In such a difficult year, with millions of people finding themselves unemployed in circumstances they could not have imagined, bankruptcy has turned from an abstract idea to a reality. But hindsight may give some insight. Ben Carlson takes a close look at some of the long-term buying and borrowing choices people have made, and sums the facts down to a few simple tips on how to improve your overall financial health.
Can you build a retirement nest egg?
Mark Hulbert offers a quick quiz to help you assess your financial intelligence. Financial illiteracy leads to dangerous investing behaviors that can endanger your retirement.
To boil :Kevin O’Leary says investing $ 100 a week will make you a millionaire in retirement
Where should you live?
This week, Silvia Ascarelli is helping a couple who are planning to retire in five years and who want to leave Michigan for an affordable city with a milder climate and plenty of cultural and outdoor activities.
Try the MarketWatch retirement locator here.
No more money matters
MarketWatch’s Moneyist steps in when a husband asks, “My wife had a baby in June. She has $ 140,000 in student loans – and just asked for my “blessing” to work part time. “
A time for value stocks?
There are five coronavirus vaccines in the final stages of testing. If you are convinced that the vaccine rollout will lead to a sustainable economic recovery, it may be better to focus on value stocks now. Here are 30 S&P 500 stocks that were least priced at 2022 earnings estimates.
This bubble can burst
Home sales continue to rise, but Keith Jurow anticipates a looming problem for the US real estate market. Moratoriums on foreclosures and evictions have been extended until the end of the year, but it’s coming soon.
Clean energy stocks
Debbie Carlson explains why the alternative energy equity market has changed (after years of underperformance) and why the long-term trajectory ahead looks very good.
Also:Climate change has now reached a tipping point among global investors
Social security – this election and beyond
Brett Arends explains the long-term problems with Social Security – not a partisan argument, but based on figures crunched by the Congressional Budget Office. Without change, the system could be forced to reduce payments as early as 10 years.
Related:Here’s how much your social security payments will increase in the next year
What future for the Supreme Court
While Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg resides in the U.S. Capitol State, Andrew Keshner and Jacob Passy are considering four upcoming High Court cases that have financial implications for families and businesses.
Also:5 things to know about Trump’s possible Supreme Court choices – including how Barbara Lagoa could help Trump win Florida
AndThis graph shows which of Trump’s Supreme Court possibilities is most likely to remain conservative
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