Month: May 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2019. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Federal Reserve officials speaking at a policy conference may get a lot more attention than usual in the week ahead after President Donald Trump’s latest tariff
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Unhappy aged lady showing thumbs-down gesture, unhappy with state government Getty The new 401k/IRA modification rules that have passed the House of Representatives and are now being taken up by the Senate will provide a number of improvements and simplification for high net worth taxpayers, while also taking away the ability to “stretch out” distributions
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Government Pension Liabilities May Total $5.2 Trillion Nationwide Texas Public Policy Foundation, Pension Tracker Pension Tracker, a project of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research led by former California State Assemblyman Joe Nation, Ph.D., is out with its updated assessment of the nation’s unfunded state and local government pension fund liabilities. It’s not a
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FIRE acronym – financial independence, retire early, handwriting on a napkin with a cup of coffee Getty The so-called FIRE movement (Financial Independence/Retire Early) has recently gained attention for offering people a blueprint for retiring early. FIRE practitioners keep their spending as low as possible (this varies from limiting spending to extreme frugality depending on
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In the 45 years since Congress passed the landmark Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, there have been unfortunate changes to the nation’s retirement system that make it difficult for working families to prepare for retirement. Research indicates that one key change – replacing defined benefit (DB) pension plans with defined contribution (DC)
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Getty Last year, after pushback from taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) promised to revisit form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. The IRS issued a statement confirming that “the Treasury Department and the IRS will incorporate important changes into a new version of the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020.”
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Corona beer, owned by Constellation Brands. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Friday: Constellation Brands, Calavo Growers, Chipotle Mexican Grill — Shares of the Corona and Modelo beer marker fell more than 6% as investors worried tariffs on Mexican goods would increase Constellation Brands’ import costs. Calavo Growers and Chipotle, meanwhile fell
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Union Pacific cargo train with multiple box cars approaching the camera as it prepares to cross a level railroad crossing near Jamestown, California, December 17, 2017. Smith Collection/Gado | Archive Photos | Getty Images A number of American companies could see their sales decline if trade relations between the United States and Mexico deteriorate as a
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As the nation’s heartland endures heavy rainfall, catastrophic flooding and deadly tornadoes, homeowners elsewhere shouldn’t assume they are out of harm’s way. Now is the time to evaluate any risk for potential summer storm damage. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. And although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts
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The economic relationship between the United States and China needs to change, Tony Ressler, a billionaire veteran of Wall Street, said Friday. “The Trump administration is making some very important points about how we do business with China,” said Ressler, co-founder of private equity giants Apollo Global Management and Ares Management. President Donald Trump, through
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