I inherited my father’s home along with my siblings, but the upkeep and taxes are too high. How can I get rid of this property without angering my family?

I inherited my father's home along with my siblings, but the upkeep and taxes are too high.  How can I get rid of this property without angering my family?

My father gifted his house to his four children too late to be able to qualify for Medicaid (it was inside the 3-year window) and pay for his nursing home. Three of my siblings took a HELOC to pay his bills and keep the house. I did not have the same desire. I paid off … Read more

Skiing revenue is back above pre-pandemic levels, Vail Resorts says

Skiing revenue is back above pre-pandemic levels, Vail Resorts says

Ski-resort operator Vail Resorts Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter results that were better than expected, helped by acquisitions abroad and demand for advance passes, with full-year sales rebounding above pre-pandemic levels. The company lost around $109 million during the quarter, or $2.70 per share, compared to around $141 million and $3.49 per share in … Read more

Planning a big trip for the holidays? How to make sense of travel insurance.

Planning a big trip for the holidays?  How to make sense of travel insurance.

After years of wait and delays, many retirees are planning to travel for the holidays and winter months. ​Booking in advance can be a good way to secure lower prices, but how can you protect your travel investment? Travel insurance is part of the answer and there are different ways to book travel that can … Read more

Travel guru Samantha Brown’s 3 tips to avoid flight delays

Travel guru Samantha Brown's 3 tips to avoid flight delays

When Samantha Brown heads to the office, she can be anywhere from a beach on the New Jersey shore to the grand palaces of South Korea. That’s because Brown’s “workplace” is wherever she happens to be producing the latest episode of her PBS series, “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.” In effect, she vacations for a … Read more

Business trip or leisure? Remote work has blurred the line and it’s changing the travel industry.

Business trip or leisure?  Remote work has blurred the line and it's changing the travel industry.

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest companies in the US and Canada were for permanently … Read more

Business trip or leisure? Remote work has blurred the line and it’s changing the travel industry.

Business trip or leisure?  Remote work has blurred the line and it's changing the travel industry.

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest companies in the US and Canada were for permanently … Read more

Business trip or leisure? Remote work has blurred the line and it’s changing the travel industry.

Business trip or leisure?  Remote work has blurred the line and it's changing the travel industry.

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest companies in the US and Canada were for permanently … Read more

FHA loan requirements, limits and rates for 2022

FHA loan requirements, limits and rates for 2022

What you need to know now about FHA loans. Getty Images/iStockphoto Many people looking for an affordable mortgage — especially buyers who might not have a lot of savings for a down payment, or have debt or a lower credit score — find themselves researching FHA loans. Indeed, MarketWatch Picks profiled one such first-time homebuyer, … Read more

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

From MarketWatch: Even without the Mega Millions jackpot, you should probably have an estate tax return filed when you die: Not everyone thinks they need to have this tax return filed, especially if they’re not leaving behind millions of dollars, but doing so does have its perks for loved ones. My sister and I cared … Read more

This startup founded by former Airbnb employees lets you try out vacation homes before you buy them

This startup founded by former Airbnb employees lets you try out vacation homes before you buy them

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. Buying a first home — let alone a second — is stressful in normal times. And with rapidly rising interest rates and intense competition, now is anything … Read more