Tag: Society/Community

My recently widowed father, 68, met a woman on Facebook — and sent her Bitcoin so they could meet

Dear Quentin, My father is 68 years old, and recently a widower. His wife, my stepmother, had a tight rein on their finances and, as...

My stepdaughter, 42, hits up her father for $1,000 on a regular basis. It comes out of our joint savings account. How can I stop this?

Dear Quentin, I have a 42-year-old stepdaughter who lives with her 33-year-old fiancé on the West Coast. We live in middle America. She has never...

I’ve taken care of my father for 23 years. He gifted me $20,000 and a vehicle. Could my opportunistic siblings contest this?

Dear Quentin,  We live in Texas. My father has lived in my home for 23 years, and I’ve taken care of him. Two years ago,...

Californian man, 79, sentenced to 4 years for charging small businesses and charities hugely inflated prices for printer toner

It was the worst kind of paper jam. A 79-year-old toner salesman was sentenced to four years in prison for running a decades-long, multi-million dollar...

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...

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...

‘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...

I’m buying a house with my boyfriend because my credit isn’t good enough. What happens if something goes wrong in our relationship?

Dear Quentin, My partner and I have been together for three years. We’re talking about buying a house. His credit will be what gets us...

My sons are at odds after one abused the other 20 years ago. Should I appoint a third party as executor of my $1 million estate?

Dear Quentin, I’m 75 years old and have $1 million, plus assets, in a trust for my two sons, but I need to do some...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

U.S. jobless claims fall to new pandemic low of 340,000 despite delta surge

The numbers: The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits at the end of August fell to a new pandemic low, suggesting the delta...

EU recommends restrictions on Americans amid rise in COVID. What does that mean for your travel plans?

The European Union this week called on its 27 member states to revive previous restrictions on travel from the U.S. as a result of the...

My grandfather cut my mom out of his will and left everything to me. If she’s the beneficiary on his retirement and life insurance, do I get those too?

Dear Quentin, My grandfather, 86, recently changed his will to specifically exclude my mother — his daughter — and leave everything to me. If my...

My husband and I live in his late father’s house. He threatens divorce — and says I’ll end up homeless

Dear Quentin, I have been married to my husband for four years. Unfortunately, five months after our wedding, my father-in-law passed away. We were/are both...

My uncle, 60, with dementia died after ‘negligence’ by his wife of 3 years. How do we stop her from defrauding the government?

We just lost my 60-year-old uncle to dementia. He struggled with drugs during his early years, and as a result, my mom raised his daughter....

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: If Social Security falls into crisis, voters will have no one to blame but themselves

The trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds are expected to shortly release their delayed annual report on the stability of America’s core retirement program....

My fiancé and I are buying a house — he demands that both his 19-year-old daughter and our baby inherit our home

Dear Quentin, I am 30 years old, and my fiancé and I have a baby. We are looking to purchase a house, and go half-and-half...

I dream of moving to San Diego, but it’s so expensive — even with a $300K down payment. Should we wait for the market to cool?

Dear MarketWatch,“Now’s the time to sell!” This is what we all keep hearing. As a homeowner in Northern Arizona, we would be looking to make...

Disney is eliminating a beloved free perk at its U.S. theme parks

Cutting the line at your favorite Disney theme park attractions is now going to cost you. Disney DIS, +1.08% is set to roll out a...

Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

Opinion: How to put your child tax credit to work for the future

Around the same time parents are pondering back-to-school plans, many will be receiving their first expanded child tax credit payment. This tax credit represents part of...

‘My father has abandoned me twice in my life’: I found him when I was 30, but he moved his girlfriend in — and disinherited me

My father abandoned me when I was a baby and he and my mother divorced. He never paid any child support. All I ever knew...

Think you’re fully insured against hurricane damage? Here’s what you might be missing

As Tropical Depression Fred wreaks havoc across the eastern United States, it’s yet another reminder of the need for adequate homeowner’s insurance — but many...

‘When I go to the playground, my older son loves to try to interact with kids — and he doesn’t really know how’

As a mother of two young boys, Amber Marlow worries that the pandemic might affect her children’s development because of the social isolation it has...