Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label . MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Why your co-workers don’t like you

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top stories: Why your co-workers don’t like you Auto Review: 2012 BMW 528i xDrive Hedge-fund ads are a game-changer You share an open office, you work in a group setting and you have co-workers who talk a little too loud, have a messy desk and/or they microwave their leftover fish dinner nearby. Ever wonder if maybe you’re the person to talks a little too loudly when you’re on the phone? Could be. Ruth Mantell writes in her On The Job column today about how our co-workers judge us. Som

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Why Wall Street hates lazy portfolios

Personal Finance Daily MARCH 27, 2012 Tuesday's Personal Finance Stories By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: 6 reasons why Wall Street hates lazy portfolios Tax rules for paying family for in-home care March Madness on Wall Street So-called "lazy portfolios" give investors a superior alternative to risking their retirement savings on Wall Street, but Wall Street doesn't like lazy portfolios because brokers only get rich, or richer, when investors trade, Paul Farrell writes in his column. Also on MarketWatch, Eva Rosenberg explains the complex tax rules on reporting income when family members are hired as caregivers. — Anne Stanley , managing editor, Personal Finance You're invited: MarketWatch ETF event If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area and you're interested in exchange-traded funds, we'd like to invited you to a free live event in April. Join us for an evening of cocktails and

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Investors, prepare for tax headache on cost basis

Personal Finance Daily JANUARY 19, 2012 Thursday's Personal Finance Stories By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: Investors, prepare for tax headache on cost basis The world's top 10 retirement havens 30-year fixed mortgage hits another record low Cheap stocks to snap up now Got stocks? Well, heads up: Investors who buy and sell stocks have a new tax form and new reporting rules to contend with this year when they do their tax returns — and some tax pros say the new rules could cause confusion. Andrea Coombes writes today in our TaxWatch column that thanks to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, starting in tax year 2011, if you sell a stock, your broker must report to the IRS the amount you paid for that stock — that is, your cost basis. Got aspirin? Also in today's Personal Finance section on MarketWatch, Robert Powell takes a look at data ranking the best places in the world to retire abroad. Of cour

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: Don't wait on college financial aid

Personal Finance Daily JANUARY 04, 2012 Don't wait on college financial aid By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: Time to get started on college financial aid What would it take to burst gold's price? Now from your bank: 0% ... and a toaster! How to play the January Effect At a time when college costs are rising and financial aid options may be dwindling, families need to get going now on the application process for aid and scholarships. Also on MarketWatch today, columnist Matthew Lynn lays out the bull and bear arguments for gold, and then suggests investors cut to the heart of the question and ask what it would actually take to drive the price of gold down. — Anne Stanley , Managing Editor, Personal Finance Time to get started on college financial aid Financial aid may be tougher to get this year — at a time when college costs are rising and families need aid more than ever. A student's best chance to get more

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: 5 money moves one Buffett disciple is making now

Personal Finance Daily OCTOBER 26, 2011 To help unemployed friends or family, get specific By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: How to help a jobless friend or family member Perry flat tax vs. Cain 9-9-9: How they'd hit you Supercommittee wrestles with budget cuts 2 non-negotiable demands of the 99% More risks ahead, so safeguard your portfolio now If you have a friend or relative who's been hit by unemployment, it can be tough to know how to help. One thing jobless people don't need: vague offers of aid. If you are able to loan or give money, or help in other ways, be specific about how — and how much. So say the experts quoted in Ruth Mantell's On the Job column today. Read her story, plus find out how Governor Rick Perry's flat-tax plan would affect you compared with Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan. Also, don't miss Robert Powell's Your Portfolio for a look at impending risks to your portfolio, and h

Earn cash in focus groups, as mystery shopper: MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily

Personal Finance Daily OCTOBER 04, 2011 Earn cash in focus groups, as mystery shopper By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: Earn extra cash as a mystery shopper Disabled workers face barriers getting rehired Still hope for the fourth quarter Doesn't "mystery shopping" sound just a little too good to be true? I mean, really? Getting paid to do what we do every day — shop, spend our hard-earned money and then vent over customer service or the quality of what we bought? Turns out companies really do want to hear your opinions and ideas, Jeanette Pavini writes in her Buyer Beware column. They'll pay you for it too. She talked to one man, an engineer, who was paid to participate in focus groups and that led to his company purchasing a resulting product — a product for which he was able to have input. On the lighter side, as Jeanette points out, it can just be fun to get to taste-test chocolate milk shakes. — Anne St

MarketWatch Personal Finance Daily: Hurricane survival tips for city folk.

Personal Finance Daily AUGUST 26, 2011 Hurricane survival tips for city folk By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: 10 hurricane survival tips for New York, D,C Children's Social Security numbers easy hit Tax deadline looms for people with money overseas Condo owner on the brink of foreclosure Hurricane Irene "is an extremely dangerous storm for an area that has no experience with hurricanes," meteorologist Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, tells Jennifer Waters in her column today on 10 hurricane survival tips for New York and Washington, D.C. These tips may seem obvious to many people, but preparing for a natural disaster when you live in a heavily populated area or rely entirely on mass transit is serious business. And Friday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the mass-transit system across the New York City area will shut down at noon on Saturday. The shutdown

MarketWatch: Personal Finance Daily: Fed seeks exit from ‘new normal' economy

Personal Finance Daily AUGUST 16, 2011 Why stocks will save your retirement By MarketWatch Don't miss these top stories: Why stocks will save your retirement Lessons on investing from America's richest family Is your wallet too fat? The ‘death cross' is springing up everywhere Despite signs of a bleaker outlook, the stock market is still about your only hope of overcoming the bite that inflation and taxes will take out of your retirement savings, Andrea Coombes writes today in her Ways and Means column. Now that a little bit of the dust has settled following last week's tremendous volatility, investors with an eye on retirement should be focusing on what this all means to their savings, particularly their 401(k) plans. And, focus on what you can control, Andrea writes: Mutual fund expenses, diversification and rebalancing your portfolio. — Anne Stanley , Managing Editor, Personal Finance