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Quentin Fottrell

Personal Finance Editor eLesor

Quentin Fottrell is eLesor's personal-finance editor and The Moneyist columnist for eLesor. You can follow him on Twitter @quantanamo.

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My girlfriend makes twice what I earn. I reluctantly paid the $200 dinner check for her first promotion. She just got another one. Should I pay again?

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My boyfriend provides for me and my daughter. I’m about to receive an $800K settlement. Should I put money into his house?

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I gave my parents a vintage car. They secretly agreed with my brother to take any upgrade costs out of my inheritance. Is that fair?

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My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. My siblings created chaos in her life. Should I help my mom change her will?

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My son has ‘lazyitis.’ He only contacts me on birthdays and Mother’s Day. I fear that inheriting my estate will only make him worse

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No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — should you wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated?

The one consistent part of the pandemic is that everything — mask policy, included — is subject to change

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I will not leave my house to my boyfriend in my will. I don’t want his daughters, who hate me, to profit

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My aunt and uncle had no children. My cousin, the executor, changed their will to inherit a $400K estate. Should we pursue this?

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I successfully renovated a condo building. My new husband offered to manage my next project — and it all went horribly wrong

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My sister co-signed our nephew’s student loans for $35,000. When he defaulted, she paid them off. Should his parents repay her?

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I earn $35K, have $20K in credit-card debt, and $200K in stock. Should I pursue my dream of building a pool?

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I lost everything, but started over and bought a home. My boyfriend wants to pay off my mortgage and split the proceeds

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My husband and I bought our late neighbor’s foreclosed home. My stepdaughter moved in — then the problems began

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My father-in-law returned our truck with a $1,500 fender bender. My in-laws were flippant and declined to pay. Should we push it?

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My husband and I live in a 1,300-square-foot home with two kids. I want to upgrade. He likes living below his means. Who’s right?

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My wife and I have $1.8 million saved and earn $400K. I want to pay off our 20-year mortgage before we retire. She says no

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How do I convince my mother and siblings to sell her summer cottage — so she can make important upgrades to her home?

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My husband wants to buy his sister out of their late mother’s $150,000 dilapidated home — and let her to stay there rent-free

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Can my sister-in-law evict my brother from the home his in-laws bought as a ‘wedding gift’ 35 years ago?

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My mother-in-law bought shoes for my nieces to wear to a wedding, but not for my daughter — even though they wore the same dresses