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Can you alter your 2019 taxes in order to qualify for the $1,200 stimulus check?

‘In 2019, tax-law changes made it advantageous for me to claim my oldest as a dependent. I now regret doing that.’

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I kicked my roommate out as she works with adolescents, a group more likely to pass on coronavirus. Can I stop her coming home?

‘I gave her an ultimatum to isolate at home or move out for the protection of me, my sister and herself.’

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‘Coronavirus doesn’t care who you’ll vote for in November.’ My boss says the virus is a conspiracy and told me to work — even though I was just tested

‘I’m falling through the cracks. I worry that if I do get COVID-19 and die, my husband and children will have no recourse against this employer.’

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I’m a cashier at a truck stop. I have COPD, asthma and hypertension. I’m scared of coronavirus. Should I stop working?

‘Even small mistakes that I might make could be huge for me.’

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‘Coronavirus has ruined everything.’ My husband refuses to work. Is it too much to ask him to find a job when millions of people are now out of work?

‘I see him every day relaxing and taking it easy while I’m working. I’ve suggested jobs with car services and food-delivery services, but to no avail.’

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‘Your boss is playing God’: My grocery store banned face masks for staff. I don’t want to contract coronavirus. How can I stay safe?

‘Wearing the mask makes me feel safer and helps to guard me against coronavirus. It does not interfere with my ability to do my job.’

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How much do you tip the delivery person during the coronavirus pandemic?

The Moneyist breaks down what is appropriate to tip service-industry workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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‘These dogs have been kissed and cuddled by their owners.’ How is our pet salon still open when human salons are closed?

‘We have no masks or gloves, and are required by the job to spend 15 to 20 minutes at a time interacting face-to-face with each client.’

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One of my coworkers was diagnosed with coronavirus, but the office was not cleaned. Can I be fired for refusing to go in?

‘The owner is also seeing patients that are from Lakewood, N.J., one of the hot spots for the virus, and they are not using any precautions.’

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‘This is such a blatant disregard for the coronavirus advice from the CDC.’ Can my employer force me to go to work? 

‘We still have quite a bit of foot traffic throughout the building.’

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I'm a financially bullied husband. My wife makes $500,000 — 5 times my income — and tells me to live in a motor home. What will happen if we divorce?

‘I shower her with expensive gifts two to three times a year. She loves quality jewelry, but I love her and love to make her happy.’

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‘My wife made a fool of me.’ She secretly saved $40K and didn’t mention she was fired 6 months ago. I drove an Uber on weekends to pay the bills. What now?

‘I felt a tremendous amount of pressure to stay out on Friday and Saturday nights driving an Uber until 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.’

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‘It’s like a Gothic novel.’ My mom had an aortic-aneurysm rupture — my sister moved into her home and, when our mother died, never moved out. Is it too late for justice?

‘After our mother’s memorial service, my sister called me and said, ‘I just want to tell you that there is no money.’’

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I asked my troublesome daughter to leave home. She refuses to apologize for her bad behavior. Should I cut her out of my will?

‘I want my daughter to take ownership for her bad behavior. That is, after all, what caused this situation.’

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My husband watches TV all day while I cook and clean. He has a monthly income of $8K and a P.O. box to hide his finances. I found his will — and it left me reeling

‘He never leaves his wallet on the table.’

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‘She injected my dad with ketamine, enough to kill him.’ My father died in hospice care — and left almost everything to his nurse

‘The wording of the will had changed and it did not sound like my dad in the slightest.’

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I'm 71 and I’ve been married for 27 years. She wants me to pay for everything and bend to her will. Am I too old to bite the bullet — and ask my wife for a divorce?

‘She tries to curb my outside activities, and basically wants me to bend to her will on anything and everything.’

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My mom asked for a divorce. My dad made his mother his pension beneficiary — then took his own life. Now my mom and grandma are feuding. Who’s right?

‘My grandmother and mother both have lawyers, and they both say that they are going to get this pension. It’s been dragging on for nearly two years.’

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‘I’m worried that my daughter would blow through her inheritance.’ My family has a trust fund worth $6 million. Should I keep this money a secret from my kids?

‘My children had a lot of difficulty growing up and their father enabled a lot of behavior by giving them money well into their adulthood.’

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‘I just don’t care for my stepdaughter.’ I want to give my two kids $100K a year. Would it be wrong to leave my stepdaughter out?

‘Half the time, I feel like she befriends me just so she can get a payout.’

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