Retirement

Though divorce has many implications, both emotional and practical, one of its key considerations is the equitable division of assets. Oftentimes, determining how to divide the family’s assets in a manner that satisfies both parties lengthens the divorce process, especially when one of the assets is a family-owned business. Splitting the family business in a
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Traditional brick and mortar retailers Walmart and Target are beating online retail giant Amazon on Wall Street. Over the last twelve months, Walmart’s and Target’s shares are up 14.16% and 12.73% respectively, while Amazon’s shares are up 6.03%. That’s a big difference from the previous years, when Amazon’s shares were beating the traditional retailers’ shares
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This week, Rep. John Larson (D-CT), chair of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, held two historic hearings on expanding Social Security benefits. These were the first hearings on Social Security expansion in nearly half a century. These hearings represent a return to transparency and regular order, an important development
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When making important retirement decisions, don’t wing it!iStock SIphotography Do you think you can retire when your savings hit some magic number? It seems that some people make this mistake, based on the articles you’ll see with titles like “How to retire on $1 million” or ones that advocate accumulating a specific target multiple of
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cliff dwellings of pueblo peopleGetty The population of our planet, which has been growing so rapidly in an age of vaccines and water treatment, has been slowing in its growth rate and will reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and eventually level off at 11.2 billion in 2100, according to the “medium variant” version of the
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Over my 35-year career as an asset management lawyer and investment professional, I have heard many a spurious legal and investment argument. I’ve listened to pitbull lawyers trained to argue either side of any issue profitably defend their clients and velvet-throated investment hucksters who will never go hungry fueling investor dreams, tell fantastic get-rich fairytales.
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Photovoltaic solar cells Getty I wrote yesterday about the uncanny level of agreement I recently witnessed at a gathering of influential economists over the need for a carbon tax. There is widespread recognition in the economics profession that a carbon tax could be an effective tool to fight climate change. The next question is what the policy
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Oil and gas refinery. Getty Last week I met with 25 economists, including a number of Nobel prize winners, to ponder the next recession. I am sworn to Chatham House rules, so I can’t tell you who was there or what they said. We spoke freely. What did we learn from the last recession? Do governments
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Gray Television, Inc. is beating Netflix big time on Wall Street, over the last twelve months. Since last March, Gray TV’s shares have gained 61.49%, while Netflix’s shares have gained 8.86% (see chart). That’s a big change from previous years, when Netflix’s stock beat Gray TV’s by a big margin. In fact, Netflix’s stock had
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By Judy Colbert, Next Avenue Contributor If you’re an expert in some field, there’s a chance you and your plus one (if you have one) could take a cruise vacation for pennies on the dollar. This is particularly true if you know a cruise port destination inside and out. These are temporary positions that might
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Young African american woman pumped about retirement savings Photo credit: GettyGetty Are you struggling with giving up part of your paycheck today in order to fund your retirement? Often, we obscure retirement terms like tax-deferred, percentages, matching contributions, etc. let’s add some hypothetical examples to help clarify. I used RetireReady Solutions’ Paycheck Calculator and related
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