Tag: Consumer Products

Is the U.S returning to normal? Millions of Americans, still hurting from COVID-19, say their finances will take years to recover

As federal lawmakers debate an ambitious $1.9-trillion relief package and COVID-19 vaccinations numbers climb, it might be tempting to think the U.S. is returning to...

Amazon picks London for first checkout-free physical store outside the U.S.

Amazon AMZN, -1.03%, the world’s largest online retailer, has opened its first checkout-free grocery store in the U.K., allowing shoppers to pick up their goods...

Need to report bitcoin trades on your taxes? Here are 5 things to know first

Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen is not big on bitcoin, a point she reiterated recently when she called the digital currency speculative and “inefficient.” That...

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...

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 that...

IRS chief says agency is having ’15 minutes of fame’ — here’s how he’s hoping to make the most of it

“ I think we’re living in our 15 minutes of fame. And I think we’re living in, for us, a bipartisan environment. ” — Internal...

Here’s the best of what international corporate leaders have been discussing on earnings calls

As much as U.S. companies have suffered from the pandemic, their global competition has struggled even more. Fourth-quarter earnings per share for S&P 500 companies...

Fewer older workers file employee compensation claims in states where marijuana is legalized

In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers proponents this potential payoff: cheaper workers’ compensation claims for injured workers. In states...

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 sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?

My sisters and I disagree on most things, but never could I have imagined how our relationship would end. My parents put me down as...

‘I feel like she has joined some abusive cult’: My wife makes $25,000 and only gets 1.5% annual pay raises. What can I do?

My wife and I have been married for 18 years and met at work in 2000. She is college educated and has worked her entire...

When my parents died, my sisters and I split their estate. I chose a painting that was appraised at $50,000. Should I tell them?

Dear Moneyist, After both of my parents died, my sisters and I divided up furniture, finances, and artwork, etc. The process of dividing their estate...

This big Wall Street player made out like a bandit on AMC stock

Private-equity firm Silver Lake made out like a bandit this week by piggybacking off the stock market frenzy stoked in recent weeks by users of...

Biden administration looks set to target ‘forever chemicals,’ as 3M warns about ‘onerous regulation’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration looks poised to crack down on a group of “forever chemicals” that have been linked to a range of...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

Counting on a tax refund or stimulus check? 5 things to know before filing your taxes

This year’s tax season will start against a very different backdrop. Approximately 18 million people are on some form of unemployment assistance and savings rates...

Here’s the maximum amount Biden’s stimulus checks and tax credits would deliver to America’s poorest families

 A new round of $1,400 stimulus checks could equal at least 20% of the money low-income families bring home in a full year, according to...

COVID-19 has caused real financial pain. So why did consumer bankruptcies drop in 2020?

By many measures, the pandemic induced all sorts of financial stress last year. But consumer bankruptcy cases — a way to address financial pain and...

‘I’m going to really miss that $100’: After siege on Capitol, Washington, D.C. curfew hits an already crippled restaurant industry

For Washington D.C. bartender Zac Hoffman, first came the relief. Then came the worry.   Hoffman was getting ready to come into work Wednesday afternoon...

Why do I need to wear a mask if I’ve had COVID-19? Who is it protecting? Can I really be reinfected?

Dear Moneyist, Why do I need to wear a mask if I have already had COVID-19? I can’t infect anyone, and I can’t be infected...

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...

After painful financial lessons in 2020, here’s 10 New Year resolutions to make 2021 better.

Before 2020, Russell Jessop knew the wisdom in having emergency savings tucked away. But the year’s financial mayhem supplied him — and millions more —...

My grandfather gave me $150K in shares and $20K to buy a car, but my family interferes in my life. Should I give it back?

The week, I got my learners permit in the mail. My grandfather gave me a very generous option to take $20,000 as a gift for...

A strategic plan for getting the best Black Friday deals online

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 27 this year, has evolved from a frenzied one-day store event...

This is the fastest car Toyota makes

I recently spent a week with the keys to the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and I really liked it. I’m already a big fan of the...