Finance

Where Should I Retire?: 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?

Dear MarketWatch, 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 […]

Finance

Biden wants Americans to wear masks for 100 days — do they protect against COVID-19 or merely promote healthy behavior?

President-elect Joe Biden wants Americans to mask up. He will ask Americans to wear a mask for the first 100 days after he takes office and issue a standing order that masks be worn in places where he has jurisdiction, including federal buildings and interstate transportation, he said Thursday. “Just 100 days to mask, not […]

Finance

Outside the Box: Life inside a stock market bubble is great until someone takes out a pin

“Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.” So wrote Warren Buffett in 2000, after the burst of the tech-infused stock market bubble of 1997-1999. Nowadays millions of U.S. stock market players have made significant money with little effort since that March 2020 plunge at the pandemic’s onset. Amid the pandemic, a raging bull […]

Finance

Amazon, Google, Walmart, and other leading firms, call on Biden, Congress to address climate change

Many of the nation’s top companies, including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Ford, Google and Walmart, are calling on the new administration to address climate change and come up with long-term solutions in response to concerns from investors, customers, communities and employees. In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and the new Congress, 42 corporations urged the government […]