We’re more than halfway through the week, MarketWatchers! Here are Wednesday’s top stories in personal finance.
When wives earn more than their husbands, they both lie
It’s increasingly common for wives to make more than their spouses.
‘Real Housewives’ star Bethenny Frankel gets real about money
Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl, opens up about her childhood and the clause that saved her millions.
Should I sell the $15,000 silver tea set gifted to me by 80-year-old mother?
This woman wonders whether she should give her brothers a chance to own this family heirloom.
My ex-wife stopped payments on our home and racked up credit-card debt in my name
This man says his credit score was damaged by his former partner’s shenanigans.
The government has no idea how many gig workers there are—and that’s a problem
It’s tough to measure something when no one can agree on what’s actually being measured.
The scary reasons you should make your Venmo account private
A new data project shows exactly how much users reveal, often unintentionally.
Why I want to read more ‘Money Diaries’ about millennials spending their parents’ money
A 21-year-old New Yorker was called out on Twitter for her relying on her family to support her lavish lifestyle.
Alabama college student walks 20 miles to new job, so company CEO gives him his own car
An Alabama college student walked 20 miles in the dark to get to his new job — an act of dedication that inspired the company’s CEO to gift him a car.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
The bond market goes its own way
The economy is strong, inflation is rising and the Fed is tightening, so why aren’t 10-year yields higher? Caroline Baum explains.
Screaming labor shortage forcing firms to get creative to fill record job openings
Businesses have complained loudly for months about a shortage of workers to fill record job openings, but more and more firms are finally doing something about it.
Trade-war tracker: Here are the new levies, imposed and threatened
As rhetoric on global trade ratchets higher, here’s a look at what new tariffs have been imposed and what has been threatened.
Trump Today: President says ‘no’ to question over whether Russia still targeting U.S.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday maintained that his Russian counterpart was upset over his administration’s policy and responded negatively when asked if Russia is still targeting the U.S.
Worker shortages, rising costs hemming in a U.S. economy bursting at the seams, Fed’s Beige Book finds
The rapidly expanding U.S. economy is running out of room to grow any faster as shortages of skilled workers and rising costs of raw materials handcuff businesses, according to the Federal Reserve’s periodic review known as the Beige Book.