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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...

My fiancé and I have 3 kids each. My stepson, 16, ‘forgot’ his Christmas gift last year. Should I get him nothing this year?

I have been with my fiancé for over two years, and we each have three kids from previous marriages. Five of the kids get along...

‘Help is coming — and it’s coming soon’: Dr. Fauci outlines when COVID-19 vaccination will be available to all Americans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, gave his...

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Obamacare case is about health care — but also simple math

Nine U.S. Supreme Court justices have the fate of health insurance coverage for approximately 20 million Americans in their hands. Tuesday morning marked oral arguments...

What a Joe Biden presidency means for taxes, health care, housing, student debt — and another COVID-19 stimulus package

Joe Biden was projected Saturday to become the nation’s next president, according to the Associated Press, after campaigning on an ambitious domestic agenda he hopes...

Joe Biden’s pandemic plan — mandatory face masks, paid sick leave, restoring Obamacare and free COVID-19 tests

Joe Biden has one critical task ahead of him: COVID-19. The former vice president will become the 46th president of the United States after 20...

Enormous change in the U.S. — a potential ‘secession crisis’ in red states and the possibility of solving intractable problems — will mark the 2020s, says author Neil Howe

Neil Howe foresaw that 2020 would be time of crisis for the U.S. — back in the 1990s. As scholars of demography and generational trends,...

I’m 41. My fiancé is 61. I’m worth $1.3M. He’s worth $250K. He won’t marry if I insist on a prenup. How can I protect my assets?

Dear Moneyist, I am 41 and my fiancé is 61. I am worth $1.3 million. I have 1.1M cash in my business, and $200,000 on...

‘Diverse perspectives lead to better decision making’: Ariel Investments’ John Rogers Jr. pushes corporate boards to have their own ‘Jackie Robinson moment’

Decades before John Rogers Jr. founded Ariel Investments, his dad gave him his first stock at age 12. Rogers, 62, has been recreating that gift...

I’m a 40-year-old teacher who doesn’t want to wait 15 years to retire. Can I live off the rental income from my three properties?

I’m a 40-year-old teacher who has invested wisely over the last few years. I have purchased three two-unit homes that bring in about $2,500 in...

I filed for bankruptcy after rehabbing my husband’s home. Now he wants an open marriage and says I own nothing. I feel trapped and bamboozled

Dear Moneyist, I have been with my partner for five years and married for one year. I left my apartment, threw away all my furniture...

How did Trump lose senior citizens?

One of the groups that powered Donald Trump’s surprise White House win in 2016 was seniors. He won 52% of that group, to Hillary Clinton’s...

‘It really wears me down’: Domestic workers are still struggling even as other sectors of the economy start bouncing back

It’s more than half a year into the coronavirus pandemic and Amalia Hernandez de Ramirez hasn’t been sleeping well. “Sometimes I wake up in the...

I offered my son $30K for a down payment on a home. His fiancée wants a written agreement for my gift to be split 50/50

Dear Moneyist, My 29-year-old son is engaged to be married in June 2021. He is living with his fiancée in a small one-bedroom rental. About...

Can Trump or Biden fix Social Security?

Considering how important retirement security is to most Americans, the presidential candidates have spoken relatively little about it. In the final presidential debate on Thursday,...

I’m 24 and dating a 64-year-old man. He wanted to get married, but I discovered he never got divorced. Have I been conned?

I am 24 years old and I have been in a relationship with a 64-year-old man for five years. He is financially secure, he takes...

My mother-in-law is narcissistic. My father-in-law is selfish. My brother-in-law is amoral. How do we protect our inheritance?

My in-laws are difficult: My mother-in-law is bipolar and narcissistic. My father-in-law is entirely selfish, and my brother-in-law is pretty amoral and lacks scruples. Trust...

I’m 63, my husband is 70, we’ll have $90,000 a year in retirement — how can we claim our Social Security benefits?

My husband is 70 and I am 63. We both want to retire as soon as our son finishes college, if not before. He is...

‘Every recession, there’s a massive bailout given to corporations and CEOs’: Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs says basic income payments can help bail out Americans

A Google GOOG, +1.58% GOOGL, +1.63% search of Stockton, Calif., a city located east of San Francisco, suggests that people also ask the following three...

‘It isn’t a matter of love, just a matter of feminism’: I’m 32, pregnant and have a six-figure job. Should I marry my boyfriend?

Dear Moneyist, I am a 32-year-old woman, and I have been dating a lovely man since April. We’re very much in love. I just found...

What millions of Americans have in common with Seth Rogen and his wife: Caregiving

A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Lauren Miller Rogen’s father as also having Alzheimer’s. Her mother’s parents and her mother had Alzheimer’s. When...

Hope to retire someday? See if you can answer these six simple questions

Then try taking the following financial literacy test containing just three basic questions about interest rates, inflation and diversification. Despite being quite elementary, only 34%...

‘I’m terrified, frankly.’ Meet the people who are counting on another stimulus bill

Bridgette Reynard has a new habit since losing her old job. Right before the 28-year New Orleans resident falls asleep, she checks for news about...

How to retrain for your next career in three months — free

A friend in her 50s recently abandoned plans to change career. Although she’s well educated, with a master’s degree, and has plenty of technical skills,...

I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go?

I have five years until I retire. I have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately...