The IRS says it’s done sending stimulus checks for now and Biden shoots down proposal to cancel student debt

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Personal Finance‘Long overdue’: Debate over reparations for Black Americans reignites on Capitol Hill 'Now more than ever, the facts and circumstances facing our nation demonstrate the importance of H.R. 40,’ said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, lead sponsor of a bill that could create a commission to study reparations for…

My wealthy fiancée wants me to accept ‘standard-of-living’ costs should we divorce. I’m a proud veteran and won’t accept more than $50,000. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, I am planning on marrying someone who has a substantial amount of money. I do not have much. I own my home, have a military retirement and work part time. I want a prenuptial agreement and she does as well. We don’t, nor will we, have children. So what is the issue? I…

I’ll have $10,000 a month to spend and prefer a city with beautiful outdoors, warm weather and lots of culture — so where should I retire?

Savannah, Ga. iStock Dear Catey, In 2022, I plan to retire. I am looking for that special place. The best way I can describe it is Chicago without the weather, taxes and high cost of living. If I never have to experience below-freezing temperatures again, I would be ecstatic. I would also want close proximity…

The place of junk bonds in a retirement portfolio

You should think twice before investing in high-yield (a.k.a “junk”) bonds. It’s understandable why you might be tempted to invest in such bonds. Even with the recent uptick in interest rates, U.S. Treasuries have a low yield—not enough for a fixed-income-heavy retirement portfolio to throw off much interest income. Investment-grade corporate debt yields somewhat more,…

A majority in the U.S. personally know somebody who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and watch out for these key dates

TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Personal Finance CDC recommends schools in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates not fully open for in-person learning 'Schools can be reopened safely prior to all teachers being vaccinated,' said CDC director Rochelle Walensky.A majority in the U.S. personally know somebody who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 The steadily…