Tag: consumer services

You know who doesn’t hate Facebook? Wall Street

Excuse us if you’ve heard this song before: Facebook Inc. — under siege from the president and his predecessor, the Federal Trade Commission, a bestselling...

Opinion: Intel appears to be feeling the competitive heat from AMD

Intel Corp.’s data-center sales keep declining as Advanced Micro Devices Corp.’s sales keep growing, and it seems Intel is finally doing something about it. While...

7 new travel planning rules of the COVID era

A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Even if it seems like your life is going back to...

My sister co-signed our nephew’s student loans for $35,000. When he defaulted, she paid them off. Should his parents repay her?

Dear Quentin, I am the executor of my mom’s estate. I have three siblings. My mom is going to equally divide her assets among the...

Opinion: Should seniors get reverse mortgages?

I keep seeing Tom Selleck and Henry Winkler on TV hawking reverse mortgages. I’m pretty sure “Magnum P.I.” and “Fonzie,” now 76 and 75, respectively,...

IBM stock gains after earnings show second consecutive quarter of sales growth

International Business Machines Corp. reported revenue growth for a second consecutive quarter Monday afternoon, beating expectations and sending shares higher in extended trading. IBM  IBM,...

I will not leave my house to my boyfriend in my will. I don’t want his daughters, who hate me, to profit

Dear Quentin, I have been living with my boyfriend for five years. When I met him he was separated from his wife and they later...

I lost everything, but started over and bought a home. My boyfriend wants to pay off my mortgage and split the proceeds

I’m 43 and finally made it out of my own financial hell. In my early 20s, I dated a man for over a decade who...

This lucrative tax credit pays business owners who hire eligible veterans, teens and other workers

It’s not easy to hire workers these days. But if your business hires a member of a certain group, you can claim the potentially lucrative...

I earn $35K, have $20K in credit-card debt, and $200K in stock. I dream of turning my studio into a rental unit and building a pool

Dear Quentin, I read your column on a regular basis and feel almost out of league to be writing. Unlike most of your writers, I...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

How to get good help with claiming Social Security—when and how you claim can be the difference between a decent retirement and a terrible one

Choosing what age to start collecting Social Security retirement benefits and which type of benefit to claim shouldn’t be difficult. But boy, is it! “There...

Love and money: How your relationship with your spouse and your finances are connected

Weddings and marriage are top of mind for me these days. A few weeks ago, my niece was married, and in another two months, my...

Want to invest in U.S. pot stocks? Here’s what you need to know

Traditional vice sectors like tobacco and alcohol are investing heavily in the emerging legal cannabis industry, but commercial cannabis companies can’t quite act like they’re...

My husband and I bought our late neighbor’s foreclosed home. My stepdaughter moved in — then the problems began

My husband and I bought our neighbor’s home that went into foreclosure after he died. I agreed to purchase the home with my husband if...

Extra Credit: How debt can mean a tax advantage for some and jail time for others

Hello and welcome back to Extra Credit, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt!  This week we’re tackling the economic forces...

I cover most of my parent’s expenses — what tax breaks am I eligible for?

Do you pay over half the cost of supporting a parent? If so, your parent is your dependent for federal income tax purposes. As such,...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

My father-in-law returned our truck with a $1,500 fender bender. My in-laws were flippant and declined to pay. Should we push it?

Dear Quentin, My husband decided to buy a new truck at 0% interest in 2019. At the time our son was 13 years old; he...

My husband wants to buy his sister out of their late mother’s $150,000 dilapidated home — and let her to stay there rent-free

My mother-in-law recently passed away. She left her estate to her two children, my husband and his sister. She had a lot of outstanding debt...

Enhanced Child Tax Credits of up to $3,600 per child will begin this week: ‘I’m going to be able to do a lot’

Margarita Rodriguez is an early riser, waking at 3 a.m. to prepare for her 4:30 a.m. shift at a Passaic, N.J. delicatessen. But on Thursday,...

Yellen keeps up push for greater U.S. climate-change regulation, rebuffing concerns of Republicans

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she will lead an effort across U.S. financial regulators to better scrutinize the potential of climate-change risk, part of President Joe...

My husband has $75K on his credit card and plans to spend $8K on sporting events. What can I do? Am I on the hook if he dies?

Dear Quentin, What steps can I take to protect myself from my husband’s financial decisions? We are both 47 and have a good income (together...

8 inflation tips for your savings, investments and retirement planning

As we’ve all noticed, inflation has been on the rise lately — the Consumer Price Index rose from 1.6% at the end of the first...

What to do when your digital assets take a dive

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