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My boyfriend inherited a home and $700K. He pays me $500 monthly rent. Should I ask him for $86K to pay off my condo?
‘I am 65 and get a monthly pension of $800 and receive $1,800 Social Security every month. I have no savings, and own two properties.’ Read More
Are you late filing your 2020 income taxes? 3 easy steps to get them off your back
The IRS has received 126.7 million returns through early May, around 1% fewer than the same point last year. Read More
Infectious Diseases Society of America: ‘CDC recommendations should not send the message that the pandemic is over’
‘Less than half of the U.S. population is fully immunized. Increased vaccinations will be necessary to control and finally end the pandemic.’ Read More
I’m worth $3 million, and separating from my much wealthier partner of 33 years. What kind of financial settlement can I expect?
‘When same-sex marriage became a possibility in New York, he declined to consider it because he did not want to take on any possible financial obligations that a future divorce might entail.’ Read More
Nearly one year after George Floyd’s murder, Black and white Americans have very different views on race
About 4 in 10 U.S. adults think race relations in the country are worse today than they were a year ago. Read More
Home-builder confidence remains strong, but buyers should expect rising prices
‘Low interest rates are supporting housing affordability in a market where the cost of most materials is rising.’ Read More
‘Asians Americans feel as if they are under siege’: Nearly 80% of this community say they experience racism in the U.S.
A new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Read More
Americans are finally getting ready to splurge — here’s what they’re buying
Exhaling after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions, consumer confidence is on the rise. Read More
I have crypto FOMO! ‘I’m too old to sit and hope I can make up for the lost time by safely investing my little bit of money’
‘I have a $3,000-a-month pension. I am living with my ill father, and I am currently not working and looking for a job. I am going to college using the GI Bill. I am almost 50, and have no 401(k).’ Read More
American families will finally get their Child Tax Credit money — here’s when the first payment will arrive
The payments will reach more than 65 million children, according to senior administration officials. Read More