Month: September 2018

Credit: Getty royalty free Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: Taxes will double in the next 10 years. If this happens, the result will play hell with your income, both in retirement and before. Is there any way to sidestep such a fate? Sure, says David McKnight, an affable and articulate fellow whose eponymous Waukesha,
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(Photo by Mikhail TereshchenkoTASS via Getty Images) Dunkin Donuts—the Mass.-based company known for its broad collection of donuts—stole the buzz from Starbucks last week. The reason? By deleting “Donuts” from its name. That move has fueled a nostalgia among the fans of the company, rushing to collect cups and signs with the Dunkin Donuts logo,
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Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. Yet, standard homeowners and renters insurance policies specifically don’t cover that. “Your homeowners policy will cover water damage if water came from above,” said Jason Hargraves, managing editor of insuranceQuotes.com. “If your house is damaged from water that comes from the ground up, you’ll need
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Courtesy of Sara Zeff Geber With her recent book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A retirement and aging roadmap for single and childless adults, Sara Zeff Geber brought the term “solo agers” into the national vocabulary. By Geber’s definition, a solo ager (sometimes called an “elder orphan”) is a boomer without children and/or grandchildren.
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Three months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, the island declared itself open for tourism. Under the leadership of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a governmental organization, they embarked on a campaign to encourage vacationers. Three months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island declared itself open for tourism, using vacation spend to fund economic
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Getty Images/Royalty Free If we don’t do something in ten years, 40% of middle-class older workers will be downwardly mobile into retirement poverty – a potential political flash-point and certain human tragedy. Older workers don’t have adequate retirement accounts and Social Security won’t be enough for most retirees to maintain their living standards. The median older
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An interview and Q&A with billionaire real estate investor and CEO of Brookfield Asset Management, Bruce Flatt. In this interview, Bruce discusses his approach and guiding principles to investing in real estate. Bruce also talks about how a small investor should invest in real estate and where there is opportunity. Like if you enjoyed Subscribe
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Recently, there’s a listing of a second-floor apartment at 778 Park Avenue that piqued my interest. Aside from the massive price tag ($9.995 million), another notable feature is the New York property has “good bones.” In real estate, the term “good bones” is often presented when a house (or apartment) needs some TLC before move-in. While these homes have a lot going on—great floor
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