Tag: Financial services

PayPal stock slips as earnings beat expectations but outlook comes up short

PayPal Holdings Inc. topped profit expectations for its latest quarter, but it delivered a lower-than-expected outlook for the current quarter as eBay’s transition to managing...

U.K. to Open Up to Vaccinated American Travelers

LONDON—The U.K. is open to American visitors again. The government said it would allow vaccinated travelers from the U.S., and those from most of the...

Dow win streak at risk ahead of tech results as China crackdown threatens rally

U.S. stock-index futures were mixed Tuesday morning ahead of quarterly results from some of the most prominent names in the technology sector, with a Chinese...

My girlfriend makes twice what I earn. I reluctantly paid the $200 dinner check for her first promotion. She just got another one. Should I pay again?

A couple of years ago, my girlfriend received a promotion to a management position. We both agreed that we should go out and celebrate her...

Opinion: Big losses ahead for markets? Jeremy Grantham’s terrifying new forecasts

If you have a 401(k) and you’re of a nervous disposition, you probably don’t want to look at the chart above. Even by the standards...

I successfully renovated a condo building. My new husband offered to manage my next project — and it all went horribly wrong

I come from a very poor background. I have been homeless a few times. Through hard work and sheer sacrifice I was not only able...

My aunt and uncle had no children. My cousin, the executor, changed their will to inherit a $400K estate. Should we pursue this?

My aunt passed away last month at the age of 92. One of her nieces and her husband took it upon themselves to become her...

My daughter no longer speaks to me or my husband, and mocked our family values. Do we cut her out of her $2 million inheritance?

My husband and I have three adult children whom we love very much, and wish for them to have healthy, productive, ethical and loving lives.  ...

I’m a 55-year-old single mom adopting a teenager. I have $550,000 in my retirement account, make $295,000 a year but would like to retire early. Can I?

I am a 55-year-old single woman with one 19-year-old child, and am a lawyer. My annual salary is $295,000. I own a home worth about...

FICO scores leave out ‘people on the margins,’ Upstart’s CEO says. Can AI make lending more inclusive — without creating bias of its own?

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. When a congressional task force...

Chipotle’s lunchtime business is picking up, a sign that workers are heading back to the office

Lunchtime at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is picking up, according to Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung, a sign that workers are heading back to their...

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...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that 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,...

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...

My in-laws are still paying off the mortgage on two homes and want to build a third. What should they do?

I read your posts often and never would’ve thought I’d be emailing you one day. I’m reaching out to get your thoughts on what my...

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...

Digital Indians are enamoured with Buy Now Pay Later credit

After two decades of innovation in financial services in India, one statistic stands out in its lack of scale—the number of unique credit card holders....

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...

Why online-travel giant Booking is getting into the fintech game

Add Booking Holdings Inc. to the list of e-commerce companies betting that a tighter control over the payments process will create a better experience for...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

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...

I’m 56, my husband is 57 and retired. We have about $750,000 saved and a military pension. I’m ‘tired of working in America.’ Can I retire in three years?

I am 56 and my husband is 57. He spent 26 years in the military and is now retired from active duty. I continue to...