‘He got a chunk of money when he divorced’: My boyfriend had problems paying rent before I moved in. I’m afraid I’ll end up paying the bills. Am I cheap?

‘He got a chunk of money when he divorced’: My boyfriend had problems paying rent before I moved in.  I’m afraid I’ll end up paying the bills.  Am I cheap?

Dear Quentin, I am a 33-year-old female and I have a boyfriend who is 37. I make about twice as much as he does. We have been talking about marriage, having a baby, and buying a house, etc. which I love to do as I see the future with him, and I do love him. … Read more

My friend has no 401 (k), but she likes to spend money. She wants to go on a spa weekend for our 40th birthdays. Should I give her financial advice instead?

I am very fortunate to have a steady career and a 401 (k), and I have been able to put money aside for my children’s education. This was not always the case as I had several years of education and a six-figure debt that I accrued, and I have learned to be very cautious with … Read more

8 things you can do if you can’t pay your car insurance

Between rising gas and car-repair prices, it’s an expensive time to be a driver. And car insurance is no exception. But while you can’t control problems like labor shortages and supply chain issues, there are steps you can take to lower your insurance bill. Here’s what to do if your auto insurance costs have become … Read more

8 things you can do if you can’t pay your car insurance

Between rising gas and car-repair prices, it’s an expensive time to be a driver. And car insurance is no exception. But while you can’t control problems like labor shortages and supply chain issues, there are steps you can take to lower your insurance bill. Here’s what to do if your auto insurance costs have become … Read more

8 things you can do if you can’t pay your car insurance

Between rising gas and car-repair prices, it’s an expensive time to be a driver. And car insurance is no exception. But while you can’t control problems like labor shortages and supply chain issues, there are steps you can take to lower your insurance bill. Here’s what to do if your auto insurance costs have become … Read more

Real Estate Reality Shows Are Lying to You

Photo: hanohiki (Shutterstock) A few years ago, some friends appeared on a house-hunting reality TV show. They had a blast, but afterward, they revealed something that surprised me: It was all staged. They’d already purchased a house when they filmed the episode, and that house wasn’t featured on the show at all. The houses they … Read more

5 economists and real estate pros on what mortgage rates may be this summer

Mortgage rates have been rising. Here’s what housing market pros say might happen with rates next. Getty Images / iStockphoto Mortgage rates have been on an upward march in 2022: While in January, 30-year fixed mortgage rates were a little over 3%, recently, they’ve hovered over 5%. (You can see the lowest mortgage rates you … Read more

5 economists and real estate pros predict the housing market this summer

Want to buy a home? Here’s what pros say you may want to know this home buying season. Getty Images / iStockphoto Home prices have been climbing, as have mortgage rates (you can see the lowest mortgage rates you can qualify for here), and many buyers are wondering: What’s in store for us this summer? … Read more

Manitobans call for change to flood insurance policies: ‘It’s not just a cabin in the bush anymore’ – Winnipeg

Cottages are places for family and friends to make memories, a summer retreat and a home away from home. “It’s not just a cabin in the bush anymore,” says Ian Baragar, president of the Whiteshell Cottagers Association. He’s one of the hundreds whose cottage has been affected by the flooding in the Whiteshell. When the … Read more

4 economists and real estate pros on what to expect from home prices

What will home prices do this season and into 2023? Getty Images Home prices have been on a rapid ascent: Depending on which gauge you look at, US home prices have been rising at a pace of 15% to 20% a year. But pros say that rapid ascent is likely to slow through the next … Read more