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When you should — and shouldn’t — consider investing in a Roth 401(k)

Roth 401(k) plans can be a powerful tool for building wealth for retirement, but they’re not as frequently used as their traditional counterparts.  Retirement Tip...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

How traveling the world actually helps this freelancing couple save money

Here’s a question for you to mull over: Is it possible to travel the world and save money? This was something my wife, Karen, and...

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

Retiring? Keep your skills sharp for your health, wealth and wellbeing

Many people enter retirement with the plan to relax — and that’s a normal, natural approach to this next phase of life — but they...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

Saving for retirement on TikTok? Gen Z invests differently

Zaid Admani is a millennial and a civil engineer, and he’s trying to get young people to think about money — and their futures.  Admani,...

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

I love cool weather and hiking but can’t afford to stay in Oakland — where should I retire in the western U.S.?

I need some advice. I’m a single woman of color looking to retire in about 4 years. I am willing to buy a home but...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

SNAP benefits will increase to an all-time high — here’s how much more the average family will receive each month

The 42 million Americans who rely on government help to pay for food will see the biggest-ever increase in their benefits starting in October, but...

My partner’s dad owns the home we live in. He stopped collecting rent during COVID — but I’m still paying

Four years ago, my husband and I divorced. It became a volatile situation in the end, so I moved my daughter and myself into a...

I’m 33 and want to retire at 40, but have expensive medical needs — how can I achieve financial independence?

I am a 33-year-old that is actively saving and building toward a passive income stream enabling me to either retire early or shift to a...

I’m a single, high-earning 52-year-old looking for a more stable lifestyle. Am I too old to buy a home?

Like many people during COVID, I reevaluated what I really want my quality of life to be. I’ve lived in big cities making a high...

I’m a 39-year-old single dad with $600,000 saved — I want to retire at 50 but don’t know how. What should I do?

I am a 39-year-old single father of one 16-year-old son. I have $70,000 in liquid savings, $530,000 invested in individual retirement accounts and owe $210,000...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

America’s funeral homes find new life hosting weddings, concerts and comedy shows

Over the course of her 20-year career as a standup comic, Ellen Karis has played all sorts of unlikely venues, from bowling alleys to churches....

White House planning targeted new eviction moratorium: reports

The Biden administration is developing a new eviction moratorium following criticism from liberal lawmakers after a previous ban on evictions was allowed to expire over...

Retirement security ‘is shakier than ever’ and ‘Americans are not saving enough’ for old age

Americans’ retirement security is unstable, and legislation focused on pensions, Social Security and other savings or healthcare concerns must be a priority for government officials,...

Americans confront spice cabinets stocked with ancient history and what to know before traveling overseas amid COVID

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Over 9 million additional Americans will lose enhanced unemployment benefits next month Some 3.5 million Americans from 26...

I loaned my son thousands of dollars last year when he was out of work. Now he is spending lavishly, while we are struggling

Dear Quentin, Last year, I loaned my adult son several thousand dollars while he was laid off during the pandemic. Now he has returned to...

‘You’ve got to do the right thing’: 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines — but one big obstacle remains

In the face of rising COVID-19 case counts fueled by the delta variant and ongoing reluctance to get vaccinated among many Americans, more than 50...

Opinion: What is true financial freedom?

Two recent surveys show the troubles Americans are having with money, and especially with retirement. And it’s not just in the wake of the pandemic,...

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

Activision Blizzard CEO admits ‘tone deaf’ response to allegations, ahead of employee walkout

Facing an employee revolt ahead of the videogame company’s quarterly earnings report, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick went into damage-control mode Tuesday. Responding...