images “ ‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa. Nor will...

‘I am held hostage in my own home’: My husband’s son lives with us. He is physically abusive and menacing

I am married, but my home is in my name only. When I bought it in 2010, I was the only one eligible to apply...

Did you skip mortgage payments last year? Here’s what that means for your taxes

Amid the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans opted to pause their monthly mortgage payments. That choice could have implications for...

Is Construction Waste Management Important?

The presence of debris on a construction site is unavoidable in most circumstances. Therefore, if you are in this business, you should know the ropes...

My husband, 79, promised to leave his grandson his home. After 22 years of marriage is that fair to me?

I am a married woman age 69 and my husband is 79. I am his second wife and we have been married for 22 years....

My fiancé wants me off the deed and mortgage to our new home. If I don’t agree, he says we’ll stay engaged forever

Dear Moneyist, My fiancé — or should I say eternal fiancé because he never wants to get married — recently shocked me when he flatly...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

My husband, 67, wants to leave his $2 million estate and home to his disabled daughter and his sister’s kids. Can he do that? I could outlive them

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 67 years old with an estate worth $2 million. His first wife died. He has a severely handicapped daughter and...

I can afford a $300,000 home in a ski town ‘but not if it comes with $6,000 a year in HOA dues’ — so where can I retire?

We will be retiring, hopefully in 2021, with about $30,000 to $40,000 in annual income from a pension. I would love to live in Summit...

real estate: Global body RICs sought views on future of commercial property valuations

New Delhi: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICs), global body to enforce international standards in the valuation, management, and development of land, real estate,...

‘We have not won this yet,’ Fed’s Powell says, signaling policy to remain ultra-easy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank hasn’t finished the job of restoring the economy to health, a dovish signal that...

Think higher inflation is coming? The Fed will believe it when it sees it

Federal Reserve officials will meet this week just as prospects for fiscal stimulus get a big boost after Democrats won control the Senate. Some on...

I want to move to the South, I want the beach — and a liberal mindset. Where should I retire?

I’m 74, and my wife and I are looking to retire to a place full-time where it is warm all year long (over 60 degrees...

Existing-home sales rise slightly, despite buyers’ struggles with falling inventory

The numbers: Existing-home sales beat analyst estimates and rose in December, even as inventory dropped once again to a record low. Total existing-home sales increased 0.7%...

Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratorium

U.S. President Joe Biden formally requested that officials extend the nationwide bans on evictions and foreclosures hours after his inauguration. Biden asked the U. S....

My partner, 70, refuses to put his bank accounts into both our names. Do I have the right to be offended?

Dear Moneyist, I am 62 and my partner is 70. We have been together for 16 years, living together for 12 of those. We have...

Biden’s ‘rescue America’ plan is big. How its trillions could help both Wall Street and Main Street

As Americans hunker down and wait to get vaccinated, the toll of the coronavirus pandemic keeps rising. Its costs, both in lives and livelihood, prompted...

Ashley Tisdale is selling her Los Feliz home for $5.8 million

“High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale has graduated from her Los Angeles home. She and her husband, Christopher French, have listed their abode in the...

Take a look inside Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s Massachusetts mansion

NFL great Tom Brady has finally offloaded his Massachusetts mansion. The quarterback and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, have sold their luxe Brookline estate, according...

‘We’re asking that people be patient’: Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is a shot in the dark for many

Linda Briggs’ husband was born in 1943, which meant that she had to click more than 930 times to enter her husband’s date of birth...

Facing a more quickly spreading coronavirus, Brits are traveling more during the current lockdown than in March

The coronavirus situation in the U.K. is far more pervasive now than in March when the country first locked down. When U.K. Prime Minister Boris...

My son inherited money after his father was killed in an accident. A woman has come forward with another legal heir. Are we obliged to give him money?

Dear Moneyist, My ex-boyfriend was killed in an accident. With him being unmarried and my child being his only surviving child, he was awarded a...

10 Biden tax plans that will sail through a Democratic-controlled Senate — and how to prepare for them

With the New Year here and a Democratic-controlled Senate looking increasingly likely after the runoff Senate elections in Georgia, President-elect Joe Biden’s tax plans are...