Tag: Internet/Online Services

I married the ‘life of the party’ who was a regular at Royal Ascot. But all he does is take his financial troubles out on me

I don’t know where to start. So I will start at the beginning. I met a man at a friend’s wedding a few years ago....

As the market nosedived last year, my older brother advised me to sell. I lost $80,000. How can I ever forgive him?

Dear Quentin, This time last year, when the market was nosediving, my older brother advised me to get out of the market, and go to...

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...

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in March 2021 — and what’s leaving

For a third month in a row, Netflix NFLX, -1.44% is light on original series (blame pandemic production delays?), but a full slate of fresh...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...

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...

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...

My wife has homeschooled our son and our best friends’ son since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up money?

My wife and I have a 7-year-old son who would normally be attending the public-school system this year. However, for a variety of reasons mostly...

GameStop hearing challenges assumptions about rookie investors — ‘Retail investors making up this new surge are different’

YOLO? Maybe not quite so. During the GameStop trading frenzy, some observers worried many rookie retail investors banding together on sites like Reddit’s WallStreetBets would...

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...

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...

Affirm earnings top expectations, but stock slips

Affirm Holdings Inc. topped revenue expectations for its latest quarter and issued an upbeat forecast, but shares slipped in after-hours trading Thursday. The company, which...

Uber rides recovering and delivery bookings rise 128%, but revenue misses expectations

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter and full-year results that showed a continued recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it continued...

Lyft shares surge nearly 11% as it posts narrower-than-expected full-year loss and signals optimism over rides

Lyft Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter results that showed there was a continued rebound in ride-hailing, but it was marred by an increase in COVID-19...

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...

These S&P 500 stocks have had the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year

Traders in the stock market can take advantage of special situations to exploit sentiment and momentum and make quick profits — if they are quick...

Trader beware: Read this before buying stocks with investment apps like Robinhood

As social media has stoked interest in an assortment of stocks that recently were being shorted by hedge funds, Robinhood and similar, low-cost trading and...

‘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...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...