The upside to divorce (no, really)

2020-01-01

Gravitas Ventures /courtesy Everett Collection Divorces can be tough, but sometimes for the best, says one researcher. After surviving the holidays, many people are preparing to serve their spouse with divorce papers — and, as one expert notes, that can be a good thing for some households. January typically hasRead More →

‘Being objective is incredibly hard’: top financial advisers reveal their New Year’s resolutions to MarketWatch

2019-12-26

Broad Green Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection Like millions of others, financial advisers are planning resolutions for 2020. Self-care, simplified finances and unemotional investing choices are some of the ways financial advisers are planning to better themselves in 2020. Despite their differing goals, the advisers who answered a MarketWatch questionRead More →

Why UBS thinks Amazon shares are headed to $2,100

2019-12-19

The headlines are all about President Donald Trump’s impeachment, but the stock markets don’t care. And unless investors begin to think a Republican-controlled Senate will vote to remove him, that attitude won’t change. With just eight trading days left to go in the year, it’s tough to get markets excitedRead More →

‘To hell with it’: She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize, where a couple can get ‘everything you could imagine’ for under $50,000 a year

2019-12-07

Marlene “Mar” Houghton never wanted a conventional life. “Adventure — that’s what makes my heart sing,” the now-63-year-old, former British Columbia resident tells MarketWatch. So when she happened across a story online about Belize being the next hot retirement destination about seven years ago, she almost immediately booked a flight.Read More →