These money and investing tips can help you stay upright against the market’s headwinds

Don’t miss these top money and investing features:These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can give you greater knowledge about the financial markets’ current condition as you monitor your portfolio and plan ahead. Plus, check out several short videos about whether to include bitcoin and other cryptocurrency in your…

We want to leave cold Midwest states for ‘warmer and drier climes’ and affordable health care on $44,000 a year — so where should we retire?

My wife and I will be retiring in five years. We have lived in colder northern Midwest states for most of our lives and are ready to live in warmer and drier climes! We will have an annual combined income of $44,000 from Social Security. We will also have approximately $600,000 total in my 403(b)…

Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca sagas illustrate strength of COVID-19 strategy: ‘It was a wise decision to spread the risk’

Achieving herd immunity through mass vaccination involves a delicate — sometimes tricky — dance with side effects, public opinion and virus variants. All three are unpredictable, and can turn when you least expect it. The rollout of coronavirus vaccines has not been without challenges, but the government’s goal to not rely on just one vaccine…

I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?

Dear Quentin, I have dated my fiancée for just over three years. Within those three years, I have been severed from a job and spent two years unemployed looking for a new job. I have a new job, making roughly 75% of what I previously made, but it is a more than livable salary. My…

My fiancée’s mother asked us to raise her 2 kids, as we live in a good school district and she has a gambling addiction — then she claimed their stimulus checks

Dear Quentin, Last year, in February, my fiancée’s stepfather passed away. After his passing, my fiancée’s mother asked both her and me to raise her younger sons, as we had recently purchased a new home, have degrees and will be able to provide a great area for their education, such as help with homework and…

My husband signed for a car for a friend — against my wishes. Now we get notices for unpaid tolls and parking tickets. What if there’s an accident?

Dear Quentin, My husband signed a car lease for a friend. He told me he was co-signing because his friend had bad credit even though I objected to that and asked why his friend can’t just buy a used car. Then at the last second, my husband told me that his friend’s credit “was so…