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Meet The Global Business Consultant Helping Leaders Transform The Future

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:42:00 -0500

Aviv Shahar discusses his approach to training global business leaders, the importance of critical conversations, and the need to transform how companies are structured in the changing world.

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4 Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends You Should Be Watching

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:09:00 -0500

Crowdfunding has been a disruptive force for real estate investing. Here are the top trends shaping its future.

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Social Data Tools Provide Investing Intel Before Analysts Can

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:51:00 -0500

The ultimate value of a company isn’t determined by analysts, traders or stock charts, but rather by the consumers that choose to buy the company’s products, or not. Consumers are speaking out loud and clear. All investors need to do is listen to them. Here's how it works.

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7 Signs Your Friends Could Wreck Your Finances

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:00 -0500

Most of us have at least one friend who always pushes our financial limits - whether they know it or not. But it's not always because they mean you harm, the experts say. Sometimes your friends just don’t know any better. Other times, it's because they're awful with money themselves.

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Ask Larry: What Should My Wife File For And When?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:50:00 -0500

Today’s column explores the timing of benefits for married couples, the family maximum and the availability of divorced spousal benefits.

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Using Reverse Mortgages In A Responsible Retirement Income Plan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:58:00 -0500

Though reverse mortgages have long held a bad reputation, research and public policy in recent years are shedding new light on their potential uses in retirement.

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5 Essential Investing Moves For Millennials

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:20:00 -0500

Research shows millennials are strong savers, but hesitant to invest. These five investing moves will be crucial to their financial success.

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4 Legendary Investor Picks For The Trump Rally

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:47:00 -0500

Value investors should look past the latest headlines in search of business fundamentals and concrete metrics. Here are four stocks that score well based on the John Neff value investing model.

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Thumbs Down: The 10 Worst States For High Earners

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:23:00 -0500

  High earners who live in these taxing states can expect a big bill at tax time. It could get worse. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling to extend New York’s 2009 “temporary” millionaire’s income tax through 2020, and Assembly Democrats want a new 10% top rate for $100-million-plus [...]

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Senior Specials: 14 States With Retirement Income Tax Breaks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:17:00 -0500

Check out these generous tax breaks for retirement income.

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How To Find Your Own Retirement Tax Haven

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:13:00 -0500

Worried about big tax bills in retirement? Here’s help.

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Thumbs Up: The 10 Best States For High Earners

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:00 -0500

People are proactively going to states with either no income tax or lower taxes.

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The Best Places To Retire Without A Car

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:40:00 -0500

New Forbes list considers walkability, public transit, availability of Uber and Lyft, as well as crime, to identify 25 top cities for carless living.

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25 Best Places To Retire Without A CarNo Car, No ProblemAnn Arbor, MichiganArlington, VirginiaBerkeley, CaliforniaBoston, MassachusettsBoulder, ColoradoBurlington, VermontDenver, ColoradoFort Lauderdale, FloridaGrand Rapids, MichiganHonolulu, HawaiiLos Angeles, CaliforniaMadison, WisconsinMinneapolis/St. Paul, MinnesotaNew York, New YorkPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPortland, MainePortland, OregonProvidence, Rhode IslandSalt Lake City, UtahSan Diego, CaliforniaSan Francisco, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaSanta Barbara, CaliforniaSeattle, WashingtonTempe, Arizona

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:40:00 -0500

Whether you're achildless Millennial or a boomer near or in retirement,you canlive happily without owning a car-- inthe right locale. To pick the 25 best places to go carless, weweighed city-wide ratings of walkability (can you hoof it to stores and services?), public transit and bike-friendliness,plus availability of by-the-hour car rentals andride-share services like Uber and Lyft. We ruled out places with sky-high serious crime, but didn't factor in publicschool quality since going carless is less appealing when you've got kids to cart around. Some of our picks are expensive, but we found good choices for tighter budgets too. Onthe slides,we note cost of living, air quality, and other metrics and suggest great, walkable neighborhoods.Our 25 picks are listed alphabetically.

This quintessential college town (University of Michigan) of115,000, just 30 miles west of Detroit, is easy to get around without an owned car and has a low crime rate. Ann Arbor ranks decently on indexes for walkability and transit availability, and very high for bikeability. Uber and Lyft serve the area, as does rent-by-the-hour Zipcar. Median home price is $233,000. Cost of living is 11% above the national average. State tax climate for retirees is average. Air quality is good and physicians per capita is above average. Walkable neighborhoods include Downtown and South Main.

Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington (population 230,000) has one-eighth the serious crime rate of its larger neighbor. The city boasts high rankings for walkability, transit (including four rapid-transit lines) and biking. Bicycling Magazine ranks Arlington the country's 25th best place to bike. Uber and Lyft are there, along with rent-by-the-hour services Car2Go and Zipcar. Median home price is a pricey $625,000, and the cost of living is 81% above the national average. Tax climate for retirees is average. Air quality is average, but physicians per capita is above the national average. Walkable neighborhoods include Clarendon/Courthouse, Ballston-Virginia Square and Lyon Village. More information here.

Home to the flagship University of California campus, Berkeley (population 117,000) is a carless retiree's dream. gives high rankings for walkability, transit(including the BART rapid transit line to nearby San Francisco) and bikeability. Uber and Lyft are present, as is part-day car rental service Zipcar. Serious crime rate is average. Median home price is a sky-high $988,000, and cost of living is 48% above national average. State tax climate for retirees is poor. Air quality is good and physicians per capita rate is way above average. Among the interesting neighborhoods are downtown and North Berkeley.

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How Traders And Investors Can Thrive In Low Volatility Markets

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:16:00 -0500

Traders and investors are struggling with low volatility markets. Here are four ways to succeed when markets are seemingly not moving.

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Skip Any Of These IRS Forms, Get Tax Audits ... Forever

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:07:00 -0500

Civil and criminal penalties can apply to your taxes, and some IRS tax forms are more important than others.

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Actually, Robots Could Face IRS With Trump-Like Tax Savvy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:07:00 -0500

If Bill Gates is right that robots should pay taxes too, just how will that work? Given the complexity of taxes, perhaps it would carry AI to the next level.

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Grandparent 529 Plans: A Smart Strategy For RMDs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500

529 plans can offer significant benefits for retirees trying to figure out what to do with RMDs (required minimum distributions), allowing them to maintain control and, if necessary, access to the assets, tax-deferred growth, and a gifting legacy.

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Why Nasdaq Is Even More Optimistic About Blockchain Than It Was 3 Years Ago

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Fredrik Voss, Nasdaq's head of blockchain initiatives, discusses what the company has accomplished with the technology, how his firm evaluates potential projects and the industry debate the technology has generated.

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Student Loan Debt In 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:45:00 -0500

In the U.S., the student loan debt crisis impacts over 44 million borrowers who hold over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.

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This Is The World's First Cryptocurrency Issued By A Hedge Fund

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

While launching a cryptocurrency brings legal, technical and business risks, it could also create the first hedge fund with a network effect.

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Flex Mom: Finding The Balance Between Working And Staying Home

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A conversation with Sara Blanchard, author of Flex Mom: The Secrets of Happy Stay-at-Home Moms on finding the sweet spot between working and staying at home.

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