admin March 18, 2019

IRS The new postcard-sized Form 1040. We know it doesn’t sound like fun. But trust us. A little advance planning will almost always help you reduce the taxes you owe. Here are some maneuvers that are especially useful come year’s end. Manipulate your income The most basic form of year-end planning involves pushing tax […]

admin March 16, 2019

My colleagues just published a review of recent research on the impact of three risks that households face at older ages. These late-life risks include: 1) high out-of-pocket medical costs; 2) cognitive decline; and 3) widowhood. The takeaway from the research is that, so far, these risks have affected only a few households severely. In […]

admin March 16, 2019

Major global markets are enjoying a boomlet in the first three months of 2019, underpinned at least in part by central banks of developed countries that have expressed reluctance to unwind easy-money monetary policies that have become a feature of global economies in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Indeed, the Stoxx Europe 600 […]