Crises tend to prompt revisionist thinking. The health and economic emergency known as the Covid-19 pandemic has been no exception to that rule. The coronavirus appears to have sparked a reassessment of what is truly important in living environments. That phenomenon is seen in buyers’ and renters’ new quest for open spaces, flexible layouts and
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Oliver Rossi | DigitalVision | Getty Images Many American parents are financially supporting their adult children at the expense of their own financial wellness. Almost half, or 45%, of parents with adult offspring have given their children money during the coronavirus pandemic and of those 79% said the funds would have otherwise gone towards their
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If you live in California, you likely know it is one of the highest-taxed states when it comes to income taxes; there is some good news for those worried about estate taxes. California is part of the 38 states that don’t impose their own estate tax. Keep in mind; this does not necessarily mean that
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Rules of thumb are common in financial literature. Who can disagree with “buy low, sell high” or “decrease your risk exposure by diversifying your portfolio”? Author and retirement planner Dana Anspach, CFP®, RMA®, observes that these kinds of rules of thumb can be useful to point the way, but beyond that, may lose their value. In
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In the latest episode of Tax Notes Talk, enrolled agents Eva Rosenberg and Jeffrey Schneider share their experiences on communicating with the IRS during the coronavirus pandemic and how the agency can improve.  The post has been edited for length and clarity. William Hoffman: Welcome, Eva, and welcome, Jeffrey. Today, we’re talking about how tax professionals are dealing with
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Traders working at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), today, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Tuesday following a session defined by major weakness in technology stocks. Dow futures rose just 12 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.05% and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.05%. In after-hours
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Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk says businesses should begin to innovate in this time of crisis by thinking outside of current strategies and concepts that have always been available. Mary Stevens | CNBC As more of the country gets vaccinated and stores continue to reopen and operate under less Covid restrictions, small business owners are poised
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