Month: July 2021

As people age, a top priority is remaining independent and healthy enough to keep living on their own. So what’s the financial pathway to making that happen? Through the years, most of us make financial mistakes that we recover from. But here, we want to talk about one big bungle many people make that does have lasting effects: spending money from their retirement accounts before they retire.  Sometimes, as we all know life happens, hardship hits, and you
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As lumber prices hit dramatic highs last Spring, homebuilders and developers held their breath, with many opting to delay construction on new projects until prices abated. The roller-coaster prices hit both large national entry-level builders and custom luxury home developers building on speculation. Lumber prices have since come back to earth—according to Fortune, lumber prices have
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The Internal Revenue Service is delivering a fourth round of special tax refunds this week to 1.5 million taxpayers who paid taxes on unemployment benefits when they filed their 2020 tax returns. For this round, the average refund is $1,686; direct deposit refunds started going out Wednesday, and paper checks today. Still waiting for your
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In this Photo illustration a World Health Organization(WHO) logo seen displayed on an Android phone. Avishek Das | Getty Images World Health Organization officials said they are still trying to understand why the delta variant is more transmissible and potentially makes people sicker than the original coronavirus strain. “We’re really trying to get a better
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Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend have sold an 8,520-square-foot home in Beverly Hills for $16.8 million. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion has been on the market for a year. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen sell their Beverly Hills home for $16.8 million Credit: Anthony Barcelo/Douglas Elliman Listing agent Marshall Peck of Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills,
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By Kerry Hannon, Next Avenue As employees inch their way back to the office, are employers acknowledging that caregiving for aging parents, spouses, partners and close relatives is a front and center concern for their workers? It looks like it. At the very least, based on my reporting talking with employers, workers and benefits professionals, the
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By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor A headline on Stanford University Business School’s Insights site caught my eye recently: “Workplace Equality for All! (Unless They’re Old).” The piece described fascinating research by NYU’s Michael North and Stanford’s Ashley Martin which found that workers who openly oppose racism and sexism were still prejudiced against older workers. As
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Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images The IRS began issuing another 1.5 million tax refunds this week to people who received unemployment benefits in 2020. That adds to the nearly 9 million refunds, worth about $10 billion, the agency sent since May. Funds delivered by direct deposit this week started hitting bank accounts on Wednesday, and
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MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor on Friday defended his enterprise software company’s debt-financed purchases of bitcoin, telling CNBC he sees buying the cryptocurrency right now as comparable to investing in Facebook in the social network’s early days. “We’ve got $2.2 billion of debt and we pay about 1.5% interest, and we have a very long time
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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced an extension of its moratorium on evictions for foreclosed borrowers and their occupants through September 30, and noted the expiration of the foreclosure moratorium on July 31, 2021. The extension is part of President Biden’s announcement on July 29 that federal agencies will use their authority to extend their respective eviction moratoria
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People exit the headquarters of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday it will require additional disclosures from Chinese companies seeking a listing on U.S. stock exchanges, following Beijing’s intensified crackdown on oversea share issuance. “In light of the
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Two types of early retirements have become more and more prominent through the pandemic recovery. Despite the number of job openings reaching the highest level since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the measure in 2006, labor force participation among those 55 or older continues to decline. This indicates that more people over the
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In this article QSR-CA Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, speaks during an interview with CNBC on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019. Brendan McDermid I Reuters Restaurant Brands International on Friday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street’s expectations, fueled in part by strong growth
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