Tag: living

My stepdaughter, 42, hits up her father for $1,000 on a regular basis. It comes out of our joint savings account. How can I stop this?

Dear Quentin, I have a 42-year-old stepdaughter who lives with her 33-year-old fiancé on the West Coast. We live in middle America. She has never...

How traveling the world actually helps this freelancing couple save money

Here’s a question for you to mull over: Is it possible to travel the world and save money? This was something my wife, Karen, and...

Retiring? Keep your skills sharp for your health, wealth and wellbeing

Many people enter retirement with the plan to relax — and that’s a normal, natural approach to this next phase of life — but they...

Everything you need to know about upstate New York’s booming housing market

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2021....

I’m buying a house with my boyfriend because my credit isn’t good enough. What happens if something goes wrong in our relationship?

Dear Quentin, My partner and I have been together for three years. We’re talking about buying a house. His credit will be what gets us...

My sons are at odds after one abused the other 20 years ago. Should I appoint a third party as executor of my $1 million estate?

Dear Quentin, I’m 75 years old and have $1 million, plus assets, in a trust for my two sons, but I need to do some...

EU recommends restrictions on Americans amid rise in COVID. What does that mean for your travel plans?

The European Union this week called on its 27 member states to revive previous restrictions on travel from the U.S. as a result of the...

My husband and I live in his late father’s house. He threatens divorce — and says I’ll end up homeless

Dear Quentin, I have been married to my husband for four years. Unfortunately, five months after our wedding, my father-in-law passed away. We were/are both...

My uncle, 60, with dementia died after ‘negligence’ by his wife of 3 years. How do we stop her from defrauding the government?

We just lost my 60-year-old uncle to dementia. He struggled with drugs during his early years, and as a result, my mom raised his daughter....

Saving for retirement on TikTok? Gen Z invests differently

Zaid Admani is a millennial and a civil engineer, and he’s trying to get young people to think about money — and their futures.  Admani,...

Opinion: If Social Security falls into crisis, voters will have no one to blame but themselves

The trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds are expected to shortly release their delayed annual report on the stability of America’s core retirement program....

My fiancé and I are buying a house — he demands that both his 19-year-old daughter and our baby inherit our home

Dear Quentin, I am 30 years old, and my fiancé and I have a baby. We are looking to purchase a house, and go half-and-half...

Here’s how to decide if you still need collision insurance on a car

No matter how old your car is, you need collision insurance if you have an auto loan or lease. But what if you’re not leasing...

I dream of moving to San Diego, but it’s so expensive — even with a $300K down payment. Should we wait for the market to cool?

Dear MarketWatch,“Now’s the time to sell!” This is what we all keep hearing. As a homeowner in Northern Arizona, we would be looking to make...

Opinion: With record rains falling, New York’s ‘Homecoming’ concert was a washout. Should the event have been postponed in the first place?

At the start of the star-filled “Homecoming” concert in New York’s Central Park on Saturday evening, Gayle King pointed out to the crowd of tens...

Disney is eliminating a beloved free perk at its U.S. theme parks

Cutting the line at your favorite Disney theme park attractions is now going to cost you. Disney DIS, +1.08% is set to roll out a...

My friends all have more money than me, how do I keep up?

Finally, as the country reopens, you’re likely seeing more of your friends. Out with the video chatting and in with the high-fiving, hugging and, well,...

I love cool weather and hiking but can’t afford to stay in Oakland — where should I retire in the western U.S.?

I need some advice. I’m a single woman of color looking to retire in about 4 years. I am willing to buy a home but...

‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

My father abandoned me when I was a baby and he and my mother divorced. He never paid any child support. All I ever knew...

Think you’re fully insured against hurricane damage? Here’s what you might be missing

As Tropical Depression Fred wreaks havoc across the eastern United States, it’s yet another reminder of the need for adequate homeowner’s insurance — but many...

My stepson bought a home with his now ex-girlfriend. It doubled in value to $400K. She is willing to accept $50K. Should I intervene?

Dear Quentin, My husband’s son has been living with his girlfriend for 10 years. They bought a house with land in a very popular state...

10 midsize luxury cars you can get used for less than $25k

Luxury cars can be too expensive for the average budget, but used luxury cars are another story. Going used is a great way to get...

I’m 57 and my new husband is 80. I’m not on the deed of his house. Instead, he gave me a credit card with a $1,000 spending limit

Dear Quentin, I am writing to you in desperation. I have no regular income weekly or monthly. I recently married my second husband. He has...

SNAP benefits will increase to an all-time high — here’s how much more the average family will receive each month

The 42 million Americans who rely on government help to pay for food will see the biggest-ever increase in their benefits starting in October, but...

I’ve been married to a serial cheater for 27 years. Does my estranged husband have a claim to my 4 properties?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been married for 27 years now, and my husband and I have been estranged for the last six years. He is a...