Tag: opinion

Opinion: Saving Social Security will be far harder this time than it was in 1983

Social Security is America’s largest government program and arguably the most important one given that it serves as a lifeline for tens of millions of...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

Opinion: Odds favor the Dow being higher at the end of 2021 and 125 years of history supports this

Odds are good that the U.S. stock market will be higher at the end of December. Don’t get too excited; these odds have nothing to...

Should we rent out the apartment over our garage in exchange for free housekeeping?

Dear Quentin, My wife and I are both in our mid-70s and are unlikely to downsize from our present home, which has three bedrooms and...

Opinion: Stock investors have come to a fork in the road — and their options are limited

The coronavirus pandemic has been excellent for investors, but most now realize that the stock market’s extraordinary performance is not based on fundamentals, which ceased...

‘She is an enabler who refuses to admit it’: My mother sold her house to my brother and offered me 10% of the proceeds. Is that fair?

Dear Quentin, Picture it: North Carolina, May 2018. My grandfather passed away a few years ago and left a nice piece of property to his two heirs. My...

Opinion: Memo to company directors: Deliver for shareholders or face consequences

At Exxon Mobil’s XOM, +0.16% annual shareholders’ meeting in May, shareholders voted to replace three board members with the nominees from activist hedge-fund Engine No....

My boyfriend demands I pay half of his $600K mortgage and utilities, or go live in a camper van. He says, ‘You’ll never own this house’

I have been in a relationship with my partner, a man, for about 10 years. We are both in our late 50s, and I’m financially...

take care of your team

Stock options are a very powerful tool – and in this specific period – very valuable to reward the talent of teams. Grow Your Business,...

My elderly mother-in-law has progressive dementia. My sister-in-law charged her $70K in rent. Is this ethical?

My mother-in-law has progressive dementia. When she began to fail at home, my wife and her brother proposed moving her into a one-room cottage on...

What is imposter syndrome? (and why we should stop diagnosing it)

May 28, 2021 8 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Opinions...

Opinion: The pandemic PC boom is still happening, but twin dangers loom

After more than a year into COVID-19 pandemic, people are still buying personal computers in massive numbers, but PC makers face increasing costs to build...

Weekend reads: What exactly is going on with big tech stocks?

After many years during which the most familiar technology companies pulled the entire stock market up with them, 2021 is turning out to be a...

Opinion: Why bitcoin’s bust and the ‘crypto cult’ threaten all investors

Traders who have been coordinating on social media to promote stratospheric prices in meme stocks, such as GameStop GME, -7.93%, and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin...

How to choose a business credit card?

With a growing offering of financial products, it is important to stop and study each one to determine which is the best option for your...

Alignment to the market taking into account segmentation and differentiation

May 7, 2021 9 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Opinions...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

Opinion: Before you move to a new town in retirement, check the local Walmart – and 5 other hard-learned lessons

Cost of living. Quality of life. Tax environment. Climate. We know all about these smart tips for finding the perfect retirement destination. And they are...

Have you held any of these 20 stocks long term? Your current dividend yield might surprise you

Income-seeking investors love dividend stocks, many of which have attractive yields when compared to bond yields. They might like them even more when they realize...

Opinion: Biotech companies are trying to solve stubborn illnesses using ‘drugs from bugs’

Poor germs. They just can’t catch a break. Many people, not only germaphobes, spend lots of energy trying to avoid germs like, well, the plague....

Opinion: Intel’s data-center customers may be ‘digesting,’ but AMD’s buffet is wide open

While Intel Corp. says data-center customers are “digesting,” they seem to still be bellying up to a longtime rival’s buffet. Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s server-chip...

Opinion: COVID has made getting into a top U.S. college even more competitive and this new normal looks here to stay

COVID-19 has upended higher education in many ways, not least the admissions process. Colleges have moved to virtual tours and college fairs and, most significantly,...

My wife makes $200K a year, but gives us $700 a month, and $3,000 to her brother and mother ‘to keep them in the good life’

Never reached out to anyone about my personal life, but I am at a draw. My wife and I married in 2008, and I knew...

Opinion: Intel’s new CEO has another big problem to fix

Intel Corp.’s new chief executive, Pat Gelsinger, has another urgent problem to deal with, in addition to restoring the chip giant’s manufacturing business to its...

Challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs during the pandemic

In the first five weeks of confinement, society and economies were digitized more than in the previous five years Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox...