Americans scour Amazon and Walmart for bargains, but choose expensive healthcare services and waste hundreds of dollars, and Texas AG sues energy provider for ‘sky-high’ rates after massive winter storm

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Hello MarketWatchers. Don’t miss out on these news highlights: Personal Finance Americans scour Amazon and Walmart for bargains, but choose expensive healthcare services and waste hundreds of dollars New hospital pricing transparency rules went into effect earlier this year, But patient advocates say those rules just do a lot of ‘We need help’: Texas Attorney General sues energy provider for ‘sky high’ rates after massive winter storm Griddy, the power company, allegedly misled customers about the risks of price increases, says the Texas attorney general.

I married “the life of the party”, a Royal Ascot regular. But he takes out his financial problems with me, and calls me a ‘gold digger.’ He was a generous and financially stable man, or so I thought. ‘ ‘Warren Buffett and Harry Potter Couldn’t Get Those Two To Retire Early’: When Financial Advisors Can’t Get Their Clients To See The Light ‘We put our spendthrift neighbors in touch with our financial advisor. They called it lousy. So how come WE are the ones who retire early? “My brother owes $ 10K to our late father’s inheritance. There is no loan agreement and I am an executor. How should I approach the refund? ‘He feels that if he had paid this money before Dad passed away, he would still receive half and therefore owe $ 5,000.’ ‘Greed is rearing its ugly head and killing brotherly love’: My husband and his brother are at war over an inheritance from a loved neighbor. What can we do? The brother says that his ‘early inheritance’ should not be taken into account ‘because it cost him a lot of trouble and work’. My wife has homeschooled our son and the son of our best friends since September due to COVID-19. Is it too late to bring up the subject of money? ‘She is working 15-20 hours a week. The two families have shared the costs of the curriculum, school supplies, and art supplies. ” What the hell! ‘I am 28 years old, I have no debt, a 401 (k), Roth IRA and $ 45K in cash. Should I save for a house or buy a Tesla Model 3? “ I think I can buy the car and buckle up, and save more aggressively to replenish the funds. ” Low wages are just the beginning of problems for millions of American workers during COVID-19: Here’s why a previous investigation into wage inequality “ underestimates the true level of inequality, ” said Ioana Marinescu, professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of a new report. US consumers filed a record number of complaints in 2020 – this was their No. 1 complaint. The economic consequences of the pandemic, they faced increasing problems with financial companies. Elsewhere on MarketWatch, Senior House Democrat says that using filibuster to stop raising the minimum wage is akin to using it to block civil rights. He lashed out at Republicans for opposing a minimum wage hike, saying their threatened use of obstructionism in the Senate to stop him reminded him of when he ran against civil rights legislation. The weakening of democracy through the use of ‘reconciliation’ to approve COVID-19 aid It is not the first time that this process has been used to do the opposite of its original intention, which was to reduce the budget deficit. Industry Says’ Big Step ‘But More Will Be Needed Restaurant Industry’s Largest Lobbyist Is Working To Ensure Democrats’ Big Covid-19 Relief Package Doesn’t Lock Out Restaurants at the last minute, as the organization also says it expects more help to be needed for the worst affected sector. Here’s why the Senate’s obstructionist rule could be safely abolished It’s actually quite difficult to pass legislation, thanks to the strong separation of powers in the Constitution. Bill Moves Forward President Joe Biden was scheduled to meet with Senate Democrats on Tuesday as his $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package begins to move through the chamber and lawmakers look mid -March deadline for the pass.