Month: September 2019

null Getty Last week, I promoted, in contrast to Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security plan, a basic retirement income. That’s not a pipe dream. In various other developed countries, it’s a perfectly normal way to provide Social Security benefits. So let’s take some examples from the world of state retirement systems outside the United States, drawing
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Having a 401k is great, but I know something even better that will give you much better returns. In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about why investing in real estate is so much better just putting your money in a 401k. Check it out! 00:37 Have you watched the movie Dumb and Dumber? 01:15
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Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron. Adam Jeffery | CNBC The attack against Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities is a wake-up call to dangers in the oil market, according to Chevron CEO Michael Wirth. “Perhaps the market had grown a little bit comfortable with risks that we never became comfortable with,” Wirth told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Monday. “These
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The way people are living, and traveling has fundamentally changed and the lines between apartments and hotels have blurred. Guests and renters are no longer constrained by a market flooded with watered-down options and brands dictating the experience.  Today, renters and travelers have nearly endless options, catering to any experience they seek.    I recently
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The IRS has announced a global settlement of cases involving abusive 831(b) captive insurance schemes, which announcement (IR-2019-157) is hyperlinked here and at the bottom of this article and is well worth reading in full, down to the last period in the Appendix. According to the announcement, “The settlement requires substantial concession of the income
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Gentrification, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is “the transformation of neighborhoods from low value to high value.” So, does that mean a low-value neighborhood is being invaded by high-value development? Well, hold on a minute — don’t we need change and investment in the low-value areas? Isn’t that what opportunity zones
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Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq after drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities. AFP | Getty Images The attacks on critical oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend will “effectively” wipe out the world’s spare oil capacity, an expert from S&P Global Platts said on Monday. Drone strikes attacked
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River View Ranch is being sold as a turnkey operation. Summit Sotheby’s International Realty Anyone with $45 million could buy a sprawling ranch in northern Utah that stretches across four counties. Once home to Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies fame, the property on more than 200,683 acres is being sold as a turnkey operation
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Last Saturday’s sophisticated attacks in heavily guarded ARAMCO’s facilities by Houthi insurgents change the game for the oil market, and for ARAMCO’ Initial Public Offering (IPO). That’s according to Athens-based oil analyst Theophanis Matsopoulos. For the oil market, Matsopoulos sees disruption in oil supplies and rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Israel on the one
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