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Getty Images Saving for retirement is crucial. Yet trying to figure out the best retirement plan may leave many people confused. You may have the option to contribute to an employer-sponsored plan, like a 401(k) plan. There are also individual retirement accounts: the traditional, into which contributions are made pre-tax, and Roth IRAs, in which
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Years ago, when entertainer Jimmy Durante ended an appearance — whether live or on television — he would always sign off with his trademark catchphrase, “Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”  It was a tribute to his first wife who died in 1943, which he would continue until his retirement nearly 30 years later.
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Will COVID help or hurt your finances? Emma Slater, Sharna Burgess and Peta Murgatroyd are seen … [+] arriving at ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Studios on September 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by fupp/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) GC Images The impact of the Coronavirus on people’s finances may vary, depending on who you speak with.
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Accounting Today is issuing a call for nominations for the 2020 edition of its annual Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list. The list profiles a wide range of figures who wield influence over the profession, from association leaders, to state and federal regulators, thought leaders, practitioners, academics, consultants and grassroots activists. To cast the
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Watch Tax Notes International contributing editors Robert Goulder and Nana Ama Sarfo discuss the tax development of OECD, how it compares to that of the U.N., and the OECD’s past and present international tax reform efforts. Here are a few highlights . . . On the history of the League of Nations and the United Nations Nana
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A store displays a sign before closing down permanently in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images States are poised to raise taxes on businesses starting next year and cut jobless benefits for workers as the coronavirus-fueled downturn continues to stress unemployment systems around the country. Industries like bars and restaurants that were hit hardest
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getty Gold is a hot investment again. There are a lot of ways to invest in gold, and there are different tax consequences for each of these methods. Gold investors aren’t going to have equal after-tax returns, and part of the reason is the differing tax treatments of the ways to invest in gold. Consider
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The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board is moving beyond standards for environmental issues and more into the areas of social and governance reporting, with new projects on content governance in the internet media and services industry and human capital management. SASB held an online board meeting Friday to discuss both issues, along with the more environmentally
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getty When investors are seeking to maximize current income within a portfolio to live on, it is natural to seek out fixed income securities with higher yields. This is especially true today with interest rates near zero and high quality bonds offering little yield to maturity. Reaching for yield is a mistake we see often,
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Chime CEO Chris Britt Source: Chime The fintech world has a new heavyweight. Chime, the start-up that delivers banking services through mobile phones, has closed a fundraising that values the company at $14.5 billion, CNBC has learned exclusively. That lofty figure makes Chime the most valuable American fintech start-up serving retail consumers. Robinhood, the popular
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