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Personal Finance Daily: States pulling the plug on unemployment benefits could be ‘disappointed’ and will companies need to lure employees back to the office

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‘My sister has a bunch of lumber sitting on her lawn, and no money to pay the contractor.’ Read More

My ex-wife passed away. I’m the beneficiary on her life insurance. Her family wants me to pay her funeral expenses and won’t leave me alone

‘I blocked my ex-in-laws, and now I received a threatening voicemail from a blocked number, so I’ve taken it upon myself to notify the authorities.’ Read More

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My ex-husband has a life-insurance policy on me — and jokes he’ll be ‘Suspect No. 1’ if I die. Other than haunting him, what can I do?

‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him.’ Read More

States pulling the plug on federal unemployment benefits could be ‘disappointed’ — consumer spending may take a hit

Many workers in states that are cutting benefits ‘will be desperate to keep body and soul together,’ said Stephen Wandner, a senior fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance Read More

My friend of 30 years owes me $20,000 after living in my apartment rent-free. She texted on my birthday to say she misses our friendship

‘Her texts mentioned nothing about paying me back. I have already made peace with the lost money, and lost friendship.’ Read More

Will companies need to drag employees back to the office? Many Americans are hoping for a hybrid model

‘Is remote work here to stay? Our survey indicates that employees overwhelmingly hope it persists in some form.’ Read More

Can I refinance my late mother’s house? I’ve spent $20,000 on repairs — and I’m running out of money

‘My brother signed the paperwork giving me full responsibility of the property, due to him living in another country and not wanting to be bothered.’ Read More

My boyfriend’s brother gave me $6,000 to buy a house 12 years ago. It rose 128% in value. How much should I give him back?

‘I bought the house for $125,000 and it is now worth approximately $285,000, with a total owed of $185,000.’ Read More

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