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Avoid these costly divorce mistakes
Oversharing on social media and other divorce missteps that can have significant financial consequences.
Eat well and save money by stocking up on these food staples
Having them on hand makes it easy to whip something up at home in minutes that’s good—and good for you.
One in 5 taxpayers risk a penalty from the IRS for withholding too little in taxes for 2018 — here’s how you avoid it
IRS is more generous with waivers this year, but you still might get hit.
How to invest in real estate and pay nothing in capital gains because of this new tax break
Hold an investment in a Qualified Opportunity Zone fund for a decade and pay nothing on your gains.
Here’s the one thing you need to do to flip houses without paying taxes on the profits
Just be careful that you don’t run foul of IRS rules.
All the ways Gen X is financially wrecked
Though they’re struggling financially, they’re far less likely than millennials to plan to spend less and save more this year.
I want my mother to leave her antique furniture and jewelry to her kids — not her new husband
This daughter is concerned that her stepfather and his estranged children will inherit her mom’s belongings.
Young parents are dropping CBD to be more ‘present’ and ‘patient’ with their kids
Cannabidiol users say it helps curb anxiety and reduce stress levels.
Why you have no idea how much a surgery really costs (before you have it)
President Trump is calling for a stop to surprise medical bills — that’s harder than it sounds.
Are you desperate and considering a payday loan? There are other, less dangerous options
Consumers have many alternatives when it comes to payday loans — many of which offer lower interest and other benefits.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
School strikes lead to highest number of work stoppages in 11 years
There was the highest number of “major” work stoppages in 11 years in 2018, according to data released Friday.
Tax season kicks off with 8% smaller refunds
After one week, the percentage of households getting tax refunds is similar to last year. They’re just getting a smaller payment.
As vague as it is, the Green New Deal could have a real impact on Corporate America. Here’s why
The “Green New Deal” plan is short on specifics, but it still could be meaningful for a number of industries and their investors.
Obamacare saved by Trump? White House says new laws to save Americans billions, but won’t sabotage ACA
Obamacare, it turns out, is alive and well even after the Trump White House chipped away at the law with a host of deregulatory steps. Who says so? Well, Trump’s own chief economic advisors.
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