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Pension Crisis Ahead: Why Public Employees Should Think About A Golden Nest Egg Now

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

75.4 million Baby Boomers in America—about 26% of the US population—have reached or will reach retirement age between 2011 and 2030. And many of them are public-sector employees.


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5 Charts That Reveal Our Real Employment Status -- And It's Not Good

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

Unemployment is still increasing. But the numbers don’t show the real problem. The real problem goes much deeper. And life situation is no guarantee of success or even employment.


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Home Prices Are On A Tear In 2017, Says S&P/Case-Shiller

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:14:00 -0400

Buyers are continuing to compete over an increasingly tight supply of houses.


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Can The 'Rule of 55' Help You Plan For Retirement?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

A little-known provision can help you avoid a 10% penalty.


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Double-Edged Sword: Home Prices Keep Rising, Home Inventory Keeps Falling

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

According to a report from real estate data and search site Trulia, markets where home values have gained the most since the recession actually have the tightest supply right now.


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How Dividends Can Cost You Money

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Dividend-paying stocks have historically had a positive reputation among money managers and financial advisers. Recent evidence, however, suggests that viewing dividends as an income stream can be a costly mistake.


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Should You Leave All Your Money to Your Kids?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:21:00 -0400

Depending on your goals, you may not want to leave everything to your children... or at least not without setting a few conditions.



3 Questions For Those With Firsthand Experience Owning A Tesla

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Gorden Lam, one of my best managers, has been pounding the table hard for Tesla. To flesh out Gorden’s investment thesis, I have three questions that are best answered by those with firsthand experience owning a Tesla.


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12 'Greenest' Cars For 20171. Hyundai Ioniq Electric2. BMW i33. Toyota Prius Eco4. Fiat 500E5. Nissan Leaf6. Chevrolet Bolt7. Kia Soul Electric8. Toyota Prius Prime9. Toyota Prius c10. Ford Focus Electric11. Honda Accord Hybrid12, Kia Niro FE Hybrid

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named the EV version of the new-for-2017 Hyundai Ioniq as the “greenest” car sold in the U.S. with a Green Score of 64 and a top Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.78. It has an average operating range of 124 miles on a charge and gets the electric equivalent of 136 mpg.

BMW’s futuristically styled compact i3 EV has a Green Score of 64 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.80. It has an average operating range of 81 miles on a charge and gets the electric equivalent of 124 mpg.

The highest-mileage version of Toyota’s Prius hybrid has a Green Score of 62 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.85. It’s rated at 56 mpg.

Sold only in California and Oregon, the EV version of Fiat’s subcompact coupe has a Green Score of 62 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.86. It has an average operating range of 84 miles on a charge and gets the electric equivalent of 112 mpg.

Nissan’s small EV has a Green Score of 60 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.91. It has an average operating range of 107 miles on a charge and gets the electric equivalent of 112 mpg.

Chevrolet’s latest EV has a Green Score of 59 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.93. The Bolt has an average operating range of 238 miles on a charge and gets the electric equivalent of119 mpg.

The full electric version of Kia’s compact Soul has a Green Score of 59 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.94. It's available in10 states (California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington), it has an average operating range of 93 miles on a chargeand gets the electric equivalent of 105 mpg.

Toyota’s plug-in version of the Prius hybrid has a Green Score of 59 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.95. It’s estimated to run for the first 25 miles solely on battery power, when it gets the equivalent of 133 mpg, after which it runs as a conventional hybrid and is rated at 54 mpg.

The subcompact Prius c hybrid gets a Green Score of 58 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.97. It’s rated at 46 mpg.

Ford’s compact EV gets a Green Score of 58 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.98. It has an average operating range of 115 miles on a charge and gets the electric equivalent of 107 mpg.

The hybrid version of Honda’s popular midsize sedan gets a Green Score of 58 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.98; it’s rated at 48 mpg.

The hybrid-powered version of Kia’s new compact wagon gets a Green Score of 58 and an Environmental Damage Index rating of 0.98; it’s rated at 50 mpg.


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Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:20:00 -0400

If you or a loved one has a disability and want to take a cruise, it's important to investigate these essentials in advance.


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Billionaire Bill Gross Settles 'Cabal' Lawsuit With Bond Giant Pimco After 2014 Ouster

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:46:00 -0400

Billionaire bond investor Bill Gross has settled his $200 million suit against PIMCO, the trillion dollar bond firm he co-founded in the 1970s.


