Financial matters cause stress to almost everyone. Some have a healthy anxiety around money matters that helps them make smart financial decisions, while for others that stress can lead to bad financial choices. If investors really want to safeguard or drive gains with those financial portfolios, it’s key to pay attention to how stress caused
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When you’re a young adult searching for or working in your first full-time job, retirement is likely a distant thought. However, creating good habits early can significantly affect how and when you are able to retire. As you begin your career, it’s important to consider all of your compensation benefits—not just your salary. Employer-sponsored retirement
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(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) According to a report compiled by Allianz Global Assistance, only 52 percent of Americans say they’re confident that autonomous driving technology will develop safely enough to consider trading their conventional vehicles for self-driving ones. General Motors has reportedly put on hold plans to begin testing autonomous vehicles in New York City because Mayor
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Getty Royalty-free Having made a strong pitch recently for doing a phased retirement (“How Much Longer Will You Work?”), I want to expand that idea to a more creative realm. As Kerry Hannon pointed out, formal phased retirement programs are still rare (though everyone admits they are what’s needed).  So, what are your options if you
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Source: AdobeStock.com That could destroy 60/40 portfolios in the years ahead My biggest pet peeve as a professional investor is watching “urban investment legends” develop over time, flourish, and then wreck the wealth of people who are lulled into complacency by them.  One such legend is that the S&P 500 Index always produces excellent long-term
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Facebook‘s stock would rise if Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg resigned or was ousted, CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued on Monday. Cramer was discussing a new report in the Wall Street Journal, which described Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as causing “unprecedented turmoil” at the social network amid scrutiny over its Cambridge Analytica scandal and
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Locals walk to work in Antigua, Guatemala, and Agua volcano looms behind Santa Catalina Arch, a landmark in this Spanish colonial town & UNESCO World Heritage Site.Getty When it comes time to pick a retirement spot, the majority of Americans end up staying put, or moving within their own state. (See The Best Places To
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When creating trusts, parents are faced with tough decisions about how to leave their assets to their children. While each person needs to consider their own situation and unique children, there are a few general issues that everyone should consider. Assets of minor children should always be held in trust. You do not want children under 18
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Overlooking the James River and the Blue Ridge, Forest Oaks started as a Federal manse that grew into an 11,000 square foot mansion.Photo courtesy Forest Oaks If you think that big old houses have to be notorious money pits, you have not met Cliff DeVito and Chris Walker. At Forest Oaks, their magnificent brick manor
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