World travel, both for business and pleasure, is on the rise again and with it the risk exposures for travelers. Liabilities and risks that most people typically cover with a typical homeowner’s policy or travel benefits from their credit card companies are multiplied when traveling the globe.
Your student is planning on following in your footsteps and will be receiving that admissions letter of acceptance sooner than you think.
Without fail as Tax Day approaches every year, the mind whirls while you check boxes and fill in numbers about everything you could have, should have, would have done to save more money on taxes. Could you have saved more? Invested better? Been smarter at charitable giving? Probably.
Answer this riddle: what’s the one thing that will eventually happen to everyone, but generally, no one wants to discuss? Death is a subject that immediately conjures up all sorts of emotions because, let’s be honest, the absence of being IS emotional. But, death is also cause for practicality.
As the saying goes there are two things that are inevitable: death and taxes. And, out of those two sure things, you can only really plan for your taxes. It should be no surprise when tax season surely and steadily rolls around again, yet every year there are plenty of individuals who file for a tax extension (in 2014 there were approximately 12 million Americans who did so).
One of the most important tenets of investing for retirement is to diversify broadly for the long-term returns in your portfolio. However, for a better outcome in generating additional retirement income, special attention needs to be given to achieving optimal tax diversification.
Due to the ambitious stimulus program enacted by the Fed back in 2008, Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) led to an incredible amount of liquidity in the financial markets.
When the Fed does finally decide on increasing rates, it will do so with the largest balance sheet ever amassed. As of April 30th, the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet exceeded $4.47 trillion.
As the U.S. population grows, so does the influx of foreign-born workers seeking and willing to work throughout the country. As released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May, there were 25.7 million foreign-born persons in the U.S. labor force in 2014, comprising 16.5% of the total national labor force.