Month: October 2022

Lauren Bates | Moment | Getty Images If history is a guide, insurance claims for unexplained disappearances will jump this Halloween. Renters and homeowners insurance claims related to a “mysterious disappearance” increased by 5% on Halloween and 3% on Mischief Night, which is the night before Halloween, according to Travelers Insurance claims data from 2011
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Gene Blevins | Reuters The jackpot for Powerball’s Monday night drawing is a whopping $1 billion. Sort of, anyway. The advertised number represents the pretax amount you’d get if you were to receive your windfall as an annuity spread over three decades. Yet most jackpot winners choose the upfront one-time cash payment — which, for
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The current investment climate in the United States is volatile. The Bureau of Economic Analysis’s third-quarter GDP readings, while positive, reveal a lackluster performance by the U.S. economy. Inflation is high, and the financial markets remain unpredictable. Recession is on everyone’s minds, and experts from Fannie Mae to Freddie Mac are predicting downturns. In times
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Michael H | Digitalvision | Getty Images The fear of missing out, or FOMO, can be a powerful psychological force — and it may lead unwary investors to lose bundles of money, according to financial advisors. A group of British psychologists defined FOMO as a fear “that others might be having rewarding experiences from which
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Florida is notorious for how volatile its housing market can be. During the housing bubble and subsequent crash of the late 2000s, Florida was one of the hardest hit states. Many Florida housing markets are notable for their heavy ownership by foreign investors. What’s more, Florida has a high rate of wealth inequality, creating a
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In this article BTC.CM= Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin are seen in this illustration, August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Bitcoin’s lack of volatility lately isn’t a bad thing and could actually point to signs of a “bottoming out” in prices, analysts and investors told CNBC. Digital
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Fg Trade | E+ | Getty Images A key federal program providing benefits to elderly, blind and disabled people — Supplemental Security Income — is turning 50 years old. The program, which currently serves nearly 8 million beneficiaries, was created by legislation signed by President Richard Nixon on Oct. 30, 1972. But even as Supplemental
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Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about how spousal benefit amounts are calculated, whether previous COLAs can increase spousal benefit rates and when spousal benefits can be higher than retirement benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry
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