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 potential effects of dropping Medicare Part B, the calculation of widow(er)’s benefits, the availability of spousal benefits and moving between spousal and retirement benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is the founder and
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Trials can be seesaws of emotion. In August, jurors awarded $289 million to a man they say got cancer from Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller. Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson was awarded $39 million in compensatory damages, and $250 million in punitive damages. Monsanto cried foul. And shortly thereafter, it looked as if the Judge might throw out the verdict entirely.In
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the addition of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to its Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative. Launched in July of this year, STRIDES aims to partner with and harness the power of commercial cloud computing for NIH biomedical researchers and make high-value
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Wall Street veteran Jim Paulsen doesn’t think the market is necessarily done heading lower. For one, he thinks valuations are high. Plus, there hasn’t been any real fear in the recent sell-offs. “It’s always been really controlled and kind of calm throughout,” the chief investment strategist at The Leuthold Group said Tuesday on “Closing Bell.”
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Getty photo of parking lot Last Friday, the IRS published its first set of proposed regulations for Opportunity Zones, a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), that created an attractive set of tax incentives intended to encourage investments in economically-distressed communities. Earlier this year, Treasury approved roughly 8700 economically-diverse Zones, covering 12
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 23: A man walks past advertisements for the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery hanging on a window of the New York Lottery Customer Service Center, October 23, 2018 in New York City. The $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize to be drawn Tuesday night is set to be the largest lottery
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“Strength in numbers” doesn’t apply to Tuesday’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Experts say problems can stem from joining an office pool. The odds of winning the headliner prize stand at 1 in 302,575,350. Joining forces with coworkers only marginally increases your chances, and can create logistical and legal headaches should you be lucky enough
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Jonathan Miller is President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., an independent residential real estate appraisal practice and consulting company, which he co-founded in 1986. He’s also the co-founder of Miller Cicero, LLC, a commercial real estate appraisal and advisory firm. Both companies are based in Manhattan. In addition to appraisals, Miller Samuel publishes what
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Owners of a premier office building on State House Square in Hartford, Conn., used $8.3 million in C-PACE funds to upgrade the HVAC system, achieving significant operating savings.CleanFund Commercial real estate investors looking for financing to enhance sustainability and add value to their properties may want to become more familiar with Commercial Property Assessed Clean
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First comes the shock of the diagnosis. Then comes the financial insult. Molly MacDonald, founder and executive director of The Pink Fund, knows — firsthand — how a serious illness can wreck your financial life. In 2006, MacDonald established the non-profit, which provides short-term financial assistance during breast cancer treatment, because of the financial fallout
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With no Powerball winner, the Mega Millions jackpot is an astounding $1.6B. Yes, BILLIONS. These world record astonishing numbers seem even more likely to brew big potential liabilities. Of course, everyone should know that taxes on winning tickets are an unavoidable downside. But who wouldn’t want this tax problem? Even after taxes, there’s lots left over, right? First there is the
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Philadelphia, United States – March 13, 2011: Many Mega Millions lottery tickets and one dollar bills. Mega Millions is Americas biggest jackpot game. It is held in 42 states and has jackpots starting at $12 million. California lottery players came very close to winning the $1 billion jackpot drawing last Friday night. Someone in Morgan Hill purchased a Mega Millions
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