Partner at Peak State Ventures and Co-Founder of 42Floors. Investing in entrepreneurs changing the world.  When I started 42Floors in 2011, I just wanted to make the best commercial real estate search engine. The nascent real estate startup industry, now referred to as “proptech” (property technology), was tiny. Most people told me that real estate was a horrible
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Today’s column addresses questions about eligibility for spousal benefits, what being born after 1/1/1954 means for spousal benefit eligibility and working while receiving disability benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry answers here. Have Social Security questions
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Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite | Pool | Reuters Dr. Anthony Fauci defended the Food and Drug Administration panel’s decision to
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svetikd | E+ | Getty Images Millions of American families with kids have received three monthly payments since July totaling $45 billion through the new enhanced child tax credit. There’s a limited amount of time for families with eligible children to sign up if they didn’t get the checks automatically, likely because they don’t traditionally
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An Amazon worker delivers packages amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Denver, Colorado, April 22, 2020. Kevin Mohatt | Reuters Though the markets are off from their highs, analysts believe that several companies still have room to grow. Innovations in point-of-sale technology, acquisitions of buy now, pay later firms, and trend shifts to cloud-computing
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk poses with the crew before launch on September 15, 2021. John Kraus / Inspiration4 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk helped achieve the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraising goal of the Inspiration4 spaceflight, just hours after his company returned the crew from orbit. The main goal of the Inspiration4 mission, which launched
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For some fortunate older adults, 2020 and 2021 have proved to be financial boon years. They spent less than in normal years because they weren’t traveling, weren’t eating out, weren’t paying for theater tickets and expensive excursions, and those who are invested in the stock market have seen their portfolios soar. However, the stay-at-home years
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This month, Village Properties marks its 25th Anniversary as Santa Barbara’s leading locally-owned independent brokerage. It’s been an upward trajectory for the company since it was founded in 1996. As of August 2021, Village properties has sold $1.8 billion worth of real estate across 12,000 transactions. Last year, the brokerage held a 16% market share. That’s quite
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to members of the media after meeting students at Melrose Leadership Academy during a school visit in Oakland, California on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom has called his decisive victory in this week’s recall election
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U.S. President Joe Biden departs after delivering an update on his administration’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, June 2, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters A key part of President Joe Biden‘s plan to combat Covid is in jeopardy as a Food
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Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, attends a panel discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting in New York, September 29, 2015. Brendan McDermid | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – A former Theranos scientist testified Friday that Elizabeth Holmes pressured her to validate blood test results from the company’s Edison machine to speed up a
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An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday resoundingly rejected a plan to administer booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine to the general public, saying they needed more data. The panel, however, could still clear the shots for older populations. Scientists continued debating the need for a third dose of the
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Billionaire Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies, during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images Billionaire Peter Thiel and others with huge retirement account balances are in lawmakers’ crosshairs. House Democrats unveiled a tax package on Monday that would force distributions from one’s nest
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LifestyleVisuals | E+ | Getty Images Many older Americans worry about rising medical expenses, and those who may benefit most from a tax-friendly health savings account are the least likely to have one.  That’s according to a report from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, which surveyed Americans ages 50 to 80 about health expenses and savings. 
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