The Moneyist: ‘My husband and my father never really got along’: How do I ensure my husband of 26 years never gets his hands on my inheritance of several million dollars?

Dear Quentin, I’ve been married 26 years, and my husband and my father have never really gotten along well. At some point in the near future, I will inherit a significant amount of money (several million dollars). I want to spend and invest this money as I wish.  If anything happens to me, I want […]

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Key Words: Suze Orman says, ‘We’re heading downhill very fast,’ unless employers start providing this critical benefit to their workers

Americans trying to save some cash for unforeseen expenses are up against a lot — months of red-hot inflation, wages that don’t keep up, the sheer difficulty of delayed gratification in a time when people spend billions of dollars online in one day. It’s hard to put money aside for a rainy day. Indeed, personal-finance […]

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The Moneyist: ‘I hugged him. All I felt were bones’: My father, 90, and my abusive mother are divorcing. I’ve already fired four attorneys. How do I find a good lawyer?

Dear Quentin, My 90-year-old parents are in the midst of a gray divorce. Upon my return to my parents’ state from California four years ago, my elderly parents picked me up from the airport. Dad stepped out of the car, he was rail thin, and his eyes glazed over. I hugged him. All I felt […]

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FA Center: ‘I had to keep my composure because I didn’t want to derail my success.’ This financial adviser overcame the odds against her.

Lanta Evans-Motte was forced to grow up quickly. Her mother died when Evans-Motte was still in grade school. Two years later, her father suffered a massive stroke. “We didn’t know if he’d live,” said Evans-Motte, now a financial adviser in Calverton, Md. “It was touch-and-go for awhile.” Evans-Motte was the youngest of nine children. In […]

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: Portfolio rebalancing is important. You’re not smarter than the market, and it’s not different this time.

Asset allocation is about dividing your portfolio among various investment asset classes like stocks, bonds and cash, and sub-asset classes like small, large and midcap stocks. Bonds and international investments, as well as growth and value oriented equities are often part of a well-diversified portfolio.  In order to maintain your target asset allocation through the […]

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MarketWatch First Take: Earnings show cloud and security software are not immune to the economic downturn

Cloud-computing companies have shown that they are not recession-proof, with many reporting either disappointing earnings or a weaker outlook in the past few days as quarterly earnings season nears its conclusion. While results for the slew of companies reporting were mixed, there were two main themes to emerge from cloud-computing providers and some security software […]

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Washington Watch: Cannabis banking bill and retirement package both could actually pass Congress by year’s end, analysts say

It has been a long road for Washington’s cannabis banking bill and an unrelated measure targeting the U.S retirement system. Now both legislative packages have decent or even strong chances of becoming reality by year’s end, according to analysts. The bill that aims to protect financial institutions that work with the marijuana industry MSOS, +6.78% […]

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The Moneyist: I’m a new mother, and can’t afford to pay $400 to attend a friend’s bachelorette party. Another friend backed out. Should I reconsider?

Dear Quentin, We have a large friend group from college. We’re all getting married, starting families, getting established in our careers and our lives. I eloped and have a child now. None of my friends attended my wedding. I have attended all of theirs, but none of the bachelorette parties. I was invited to a […]

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