Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
This 50-year old dogwalker retired after making over $1 million — working just three days a week
Kristin Morrison started a business doing what she loves.
This man paid off $10,000 in credit-card debt after having a revelation (at the Gap)
‘As I bought things, I started feeling good about myself.’
Opioids stole approximately 250,000 years of life expectancy in Oklahoma
A judge fined Johnson & Johnson $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid epidemic.
My mother has always lived off others and now she lives off me — she needs to sort out her life before I snap
‘I told her that I was going to make an appointment for her to speak to a Medicaid specialist, and you would think she’d watched me kick a puppy down the stairs.’
College Board revises plans for a single ‘adversity score,’ designed to level the playing field for low-income students
The new measure is based on a ‘variety of indicators’ about applicants’ neighborhood, family and high-school environments.
Stop shaming parents for not cooking more meals at home
If only it were as simple as buying an Instant Pot.
The dirty secret about most ‘fixer uppers’
The findings of a new survey appear to go against the interests of the company that paid for it.
This financial adviser shed 100 pounds, and $60,000 in debt and back taxes — here’s how he did it
‘I never want to be in a situation where I feel I have to work for somebody else again’
A letter from a reader on the poverty line: ‘I know what it means to go hungry for five days until you get your next paycheck’
This woman asked the Moneyist for advice on how to invest a $150,000 inheritance: ‘This money has been a life changer for me.’
How to get tax breaks when you support your parents
You don’t have to live with your parent to claim them as a dependent.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
We now have the technology to create a grid of cheap fully renewable electricity
All that’s missing is the political will.
3 reasons why China hasn’t (yet) cracked down on Hong Kong protesters
Chaos in Hong Kong enables Beijing to continue to exert more control over the region, all while letting it deny its intent to do so.
Fed’s split over whether to cut discount rate in July
The 12 Fed regional bank boards were evenly split in July about a cut in the rate on emergency loans, according to meeting minutes released Tuesday.
Trump blames Democrats for ‘nasty rumor’ of bed bugs at Doral resort
President Trump blamed Democrats for what he called a ‘nasty rumor’ of bed bugs at his Miami-area resort that he has promoted for the next Group of Seven meeting, and said that Brazil’s leader has the ‘complete support’ of the U.S. as fires burn in the Amazon rainforest.
Is the Amazon rainforest really Earth’s lungs? These scientists say it isn’t
An oft-cited Amazon oxygen production figure doesn’t tell the whole story and risks becoming a refutable stat that can spoil a basket of reasons why a burning rainforest is troubling, say scientists.