Tag: living

My boyfriend is buying a house and does not want me to have equity. I’m moving in with him and selling my home — what should I do with the proceeds?

Dear Moneyist, My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in together. We each have one child and are planning on one more together. There...

London drops off the list of top 10 European travel hot spots for the first time

Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds and St. Paul’s Cathedral have all been magnets for tourists visiting London, but new research shows the U.K. capital has fallen...

The perils of waiting 10 days or more to get a COVID-19 test result, and consumer complaints to the CFPB are skyrocketing as the coronavirus outbreak continues

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Consumer complaints to the CFPB are skyrocketing as the coronavirus outbreak continues ‘The database is like...

Weekend reads: Tesla’s earnings report is next moment of truth for bulls and bears

Tesla stock had a wild week, even by Tesla standards. It soared 16% at one point intraday before ending down 3.1% — and that was...

Here’s how to be that ‘go-to’ person on the job — even if you’re working from home

If you are like most people, doing a corporate job successfully is a lot harder than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re likely working...

I have a seven-figure nest egg — am I saving too much for retirement?

I recently had a conversation with a colleague about retirement and was told I’m saving too much! My wife and I are both 57 and...

Here’s one ‘remarkable’ difference between COVID-19 and the 1918 Spanish flu

The 2020 coronavirus and 1918 Spanish influenza pandemics share many similarities, but they also diverge on one key point. “A major difference between Spanish flu...

There are only 5 days left to get this tax-smart retirement benefit

The extended tax filing deadline is July 15, and with it comes the last day to fund or max out an individual retirement account for...

The office isn’t dead yet, even if remote work keeps rising, says Moody’s

Office space in big cities might face a reckoning from the coronavirus, but it won’t happen overnight. That’s because while U.S. urban areas were particularly...

‘I’m having a hard time understanding how earning over $200,000 a year is too much to qualify for a decent stimulus check’

Unfortunately, we are one of the families who only got a $200 stimulus payment. We have a family of five that we provide for, but...

I told my family I boycott Chick-fil-A over its support of anti-LGBTQ causes — now they ‘like’ it on Facebook and eat there

I’m a gay man from a family of 10 siblings, and the only gay member of my extended family of cousins, to my knowledge. I...

Government tax watchdog: IRS should not waste time pursuing $1 billion in stimulus checks sent to dead people

Less than a week after the Government Accountability Office said the Internal Revenue Service cut stimulus checks to 1.1 million dead people, a report Monday...

People donated millions of dollars to the wrong Black Lives Matter foundation — read this before you give to any charity

Americans who were moved to fight for racial justice after George Floyd’s killing by police donated millions of dollars to the wrong Black Lives Matter...

The ‘work-from-home’ ETF is here. Get ready for some surprises.

For all the weirdness of the past few months — the Zoom fatigue, the challenge of caring for children and pets and aging parents alongside...

What you should know about buying a used rental car

Buying a used rental car is top of mind among shoppers hearing news of the financial woes of major rental companies. With the lack of...

‘Black communities were essentially already sick before coronavirus’: Pandemic highlights preexisting condition with health care and race

When Uché Blackstock, an urgent-care physician and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, saw initial reports from China regarding characteristics of people who are...

Why do so many Americans refuse to wear face masks? Politics is part of it — but only part

When Delaware International Speedway, a raceway in Delmar, Del., reopened to spectators earlier this month, attendees were forewarned that they had to wear face masks....

My retirement income is just $16,600 a year, but I want to retire in a beach town ‘where the sky is blue and the water warm’ — where should I go?

R.S.R. Dear R.S.R., I hear you — it’s frustrating to read about people who get to live large in retirement when your reality (and frankly,...

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,...