Retirement

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Investors, traders, and speculators are jumping into the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets again, sending prices soaring across the board. Over the last seven days, Bitcoin has gained 25.74%, Ethereum 18.76%, Ripple 16.12%, and Litecoin 53.20%–see table 1. The rally was extended across the cryptocurrency markets, with 94
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. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) ASSOCIATED PRESS The Indian elections haven’t been held yet. But foreign money has been pouring into Indian equities, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi a vote of confidence. The SENSEX, which  has outperformed S&P 500 in the last five years , increased 2510 points or 6.92% since the beginning of 2019, reaching
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Filipinos are happier than Chinese. That’s according to the recently published 2019 World Happiness Report, which ranks Philippines in the 69th position, and China in the 93trd position. The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by combining quantitative data, such as per capita GDP growth; and qualitative data, such as social support, freedom to make life choices, and perceptions of corruption. Philippines’s climb in the
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couple sharing financial information Adobe Stock Photo Marriage is a partnership. There are many demands and expectations that enter into the partnership and therefore equality, respect and trust must be shown by both sides. As you grow the marriage, hopefully, smart investing and sound business decisions have allowed you to grow your financial portfolios as
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Back a couple weeks ago, a news item appeared at CNN:  “It just became easier for employers to dump retirees’ pensions.”  The headline suggests that employers are simply defaulting on their obligation to pay pension benefits.  The reality is that the Trump administration restored permission to employers to offer to its retirees, in a time-limited
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Genworth, once the largest seller of long-term care insurance policies, has announced that it has stopped selling individual stand-alone coverage, as well as immediate annuities, through brokers and agents. Company officials say the decision is temporary, but for now it will sell only through direct-to-consumer channels or through employers or affinity groups–currently a very small
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Getty Getty The tax return filing date is fast approaching and that has people thinking about their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). “Did I contribute already?” “How much can I save?” “Should I do traditional or Roth?” A few of the smarter parents, however, are thinking beyond their own finances to those of their children. They
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. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Apple’s cash chest could beat Netflix by acquiring talent to produce original content, and crush the streaming pioneer’s momentum at home and abroad. Apple’s video streaming services is changing the rules of the game in the industry. It ups the competition for original content, which
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For aging parents who had a measure of financial success, real estate investments are not unusual. Their portfolios can include single family rental homes, apartment buildings or commercial entities. When they were younger, many of these seniors took pride in managing these investments themselves. But time can take its toll. We are seeing age-related problems
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A University of Nottingham study says Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can predict premature death, a capability that could revolutionize preventative healthcare. In a study of over half a million people between the ages of 40 and 69, Nottingham’s team of healthcare data scientists and doctors have developed and tested their system of
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Be sure to thoroughly review a pension plan buy out offer before accepting it. Use an independent third party financial advisor if you need assistance running the numbers. Getty The number of companies offering pensions has been declining in the United States for decades, as companies have transitioned their employees to employer-sponsored retirement plans, such
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