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Millions of Americans who were unemployed last year face another shock: A 2020 tax bill they can’t afford

As Americans prepare to file their 2020 income taxes, a new Democrat-backed bill wants to block federal income taxes on the first $10,200 a person...

Student loan servicer Navient illegally deceived borrowers, judge finds

Student loan servicer Navient NAVI, +2.06% illegally deceived borrowers, parents, grandparents and others who put their credit on the line when they co-signed their relatives’...

I found an old lien on my home from a past refinance. How do I get rid of it?

‘The Big Move’ is a MarketWatch column looking at the ins and outs of real estate, from navigating the search for a new home to...

Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

Did you refinance your mortgage last year? Here’s how it could affect your taxes

As interest rates plummeted throughout 2020, mortgage refinancing became a major avenue to saving money in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But those who...

‘I want to hurt him the same way he hurt me’: My husband sprung a prenup on me 3 days before our wedding. Now I’m starting my own business and want to amend it

Dear Quentin, I was married just over 2 years ago and I have been in the same relationship for more than 10 years. We have...

My single brother-in-law wants my husband to sign over the family home where he lives in case my husband dies first. Should I agree?

Dear Quentin, My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and have 4 children. He has a 66-year-old brother who never married and...

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...

‘She is a financial idiot and partier’: I loaned my sister $4,780 for a lawyer during her divorce. I am still chasing repayments

Two years ago, my sister called me from a divorce-settlement meeting without a lawyer. Her soon-to-be ex-spouse had a lawyer there. She was being pressured...

Philanthropy is a ‘PR scam,’ says CEO who raised his workers’ minimum pay to $70,000

He’s not buying what America’s billionaires are selling. The CEO known for increasing his employees’ base pay to $70,000 says wealthy people donating their money...

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alert

It’s very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection...

‘My husband has burned through all of our finances. If we divorce, I don’t want him to get one penny.’ How can I protect myself?

Dear Quentin, I live in New Jersey, which is a community property state. My husband and I have had a very rocky relationship and are...

Nearly half of MyTheresa customers in the U.S. and Germany spend tens of thousands on luxury goods annually: Cowen

Cowen analysts conducted a survey of customers in the U.S. and Germany who shop on luxury e-commerce site MyTheresa, finding that about 45% typically spend...

Fewer older workers file employee compensation claims in states where marijuana is legalized

In the ongoing debate over marijuana’s full legalization, a new study offers proponents this potential payoff: cheaper workers’ compensation claims for injured workers. In states...

Did you skip mortgage payments last year? Here’s what that means for your taxes

Amid the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans opted to pause their monthly mortgage payments. That choice could have implications for...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

Black Americans are more likely to travel farther to get COVID-19 vaccines

Black Americans in some parts of the country will have to travel farther than their white counterparts to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new white...

My husband, 79, promised to leave his grandson his home. After 22 years of marriage is that fair to me?

I am a married woman age 69 and my husband is 79. I am his second wife and we have been married for 22 years....

Cannabis stocks rally anew as $7 billion GW Pharma deal spurs interest in weed and its medical benefits

Cannabis stocks rallied anew on Wednesday, spurred on by news of a $7 billion deal for the first company to win U.S. regulatory approval for...

Trader beware: Read this before buying stocks with investment apps like Robinhood

As social media has stoked interest in an assortment of stocks that recently were being shorted by hedge funds, Robinhood and similar, low-cost trading and...

Can my ex-husband file a joint tax return without my consent? He tried to take both my stimulus checks, but I got the better of him

Dear Moneyist, I’m 62 years of age, I have stopped working and I am currently receiving Social Security. My husband is intending to file a...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

‘Most people would seriously be stunned if they knew just how many credit scores there are’: Why your FICO score differs from Credit Karma

That’s the question many Twitter TWTR, users were asking this week, after scores of tweets about the personal-finance management company went viral. Many of these...