So it seems that I hit the one-year mark of my writing on retirement at this platform, and have still not managed to address some of the topics I wanted to discuss, in particular, questions of what pensions look like abroad and what we can learn from them.  But right now I find myself thinking
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VadimGuzhva I work with many business owners and by far, the most commonly asked question I get is, “Can I deduct that as a business expense?” As with all good tax law questions, it depends on a lot of factors — the type of expense, the type of business that you have and whether you
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111 West 57th StreetHayes Davidson The building where Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have listed their condo for $17 million is considered the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, but it has some strong competition for the title when compared to this nearly-topped out supertall at 111 West 57th Street. This one will rise to 1,428
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Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said on Sunday that Moscow and Washington are more interested in “muscle flexing” than improving their relationship. Asked whether he has hopes of thawing tensions between Russia and the West while economic sanctions are in place, Deripaska replied: “The way I see it,
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Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger, prompting labor union concerns about possible job losses and questions from analysts about the merits of a combination. Germany’s two largest banks issued short statements following separate meetings of their management boards, a person with knowledge of the matter said, indicating
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Economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan is warning investors they could get scorched by one of 2019’s most popular groups. Achuthan believes the semiconductor rally is showing signs of breaking down, and he’s blaming shipment demand. “Collapse comes to mind when you look at global demand for semiconductor chips,” he said Friday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” Achuthan,
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Getty The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new twist on the old IRS impersonation phone scam. In this version of the scam, criminals try to convince taxpayers that they are calling from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). The TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Its missions is to
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Actors Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway attend a special screening of “Serenity” at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Overlooking Central Park from high above 5th Avenue is this 7,750 square-foot apartment spread over
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With no one hitting all winning numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, the top prize has jumped above the half-billion-dollar mark. Now at a whopping $550 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, the jackpot has been growing for more than two months of twice-weekly drawings. And while the odds are stacked against players winning it —
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Photocredit: © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP The next week is the week after option expiration. The S&P 500 has historically declined in such weeks in March , especially if the week follows a triple-witching expiration. The average loss from 1985 has been
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