If You Want Your Grandchildren to Inherit Some of Your Money by: Glen Ruffenach of the WSJ

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Why Is It So Cool to Be Gloomy? by: Matt Ridley of the WSJ

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Has the percentage of the world population that lives in extreme poverty almost doubled, almost halved or stayed the same over the past 20 years? When the Swedish statistician and public health expert Hans Rosling began asking people that question in 2013, he was astounded by their responses. Only 5% of 1,005 Americans got the […]

What’s a QCD- and Why Taxpayers Need to Know the Answer Now by Glenn RUffenach of the WSJ

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What’s a QCD—and Why Taxpayers Need to Know the Answer Now

Thanks to tax-law changes, qualified charitable distributions are more attractive than ever for IRA holders

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Glenn Ruffenach

Sept. 23, 2018 10:02 p.m. ET

Older adults who donate to charities—and don’t like taxes—need to get very familiar, very quickly, with qualified charitable distributions.

That’s the advice financial planners are giving […]

Charitable Donation Options After Tax Reform by Paragon Accounting

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Francis Bacon once said, “With charity there is no excess” – a powerful statement that the IRS would amend to add, “but with limitations.” When it comes to charitable donations, you are allowed to deduct 50% of your charitable donations only as an itemized deduction. However, with the recent implementation of the Tax Cuts and […]

Misconceptions About Health Care Costs in Retirement by Rachel Hartman of US News and World Report

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While many Americans are aware that health care expenses will be significant during retirement, it can be tough to decipher exact amounts to set aside for medical treatment. Four out of five workers have not calculated how much they will need for health costs in retirement, according to a 2018 Employee Benefit Research Institute and […]

Here’s How much you need to save each month to be a millionaire in 15 years

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The World Isn’t as Bad as Your Wired Brain Tells You by Christopher Mims of the WSJ

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Magnified by the internet’s algorithms, our primitive biases make our fears go viral

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Christopher Mims

Aug. 31, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET

Ever wonder why people’s perception of the incidence of crime, terrorism, kidnapping and other violent acts is often much higher than the reality? Why the U.S. is becoming a low-trust society? Why Americans are collectively in a […]

Your Kids Could Lower Your Tax Bill Like Never Before

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Your Kids Could Lower Your Tax Bill Like Never Before

There’s a new tax break for many parents, but it ends when college expenses are approaching

 

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Laura Saunders

Aug. 31, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET

Thanks to the new tax law, millions of American families will begin getting a $2,000-per-child break on their taxes—right up to when college […]

When to Ignore the Crowd and Shun a Roth IRA by Laura Saunders of the WSJ

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‘Stealth’ taxes and financial aid implications are among the factors savers should consider when switching accounts

No, Stocks Aren’t Cheap, but Don’t Act Rashly by: Jason Zweig of the WSJ

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What long-term investors should do amid hazards that might make the stock market crash

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