Credit-card debt has surged 13% this past year — the largest increase in 20 years. If you find yourself with a growing amount of debt, you need to get yourself back on solid footing before it snowballs out of control. As I’ve learned from coaching thousands...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly grew agitated during a “heated” all-hands meeting in which an employee asked why the search engine was nickel-and-diming workers by taking away perks and benefits. Pichai, who has ratcheted up the pressure on Googlers to boost productivity, held court at a meeting in New...
Dear MarketWatch, We are a couple in our 80s who have been retired since 1996. We have two children who are residing in two of our houses. We would like to know when we should initiate a transfer of the titles to the children that would be tax-advantageous to...
Dear Quentin, I am a mother of one child and have a busy career. How much should I tip my cleaning lady? My husband says that we should not tip her that much, probably around 10% to 15%, as we use an app and don’t get the same lady...
It will be difficult for the stock market to stop its slide and find a bottom as long as the U.S. dollar keeps soaring versus its rivals, according to market analysts. Global stocks suffered a bruising week, with the S&P 500 on Friday narrowly avoiding its lowest close of...
Wall Street icon Carl Icahn has a warning for his fellow investors: “The worst is yet to come.” Speaking on Wednesday at MarketWatch’s Best New Ideas in Money Festival via a remote feed, the 86-year-old Icahn delivered that grim assessment of the economy, but also spoke of areas of...
Home values are edging down as buyers remain spooked by high mortgage rates, according to a new report. The typical value of a home in the U.S. fell 0.3% in August from the previous month, according to real-estate company Zillow’s August market report. That’s the largest month-to-month drop since...
Another difficult week for U.S. stocks ended with shares of oil producers sliding and Ford Motor Co. tumbling further on concerns over supply shortages. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.72% fell 1.7% on Friday for a one-week decline of 4.6%, as investors continued to fret about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate...
““I think we’re giving Powell too much praise. … The last two years are one of the biggest policy mistakes in the 110-year history of the Fed by staying so easy when everything was booming.”” — Jeremy Siegel Wharton professor Jeremy...
Dear Quentin, My dad passed away and his wife — my stepmother — has been ignoring all the family. I have made numerous attempts to ask questions, but I have been blocked. And her son is accusing us of just wanting our dad’s stuff. I have no money to...