Tag: living

What it’s really like to retire on a Caribbean island — on $3,000 a month

Nestled in her 1960s hillside home perched high above the glittering sea, Julie Lea awakens each morning to the sound of rustling palms, chirping birds...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

This film shows off virtual reality’s growing potential to compete with movies, TV, and gaming as our dominant form of entertainment

Virtual reality made me want to get into bed with Glenn Close.  Well, I had to do something. She laid there right in front of...

My partner, 70, refuses to put his bank accounts into both our names. Do I have the right to be offended?

Dear Moneyist, I am 62 and my partner is 70. We have been together for 16 years, living together for 12 of those. We have...

My coworker owns 10 homes, 9 of which are rented. How did he get a stimulus check while I didn’t?

Dear Moneyist, I have a question about the stimulus checks. I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine....

Opinion: So much of retirement planning is wishful thinking — what I’ve learned after 3 years of actually being retired

It ended up being one of the most read things I’ve ever written, viewed by several hundred thousand people. After seeing the impact that had,...

Opinion: After Capitol insurrection and fallout, it is time for new laws for social media

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has led to the biggest reckoning in the history of the internet, and will likely be a tipping point...

Ashley Tisdale is selling her Los Feliz home for $5.8 million

“High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale has graduated from her Los Angeles home. She and her husband, Christopher French, have listed their abode in the...

Take a look inside Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s Massachusetts mansion

NFL great Tom Brady has finally offloaded his Massachusetts mansion. The quarterback and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, have sold their luxe Brookline estate, according...

‘Lifeline to workers’: For some, Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan isn’t coming a moment too soon

On Thursday evening, President-elect Joe Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds as part of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19...

I asked my fiancée, 30, to sign a prenup due to her spending. She refused. Would it be wrong to secretly put my assets in a trust?

Dear Moneyist, I’m a 28-year-old male marrying a 30-year-old woman. I have racked up about $100,000 in student-loan debt by earning two graduate degrees; luckily...

My son inherited money after his father was killed in an accident. A woman has come forward with another legal heir. Are we obliged to give him money?

Dear Moneyist, My ex-boyfriend was killed in an accident. With him being unmarried and my child being his only surviving child, he was awarded a...

Arnold Schwarzenegger says the pro-Trump mob perpetrated an American Kristallnacht on Capitol Hill

“ ‘I grew up in Austria. I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of rampage against the...

This fund is betting millions on Kentucky whiskey and turning it into crypto assets. Here’s why

A California-based digital asset specialist purchased 2,500 barrels of new Kentucky whiskey by the end of 2020, betting that the barrels will increase in value...

I’m 55, tired of ‘soul-crushing jobs,’ have $1 million invested poorly — can I retire now?

I’ve been working since my senior year in high school and have finally hit the $1 million mark at the age of 55. I probably...

Yes, it’s possible to save too much for retirement

I never really liked the vehicles that I owned. They were an unimpressive lot, including a Volkswagen Beetle, Mercury Capri, Toyota SR5 pickup, Toyota Camry...

10 Biden tax plans that will sail through a Democratic-controlled Senate — and how to prepare for them

With the New Year here and a Democratic-controlled Senate looking increasingly likely after the runoff Senate elections in Georgia, President-elect Joe Biden’s tax plans are...

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account

With mere days before his presidency is set to end, Twitter Inc. permanently suspended the account of Donald Trump on Friday. “After close review of...

How to talk to your kids about the storming of the Capitol, and Dr. Fauci on COVID-19 infections: ‘Things will get worse as we get into January’

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a...

I pay my gardener $100 a month. Should I pay him less if he misses a week here and there because of rain?

Dear Moneyist, I pay my gardener $100 per month. He or one of his employees comes once a week on Mondays, and does a pretty...

My wife found a half brother through Ancestry.com. Are we morally or ethically obligated to share her father’s estate?

Dear Moneyist, Several years ago, on a whim, my wife and I had our DNA tested by Ancestry.com. Last week we were contacted by a...

Twitter and Facebook temporarily lock Trump’s accounts following Capitol siege

Social media companies condemned a video posted by President Donald Trump during a withering assault on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, prompting Twitter to lock his...

‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly 2020, new research says

Deaths of despair have risen during the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest research suggests the increase has been dramatic. The pandemic and recession were associated...

Where there’s smoke: My husband’s habit could not be conquered

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. This essay is part of Telling Our Stories, a series of 12 essays featuring the voices of Next...

My partner supports me 100%. I’m ill and haven’t worked or filed taxes since 2016, so I got no stimulus. When will I get one?

Dear Moneyist, I’m in a long-term, live-in partnership. I became ill and haven’t been employed since 2016. My partner has been financially supporting me 100%....