Financial Services

admin March 20, 2019

Getty Images A Texas neighborhood: looking for a broader way to invest in real estate than just buying individual houses? The rent is too damn high and there aren’t any houses to buy, but all is not lost. Thanks to a new exchange-traded fund, investors may soon be able to profit from the housing […]

admin March 19, 2019

A bullish “golden cross” pattern is set to appear in the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s chart, to suggest a new longer-term uptrend has begun, exactly three months after the opposite “death cross” warned of a downtrend. A ‘golden cross’ chart pattern occurs when the 50-day moving average (DMA), viewed by many as a shorter-term trend […]

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 […]