Month: February 2021

Seoul’s luxury housing market continues to expand getty Sotheby’s International Realty is long known as a blue-chip brand. Founded in 1976 by the famed Sotheby’s Auction House. In 2020, the brand announced new offices in seven countries, six of which marked the first time a Sotheby’s International Realty office opened in the region. Most of these deals
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When it comes to retirement income planning, taxes are an important but often overlooked factor. Pre-retirees tend to assume their tax bracket will decrease after they leave the workforce and don’t realize they could lose 25%–30% or more of their retirement income to taxes. Having a lower marginal tax bracket in retirement used to be
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In a recent bankruptcy case, the court considered whether the recapture (repayment) obligation of the first-time homebuyer credit is a “tax” as applied to the non-discharge provisions of the bankruptcy code. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 provided a tax credit for first-time homebuyers. The credit, which was for certain purchases between 2008
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Ask Larry Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether divorced spousal benefits could reduce other benefits including childhood disability benefits (CDBs), how long a reconsideration request might be expected to take and whether survivor benefits might be affected by the WEP or GPO. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston
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Regulators and law enforcement are looking into flagrantly illegal “side letter” agreements which … [+] pay private equity investors aware of fraud to not tell unsuspecting others. getty While mutual fund investors are assured equal treatment under the federal securities laws, private equity funds are the Wild West—industry practice is to grant certain investors secret
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Laura Crovo still has some lingering Covid symptoms, despite having contracted the virus last April. It’s been 10 months since Laura Crovo has felt entirely normal. Since testing positive for Covid last April, the 41-year-old Marylander has yet to shake off all of her symptoms. And on top of battling them — mostly a racing
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Wall Street sign inscription as seen on various buildings, Wall St address, Downtown in lower … [+] Manhattan is a significant road and area district for the American, the global economy, banking system, markets etc with headquarters of companies and financial institutions located there like the New York Stock Exchange NYSE. New York City, USA
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Protective face mask and tax income documents for 2020. Concept for personal finances during … [+] Coronavirus pandemic getty Divorced and never married co-parents have the chance to pick up an extra $1,100 per dependent child when they file their 2020 returns. It requires trust, cooperation and running multiple versions of their 2020 returns. It is probably
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the United States a third tool to fight the pandemic as highly contagious variants start to take root across the country. The FDA’s emergency use authorization Saturday kickstarts the federal government’s plan to distribute nearly 4 million doses of
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Decorating your first apartment? Here’s everything you need to know. Sidekix Media on Unsplash Buying furniture for a first apartment or home can feel stressful because it involves a great amount of decision-making. It’s also a challenge because there are so many major purchases to make, often with a budget in mind. And while it’s
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United Airlines passengers wait in the boarding area for their flights at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. Robert Alexander | Getty Images United Airlines‘ latest ski destinations will be accessible by bus. The Chicago-based airline on March 11 will start offering three-times-a-day bus service from its Denver International Airport hub to Breckenridge, Colorado and
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Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Warren Buffett, the 90-year-old “Oracle of Omaha,” remains a firm believer in the American dream, saying in his closely watched annual shareholder letter to “never bet against America.” “In its brief 232 years of existence … there has been no
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Al Drago | Getty Images News | Getty Images Unemployment benefits extended Those programs include Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for self-employed, gig and other workers who don’t qualify for state-level assistance; and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which pays extra weeks of state benefits to the long-term unemployed. The bill would offer PUA recipients a maximum 74
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A sign outside of a facility occupied by TreeHouse Foods in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Kristoffer Tripplaar | SIPA USA | AP Company: TreeHouse Foods Inc. (THS) TreeHouse Foods Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois manufactures consumer packaged food and beverages, including a range of shelf-stable, refrigerated, fresh and frozen products. Its product categories include beverages, salad
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An insurance policy might pay for fire damage, but it’s not so simple if the property is under … [+] contract. RANJAN SAMARAKONE Commercial real estate documents need to deal with all kinds of hypothetical eventualities, so that if some possible risk actually hits, the parties know what will happen. In a perfect commercial real
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