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If you must talk politics at Thanksgiving dinner, follow these rules of engagement

MarketWatch illustration In 2020, living in a politically polarized America can feel like being in an unhappy marriage — except, in this case, divorce is...

Which is better? The Subaru Crosstrek vs. the Hyundai Kona

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek compact crossover goes up against the 2021 Hyundai Kona in a comparison of suburban runabouts. What we like: Standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground...

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in December 2020 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. is heading into the holidays with a slate full of highly anticipated series, Oscar-hopeful movies and a ton more Christmas movies and specials....

Americans top list of nationalities hoping to work from Barbados during the pandemic

The Barbados Welcome Stamp has drawn 675 applications from U.S. citizens, making that the largest nationality keen to soak in the blue skies and sandy...

Is COVID testing free? Where can I get a rapid test? Your complete guide to coronavirus testing

‘Tis the season to spend hours waiting in line to get tested for the coronavirus. It should be noted that a negative test only proves...

The legally murky eviction of a North Carolina single mother — despite the CDC’s moratorium: ‘Nobody’s enforcing it’

As the nation’s attention was focused on who would be the next president the day after the Nov. 3 election, Sierra Graves was busy grabbing...

12 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas and the U.S. pays the most for prescription drugs

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance 12 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas These Americans are in...

My husband placed his money in a trust before we married, and used it to buy properties. We’re getting divorced. Am I entitled to any of these?

Dear Moneyist, My spouse created a revocable trust 2 months before our marriage without my knowledge. He placed all of his money in the trust...

‘I’m nobody’s ATM’: I’m 27 and successful, and always pay for my friends. How do I stop without losing them or making them angry?

Dear Moneyist, I recently decided to leave my job and start my own business. The success of that business propelled me to go into a...

50 million people will travel this Thanksgiving, as more than 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that “the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to debut on HBO Max and in theaters Christmas Day

Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection The coronavirus pandemic has all but shuttered Hollywood’s box office for much of the...

The pandemic isn’t stopping one New York councilman from hosting a big Thanksgiving gathering — and a new survey shows he’s not alone

“ “Let me be clear about this: Government should have no role in determining how many family members you may lawfully have in your own...

How do the Subaru Outback and the Volvo V60 Cross Country compare?

The Subaru Outback Subaru More wagon than crossover, the 2020 Subaru Outback, and 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country occupy a unique niche in the market....

My wife pushed me into buying a home because she provided 2/3 of the down payment. Now I’m stuck in a house I hate

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;I know the voices dying with a dying fallBeneath the music from a farther room.So how should...

My fiancé and I have 3 kids each. My stepson, 16, ‘forgot’ his Christmas gift last year. Should I get him nothing this year?

I have been with my fiancé for over two years, and we each have three kids from previous marriages. Five of the kids get along...

‘Help is coming — and it’s coming soon’: Dr. Fauci outlines when COVID-19 vaccination will be available to all Americans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, gave his...

A sobering figure for Veterans Day: 200,000 service members owe nearly $3 billion in student loans, and think twice before saying Alex Trebek ‘lost his battle’ with pancreatic cancer

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Why Major Biden becoming the first shelter dog in the White House is a big...

As Apple releases its new line of Macs, the biggest beneficiary may be Microsoft

Apple is set to launch its next generation of MacBooks this week. For the first time since the surprise 2005 announcement by Steve Jobs that...

Joe Biden’s pandemic plan — mandatory face masks, paid sick leave, restoring Obamacare and free COVID-19 tests

Joe Biden has one critical task ahead of him: COVID-19. The former vice president will become the 46th president of the United States after 20...

My husband is paying $10,000 of $20,677 in child-support arrears. He wants me to give it all to my adult children. Should I do that?

Dear Moneyist, My children’s father recently pledged to pay $10,000 of $20,677 in child-support arrears. He initially wanted the funds divided between his two sons....

5 election results you might have missed while watching the presidential race

The 2020 U.S. presidential election has been a nail-biter, so it’s understandable if many folks were glued to Electoral College maps and races that were...

‘I watch our finances like a hawk’: My husband owes $12,000 in unpaid tax — and he never told me. Should I file separately?

Dear Moneyist, I knew my husband of 5 years was poor at managing finances before we got married. The fact that he made $85,000 a...

How mental-health professionals are spending election week: ‘I don’t have the emotional space to go down a rabbit hole’

Mental-health professionals are trying to practice what they preach while they await results in one of the most emotionally fraught elections in recent history. Election...

Enormous change in the U.S. — a potential ‘secession crisis’ in red states and the possibility of solving intractable problems — will mark the 2020s, says author Neil Howe

Neil Howe foresaw that 2020 would be time of crisis for the U.S. — back in the 1990s. As scholars of demography and generational trends,...

I’m 41. My fiancé is 61. I’m worth $1.3M. He’s worth $250K. He won’t marry if I insist on a prenup. How can I protect my assets?

Dear Moneyist, I am 41 and my fiancé is 61. I am worth $1.3 million. I have 1.1M cash in my business, and $200,000 on...