Month: May 2021

Glenview, Ill.—The John O. Carr House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950, is now available for auction, with $1,200,000 as the suggested opening bid (not the asking price). The Wright-designed original entryway features pierced-concrete breeze blocks to allow for natural … [+] light penetration. Matara Media for Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty Wright-designed homes famously
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The pandemic has caused many people to assess their priorities, and if you are considering retiring earlier than originally planned, you aren’t alone. Whether your job has changed due to COVID and is no longer as appealing or you’d simply like more time to spend with family, leaving the workplace before age 65 may suddenly
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It is no secret that the IRS wants you to report your crypto gains. You can report crypto losses too, but the IRS cares less about that. The government still seems to think millions of transactions and dollars might still be unreported. You might think you won’t be caught, but the risks are growing. The
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R.Tsubin | Moment | Getty Images The Biden administration wants to get tougher on tax cheats — and cryptocurrency is an area of interest. Virtual currencies like bitcoin and ethereum, which are collectively valued around $2 trillion, offer investors a way to shield income from tax authorities. In that way, the crypto economy contributes to
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Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that the country’s Covid restrictions may be relaxed after June 13 if the situation improves. “Barring another super-spreader or big cluster, we should be on track to bring this outbreak under control,”
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In a recent case, a bankruptcy court had to consider whether to allow a debtor in a Chapter 13 plan to make voluntary contributions to her retirement plan.  This is an interesting and important issue, particularly for retirement planning and retirement preparedness. Indeed, saving in an employer-sponsored retirement plan with its attendant benefits—such as employer-matching
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Today’s column addresses questions about potential effects of having filed early, making sure your benefits are actually suspended even if a representative mistakenly says you can’t suspend them and potentially available benefits on an ex’s record. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning,
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In 2007, Donald Wexler, the late Mid-Century architect (a protegee of Richard Neutra and William Cody) who helped shape Palm Springs’ Modernism movement, designed a Hollywood Hills compound for his son, international photographer and director Glen Wexler. “Donald Wexler worked together with Glen, who wanted a very specific live-work space. That is what the design
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As Americans get older we can count on two things: more Americans will be cognitively impaired and losses to financial fraud will increase. According to a new Federal Trade Commission report,  the average loss due to financial fraud to people over 80 is the highest of any loss due to financial fraud of any other
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After four years of planning meetings, including over 100 community sessions, the multi-purpose campus for Google received unanimous approval this week from the San Jose City Council. The 80-acre site will bring 4,000 residential units plus 7.3 million square feet of office space. The office buildings are to provide space for an estimated 20,000 workers.
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For over 20 years, the American Institute of Architects has recognized projects that represent state-of-the-art learning environments. Schools, museums, community centers, libraries, nature centers and interpretive centers are evaluated for new projects that further the cause of design while they advance the goals of the institution. Selected projects must meet a host of criteria, including
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