Living/Lifestyle

'The weight of this debt is crushing': I'm 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged to pay it off?

‘What are the chances? I retire and the stock market crashes. All my plans are upside down.’ I want to draw on my 401(k) to renovate my new home. What options do I have?

Dear Quentin, I’m due to retire in two months and I have already moved to my new home in the sun. I have not sold my apartment in a major U.S. metropolitan area on the east coast, as I wanted to see how I settled into my new life. It’s a quiet, but beautiful city …

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Inheriting a house? Read this before you make any rash decisions

Inheriting a house? Read this before you make any rash decisions

Leaving behind a home for a loved one to inherit is a huge gift, but without the right planning, it could be an equally large headache.  Beneficiaries must juggle many considerations when they inherit a home, especially if they’re sharing that gift with siblings or others. There are tax implications whether they keep or sell …

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'The weight of this debt is crushing': I'm 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged to pay it off?

‘We were surprised and appalled’: My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. They used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Or threaten to sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second.  We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one …

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'Pay is the No. 1 reason people decide to take a job or leave a job': Will record-high inflation push more people to go back to work?

‘Pay is the No. 1 reason people decide to take a job or leave a job’: Will record-high inflation push more people to go back to work?

Labor costs are driving up inflation. But will inflation also drive more people back to the workforce? The annual rate of inflation slowed to 8.3% in April from 8.5% the previous month, helped by a fall in gasoline prices, but consumers still face rapidly rising costs. The March reading was the highest since 1981. The …

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The 2022 Honda Odyssey is a superb minivan truly made for families

The 2022 Honda Odyssey is a superb minivan truly made for families

Price: Pricing for the 2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,040. The 2022 Honda Odyssey is one of the top minivans. Although most rivals each have something special going for them, the Odyssey is a superb package. Every time an owner steps in, there will be evidence that a team of experienced and clever parents working for Honda HMC, …

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Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ and data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Data from 2.1 million students in 10,000 schools reveal the impact of remote learning on academic achievement The researchers issued a stark warning regarding remote learning for children. Read More Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ — and says employers ‘always say’ there’s a labor …

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