Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
I just discovered that my husband is leaving his personal savings to his mother
‘I’m so frustrated that we don’t have a will that I’m almost ready to write my own without him.’
This airline sued a passenger for skipping his flight — why we should all take note
Consumers can save money by engaging in ‘hidden city’ ticketing. But should they?
Lovesick singletons are the biggest target for scam artists in America
The Federal Trade Commission says these heartless attacks are the most costly form of online fraud.
What exactly is insider trading—and how do you avoid it?
You don’t have to be the one doing the trading to get in trouble.
A growing number of Americans have more credit-card debt than savings
Some say now is a great time to pay off debt.
Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame
Researchers have a new theory for why we’re so addicted to our phones.
The 2 questions to ask if you want to end up in a happy relationship
Single people spend an average of $146 per month on dating, according to some research.
America’s 1% hasn’t had this much wealth since just before the Great Depression
A new study puts wealth inequality in a historical and, perhaps, worrying perspective.
Venture capitalists still give most of their money to white men, study finds
Investors are biased against women and minority-owned businesses, the report concludes.
Why it costs colleges far more to educate a physicist or teacher than an English major
The costliest field is electrical engineering at $434 per credit hour, new research finds.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers
The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org.
Howard Schultz slams Trump, says ‘people of means’ should pay more taxes
Billionaire Howard “Don’t Call Me Billionaire” Schultz explains his stance on taxing the rich in a prime-time CNN town hall Tuesday night. He wants higher taxes on the rich, but says Ocasio-Cortez’s plan is “punitive.”
The outrage over plunging tax refunds is premature — let’s wait for the facts
Economists say the total amount refunded might rise modestly, even if 4 million fewer get a refund check.
Mistrust of banks may have cost $9,000 to millions of homeowners
A study from a group of Columbia Business School professors found that more than half of homeowners passed up the opportunity to do a HARP refinance primarily because they mistrusted their bank.
Washington moves closer to delivering protections for banks that work with the pot industry
Banks and credit unions often complain of legal problems for financial institutions aiming to serve cannabis-related businesses.
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