Tag: health care

My brother owes $10K to our late father’s estate. There’s no loan agreement and I’m executor. How should I approach repayment?

Dear Quentin, My father passed and I am the executor of his will. We sold the house and Dad’s assets with my brother’s help. Probate...

Dr. Fauci on J&J COVID-19 vaccine: ‘I would have no hesitancy whatsoever to take it’

Dr. Anthony Fauci called all three U.S. coronavirus vaccines ‘highly efficacious.’ NBC Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged Americans not to turn their nose up at...

‘Greed is rearing its ugly head and killing brotherly love’: My husband and his brother are at war over an inheritance from a beloved neighbor. What can we do?

Dear Quentin, When my husband and his only (younger) brother were growing up, a childless neighbor was very kind to them and treated them as...

Low wages are just the start of the problems for millions of U.S. workers during COVID-19 — here’s why

A common dilemma job applicants face is balancing salary with working conditions and labor violations. However, new research suggests that lower-paying jobs are also more...

COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footing

Millions of “financially vulnerable” Americans have grown even more vulnerable during COVID-19, with lower-income households more likely to have experienced declines in their financial well-being,...

The economy is heating up again and it’s good news for millions of unemployed

The U.S. economy is accelerating again after a coronavirus speed bump at the end of last year, but what’s missing is a big increase in...

‘She is a financial idiot and partier’: I loaned my sister $4,780 for a lawyer during her divorce. I am still chasing repayments

Two years ago, my sister called me from a divorce-settlement meeting without a lawyer. Her soon-to-be ex-spouse had a lawyer there. She was being pressured...

$1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package set to clear House late tonight

House Democrats hope to clear President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic package late Friday and send it on to the Senate, where it will face...

Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Would you put your mother in a nursing home that is owned by a private-equity firm? It’s a question a growing number of us are...

Our housekeeper does not work when we’re at home due to COVID-19. We still pay her. Could we treat those payments as a ‘gift’ to reduce her income tax?

Dear Moneyist, Due to the 2020 global pandemic my wife and I have been concerned about indoor exposure to others. We are fortunate enough that...

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alert

It’s very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection...

‘My husband has burned through all of our finances. If we divorce, I don’t want him to get one penny.’ How can I protect myself?

Dear Quentin, I live in New Jersey, which is a community property state. My husband and I have had a very rocky relationship and are...

My boyfriend, 9 years my junior, does not want to move out of my home should I die before him. My adult children are not amused

Dear Quentin, I am a 49-year-old woman with four adult children aged 19 to 29. I bought my home in 1998 as a single mother...

Many Have Skipped Medical Care During Pandemic

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve put off or skipped needed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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...

My wealthy fiancée wants me to accept standard-of-living costs should we divorce. I’m a proud veteran and won’t accept more than $50,000. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, I am planning on marrying someone who has a substantial amount of money. I do not have much. I own my home, have...

Here’s the main reason Robinhood traders have been able to push stocks higher — and, no, it isn’t by squeezing hedge funds

With the broader stock-market indexes in a bit of a coma this week, the talk of financial markets is still the awakening of retail investors...

‘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...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

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...

Opinion: Superspreader Sunday? What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 at a Super Bowl gathering

Health officials have urged football fans to celebrate the Super Bowl at home this year. The virus is indifferent to whether people cheer for the...

‘I have been plagued by enormous guilt and regret:’ I tried to care for my late father, but I gave up. How can I ever forgive myself?

I am seeking advice on how to get over a terrible mistake I made. I did not care for my aged father. I am the...

How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?

There was a time, as the pandemic was taking hold last spring, when New York’s criminal-defense lawyers were actually feeling hopeful. Libby Fischer, managing attorney...

Cannabis stocks rally anew as $7 billion GW Pharma deal spurs interest in weed and its medical benefits

Cannabis stocks rallied anew on Wednesday, spurred on by news of a $7 billion deal for the first company to win U.S. regulatory approval for...