Tag: living

After painful financial lessons in 2020, here’s 10 New Year resolutions to make 2021 better.

Before 2020, Russell Jessop knew the wisdom in having emergency savings tucked away. But the year’s financial mayhem supplied him — and millions more —...

4 money lessons from 2020 to help you plan for a solid retirement in 2021

In 2020, we saw a pandemic cause world-wide city shutdowns, market volatility, deaths, derail plans for travel, celebrations, family visits and even retirement.  Many Americans...

I’d like to buy a home in a warm spot near the beach for $350,000 — where should I retire?

I am 68 with $1.2 million in savings. I’d like to retire somewhere warm, no snow and near the beach. In January I’d like to...

We’re 56, have $400,000 in debt, can save $50,000 a year and just want to retire — what should we do?

My husband and I are both 56 and want to retire as soon as possible.  There are so many retirement calculators and each gives a...

Rapper French Montana bought another home in Hidden Hills for $8.4 million

The rapper and songwriter French Montana has plunked down $8,425,000 for a giant Hidden Hills home, Variety reported. The seller was the Los Angeles Clippers...

Pence to make eleventh-hour ‘faith community’ appeal on behalf of Georgia Republicans Loeffler and Perdue

President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President–elect Kamala Harris and now Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, are headed to Georgia next week to try...

What will streaming bring in 2021? Here are 5 developments to watch

In 2020, most of us streamed a lot more shows than we otherwise might have, thanks to coronavirus stay-at-home orders. But the pandemic also set...

My husband wants to be by the ocean, but I lived through Katrina and love lakes — where can we (semi) retire and rent for $2,000 a month?

I am really hoping you can help us because we are eager to move, but not sure where. I am 49 and my husband is...

‘I planned to buy new tires for the winter’: I didn’t get a stimulus check because I owe back child support. It’s so morally wrong. Will I get one this time?

Dear Moneyist, I have 2 kids and I pay child support. I have one daughter who I didn’t know about until she was 5 years...

‘They get free money’: People will receive a $600 stimulus check and $300 extra unemployment. Why is there no accountability?

I am concerned that people are receiving another 11 weeks of unemployment benefits along with an extra $300 per week. I don’t have a problem...

Does Asia’s superior response to COVID mean that the ‘Asian Century’ has begun?

LONDON (Project Syndicate)—In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common to divide countries and their responses according to their political systems, with...

These streaming services were worth paying for in 2020 — but might not be next year

I’ve been writing a monthly streaming preview column for MarketWatch for a little more than a year now, advising readers which streaming services they should...

I received a financial gift from my mother. I returned it to her 5 years ago. Now that we’re divorcing, my husband says half of that money belonged to him

Dear Moneyist, I received a gift from my mother several years ago. She transferred a substantial amount of money into a bank account under my...

The best 2021 SUVs priced under $30k

A new SUV doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. While upscale features and options can send the price skyward, there are...

My grandfather gave me $150K in shares and $20K to buy a car, but my family interferes in my life. Should I give it back?

The week, I got my learners permit in the mail. My grandfather gave me a very generous option to take $20,000 as a gift for...

I got two $1,200 stimulus payments last time. Will I receive two $600 checks this time? Will there even be another stimulus?

Dear Moneyist, To my surprise, I got two stimulus checks during the first round of economic impact payments. One was deposited into my bank, and...

There are six types of retirees — which are you?

New retirees are like recent college graduates — they’re on their own after years of the same routine, and they have to find a new...

We want to retire to somewhere our kids and grandkids would want to live too. Our budget is $7,000 a month — where should we go?

I’m retiring in six months and live outside of Los Angeles. It’s really pricey here.   I’m 68 and my wife is 61. We will have...

I’m 65, have $500,000 in cash, no ‘impressive’ work résumé and am terrified of investing — can I retire?

I’ll turn 65 in December, and I’d LOVE to retire. First, the good news:– I’m single and have no dependents (not even a pet). – I...

I earned $100,000 in 2019, but far less in 2020. Why did I not get a stimulus check? How is that fair?

Dear Moneyist, I have a question about the stimulus check. Why is the stimulus check based on 2019 tax returns? I earned over $100,000 in...

These electric trucks are coming soon—here’s prices, how far they’ll go and how much they’ll tow

Electric trucks are coming and some are less than a year away. The most likely to hit in the very near future is the Hummer EV and Electric...

Biden on using executive action to cancel student debt and as the stimulus bill stalls, eviction protection and other financial relief set to expire Dec. 31

Happy holidays MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: The pandemic has thrown this treasured piece of financial wisdom out the window Let’s talk about emergency...

This is the fastest car Toyota makes

I recently spent a week with the keys to the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and I really liked it. I’m already a big fan of the...

My husband and I are planning to give our daughter a home for Christmas. Are we making a mistake?

‘The Big Move’ is a new MarketWatch column seeking to answer questions about navigating the world of real estate. Do you have a question about...

The $900 billion COVID stimulus bill extends several tax write-offs and how to get the most college financial aid for your child

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance My aunt stole my mother’s Social Security, and persuaded my elderly father to sign over...