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The World's Richest Hedge Fund Billionaires 20171. George Soros2. James Simons3. Raymond Dalio4. Steve Cohen5. David Tepper6. Kenneth Griffin7. John Paulson8. Bruce Kovner9. David Shaw10. Israel Englander11. John Overdeck11. David Siegel13. Paul Tudor Jones13. Stanley "Stan" Druckenmiller15. Mike Platt16. Julian Robertson17. Daniel Och18. Andreas Halvorsen19. Leon Cooperman19. John Arnold21. Daniel Loeb22. Paul Singer23. Stephen Mandel24. Noam Gottesman25. Michael Hintze25. Edward Lampert25. Christopher Hohn28. Glenn Dubin28. Larry Robbins30. Chase Coleman31. Louis Bacon31. James Dinan33. Henry Swieca34. Tom Steyer34. O. Francis Biondi34. Brian Higgins24. Marc Lasry38. David Harding38. Seth Klarman38. David Einhorn38. Nelson Peltz42. Alan Howard42. William Ackman44. Thomas Sandell45. Robert Citrone

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:46:00 -0400

Founder, Soros Fund Management LLC

Net Worth: $25.2 billion

Founder, Renaissance Technologies Corp.

Net Worth: $18 billion

Founder & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates

Net Worth: $16.8 billion

Founder, Point72 Asset Management

Net Worth: $13 billion

President and Founder, Appaloosa Management

Net Worth: $11 billion

Founder, Citadel LLC

Net Worth: $8 billion

Founder, Paulson & Co. Inc.

Net Worth: $7.9 billion

Founder, Caxton Associates LP

Net Worth: $5.5 billion

Founder, D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Net Worth: $5.4 billion

Founder, Millennium Management, L.L.C.

Net Worth: $5.2 billion

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Two Sigma Investments

Net Worth: $4.8 billion

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman,Two Sigma Investments

Net Worth: $4.8 billion

Founder, Tudor Investment Corporation

Net Worth: $4.7 billion

Founder,Duquesne Family Office

Net Worth: $4.7 billion

Founder,BlueCrest Capital Management

Net Worth: $4.5 billion

Founder, Tiger Management Corp.

Net Worth: $3.8 billion

Chairman and CEO, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Net Worth: $3.2 billion

Chief Executive Officer, Viking Global Investors LP

Net Worth: $3.1 billion

Founder, Omega Advisors, Inc.

Net Worth: $3 billion

Founder, Centaurus Advisors LLC

Net Worth: $3 billion

Founder,Third Point

Net Worth: $2.9 billion

Founder,Elliott Management

Net Worth: $2.7 billion

Founder, Lone Pine Capital

Net Worth: $2.6 billion

Chief Executive Officer, TOMS Capital

Net Worth: $2.3 billion

Founder,CQS LLP

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

Founder, ESL Investments Inc.

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

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This Fearless Girl May Change The Face Of Wall Street For 1 More Year

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:32:00 -0400

Fearless Girl stands defiantly on Wall Street for another year. But will she stand permanently?


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Love & Money: Financial Talks For Every Stage Of Your Relationship

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:26:00 -0400

Don't shy away from talking about debt with your partner—just be honest.


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6 Tips On Working With Much Younger Colleagues

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:06:00 -0400

6 suggestions from a self-described valued mentor to Millennials on ways boomers can work well with much younger colleagues.


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4 Ominous Social Trends That Will Shape Our Future

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

We’ve touched on this before, but there’s a strong sense in much of the developed world that we’re headed for harder times. Deficits increase. Unemployment rises. The benefits of the future have been unevenly distributed throughout society.


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'Prosperity Gospel': What America's Rich And Successful (Including Donald Trump) Really Believe In

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

The way Robert Kiyosaki, educational entrepreneur of “Rich Dad” fame and member of the Hard Assets Alliance, started accumulating his wealth seems more than just a bit quirky.


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Reinstate For A Few Months Then Withdraw?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:26:00 -0400

Today’s column covers filing, suspending, reinstating and withdrawing, suspending after getting disability benefits, child's disability benefits, eligibility for spousal benefits and widow's benefits after remarrying.


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Top Internet Fund Manager Tony Mitchell Is Staying Away From Snap

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Shortly after Snap, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:SNAP) initial public offering, Robert Frazier recommended SNAP for 2017. But Tony Mitchell, another Marketocracy Manager, says SNAP is overvalued, will take too long to grow into its valuation if it ever does, and presents too much risk to invest in at this time.


