Tag: personal-finance

I have 8 nieces and nephews. What is the appropriate age to stop giving envelopes full of money during the holidays?

Dear Moneyist, I have three children ages 16, 18 and 20 and also eight nieces and nephews ranging in age from 12 to 32. My...

3 common financial horror stories

November 26, 2020 11 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Opinions...

If you must talk politics at Thanksgiving dinner, follow these rules of engagement

MarketWatch illustration In 2020, living in a politically polarized America can feel like being in an unhappy marriage — except, in this case, divorce is...

Which is better? The Subaru Crosstrek vs. the Hyundai Kona

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek compact crossover goes up against the 2021 Hyundai Kona in a comparison of suburban runabouts. What we like: Standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground...

How to reduce your personal expenses in a month?

For 82% of Mexican men and women it is difficult to cover basic expenses and pay their personal bills. Regardless of whether they support their...

Biden will have the power to give the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau more teeth — and he has President Trump to thank

During the past four years, the Trump administration has significantly scaled back the activities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created in the...

Is COVID testing free? Where can I get a rapid test? Your complete guide to coronavirus testing

‘Tis the season to spend hours waiting in line to get tested for the coronavirus. It should be noted that a negative test only proves...

The legally murky eviction of a North Carolina single mother — despite the CDC’s moratorium: ‘Nobody’s enforcing it’

As the nation’s attention was focused on who would be the next president the day after the Nov. 3 election, Sierra Graves was busy grabbing...

There’s a way to fix the $4.6 trillion U.S. public pensions mess — Canada shows us how

In Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. His reply: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” He might as well...

These money and investing tips can help you ride the stock market’s year-end momentum

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer insight about how...

She’s 63 and living by the beach in Mexico on $1,000 a month: ‘I can’t imagine living in the U.S. again’

Janet Blaser knows a thing or two about reinvention. Once a food and restaurant writer in Santa Cruz, Calif., the now-63-year-old struggled to find work...

6 tax moves to consider before the end of the year to lower your 2020 tax bill

With year-end rapidly approaching and the general election finally over, it’s time to consider moves that will lower your 2020 tax bill and hopefully position...

The share of kids visiting the emergency department for mental-health concerns has increased during the pandemic

Many Americans steered clear of hospitals early in the pandemic for fear of contracting the coronavirus. Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Amid shelter-in-place orders and school...

12 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas and the U.S. pays the most for prescription drugs

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance 12 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas These Americans are in...

‘Goldilocks’ funds? Midcap ETFs may be about to have their moment

Porridge Cafe, London, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Some stocks are behemoths, and even the likes of Apple AAPL, +0.51%, Amazon AMZN, +0.37%, and Netflix NFLX,...

‘I’m nobody’s ATM’: I’m 27 and successful, and always pay for my friends. How do I stop without losing them or making them angry?

Dear Moneyist, I recently decided to leave my job and start my own business. The success of that business propelled me to go into a...

50 million people will travel this Thanksgiving, as more than 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that “the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people...

The pandemic isn’t stopping one New York councilman from hosting a big Thanksgiving gathering — and a new survey shows he’s not alone

“ “Let me be clear about this: Government should have no role in determining how many family members you may lawfully have in your own...

From student-loan forgiveness to targeting for-profit colleges, the Biden administration will aim to reverse many of Betsy DeVos’s education policies

When Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education nearly four years ago, Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie in the Senate, making her...

These money and investing tips can help you set up for the stock market’s ‘Great Rotation’ to value from growth

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Bargain-basement value stocks have been out of favor for years, with investors driving up the prices and...

Scientists pour cold water on ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and 1918 flu

Despite early comparisons between COVID-19 and influenza, coronavirus was never going to be just another flu. It comes from a different family of viruses and...

‘I think everybody’s taken a deep breath’: Joe Biden didn’t get a ‘blue wave’ but here are 5 ways he can advance his tax agenda

That pledge was premised on a “blue wave” where Democrats kept the House of Representatives and established a newfound majority in the Senate, which would...

Here’s how to score Black Friday deals at Best Buy this year

What are Best Buy’s Black Friday 2020 store hours? Store hours for Black Friday, Nov. 27, will be from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. local...

How do the Subaru Outback and the Volvo V60 Cross Country compare?

The Subaru Outback Subaru More wagon than crossover, the 2020 Subaru Outback, and 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country occupy a unique niche in the market....

My wife pushed me into buying a home because she provided 2/3 of the down payment. Now I’m stuck in a house I hate

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;I know the voices dying with a dying fallBeneath the music from a farther room.So how should...