The past few years have stressed the way we look at and even define retirement. With the rise of the gig economy, COVID-19 shutdowns and higher-than-average inflation and market volatility in 2022, many people are questioning the status of their retirement plans. These current conditions highlight a challenging reality of retirement planning: It’s dynamic. A
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Residential villas on the waterside of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Feb. 24, 2022. Russians were always among the top 10 nationalities investing in Dubai property, according to Tahir Majithia, managing partner at Dubai-based Prime Capital real estate. Christopher Pike/Bloomberg via Getty Images Wealthy investors betting on luxury real estate would do best by
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In July Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman issued a clarion call to her G-20 counterparts, urging them to devise a way to automatically exchange information on cryptoassets, much as they do with traditional financial accounts. The Indian government has long been wary of cryptoassets and their attendant tax evasion risks. Although the country won’t legally
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The recent collapse of the global cryptocurrency markets has exposed many previously hidden dangers related to these blackbox investments. Growing secrecy at our nation’s public pensions has turned these retirement plans into blackboxes themselves. Public pension officials have agreed to be kept in the dark about how much they’re poised to lose in cryptocurrency investments
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Donating appreciated stock to charity can be a great way to give back and reduce your tax bill. Taxpayers who itemize get a tax deduction for the market value of the stock. Unlike regular stock sales, when giving stock, there’s no capital gain. The charity receives the full value of the stock (usually in cash).
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The BlockFi website on Nov. 17, 2022. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images Crypto firm BlockFi filed for bankruptcy Monday, the latest cryptocurrency domino to fall after the collapse of FTX two weeks ago threatened to destabilize companies in the broader crypto ecosystem. BlockFi offers a cryptocurrency trading exchange and interest-bearing custodial service for cryptocurrencies. The
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The COVID-19 pandemic-induced push into working from home (WFH) now seems to be a permanent part of the labor market, according to some experts. But others think business cycles and employer needs may eventually push more people back into the office. While WFH is clearly important now, it could change, given the divergent interests of
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