Couple celebrating with sparklers at the beach Getty If you’ve been holding the Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund (RQI)—a fund I wrote about a lot in 2019—you’ve done very well indeed. RQI has dominated, with its market-price return surging 51.9%, including gains and dividends, since the start of 2019. So today we’re going
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Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about filing a restricted application for spousal benefits only after filing for and suspending a retirement benefit, effects of low income before filing, survivor’s benefits, conflating filing and suspending with restricted applications and the earnings test. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and
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photo: Getty The American economy enjoyed record expansion for the past decade, but robust growth has not extended to many of the country’s economically distressed communities. The bipartisan opportunity zone (OZ) program is a creative solution to bridge that gap by encouraging long-term private investment in these areas. This influx of capital will fuel economic
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer advises that investors refrain from panicking about how U.S.-Iran tensions may impact the market and to look for potential buying opportunities in the coming days. The “Mad Money” host takes a look back at the top components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 to project what’s to come in
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Ponte de Lima, Portugal THEGIFT777 | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images Didn’t save enough for retirement? One solution: Spend your golden years in a country where life is less expensive than it is in the U.S. More Americans are doing just that. The number of retirees who are collecting Social Security abroad rose 40%, to
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Getty Thinking of retiring abroad in 2020? Have you seen these headlines in recent months? “Death Toll in Chile Protests Since October Rises to 27,” “Nicaragua Has a Simple Message for Protesters: Don’t,” “Thousands Flee to Shore as Australia Fires Turn Skies Blood Red,” “Hong Kong Protesters Return to Streets as New Year Begins,” “Strike
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Getty Getty These are literally the 5 worst ways to pay off student loans. Here’s what you need to know – and what to do about it. 1. Pay only the minimum payment What’s wrong with only paying the minimum payment? After all, that’s your obligation, right? Remember: interest is always accruing on your principal
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