Wealth

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), addresses the media during a news conference following the meeting of the governing council of the ECB in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on December 12, 2019. Daniel Roland | AFP | Getty Images Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, paid tribute to
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So-called bucket list destinations come with big expectations — and often big crowds too. While overtourism can ruin many a holiday destination, it’s not the only reason vacations miss the mark. Here, travel writers who contribute to CNBC’s Global Traveler share the worst disappointments of their professional careers. Stonehenge, UK “Although I may have my
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New Orleans Saints safety and two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins says despite making more than $70 million in salary and bonuses throughout his 12-year NFL career, he’s pretty thrifty. “I’m usually a frugal person,” Jenkins tells CNBC Make It. “I don’t blow my money too much. I’m probably more of a saver.” Jenkins, 33,
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As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood amid the backdrop of the Great Recession and the Covid-19 pandemic, student loans, stagnant wages and rising costs of living. Five years ago, older millennials were 40%
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In anticipation of the market debut of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, bitcoin hit a record high of over $64,000 Wednesday morning, according to data from Coin Metrics, although it settled at around $62,000 by 4:45 p.m. EST. But billionaire investor Mark Cuban doesn’t think this surge will be the peak for bitcoin. “It’s not inconceivable that the number
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In his final letter to shareholders on Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos felt “compelled” to leave readers with a last piece of advice: Keep your “distinctiveness.” “We all know that distinctiveness – originality – is valuable,” Bezos wrote. “We are all taught to ‘be yourself.’ What I’m really asking you to do is to embrace and be
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24K-Production | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Tax evasion using cryptocurrencies is “replicating” with nonfungible tokens and other new crypto-related products, according to the IRS Commissioner. In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said the U.S. fails to collect as much as $1 trillion in taxes owed each year —
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Billionaire bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz said Wednesday that the cryptocurrency industry remains in its early days, as he predicted the wealth it generates will continue to proliferate in the years ahead. “Right now, total crypto wealth is roughly $2 trillion, so that’s one half of 1% of all wealth,” Novogratz said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
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Traveling abroad is getting less complicated for vaccinated travelers.   A growing list of countries is reducing or eliminating quarantine and Covid-19 testing requirements for those who have been fully vaccinated, while keeping restrictions in place for those who haven’t. Where vaccines are easing travel restrictions Barbados announced this week that quarantine requirements for vaccinated
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