Tag: personal-finance

Kids under age 5 may carry a much higher coronavirus viral load than older children and adults: study

A small study is raising questions about whether young children could be coronavirus super spreaders, even as the country deliberates how to reopen schools in...

New York said ‘action,’ but many film and TV cameras won’t get rolling until September or later

New York City gave movie and television crews the Phase 4 green light on July 20, the same day professional sports teams were cleared to...

Americans are anxious. That’s bad news for the White House – and stocks.

As coronavirus cases surge in many American states, policymakers bicker about how to manage the pandemic, and jobless benefit claims tick back up, consumer confidence...

Here’s the best way to hedge the weakening U.S. dollar and buying gold isn’t the move

Don’t look for gold to hedge a falling dollar. That may be a surprise since gold GC00, +0.51% is often the first asset that investors...

Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer

The supplemental $600 a week that unemployed Americans have been receiving as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act expires this month. It has been...

Home prices kept on rising in May, but at a slower rate, Case-Shiller index shows

The numbers: Home-price appreciation maintained a steady pace in May amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a major price barometer released Tuesday. The S&P CoreLogic...

The Kia K5 review: It’s roomy, attractive and quick

The all-new 2021 Kia K5 is a 2021 Kia Optima by any other name. The K5 replaces that highly successful midsize sedan, which spearheaded Kia’s U.S. success...

Get ready for a second round of stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday the next round of stimulus would include another round of direct payments to help American families. Source: Getty...

Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections

People — and investors — can become very emotional as a presidential election heats up, and this time around, feelings are obviously running high. According...

The 10 coolest things about the new Ford Bronco

After years of speculation, numerous leaks, and an original launch date pushed back by the ongoing pandemic, Ford F, -1.43% finally pulled the wraps off...

President Trump to Dave Portnoy: The 401(k) investors who followed my advice are ‘doing phenomenally’

After President Donald Trump took some serious lumps in his contentious interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace earlier this month, it was probably time...

California, New Jersey and New York City pause indoor dining — and Fauci says it’s more dangerous than outdoors. Why?

In an extensive interview with MarketWatch, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for three decades, was on the front...

Fauci tells MarketWatch: ‘We should try as best as we possibly can to open up the schools’

This is not the first public-health emergency Dr. Anthony Fauci has faced. But it’s up there with the worst of them, he says, and it’s...

These money and investing tips can help protect your portfolio from market shocks

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

These are the most popular cars this summer

With over 3 million cars, trucks and SUVs listed for sale, Autotrader has a firm grasp on the popular cars this summer. Every summer, we...

DIY renovation projects offer the best return to homeowners — but there’s a catch

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have a lot more time on their hands — and they’re spending that time at home. Earlier in the...

I told my unemployed tenant about jobs. He said they don’t pay enough, and sits at home smoking weed. Now he wants a discount. What do I do?

Dear Moneyist, I have rented a house behind my own home to someone in the service industry who is out of a job because of...

My father died from COVID-19, and left no will. My stepmother threatened to sell our family heirlooms — unless we sign over our claim to his estate. What can we do?

My dad passed away from COVID-19 in April 2020. He was a first responder at a walk-in clinic, and was in great health with no...

‘Fed Accounts’ for all — with automatic and recurring payments triggered by economic crises

Wealthy interests have thrived during the pandemic. The CARES Act authorized trillions in spending to support wealthy people and corporations. Most of the money was...

In apparent U-turn, Trump tweets photo of himself wearing a face mask: ‘Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask’

President Trump’s resolve may be cracking — at least when it comes to face masks. On Monday, however, Trump tweeted TWTR, +3.49% a photo of...

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...

Inside the $5 billion ‘shadow’ student debt market that helps keep for-profit colleges afloat

A new report highlights the $5 billion ‘shadow’ student debt market. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) Roughly 44 million Americans are coping with $1.6...

Trump vs. Fauci: The president says, ‘He was wrong’; the doctor responds, ‘Everybody thinks I’m doing more than an outstanding job’

The war of words between the Trump administration and Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts on pandemics in the U.S. for the last four...

Fauci takes aim at Trump, state lawmakers and young Americans: ‘You’re propagating the pandemic’

Anthony Fauci has taken off the gloves. “The citizenry of the state or the city had the impression you went either from lock down to...

I didn’t get my stimulus check because I owe back child support. It’s not fair. My stepchildren rely on me — what can I do?

Dear Moneyist, Stimulus checks should not be taken for back child support. Not all people who don’t pay or are behind on child support are...