Today’s column addresses questions about how taking early retirement benefits would affect survivor’s benefits taken later, when spousal benefits can be available and how divorced spousal benefits are calculated. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc, which markets Maximize My Social Security
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In this article PEP Cases of Pepsi are shown for sale at a store in Carlsbad, California, April 22, 2017. Mike Blake | Reuters PepsiCo on Thursday reported quarterly earnings that topped analyst estimates as consumers maintained their pandemic snacking habits. Shares of the company rose less than 1% in premarket trading. Here’s what the company reported
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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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Florida’s Barrier Islands have a wealth of attributes – waterfront, abundant views and a tropical paradise vibe.  This palatial Georgian estate graces 160 feet of Intracoastal Waterway on private Gem Island in the John’s Island community of Indian River Shores. The 11,758-square-foot home lies on the 1,650-acre John’s Island, a waterway envisioned half a …
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Jane Fraser, chief executive officer for Latin American at Citigroup Inc., speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Monday, April 29, 2019. Kyle Grillot | Bloomberg via Getty Images Citigroup is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings before the opening bell Thursday.Here’s what Wall Street expects: Earnings: $2.60 a share,
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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said Thursday he’s optimistic about financial markets as the economy attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “I am incredibly bullish on the markets,” Fink said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” while adding he shares long-term concerns about the implications of government deficits. “Is that a worry for me
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When it comes to taxes, the good news is that we all have until May 17th to file and pay our federal income taxes. (Your state income tax deadline may be a different story.) Parents can also qualify for the higher child tax credit. The bad news is there isn’t much you can really do
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Is “deal or no deal” a popular refrain from a successful game show or is it the voice of real estate investors who are growing concerned about the potential repeal of Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code?   A recent read of the Biden/Harris tax plan reveals a $4 trillion tax hike, and one
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