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Will Caring For Aging Parents Destroy Your Family Relationships?

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:29:00 -0400

Caring for #agingparents can become burdensome and create deep resentment in families. Avoid it by dividing up chores, sharing the responsibility and staying in frequent communication. Some siblings are less capable than others. Accepting this can avoid anger.


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Should You Move To Be Closer To Your Aging Parents?

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:27:00 -0400

Many boomers with aging parents far away face the question: uproot their own lives to care for a parent, or try to manage things from a distance?


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Do I Need To Do Anything To Earn Delayed Retirement Credits?

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:47:00 -0400

Today’s column explains how delayed retirement credits are earned, whether divorced spousal benefits increase after FRA, spousal benefit availability and filing strategies for widows and married couples.


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Demographics Will Be The Biggest Driver Of Financial Markets Going Forward

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:34:00 -0400

Demographics are destiny, and unfortunately for Western economics, destiny isn’t on their side.


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3 Things Your Financial Advisor May Not Be Telling You

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:27:00 -0400

When seeking help from a financial advisor, buyer beware still applies



How Trump-GOP Budget Will Wreck Your Wallet

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:16:00 -0400

The Trump budget is an epic train wreck for most Americans. Here's why it will hurt most people.


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DOL Fiduciary Rule Officially Kicks In June 9 With No Bite

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:11:00 -0400

DOL Secretary Acosta affirms June 9 start date for conflict of interest rule, but delays enforcement, and leaves it open to rewrite.


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Trump's Budget For Seniors: Bad, But It Could Have Been Worse

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:48:00 -0400

Trump's 2018 budget will cut or freeze many programs for seniors, but it could have been worse.


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The World's 25 Biggest Banks In 2017Chinese Banks Holds Onto Top 2 Spots, But Wall Street Is GainingChina Construction BankJPMorgan Chase & Co.Wells Fargo & Co.Agricultural Bank of China Ltd.Bank Of America Corp.Bank of China Ltd.CitigroupBNP ParibasMitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupBanco Santander SABank of CommunicationsItau Unibanco Holding SAChina Merchants Bank Co.Royal Bank of CanadaHSBC Holdings PlcGoldman Sachs & Co.ING Groep NVPostal Savings Bank of ChinaSberbankToronto Dominion CanadaCommonwealth Bank of AustraliaMorgan StanleyBanco Bradesco SAIndustrial Bank

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:27:43 -0400

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

Rank: #1

Country: China

Sales: $151 billion

Profits: $42 billion

Assets: $3.4 trillion

Market cap: $229 billion


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Rank: #2

Country: China

Sales: $134 billion

Profits: $34 billion

Assets: $3 trillion

Market cap: $200 billion

Rank: #3

Country: United States

Sales: $102 billion

Profits: $24 billion

Assets: $2.5 trillion

Market cap: $306 billion

Rank: #4

Country: United States

Sales: $97 billion

Profits: $21 billion

Assets: $1.9 trillion

Market cap: $274 billion


Rank: #5

Country: China

Sales: $115 billion

Profits: $28 billion

Assets: $2.8 trillion

Market cap: $149 billion

Rank: #6

Country: United States

Sales: $92 billion

Profits: $16 billion

Assets: $2.1 trillion

Market cap: $231 billion

Rank: #7

Country: China

Sales: $113 billion

Profits: $25 billion

Assets: $2.6 trillion

Market cap: $141 billion

Rank: #8

Country: United States

Sales: $84 billion

Profits: $14 billion

Assets: $1.8 trillion

Market cap: $164 billion

Rank: #9

Country: France

Sales: $74 billion

Profits: $8.4 billion

Assets: $2.1 trillion

Market cap: $80.4 billion

Rank: #10

Country: Japan

Sales: $49 billion

Profits: $8.1 billion

Assets: $2.5 trillion

Market cap: $83 billion

Rank: #11

Country: Spain

Sales: $48 billion

Profits: $6.8 billion

Assets: $1.4 trillion

Market cap: $89 billion

Rank: #12

Country: China

Sales: $53 billion

Profits: $10 billion

Assets: $1.2 trillion

Market cap: $62 billion

Rank: #13

Country: Brazil

Sales: $61 billion

Profits: $6.6 billion

Assets: $419 billion

Market cap: $79 billion

Rank: #14

Country: China

Sales: $44 billion

Profits: $9.3 billion
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Now Almost 90, 'War of the Roses' Author Has Some Advice For Seniors, And It's Not About Divorce

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:14:00 -0400

Author Warren Adler has a message for his contemporaries. The writer whose novel "The War of the Roses" became a box office hit in 1989 and to whom Hollywood paid the most ever for an unpublished novel at the time, will be 90 this year. He wants older adults to know they can still change the world.


