Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:01:00 -0500Mortgage calculators can help you shop for a home or refinance an existing mortgage. Many calculators, however, leave out critical information that should affect your decision. Here are 5 traps to avoid when using a mortgage calculator.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:51:00 -0500How one woman cut costs in New York City to retire at 28.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:15:00 -0500Do you need a family office? These 7 tips can help you decide.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:47:00 -0500Older Americans will face growing problems of housing affordability, design and availability. Here's what could help.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0500Michael Lewis on the urge some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters still have to “undo” the election results, the limits of algorithms, his personal experiences on Wall Street and how evidence of men’s overconfidence (and worse trading habits) make the case for women leaders.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0500The latest cost estimate for rearing a child? $233K. Here are a few baby-prep money tips if a new addition is on the way.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:32:00 -0500These sectors should benefit if Trump sticks to his 'Contract with the American Voter.'
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500When it comes to making money decisions, you need to decide what advice is real or fake—or be able to see the agenda behind the latest craze. Making decisions based on bad advice can lead you to misery and regret. Here are 7 financial decisions to avoid to keep your financial life healthy.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0500Today’s column examines the continuing ability to file and suspend, divorced spousal benefits, public pensions and how married couples can sequence their benefits.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0500The IRS finds three tax evaders using bitcoin. Does it then have a right to the records of millions of users at Coinbase, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0500In the wake of the federal government's lawsuit against Navient, here is how you can protect yourself and your student loans.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:43:00 -0500High-end life insurance agents can be extremely successful in 2017 without an estate tax if the effectively restructure their practices.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:04:00 -0500I spoke with legendary radio personality Angie Martinez about her business model, guiding principles, and the importance of investing in your own growth.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:19:00 -0500At the Women's March on Washington, boomer and Gen X women brought memories and families.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:37:00 -0500Today’s column delves into widow(er)'s benefit eligibility, spousal benefits, surviving child benefits and the earnings test.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:36:00 -0500What it's like to hold your Saturday in case you have to work — but not get paid if you aren't called in.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:23:00 -0500With the recent sale of a signed 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card for $97,200, attention is focusing on the growing value of autographed baseball cards. Fortunately this vibrant part of the hobby fits all budgets.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:23:00 -0500A structured settlement company is suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing it should not face enforcement action by the bureau given that a federal appeals court has found the agency is unconstitutionally structured.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:12:00 -0500If you're one of the millions who will be impacted, there are things you can do now to make sure you don’t perish along with the doomed law.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:13:00 -0500Some employers are leery about letting employees work from home. Here's how to address those fears and how to work remotely efficiently.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:13:00 -0500Donald Trump is moving ahead on withdrawing from the TPP and renegotiating NAFTA. But it's unclear whether the problem for jobs is in the details of the agreements or the principles under which they are conceived.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:10:00 -0500We’re seeing consumer happiness dropping in some interesting brands, as the stocks sit near all-time highs. You can think of this as a real-time channel check to determine how consumers on Main Street are reacting at the product level, before it becomes financial news on Wall Street.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:51:00 -0500Many tax and benefit formulas wrap around adjusted gross income. This reference tool sets out the formulas for 21 different AGI rules.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:23:00 -0500Compare your write-offs to those of your income peers
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0500With Valentine’s Day a few weeks away, it might seem coldhearted to be writing about divorce, but there are reportedly more divorce filings nationwide in January than in any other month.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:30:00 -0500
Elena Rybolovleva, once married to Russian fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovlev, filed papers
in 2012 saying a $88 million New York apartment the billionaire bought their
22-year-old daughter Ekaterina was nothing more than a ploy to hide assets in their
divorce. When the apartment was purchased in 2011 it made headlines as the most expensive residential property in New York. Rybolovlev said the pad would be for daughter Ekaterina to live in while she attended college. But in papers filed in Manhattan
Supreme Court, Elena Rybolovleva, his wife of 24 years and mother of
his two children, countered that Ekaterina didn't attend school in New York. The pricey pad was one of a handful of properties worth an estimated $180 million that the billionaire snapped up between 2008 and 2012 in an attempt -- Elena alleges -- to avoid paying up. It doesn't appear that the duo have yet to settle.
Reuters recently published an exhaustive investigation into the impending divorce of Oklahoma oil mogul Harold Hamm. As of Forbes' 2013 World's Billionaires list, Hamm is worth $11.3 billion, the vast majority held in shares of his oil giant Continental Resources, the biggest player in the booming Bakken shale region of North Dakota. His wife Sue Ann, a lawyer and economist, could take half depending on whether the duo has a pre-nup. A $5 billion pay-out would be the most expensive divorce in history.
The outspoken Kinray pharmaceuticals mogul and self-proclaimed "Number One King Of All Fun" Stewart Rahr, or Stewie Rah-Rah as he is known, divorced his wife of 43 years, Carol, in 2012. He told my colleague Caleb Melby: "I just have so few sunrises left, and I want to be happy." The divorce has yet to be settled, although there is speculation a sum of $800 million could be paid out. If that is the case, Rah-Rah may well fall off the Forbes list.
This couple’s second divorce in 2010 required that Stev[...]
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:23:00 -0500The Dow is up only 0.3% this year but these five stocks are bucking the trend with gains.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:22:00 -0500Brokers have been claiming that they're working in your best interest. Here's how to tell if they're lying.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500Winter storm flight delays are the worst. Get ahead of your flight cancellation with these essential tactics.