By Marguerite Lorenz, Professional Trustee and Executor and Next Avenue Contributor getty When do you need your estate plan to “go to work” for you? While you may think the right answer is “after I die,” the actual answer is “if I lose the ability to manage my own affairs.” That means having the right
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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts and 2020 presidential candidate, walks on … [+] stage during a campaign event at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Warren unveiled an $800 billion plan to fund her progressive proposal for reshaping U.S. public education and disclosed that her signature wealth
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Investment Specialist, Team Denver Homes - RE/MAX Professionals.  getty There are two main schools of thought when it comes to real estate investment: diversification and specialization.  Investors who diversify don’t want to put all their eggs in one basket. They try to balance risk and reward by spreading out their investments across multiple property types or locations.
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Free Assembly Men’s Lifestyle Source: Walmart Walmart has made moves to try to build up its fashion credentials. It acquired popular brands like menswear retailer Bonobos. It tapped celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres and Sofía Vergara to inspire clothing collections. And it struck a deal with ThredUp, a secondhand seller of apparel, shoes and accessories, to offer higher-end brands on a budget.
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getty While the price of gold rose to new highs during the summer, you probably saw a number of ads recommending investing in gold through an IRA. You’re probably also aware that gold is a “collectible,” and that IRAs aren’t allowed to own collectibles. Both those thoughts are correct. Gold is a collectible, but there
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There’s growing concern among citizens all over the world about climate change, according to a new global poll. But respondents had very different attitudes to the level of urgency required to tackle the problem. Big majorities in poorer countries strongly agreed with tackling climate change with the same vigour as Covid-19. However in richer nations,
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Bill Gates CNBC Microsoft co-founder and global health philanthropist Bill Gates criticized the current state of the United States’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday, including slow turnaround times for tests. Gates told “Fox News Sunday” that the access to fast testing is still inadequate more than six months into the pandemic and that
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacts while giving a speech during a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman | Getty Images The 2020 presidential election could be a make it or break it moment for Social Security. The reason: Social Security’s funding, already on
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about what happens to benefits lost to the earnings test, filing for spousal benefits before full retirement age, available benefits with multiple exes and survivor benefits and the earnings test. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic
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