Tag: living

Drone deliveries and holograph shopping are being fast tracked thanks to coronavirus: here are some firms set to benefit

Coronavirus has accelerated the shift to virtual reality shopping, drone deliveries, and human-free stores like Amazon Go, according to one top banker. Investors looking for...

A food critic attempts to recreate a favorite restaurant’s signature dish (and ambiance) at home

It doesn’t take a lot to make me nostalgic for how we used to dine out in the old days — by which I mean...

‘I’ll never give my wife $1,200 to blow her stimulus check. She’ll get a couple of hundred bucks to go shopping — and that’s it.’ Why is that wrong?

Dear Moneyist, I read the letter to your column from the wife whose husband refused to hand over her $1,200 stimulus check. If he is...

I’m not OK, and that’s OK: Being open about mental health in the (remote) workplace

Over the past 2 1/2 months, I’ve had countless colleagues confess to me that they are struggling. They’re struggling with the monotony and isolation of...

‘It’s the Wild West out there.’ Your trip to the dentist is about to get more painful — but not for the reason you might think

Dentists will likely be feeling the pain too during your next visit. After losing over a month’s worth of revenue following guidelines from the Centers...

Thanks to COVID-19, Social Security’s day of reckoning may be even closer than we thought

I’ve mentioned before that Social Security is now dipping into its reserves—the so-called “trust fund”—to pay benefits. That’s because the system isn’t taking in enough...

My daughter claimed me as a dependent in 2019. Is it too late to receive a stimulus check? If not, when will my check arrive?

Dear Moneyist, ‘I have a very low income, and yet I did not receive a $1,200 stimulus check. My daughter recently moved out of town,...

Mozart is the new Kanye — and other surprising book, movie and music trends during the age of coronavirus

One might think in such a dark time where nearly 300,000 lives have been lost worldwide due to coronavirus and nearly 36 million Americans are...

‘It is part of self-care in a weird way’: The looming recession hasn’t stopped people from making crazy impulse purchases

Carrie Harris, 31, never thought she would buy a $60 cat tent. “I was zooming ZM, +3.78% with my friends from college and I admired...

AT&T boss retires with $274,000 a month for life

Not everyone gets personally insulted by the president of the United States when they announce their retirement. But when you’re walking away with a pension...

Social Security recipients may be in for a rude awakening later this year

Social Security beneficiaries might not receive much of a cost-of-living adjustment next year — and some say recipients might not get anything at all. COLA...

I received two $1,200 stimulus payments. One was direct deposit and the other was a paper check — I cashed the check

Dear Moneyist, I received two stimulus checks. One was direct deposit and the other was a paper check. I should have only received one check....

‘In this environment, laundry is my love language.’ What I want this Mother’s Day

What I really want for Mother’s Day is to spend a day with a handle of Tito’s and the stack of books teetering on the...

Weird and wonderful Mother’s Day gifts to stay connected — vibrating bracelets, virtual classes with top chefs and ‘friendship lamps’

There are no rules for Mother’s Day during a pandemic or any other year, but there are ways you can use technology to say connected...

A radical idea to rescue U.S. households now—without adding to the national debt

It’s hard to believe that so many have become so broke so fast. While stock market investors may have taken a haircut from the coronavirus...

How the coronavirus pandemic could forever change home buying and mortgage lending

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Business leaders in all parts of the U.S. economy are taking bold steps to respond to the coronavirus crisis....

Phase 2 of the lockdown lift, and Romans are back in the streets, queuing outside their favorite bar for a long-awaited espresso

An account of life in Rome under Italy’s coronavirus lockdown. The author is anonymous by arrangement. Phase 2. “It tastes like cappuccino,” says the middle-aged...

My son is the only one wearing a mask at his job, while all the executives are working from home — what can he do?

Dear Moneyist, What should you do if NO ONE is wearing mask at work? My son went back to work today. Not one person, except...

My wife is 61 and earns $50,000; I’m 65 and earn $400,000 — should she take Social Security next year?

Hi Catey, I’m 65 and my wife is 61. I’m working and plan to retire at 71. My question is should my wife take her...

My retirement income is $95,000 a year, and I want a walkable, affordable beach town to spend the winter. Where should I retire?

Dear Catey, My wife and I are 58. She will retire at 62 and I at 67. Our annual retirement income at 67 will be...

Our boss quarantined for 14 days after being exposed to coronavirus, yet we’re strong-armed to return after a few days

Dear Moneyist, I work in a ship-building factory, and a member of senior management was exposed to COVID-19. He quarantined for 14 days, but when...

Pence wore a face mask at a ventilator plant, but health-care workers say the Mayo Clinic has some soul-searching to do

On Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence toured a General Motors GM, -6.23% and Ventec ventilator production plant in Kokomo, Ind., and this time he...

Mortgage rates fall to new record low — here’s why some loan applicants won’t be offered them

Mortgage rates have dipped to a record low for the second time in as many months amid the global coronavirus outbreak. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage...

Cuomo speaks of fears during New York’s coronavirus pandemic: ‘I had two nightmares when this started’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has had sleepless nights, but two of them have haunted him. “I had two nightmares when this started,” he told...

4 things you can do to help kids cope with upheaval from coronavirus quarantines

About 55 million U.S. schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social distancing rules. Erika London...