Month: August 2019

Casino operators are increasingly turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to compensate for slowed growth, forcing them to re-evaluate their real estate. In the most recent example of consolidation, Eldorado Resorts recently agreed to pay US$17.3 billion to acquire larger rival Caesars Entertainment Corp. and create the largest U.S. casino operator by venue count. As
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Hero Images | Getty Images This isn’t your mother’s or grandmother’s retirement. If you’re a woman in your 50s, the chances are greater than ever that you’re not married, either because you’re divorced or because you’ve never walked down the aisle. That’s according to a recent study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston
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WASHINGTON, DC, 2019/07/31: Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services speaks during the Heritage Foundation’s event. (photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images President Trump’s Medicare chief, Seema Verma, may have signaled the beginning of the end of Medicare’s three-day rule—the requirement
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Are abandoned properties worth investing in? I’ve been investing in real estate for many years now and I’ve tried my hand at abandoned properties as well. There are some good sides to it and there are bad ones. Watch on to learn more about what I can tell you about purchasing abandoned properties. 00:27 Why
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses filing and suspending versus simply delaying filing, how married couples might sequence benefit applications, early retirement benefits before spousal benefits, and how to understand and respond to negative decisions
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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are great potential fits for any modern retirement portfolio. With interest rates ticking down from 2% to 1% and, perhaps, eventually 0%, these generous dividend payers are benefitting big time. REIT stocks tend to yield twice as much as regular ol’ stocks. They collect rent and pay it directly to
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A Porsche that was expected to sell for over $20 million flopped on the auction block Saturday night, after the sale was thrown into disarray by a technical error. The car, a 1939 Porsche “Type 64” that was already facing controversy in the collecting world, hit the auction block Saturday night at RM Sotheby’s in
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In this video John chauffeurs you through mobile home park after park to give you perspective and teach you the differences between: 5-star mobile home park VS. 4-star mobile home parks VS. 3-star mobile home parks VS. 2-star mobile home parks VS. 1-star mobile home parks. Learn how and when this mobile home star rating
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Credit: Getty Royalty Free Getty Even though you may be retired, the tax man is ready to take a slice of your Social Security and retirement fund payouts. How can you minimize his cut? Stephen Nelson, a wealth manager at Aldrich Wealth in Carlsbad, Calif., has some very good advice here: Larry Light: With boomers
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Back to school is an increasingly costly time of year, particularly for families with college-bound children. A college education is now the second-largest expense an individual is likely to make in a lifetime — right after purchasing a home. Tuition and fees for a four-year private college averaged $35,830 in 2018-19; at four-year, in-state public
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