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'War Of The Roses' Author, Now 89, Weighs In On 23 Myths And Stereotypes On Aging

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:14:00 -0400

Warren Adler, a passionate and outspoken advocate of aging with purpose and author of 50 novels, plays, poems and essays and more than 100 short stories, weighs in on myths and stereotypes on aging in America--the biggest of which is that older adults are irrelevant.


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Labor Secretary Acosta Concedes Fiduciary Rule Cannot Be Legally Stopped Before June 9th

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:11:00 -0400

After Trump's order to delay and end the fiduciary rule, Labor Secretary Acosta concedes that he cannot legally stop the rule before June 9th, 2017 but notes that the rule still does not fit into Trump's anti-regulation stance and could be changed in the near future.


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Private Debt Mounts: Why We Should Be Worried

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:35:00 -0400

Even though no one is noticing, private debt is ballooning. History shows that this will not end well.


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Trump's Plan To Make Student Loan Customer Service Great Again

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

President Trump plans to overhaul student loan servicing, and select one company to service all federal student loans. Here's what you need to know.


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Suspend Retirement For Widower's Benefits?

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:29:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses whether it's possible to switch to a full widow(er)'s benefit after getting a retirement benefit, the availability of spousal benefits, multiple spouses filing on a single record, filing decisions and benefits available after divorce.


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Retirement Questions Answered: 4 Essential Queries

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:08:00 -0400

There are four things you need to know when asking questions about retirement readiness.


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State-Level Income Tax Is Secretly Going Up Under Tax Reform

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Tax reform is in the works. Most itemized deductions -- including state-level income tax -- will go away. As such, without a deduction, the net effective income tax rate imposed by states will be higher. This makes planning for state-level income tax that much more important.


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Secrets Of Smart Investors Profiting From Market-Moving Tweets

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:00:00 -0400

Top investors looking to be next Warren Buffet would be wise to stay tuned to Twitter to see what mega-influencers, politicians, companies, and events are saying. These are some of the top intel sources to look out for the next time you’re scanning your social media newsfeed.


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7 Tech Stocks That Dial Dividends Up To 14%

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:12:00 -0400

Let’s talk about the biggest income mistake that countless investors are making right now.


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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence May Help Us Live At Home Longer

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400

New artificial intelligence technology might do everything from encouraging walks for those who are sedentary to improving memory to detecting disease.


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3 Simple Questions Will Reveal Whether You Have Your Spending Under Control

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:56:00 -0400

There is an overlooked financial skill that’s key to financial success at any income -- learning to spend your money well. Learning to live below your means while enjoying your life is paramount to long term financial success.


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Hey, Millennials, You May Not Be As Bad At Saving As You Think You Are

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

A new look at how we think of ourselves as savers — or not — shows some surprising gaps between perception and reality, with Millennials appearing to do themselves a disservice.


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Where's The Net? Private Equity Investing In A Post Dodd-Frank World

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:22:00 -0400

How much slack will institutional investors have to pick up if SEC oversight of private equity goes away?


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Ask Larry: ​​Can We Increase My Wife's Benefits?

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:23:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses questions about when to reinstate after suspending a retirement benefit, increasing a spouse's benefits, sequencing widow's and retirement benefits, whether it's possible to suspend a retirement benefit before full retirement age and the availability of spousal benefits.


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5 Key Facts From Your Social Security Statement

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:10:00 -0400

Social Security needs to be understood before you plan for retirement. Here's what you need to know.


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Why Isn't Anyone Using Their IRA Correctly?

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 -0400

New research reveals a surprising fact about people who own these retirement accounts.


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Can Student Loans Be Discharged In Bankruptcy?

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:02:00 -0400

He says that your student loans can be discharged in bankruptcy. Maybe.


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New Grads, Don't Make These 401(k) Mistakes

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:12:00 -0400

A 401(k) is a powerful retirement savings tool. New grads should make the most of it by avoiding these four common missteps.


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Can My Retirement Savings Withstand A Bear Market?

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:43:00 -0400

Starting with a conservative withdrawal strategy can help make your money last.


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