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‘Real’ light sabers and a cosmic supper club: First look at Star Wars hotel — but expect to pay Disney cruise prices
In honor of Star Wars Day, Walt Disney World provided more details about the immersive experience based on the popular film franchise. Read More
My wife inherited $800K. She put $300K toward our mortgage and $500K in her own bank account — after 35 years of marriage
‘What do you think of the way she has treated her inheritance? If we divorce, will I have to pay her alimony?’ Read More
My son, 18, says I should hand over the $1,400 adult-dependent stimulus. He claims it belongs to him. Who’s right?
‘I claim him as a dependent on my taxes because I pay more than half of his household expenses (actually, all of his expenses).’ Read More
COVID-19 was never going to have a Hollywood ending
‘There is no nice neat bow to tie this up.’ Read More
Should you travel to Disney right now? It’s debatable
For the recurring series, That’s Debatable, we take on a contentious issue of the day and present two spirited arguments—one in favor and other emphatically opposed. Read More
How to buy a castle for $60 — some strings attached
By selling shares, decorative titles or annual memberships, historic preservation groups in places from France to Scotland to New Hampshire make it possible to invest in the restoration of an old pile and ponder dropping by, too. Read More
‘Life turns on a dime’: She donated $950 from her first stimulus check to a food bank — then received a cancer diagnosis
After her financial circumstances changed, Toi Cudworth delayed payments on some loans, and bought frozen chicken and veggies because they’re cheaper and they last longer. Read More
‘We’ve been caught in a death spiral’: Could this simple tax reform help struggling home buyers?
Changes to the capital gains tax could entice real-estate investors to bring more supply to the housing market, says Haus chief economist Ralph McLaughlin. Read More
One prediction of returning to work post-COVID: ‘Unpredictable and potentially chaotic’
Just 33% of decision makers believe their organization has the necessary resources to successfully navigate a return to work. Read More
Study suggests even short-term exposure to air pollution hurts older men’s thinking and memory
Scientific findings indicate a potential causal link from pollution to brain function, expanding existing scholarship that ties bad air to heart and lung issues. Read More