‘Genetics Isn’t Everything’: You Can Clone Your Dog or Cat, But Should You?

The clock started ticking over 20 years ago when the world said, “Hi, Dolly.” The first cloned sheep. At that point, it was only a matter of time before producing gene duplicates for all kinds of animals became a buzz thing. It’s time for dogs, cats, and many other household pets (not to mention the … Read more

My wife agreed to be a surety for her son’s rent without telling me. His car has been recovered for non-payment of his loan. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, About four days ago, I got an email from my wife’s bank saying someone had requested her login username via password reset. When I asked my wife about it, she said she had forgotten her username and was trying to get my stepson access to her portal so he could download some of … Read more

I’m a flight attendant, I’m 61 and I want to retire at 70. I’m going to get a $900 pension a month and I’ll get Social Security, but I only have $150,000 in my 401(k). Should I get professional help?

This hostess is looking for financial help from a counselor, but how should she choose the right person? Getty Images A question: I think I need a financial advisor. I am 61 years old and plan to retire at 70. I am a flight attendant and will have a pension of just over $900 a … Read more

The end of a pandemic earnings boom looms as holiday expectations disappoint

The seemingly sustained large corporate earnings growth during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be coming to an end this holiday season, as the post-lockdown rebound belies price hikes, recession fears and tough year-over-year comparisons. S&P 500 SPX Index It is now expected to post a year-over-year profit decline in the fourth quarter, after forecasts from … Read more

20 dividend stocks that might be safer if the Fed causes a recession

Investors cheered when last week’s report showed the economy expanded in the third quarter after successive contractions. But it’s too soon to be excited, because the Federal Reserve has so far given no indication that it is about to stop raising interest rates at the fastest pace in decades. Below is a list of dividend … Read more

AMD lowered the earnings bar, but there is still intrigue in one result

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. It has already lowered expectations about its financial performance with a caveat, but there is still some intrigue about the chipmaker’s earnings report. AMD AMD, + 5.82% It is due to report third-quarter earnings after markets close Tuesday, and analysts will closely monitor the company’s data center business for signs of … Read more

Personal Savings Declined – How to Increase Your Savings in a Recession

With the red flags still going on, that’s a big deal. Americans’ personal savings plummeted this year, To reach $629 billion in the second quarter of 2022According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. That’s down from $1.98 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, and $4.85 trillion in the second quarter of 2020, … Read more

Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in November 2022

Amazon’s Prime Video has a bunch of original movies coming in November, along with a solid slate of older movies. This month’s big new series is Western Drama “English” (November 11), starring Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place”) as an aristocratic Englishwoman who teams up with a Pawnee scout (Chaske Spencer of “The Twilight Saga”) to … Read more

Here’s why gold has been a disaster this year despite geopolitical instability and stock market volatility

Gold has been a store of wealth for thousands of years, and more recently the price of gold has tended to move inversely with stocks and the dollar, providing investors with some diversification in their portfolios. However, this year gold has so far failed to act as a buffer for investors against volatility in financial … Read more

“We will not live beyond our money”: How do we give $10,000 to our nephews and nephews without offending the rest of the family?

My husband and I knew we had collected a large enough nest egg and would not live beyond our money. We have always intended to recognize our nephews and nephews in our will with a modest gift ($10,000 or less). However, we hope to have many more years left. Most of our nephews and nephews … Read more