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This man died and left his wife of 21 years nothing — her stepchildren told her to scram
‘His life insurance was supposed to go to my mother, but that policy was terminated a few months prior to his death due to a missed payment,’ the woman’s daughter told MarketWatch.
I was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer in April — should I tell my family how I intend to distribute my estate?
‘I set up 529 plans for my four nieces and nephews, and have asked my sister to fund the plans with the proceeds from the sale of my house after I pass.’
Instagram expands ban on graphic images of self-harm — as suicide rate among young people soars 56% over 10 years
‘Our work here is never done. Our policies and technology have to evolve as new trends emerge and behaviors change,’ Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said Monday.
This analysis of 40 million Uber rides reveals exactly how much people tip — and whether men or women are more generous
A group of economists also found that male and female drivers are not tipped at the same rate.
Teens are spending nearly half their waking hours on screens — and that can have scary, lasting effects
A new says teens spend nearly 7.5 hours a day in front of a screen, and not for school work.
How working couples can make decisions to survive any crisis
Use honest, clear communication to weather professional and emotional storms, writes Jennifer Petriglieri.
Taking blood-pressure medication at this time of day could save your life
The trial instructed 19,084 patients to take their pills on waking or at bedtime, and followed them for more than six years.
Tesla’s solar-roof sales will grow ‘like kelp on steroids,’ Musk vows
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk on Friday unveiled the electric-car company’s new solar-paneled roofs and said he expects to be fitting more than 1,000 a week within short order.
The most popular city for house hunters looking for the best value for money
The quest for affordability is forcing people to get out of town.
Fewer Americans are giving money to charity (and it’s not just because they’re worried about money)
Some 20 million fewer households are donating to charity than they did two decades ago.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Marijuana industry’s lobbying hits record as banking bill hangs in the balance
The cannabis industry has set a fresh record in its annual spending on lobbying Washington, with its outlay of $3.77 million through this year’s third quarter topping 2018’s full-year total of $2.76 million.
Trump celebrates S&P 500 record as he says China deal ahead of schedule
President Trump on Monday celebrated a record high for the S&P 500 index, as he said U.S.-China trade negotiations were ahead of schedule.
Printing money isn’t a universal cure-all in recession, Roubini says
When the next recession hits, policy makers will almost certainly pursue some form of central-bank-financed stimulus, regardless of whether the situation calls for it, writes Nouriel Roubini.
Former Bill Clinton adviser: Only one thing is keeping Hillary out of the 2020 race
Dick Morris went on the John Catsimatidis’s radio show to talk about the likelihood of Hillary Clinton running for president.
More than a third of millennials polled approve of communism
The number of millennials who support communism is on the rise and growing fast.