Personal Finance Daily: How higher taxes on the rich could affect your investment goals and home prices surge 12% in February, the biggest jump since 2006

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How higher taxes on the rich could affect your investment and financial goals Consider tax-advantaged investments and other ways to make your portfolio more tax efficient. Read MoreMy sister’s home is in foreclosure, so she’s moving in with our parents. She posted on Facebook that she deserves their home. What should I do? ‘She is the power of attorney for my parents and will be executor of their will. She is getting a payment from Veterans Affairs to take care of them.’ Read MoreI saved $1.1M for retirement, earn $128K and have $22K in cash. Can I afford my dream car — an $80K Nissan GT-R? ‘I’m 41 and single with no kids, and have always been a big saver.’ Read MoreMy sister inherited the family home, but not the contents. She set up a ‘garage sale’ — and key items were missing. Should I pursue legal action? ‘She kept saying, “I have to think about my retirement.” She is 67. I think she is padding her 401(k) with everything she can get her hands on.’ Read MoreIs my boyfriend of 13 years entitled to half my house? I bought it 12 years ago — and he never helped with the bills ‘He is now claiming that he’s entitled to half the value of the house.’ Read MorePopular culinary site Epicurious took away beef recipes in a ‘pro-planet’ move — its users didn’t complain Popular culinary site Epicurious took away all its beef recipes and promotions, a deliberate move to promote “sustainable” eating. Read MoreHome prices surge 12% in February, the biggest jump since 2006 — a $35,000 gain for median-priced homes The Mountain region, which incorporates the states traversed by the Rocky Mountains including Arizona and Idaho, saw the largest gain. Read MoreThe No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it Previously overlooked real-estate markets brace for the ‘New American Consumer.’ Read MoreDo you still need to wear a mask if you’re fully vaccinated? The CDC has new advice ‘Fully vaccinated people can still carry the virus, but are very unlikely to get sick from it,’ said Dr. Victoria Ward, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University and pediatrician Read MoreThe 2021 Genesis G80 vs. the 2021 Cadillac CT5—which is better? A relative newcomer to the luxury sedan field, we compare the Genesis G80 with the Cadillac CT5, a midsize sedan that’s priced more like a compact. Read More

                  

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