Month: August 2020

paul mansfield photography | Moment | Getty Images It’s officially the last day to return that mandatory distribution out of your retirement account and trim your tax bill. The CARES Act, the coronavirus relief act that went into effect this spring, allowed retirement account holders to skip their required minimum distribution for this year. Those
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An active senior couple with helmets and ebikes standing outdoors on a road in nature. getty I’ll bet that 95% of all baby boomers living in single-family homes and condos have a bicycle or two hanging from the rafters of the garage or clinging to the back of a storage cage somewhere.  Most of them haven’t
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CRYPTIC: Restricted stock, restricted stock units, and restricted securities sound alike but are not … [+] the same. It’s important for employees to know which they have. getty Grants of restricted stock or restricted stock units (RSU) have become the equity compensation of choice for many public companies and some larger private companies. They may
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China’s five largest banks reported their biggest profit declines in at least a decade as they brace for further increases in bad loans in an economy weakened by the coronavirus pandemic. The five lenders — Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China and Bank of Communications —
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Having more tax-free retirement income is reason to celebrate Getty Whether tax rates are high or low, I will hear people complaining about the taxes they get to pay. Let’s be real; no one likes paying taxes. 2020 is an election year, and your vote could also affect your future tax bills. But with tax
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China on Monday announced that manufacturing activity expanded in the month of August as the country continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) for the month of August came in at 51.0 as compared to 51.1 in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. However, the pace of expansion missed
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We have outlined many factors that impact deferred variable annuity performance: rollup rates and the frequency of their vesting, as well as how long they are applied, step-ups and their frequency, whether rollups stack on step-ups, guaranteed withdrawal rates, death benefits, investment choices, allowed asset allocation and the range of investment offerings, use of volatility-managed
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about whether survivor benefits include delayed retirement credits (DRCs), potential effects of a public pension on spousal benefits, filing retroactively for Social Security retirement benefits and whether caring for parents might affect disability benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder
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