Personal Finance Daily
Published: Sept. 30, 2020 at 5:11 p.m. ET
Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories
Happy Wednesday MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:‘The Real Housewives of Pennsylvania Avenue’: Insults traded at the Trump-Biden debate were heard around the world ‘Three 70-something men shouting at each other — what a terrible look for U.S. politics.’See inside legendary gambler Billy Walters’ $27 million estate The sports bettor Billy Walters is hoping that his luck will turn around with his real estate. He’s placed his massive mansion in Carlsbad, CA, on the market for an equally large sum: $26,950,000.
Google searches for K-shaped recovery, white supremacy and ‘how to move to New Zealand’ spiked during the debate These were the most-searched Google and dictionary terms during the first presidential debateYou have ample savings. So why are you scared of running out of money? Distress over not having enough is all-too-common — even among the wealthy.5 big financial issues voters didn’t hear much (or anything) about in the Trump-Biden debate Unemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debate.The $1.7 trillion question that did NOT come up during Trump-Biden presidential debate This issue affects millions of Americans, and has become especially prescient during the COVID-19 pandemic.As Trump makes false claims about mail-in voting fraud — 7 tips for making sure your ballot gets counted One key point: If you are standing in line when the polls close, you are still entitled to vote.‘I feel very bitter’: My sister was my late father’s power of attorney. She kept $100K of his savings. Should I pursue legal action? ‘At 94, our father needed assistance with paying his bills. He told us that all of his money was to be split evenly between us. Do I have a legal right to any of that money?’ How Trump and Biden tax policies could affect your paycheck, tax return, investment portfolio and nest egg The economy is a very important issue for nearly 80% of voters in this presidential election. The Supreme Court’s Obamacare case was high stakes before Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. Here’s why it’s even more important now Democrats have said that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the court could mean the end of the Affordable Care Act.Elsewhere on MarketWatchTrump wants poll watchers — This is what happened after New Jersey Republicans used them to intimidate voters in 1981 A Republican “ballot security” operation led to a court order forbidding the GOP from using a variety of voter intimidation methods, including armed poll watchers. The order expired in 2018 and a judge decided not to renew it.Fed restricts share buybacks by biggest banks through end of year The Federal Reserve on Wednesday extended temporary restrictions on shareholder payouts by the biggest banks through the end of the year.GOP lawmakers ding Trump on white supremacists, say ‘President Trump was President Trump’ in debate Capitol Hill Republicans were almost unanimous in distancing themselves from President Trump’s remarks about a white supremacist group in Tuesday night’s debate, but said much of his other behavior was simply the ex-real estate mogul-turned-commander-in-chief being himself.Betting markets see Biden win as more likely after chaotic debate With the first debate behind them and 34 days to go before the election, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday are back to their typical campaign events in the heartland.Why S&P 500 returns could be flat until 2030 unless you reinvest dividends U.S. market’s expected 10-year return suffers when stock ownership is above-average — like now.Warren Buffett knows these are the best investors to follow with your own money Savvy ‘quality shareholders’ back smartly run companies and enjoy superior returns.