Tag: Leisure/Arts

Johnson & Johnson saga reveals critical strengths in the U.S. COVID-19 mass-vaccination strategy — and its weaknesses

The United States campaign to reach herd immunity through vaccination involves a delicate — sometimes tricky — dance with side effects, public opinion and virus...

My second husband, 86, and I have 12 kids between us. He wants me to leave him everything — and will pass on the inheritance to my 5 children

My second husband, previously divorced, is 86 years old and has been putting off setting up a trust for 10 years. We have 12 children...

My husband doesn’t get along with my son. I brought most of the wealth into our marriage. How do I split my estate?

Dear Quentin, How do couples typically handle their estates in a second marriage? My husband and I have been married for seven years, and it...

The five most affordable Caribbean Islands to retire to — and two to avoid

Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region...

Unlike previous downturns, women are bearing the brunt of the COVID recession — here’s why

It’s not just in the U.S. — across the world, the pandemic-induced recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on women in terms of employment. ...

I’m 60 and lost my job due to COVID-19. My husband makes $150K. We saved $1.3 million. Do I resign myself to early retirement?

Dear Quentin, I was laid off due to COVID-19 last year. I want to work, but looking for something close to home isn’t panning out,...

My stepmother got nothing when my father died, per their prenup. She asked me to buy her a home. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, My dad recently passed away. My stepmother and he signed a prenup where she gets nothing. Because she has nothing, she has asked...

‘It could take more than a year to dig out of the total jobs shortfall’

“ ‘If we count how many jobs may have been created if the recession hadn’t hit …we are now short 11 million jobs since February.’...

My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes and received my third stimulus check, but I don’t qualify based on my 2020 taxes. Will the IRS ask for it back?

Dear Quentin, I’m confused. My parents claimed me on their 2019 taxes (which was fine and agreed upon). However, I got married and filed my...

My wife’s father left her a home and money in a trust. This subsidizes our lifestyle. What happens to me if she dies?

Dear Quentin, I live in Pennsylvania. Four years ago, my father-in-law died, leaving a trust for my wife and her two sisters. They each received...

My aunt took over from me as my grandmother’s power of attorney and executor of my grandfather’s $1.3 million estate. Should I retaliate?

Dear Quentin, My grandfather recently passed away, and my grandmother has been declared mentally deficient enough that her insurance paid for full-time care in a...

‘I cut his hair because he won’t pay for a haircut’: My multimillionaire husband is 90. I’ve looked after him for 41 years, but he won’t help my son

My husband and I are both on our second marriage, and we have been married for 41 years. He has three sons from his previous...

I’m 68, earn $130,000 and love eco-travel in Peru, Brazil and Africa. I want to travel while I can, but I’m scared to stop working

Dear Quentin, I’m a 68-year-old guy having just worked from home for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I earn about $130,000 a year...

Betting on the post-pandemic boom? Bank of America has 17 stock recommendations

Here’s one possible all-clear signal. COVID-19 is no longer a “tail risk” for investors, the first time since February 2020, says Bank of America in...

I gave my ex-husband half of the first two stimulus payments for our child. He calls me a ‘monster.’ What do I do with the third?

How much of the child stimulus money should I give my ex-husband, the father of my one child? Our tax agreement is to trade years,...

‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19

COMO, Italy — As Maestro Vanni Moretto walks across the stage, the only sound that can be heard is the echo of his footsteps as...

I want to retire in a college town with warm weather and lower taxes — where should I go?

Dear Catey, We are a physician and engineer couple planning to retire in 10 to 15 years. After spending most of our adult lives in...

I retired to a beach town in Thailand and am ‘living in paradise’ on $2,500 a month

Pete Bowen landed in Thailand in 2009 with a suitcase and a guitar, looking for a spot to retire. He knew no one in the...

‘My husband told me that my $1,400 stimulus check will be spent on aluminum siding on our home.’ What can I do?

I am one of very few women in this country dreading the most recent stimulus check. As soon as I heard the stimulus bill passed,...

COVID brought us a year of epic uncertainty — but here’s what I know for sure

How are you? It’s been quite a year. It’s exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus public-health emergency a “pandemic.” Looking...

‘Adversity + Planning = Growth’: Harry and Meghan were preparing a financial break for the border their entire lives

On a scale of 1 to 10, Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was a 50. Allegations of racism within the royal household and conversations...

My daughter was a TV star and saved $1 million. If she buys a home and moves in with her boyfriend, will he have a claim?

Dear Quentin, My daughter was a TV starlet in her youth, and thanks to the magic of compound investing, has a large amount of cash...

‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me 3 days before our wedding. Now I’m starting my own business and want to amend it

Dear Quentin, I was married just over 2 years ago and I have been in the same relationship for more than 10 years. We have...

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. Our son lived there for 4 years. We paid $60K on taxes and repairs after a fire. Do we still split it 50/50?

My husband and his brother inherited their family home. When they were able to take possession our son and his family needed a place to...

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....