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35 Cartoons On How Technology Gets Us HookedThis way to the tech toons ...If 1930s Germany Had TwitterHappy Anniversary Apple! Here's To 10 More Years Of iPhone-Related DistractionThe No. 1 Reason Nobody Understands Virtual RealityThe One Sure Way To Get Your Kickstarter Crowdfunded#NetflixAndChill ... 5 Years LaterUber, But For CatsThe Government Can't Take What You Give Away For Free'Smart Clothes' Will Improve And/Or Ruin Your LifeThe No. 1 Quality Future Employers Want In A Job CandidateFinally! An 'American Ninja' Competition For The Netflix Warrior In Us AllHow To Reboot Your Child For The Digital AgeBig Brother Is Watching You ... From Your ToasterVictimized By An Airbnb Racist? Good Luck With That ...'Pokémon GO': Expand Your World, Meet New People, Get Robbed By ThemNever Too Young To Learn Password Protection!Samsung's New Galaxy Note 7 Is The BombAs Robots Are Able To Do More Jobs, What's Left For Humans?Driverless Cars Are Missing A Human TouchKeep Calm And Play 'Pokémon GO'Mating Rituals Of Silicon ValleyYes. But Would A Car Want To Drive Itself?Catfishing: Another Concern Of Video Job InterviewsHarriet Tubman $20 Bill In The Era Of Apple Pay'Observing And Recording' The Cops Comes With LimitationsHow Slack (And Open-Office Design) Is Transforming Workplace CommunicationHow To Answer Dumb Interview Questions (In Silicon Valley)What Do Women Want From Video Games?How Office Robots May Put Your Job At Risk In Ways You Haven't ImaginedThe Ultimate First World ProblemPrince Fans Pay Tribute By Paying For His MusicHe's A Mac, He's A PC ... And That's The FBIStar Wars' BB-8 Takes The FieldRoger Goodell Isn't Dead, But The NFL Needs A New Twitter PasswordHulk Hogan's Big WinHillary Clinton's Private Email Server Is Still A Thing

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Americans love privacy so much, weshare it with everyone. Cartoon byChris Britt.

Back in the day, co-workers used to email each other rather than leaning over the cubicle wall. Times certainly have changed ... or have they?


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Shorten IRS Tax Audit Disputes Through New Program

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:56:00 -0400

IRS audits can be protracted, and so can the dispute process thereafter. But IRS is offering new ways to settle some tax disputes quickly.


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Rising From The Ashes - A Novel Bipartisan Approach To Health Care Reform

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:13:00 -0400

Each party must accept that wide political divisions will make it difficult to implement a pure system based on one set of principles. What can be done? The Republicans would benefit from a bridge that guarantees a base of care acceptable to members of the Democratic Party.


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Moore's Law's Over: Don't Buy Intel, Qualcomm Or Western Digital

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:09:00 -0400

Moore's Law is now a historical artifact and that has left its former practitioners -- Intel, Qualcomm, and Western Digital -- in a growth quandary. Don't rush to buy their shares.


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How To Avoid A 401(k) Meltdown If The Trump Rally Fizzles

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:45:00 -0400

You may be headed for a meltdown in your 401(k) if you're mostly in actively managed funds. Here's how you can protect yourself.


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Wall Street 'Stockmarket Of Apps' Crowdfund Scores $100,000 From Blockchain Exchange

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:47:00 -0400

A platform dubbed the ‘Kickstarter for Apps’ on the Blockchain, U.S.-based fintech start-up Apptrade, has received a $100,000 boost and backing midway through its crowdfund from a leading decentralized exchange in the blockchain and crypto space, coinciding with terms for investors being improved.


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My Heartbreaking Stock Epiphany - Chapter 2 Of 3

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:50:00 -0400

Just days before I was going to recommend a stock to a new client it dropped by 3% and I was sick to my stomach


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You May Have More Retirement Income Available Than You Thought

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

If you thought your 401(k) or a similar retirement account was your only option for funding retirement, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out you have access to several different retirement income sources and strategies.


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Americans, Once Known For Their Optimism, Are Losing Hope

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

Angst is “a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity.” Many of us feel it acutely right now—and that’s new. Angst isn’t a temporary, individual thing anymore. Now we all feel it together—or at least most of us do—and it’s not at all temporary.


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