Happy Monday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
The hottest housing markets of 2020 are far from the coasts
Home buyers next year are expected to flock to smaller, more affordable cities, according to Realtor.com.
My stepdaughter’s mother stole her identity. She leased an apartment and took out credit cards in her name — what can we do?
‘Our daughter wanted to get a phone in her name because she is now 18 years old. That’s when she learned she already has a credit score.’
The No. 1 highest paid, most in-demand jobs in every U.S. state for 2019
There’s probably never been a better time since the Great Recession to start looking for a new job.
Admit it, your finances are a mess. These experts know how to fix them
For starters, keep calm and communicate.
Use holiday shopping to teach kids money lessons that will stick all year long
Most families feel pressured to overspend on gifts.
Avoid these 6 expensive mistakes when talking to your teen about college
Sobering: When students only attend college to appease their parents, 74% will drop out or transfer.
5 foods to stop eating right now to reduce high blood pressure and risk of heart failure
A study of 4,500 people over 13 years comes to some surprising conclusions.
Half of U.S. workers say they didn’t get a raise this year — that’s the good news
Cost-of-living increases are becoming ‘a relic of the past,’ one analyst said.
‘It’s NOT fair!’ — after 3 years of marriage, I’ll only inherit 10% of my husband’s $2 million estate and the right to live in his home
‘After visiting with his daughter he made a new will with a trust. I also have to pay the expenses, which I probably can’t afford.’
The ‘best job in America’ for openings and employee satisfaction pays $100,000
These figures are based on salary, job satisfaction and openings, and, for new graduates, the amount of experience required.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
U.S. durable-goods orders sink in November; decline is sharpest in six months
Orders for durable goods fell 2% in November, the biggest drop since May, pushed lower by orders for defense goods, the Commerce Department said Monday.
Don’t count on a real de-escalation of the U.S.-China trade war
Remaining U.S. demands will be much more challenging to resolve.
Three things that could spark the crisis of 2020
The vulnerability of today’s global economy — reflected in real economies, financial asset prices, and misguided monetary policy — needs to be taken seriously.
McConnell defends stance on impeachment trial as Democrats keep the pressure on
Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, defended his stance on impeachment trial, saying he only wanted the same rules that applied to the 1999 trial of President Clinton.
Trump blasts windmills for killing ‘many bald eagles’ and polluting the air
‘I never understood wind,’ the president said while criticizing the Green New Deal.