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5 key takeaways on the Aspen mansion Kylie and Kendall Jenner just rented
If you need to keep up: Kylie and Kendall Jenner, as well as their mom, Kris Jenner, started the New Year in snowy luxury.
COVID-19 upends classrooms and fewer people study to become teachers, but the Class of 2020 can’t wait to start
Enrollment in teacher preparation programs was already plummeting before the pandemic.
My parent had early-onset Alzheimer’s, and I’m afraid I will get it too. How do I split my estate between my girlfriend and daughter?
This letter writer asks: ‘Is it wrong to leave funds passed down from generation to generation solely for my daughter, and leave other funds to my new wife?’
Why do I need to wear a mask if I’ve had COVID-19? Who is it protecting? Can I really be reinfected?
‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates, and more people can get back to work.’
The No. 1 job in America pays $100,000 a year — and it’s not in Silicon Valley
The annual ‘best jobs’ rankings are based on salary, openings, work-life balance, and stress level.
My wife has a degenerative neurological disease. My father-in-law wants to put her in a facility — and take over our finances
‘My father-in-law now seems obsessed with moving my wife out of our home to some sort of group home/facility. The mere thought of this seems abhorrent and barbaric.’
Biden’s $170 billion stimulus plan for schools leaves one key question unanswered
The relief plan seeks to help K-12 schools reopen safely and shore up struggling public colleges. But one group isn’t included.
My coworker owns 10 homes, 9 of which are rented. How did he get a stimulus check while I didn’t?
‘I happened to have inherited my mother’s house, so if I don’t qualify, that’s fine. I’m working.’
‘I thought dentists had some of the best job security’: More dental students are having second thoughts
The average amount of debt dental school students take on is over $290,000.
Linda Briggs tried to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for her husband, 78. The earliest date available was March 9
The larger pool of eligible people though has made it even more cutthroat to secure a vaccine appointment.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Open all hours: Around-the-clock vaccination sites to be piloted in England in COVID-19 drive
England is vaccinating around 140 people a minute.
Biden picks Gary Gensler to lead SEC, Rohit Chopra to helm CFPB
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and Rohit Chopra to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Black Americans suffered the most under Trump-era consumer-protection agency, study finds
Settlements paid by auto lenders, credit reporting bureaus, mortgage providers and other consumer finance companies to Black and lower-income communities dwindled over the past four years when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was asked to intervene, researchers find
How stocks, gold, bitcoin and TIPS can hedge rising inflation
Diverse investments protect your portfolio but be aware of the risks and trade-offs.