My mother excluded me from her will — before she died, my sibling cashed out her annuity policy, on which I was a beneficiary. Should I sue my family?

My mother excluded me from her will — before she died, my sibling cashed out her annuity policy, on which I was a beneficiary. Should I sue my family?

Dear Quentin, My mother recently passed away and I was written out of the will, except for a small amount. She and I had several disagreements over the past two years. This change of will occurred 15 months prior to her death, with her executors present. The remainder of her estate is being divided between…

Can you still retire on $1 million? That’s what today’s millionaires want to know.

Can you still retire on $1 million? That’s what today’s millionaires want to know.

OK, so a million dollars isn’t what it used to be. That’s the worry among a surprising number of America’s millionaires. So, at least, reports money-management giant Natixis, which owns bond shop Loomis Sayles, among other firms. Natixis polled around 1,600 people with at least $1 million in “investible assets.” And just over a third,…

Weekend reads: How the Fed’s punishing policy can set you up for massive gains in the stock market

Weekend reads: How the Fed’s punishing policy can set you up for massive gains in the stock market

During a long bear market, investors’ moods can be so bleak and muddy that they cannot envision better times. But they always come. Warren Buffett has shown repeatedly over the decades how to enhance long-term returns by shopping for bargains after broad selloffs. Now Michael Brush believes the Federal Reserve has been too aggressive clamping…