If you relocated across state lines, beware of this big tax headache and wealthy Americans prep their finances for a possible Joe Biden presidency
By Elisabeth Buchwald
Wednesday's top personal finance stories
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If you relocated across state lines, beware of this big tax headache
If the pandemic has you working remotely in another state, even temporarily, you might have to file an extra tax return (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/if-you-relocated-across-state-lines-beware-of-this-big-tax-headache-2020-09-10).
Stocks, bonds and more: A primer on diversification for new investors
There are many ways to diversify your portfolio--here are three steps (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stocks-bonds-and-more-a-primer-on-diversification-for-new-investors-2020-09-16) to get you there.
'You may never see it as good as it is now': Wealthy Americans prep their finances for a possible Joe Biden presidency -- here's how
One San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfolios (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/some-wealthy-americans-are-prepping-their-finances-for-a-possible-joe-biden-presidency-this-is-all-going-up-and-you-may-never-see-it-as-good-as-it-is-now-2020-09-16).
Home-builder confidence soars to all-time high despite rising material costs
Lumber prices have increased more than 170% since April, but that hasn't turned builders pessimistic (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/home-builder-confidence-soars-to-all-time-high-despite-rising-material-costs-2020-09-16) on the industry's overall trajectory.
How long the $300 unemployment benefit lasts all depends on which state you live in
More than $30 billion -- two-thirds of the FEMA disaster-relief funds being used to fund the extra benefits -- has been distributed to make the $300-a-week payments across more than 20 states (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-long-the-300-unemployment-benefit-lasts-all-depends-on-which-state-you-live-in-11600196626)
Worried about COVID-19? New $399 Apple Watch tests blood-oxygen levels. Other products do this for $17 -- but what does the FDA say?
'What we don't want (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/worried-about-covid-19-new-399-apple-watch-tests-blood-oxygen-levels-other-products-do-this-for-17-but-what-does-the-fda-say-11600249690) is for people to go, Oh s--! I'm looking at my oxygen levels and it's low, it must be COVID,' said the medical director of Respiratory Care Services at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Fed sees interest rates near zero until end of 2023, sets new economic conditions to be met before raising rates
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it doesn't expect to raise rates until the end of 2023 (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-sees-interest-rates-near-zero-until-end-of-2023-sets-new-economic-conditions-to-be-met-before-raising-rates-2020-09-16)at the earliest and it set out new economic conditions that must be met before it will raise them.
Trump shares fake video of Biden playing NWA's anti-police hit and Twitter labels it 'manipulated'
Joe Biden steps up to the podium, presses play on his phone and starts bobbing his head to the beat of N.W.A.'s "F--- the Police." Obviously a fake (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-shares-fake-video-of-joe-biden-playing-nwa-song-about-tha-police-and-twitter-slaps-manipulated-tag-on-it-11600267048).
Prisoners who fight wildfires and clean up after hurricanes get paid as little as 14 cents an hour
Some of the tasks put incarcerated workers (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/prisoners-are-fighting-fires-in-western-us-states-and-getting-paid-as-little-as-14-cents-an-hour-2020-09-15) at risk of injury or ill health.
-Elisabeth Buchwald; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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