The Moneyist: My elderly father was physically abusive, and will leave his farm to my two sisters. Should I contest his will?
‘He paid $10,000 a piece for my sisters’ weddings, and about the same for their divorces. I got nothing.’
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The Moneyist: My husband, 67, wants to leave his $2 million estate and home to his disabled daughter and his sister’s kids. Can he do that? I could outlive them
‘It just seems a little harsh that I can only have the house to live in and not sell, if I need the money for future medical expenses. He’s very...
The Moneyist: ‘I planned to buy new tires for the winter’: I didn’t get a stimulus check because I owe back child support. It’s so morally wrong. Will I get one this time?
‘Minnesota’s child-support program took all the money. The government could have left me with at least some of this money.’
The Moneyist: ‘They get free money’: People will receive a $600 stimulus check and $300 extra unemployment. Why is there no accountability?
‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a new used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from...
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The Moneyist: I took care of everything after my father died. My aunt, who has laid claim to $27,000 in his bank account, says I only care about his money
‘I called my father’s bank, and I was told that his sister was listed as an authorized person on his bank account.’
Lawrence G. McMillan: This stock market is starting to look like that of a year ago — but it’s still too early to sell
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Mark Hulbert: Look past this Santa Claus rally and see how January’s stock market return could affect all of 2021
Odds favor investors — no matter how U.S. stocks perform in a given month.