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My parents died of COVID-19 and left no will. My brother lives rent-free in their home, and borrowed $35K. How do we start probate?

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Beware, home buyers: A record number of homes are selling above their asking price

‘When the pandemic is over, purchasing a home is going to cost much more than ever before,’ one economist says. Read More

I’m dating a married man. He made me the beneficiary on a $100K life-insurance policy. Could his wife sue to claim this money?

‘Although we both care greatly for each other, our relationship started as and remains a mutually beneficial one: money for me, companionship for him.’ Read More

Weekend reads: looking ahead to the next pandemic

Also, retirement locations, stock picks and a hidden stimulus benefit. Read More

Americans struggle to save in Pandemic Year 2 — and millions live paycheck to paycheck

Roughly half of Americans say they have saved less than $500 in the past 3 months. Read More

This Japanese ‘bourbon’ has high alcohol content and a subtle sweetness

The Mars distillery offers its take on the classic American spirit Read More

55% of people say they worry about hunger and homelessness in America

It’s the first time in 20 years that a majority of survey participants said they worried about people having access to food and shelter. Read More

Is life insurance for children a good investment for them?

Child life insurance may not feel like a priority, but it’s worth considering, as it can lock in low rates and act as an investment vehicle for your kids. Read More

Real-estate agents are rethinking decades of advice on pools

The top keyword search on Zillow last year was … pool. Read More

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