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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Parthenon, Acropolis in Athens, Greece, July 15. 2019 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Despite what you may have heard, Americans are taxed less than residents of almost any other major developed country. And in 2017, the US ran a budget
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Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on Monday questioned the motivation of Harry Markopolos, the Bernie Madoff whistleblower who unveiled a long list of allegations against General Electric last week in an investigation for a short seller. “One of the ways you can test Markopolos’ bonafides, however, is the fact that the SEC has a whistleblower
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The city of Toronto has become a flash point for a global issue that will soon become one of the most divisive, complex legal, regulatory and administrative challenges of the 21st century: smart cities. Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 01, 2019. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Late
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses filing and suspending versus simply delaying filing, how married couples might sequence benefit applications, early retirement benefits before spousal benefits, and how to understand and respond to negative decisions
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John Deere combine harvesters sit on display during the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of Deere fell on Friday after the equipment company missed earnings expectations for its fiscal third quarter and lowered guidance for the full year, saying farmers
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Glenn Daily, a fee-only insurance consultant, owns a whole life insurance policy. Glenn Daily Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k) plans aren’t your only sources of tax-free income in retirement. Say hello to so-called permanent life insurance — a policy with an interest-bearing account that’s known as cash value. This cash value accumulates without being subject
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We’re roughly halfway through 2019, which means the 2020 tax season will soon be upon us. But rather than wait until next March or April to think about their tax returns, taxpayers — and their advisors — should proactively consider some of the challenges that they could face. While it’s been more than a year
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A job seeker shakes hands with a representative during a Hiring Our Heroes career fair in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its new state level employment report on August 16, 2019. Photographer: Allison Hess/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP The federal government just released its
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