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I discovered through Ancestry.com that my biological father is someone else — can I claim an inheritance as his heir?
‘The secret was never revealed to me either by him or by my mother.’
Forget Champagne — and ring in the New Year with bubbly from Oregon
Sokol Blosser winery offers a bluebird-inspired sparkler.
The No. 1 job in America that requires no experience pays $100,000 a year — and it’s NOT in Silicon Valley
These 2019 figures are based on salary, openings, and the amount of experience required.
‘Even wealthy Americans have no qualms about re-gifting’ — but when is it NOT cool to re-gift your unwanted swag?
‘Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.’
Want to get your finances in order in 2020? Here’s the only New Year’s resolution you should make
‘With effort and perseverance, many in our nation could change from a state of financial fragility to one of financial resilience.’
Is this life-changing Christmas gift from my new in-laws too good to be true?
‘I am married to the love of my life and we are currently planning our forever home. It sounds great, and it was — until my new in-laws made their grand entrance.’
The upside to divorce (no, really)
In states with ‘no fault’ divorces, couples are 8% more likely to both work full-time outside the home.
My sisters spend $2 on ‘hostile’ Christmas gifts — ‘I’ve given them expensive gifts like a set of special salon hand creams’
‘I give them thoughtful presents,’ this woman writes, ‘but they give me hostile and trivial ones’
Behold, these are ‘the most influential products’ of the last decade
Editors at Consumer Reports selected 20-plus products that revolutionized the marketplace over the past 10 years.
Christmas shoppers, don’t make these costly mistakes when returning your gifts
You may only have 14 days to return unwanted presents.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Fed study finds Trump tariffs backfired
A study by Federal Reserve economists found that President Trump’s initial round of trade tariffs in 2018 backfired on the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Telemigrants are coming for your white-collar job, and a wall won’t stop them
These talented workers stay in their country and telecommute to jobs in the U.S. — and earn far less than an American.