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Weekend reads: What to talk about over Thanksgiving dinner and what to binge on afterward

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Along with best wishes for a pleasant Thanksgiving, eLesor has plenty of tips for making the most of your long weekend.

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Plus gift inspirations from Bill Gates: The Microsoft co-founder’s annual holiday list of favorite reads is unusual in that it has more fiction than nonfiction.

Talk money, not politics, over Thanksgiving

Read this before you meet the relatives: No matter your age, here’s how to tell if your finances are on the right track

Then share more tips from eLesor’s “how to invest” series.

Plus: Are the holidays the right time to have the money talk with your parents?

And: I was mistakenly added to the deed on my father-in-law’s house. What are the tax consequences for my family?

Foxconn, EV manufacturer?

Foxconn’s Model C

Foxconn

This company 2354, -0.15% builds the iPhone for Apple AAPL, +2.71%, the Kindle for Amazon AMZN, +2.51%, the Xbox for Microsoft MSFT, +2.42%, most PlayStations for Sony SONY, +0.58%, most Nintendo gaming systems and many computer components. Now Foxconn has unveiled three electric vehicles it hopes to sell globally within two years: a midsize SUV, a midsize sedan and a bus. See more photos here. 

The real message from executives’ stock sales

Some claim insiders have never been more bearish, but Mark Hulbert says they’re reading the data wrong.

Plus: Elon Musk’s Tesla TSLA, +4.20% stock sales now reach nearly $10 billion.

And: Six stocks — three stalwarts and three upstarts — in the red-hot cybersecurity sector.

Read your new-look Social Security statement now

Half the length, more visuals and a clearer message — but remember, the personalized estimates are based on your earnings to date and assume you continue to earn the same each year until you start your benefits.

Plus: In your 50s and not sleeping well? It’ll make you feel older — maybe even look it

Both sides agree this is a job for government

Three-quarters of Americans think the government should help them save for retirement and offer state-sponsored retirement savings programs to those who don’t have access to a 401(k) plan at work.

Plus: How to explain the increased percentage of retired people?

Find me a retirement spot on the East Coast that ‘leans toward multicultural, progressive and educated,’ and has lots of golf

This reader says the real-estate agents he’s spoken with don’t understand what he’s looking for. The advice (paired with three suggestions): Instead of focusing on the amenities of a development, focus on the people.

Ditch the costly Uber habit

Prices for Uber UBER, -1.28% and Lyft LYFT, -0.83% trips are rising, so customers are rediscovering taxis.

What to stream this weekend

“Cowboy Bepop” hit Netflix this month.

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Here’s what’s being dropped — and what’s coming in December — on Netflix , Amazon Prime AMZN, +2.51%, Disney+ DIS, -0.32%, HBO Max and Hulu, plus the best of what was added this month.

Nailed for cheating the government

This Montana steakhouse owner admits using a $75,000 Covid-19 disaster relief loan to buy vintage cars. He’ll now have to forfeit them.

Read more tales of financial crime here.