Tag: Financial services

Prominent chef tells Fed that worker shortages are due to ‘life changes’ in wake of pandemic

The reason that there is a worker shortage in the U.S. restaurant industry is that employees decided to make “life changes” as they went through...

Will Medicare pay for my dentures?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.  Original Medicare doesn’t pay for dentures or related dental appointments for fittings or tooth extractions. To get...

This is why this super-successful growth investor no longer owns Tesla shares

Successful innovations make life better for customers, but that doesn’t necessarily make those companies good investments. “In some cases, innovation just helps all of us...

‘People are upset.’ Will proposed IRA tax changes targeting the rich hurt smaller nest eggs?

Months after a story broke detailing the $5 billion that could come out of Peter Thiel’s retirement account tax-free, new tax proposals are aiming to...

Dow’s 400-point rally puts it on track for best day in 2 months as investors await Fed decision

U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday rose sharply, with investors fixated on the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, which concludes later in the session as...

When you should — and shouldn’t — consider investing in a Roth 401(k)

Roth 401(k) plans can be a powerful tool for building wealth for retirement, but they’re not as frequently used as their traditional counterparts.  Retirement Tip...

Toast IPO: 5 things to know about the restaurant-focused payments player

A previous version of this report incorrectly referred to Toast’s volume numbers instead of its revenue. It has been corrected. Toast Inc. could be rolling...

Opinion: In 2017 I wrote that U.S. stocks were not overpriced. That’s still true.

On August 21, 2017, with the S&P 500 SPX, -0.08% at 2,428, I wrote a MarketWatch column that pushed back against gloom-and-doom pundits who were...

JPMorgan says buy that S&P 500 dip, but you might want to look at this chart first

For those out there still licking their wounds from a selloff that probably even your teenager saw coming (via TikTok), here’s a comforting chart from...

Will Evergrande be China’s ‘Lehman moment’? Wall Street says no

Problems at Evergrande, China’s teetering property giant, are stirring unwelcome memories of the market chaos that followed the implosion of Lehman Brothers roughly 13 years...

My recently widowed father, 68, met a woman on Facebook — and sent her Bitcoin so they could meet

Dear Quentin, My father is 68 years old, and recently a widower. His wife, my stepmother, had a tight rein on their finances and, as...

Nike supply chain problems in Vietnam could mean challenges ahead for Dick’s Sporting Goods

Nike Inc.’s supply chain slowdown could also put the brakes on Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc.’s momentum, according to Wells Fargo, which says it prefers Academy...

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,...

Crude prices fall after Saudi Arabia cuts Asian prices

Oil prices came under renewed pressure on Monday, after Saudi Arabia cut prices for its Asian customers and demand worries lingered following last week’s weaker-than-expected...

Is the U.S. stock market open on Labor Day?

It is unofficially summer’s last hurrah for Wall Street investors. U.S. financial markets will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, marking a...

Opinion: Do spouses have special rules when it comes to inheriting an IRA?

Q. I understand surviving spouses have options that no one else does when they inherit their deceased spouse’s IRA. What are those options? -Sherry in...

Retiring? Keep your skills sharp for your health, wealth and wellbeing

Many people enter retirement with the plan to relax — and that’s a normal, natural approach to this next phase of life — but they...

These are the most important things to check on a stock’s quote page before deciding whether to buy or sell

There’s a lot more investors can glean from a MarketWatch stock quote page than just the price and the change from the previous session. In...

Opinion: This chart says we’re partying like it’s 1999

We Americans invest more of our 401(k) plans in stocks than in any other asset class. In total we hold 39% of the money in...

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...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...