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I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?
‘My concern is that if I am married, the savings I have would go to her and subsequently her children, bypassing my son.’ Read More
My wife offered to ‘loan’ me money when I was having financial trouble. Now I make six figures — and she refuses to pay any bills
‘As I started my new job, and my wife received her money, she used part of her $200,000 inheritance to go on a spending spree: a $50,000 truck and a $20,000 camping trailer.’ Read More
Vaccination in the U.S. was never expected to go perfectly — or provide 100% protection against COVID-19
Health professionals say the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca sagas, reports of vaccinated people catching the virus, and other risks are built into the entire process. Read More
America’s historic Black beach communities today — affluent and struggling to preserve their heritage
At the start of the 20th century, there were hundreds of predominantly Black beach and lakefront communities from sea to shining sea. But only a small number still exist today. Read More
My wife makes $200K a year, but gives us $700 a month, and $3,000 to her brother and mother ‘to keep them in the good life’
‘My wife gave her mother Power of Attorney over all of her finances.’ Read More
April 15 is NOT tax day — but it’s still a crucial deadline for these taxpayers
Thursday, April 15, is not this year’s federal income-tax filing deadline. The Internal Revenue Service pushed that date back to May 17. Read More
Mortgage rates drop for second week in a row amid inflation and vaccine concerns
Positive signs related to the state of the economy aren’t causing interest rates to rise, one economist noted. Read More
Home builders are growing more confident about the housing market — despite the rising cost of construction materials
Builders face challenges in completing homes, at a time when the housing market is desperate for more inventory Read More
5 things this index pioneer wants you to know about today’s investing challenges
Straight advice on money and market behavior from David Booth of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Read More
Why the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the best cars of the year
The loaded Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy exudes luxury, and the Limited version is a great balance of reasonable price and desirable amenities. Read More