Month: September 2018

Even though the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been with us for nearly a year, most taxpayers still aren’t aware of the steps they should take between now and year’s end to improve their position. By taking appropriate measures, it is possible to maximize the benefits and minimize the burdens under the new law.
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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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(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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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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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg A firmware bug that caused a storage array to fail was the root cause of the outage that downed many critical Internal Revenue Service systems for almost half of Tax Day 2018, according to a new report. While noting that the IRS’s “substantial efforts” allowed it to resume processing tax returns after 11
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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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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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New friends with a common interest (Getty Royalty Free) The professionals know. Ask any gerontologist, geriatrician, or worker-bee in a retirement community what they observe to be the key to happiness and satisfaction in later life and they will tell you it’s relationships. Those who have close family around them in their later years are
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