Retirement

Expanding Social Security is wise policy. Voting to expand Social Security is winning politics. Indeed, generations of Democrats won election after election by running on Social Security, a program that improves the financial security of working families across America. For decades after Social Security’s enactment, Congress improved and expanded the program, always increasing revenue to
0 Comments
By Stacey Freeman, Next Avenue Contributor Getty Thanks to technology, we can buy groceries online. We can search online for a job, a pet, even a spouse. And if for whatever reason that spouse doesn’t work out, we can go through the divorce process online, too. But when you’re divorcing, can a website, or a
0 Comments
By Michelle V. Rafter, Next Avenue Contributor Getty Whether you’ve freelanced for years or are contemplating a late-career switch to becoming a self-employed freelancer, there are a few ways to boost your chances of success. According to data from the recently released report, Freelancing in America: 2019, from Freelancers Union and the online freelance platform
0 Comments
Employees of the General Electric (GE) company arrive for an inter-union general meeting in Belfort, eastern France, on October 7, 2019. – The management of General Electric (GE) in Belfort said on October 3, to be “ready” to maintain a maximum of AFP via Getty Images Last week, General Electric announced the impending freeze of
0 Comments
By Edd and Cynthia Staton, Next Avenue Contributors Getty If you’ve been contemplating the idea of retiring abroad, you may have done a little research. Maybe you’ve even jumped on the internet to look for the country that’s best for you. Big mistake. You probably know the old saying: “If you don’t know where you’re
0 Comments
Graphic illustration on the subject of ‘Investments / Exchange Traded Funds’. Getty The growing size of the REIT industry has led to the emergence of a significant market for REIT preferred stocks. As preferred stocks have priority over common stocks, the preferred shareholders are first in line to receive dividend payouts made by REITs. Preferred
0 Comments
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Advisor advising Getty Most of the country’s 300,000 or so financial advisors get paid via sales commissions or else an annual percentage of the assets they oversee. The planners on this list are very different. They are paid the way lawyers are paid: by the hour
0 Comments
Getty In Jennifer Petriglieri’s new book, Couples That Work: How Dual Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work, the organizational behavior professor at the European graduate business school INSEAD puts things bluntly: Having two partners pursuing active careers “can create tension, conflicts, and sacrifice.” But, she adds, “it can also create mutual growth, fulfillment,
0 Comments
Many banks and financial firms are investing in AI and seeing positive return from applying AI throughout their operations. AI-based systems are helping to make more informed, safer and profitable decisions. However, with any technology that’s used in a heavily regulated industry there are challenges and pushbacks to adoption. Kumar Srivastava Bringing AI innovation to
0 Comments
New funds are rare in the closed-end fund (CEF) world. But there’s a new kid on the block throwing off a monthly 6% dividend. Today we’re going to run through this new fund to see if it might have a place in your portfolio. 6% Dividends and Netflix-Like Growth—in 1 Fund I’m talking about the
0 Comments
Russ Kliman Every fall, I attend the Finovate conference in New York City, where dozens of fintech entrepreneurs from around the world present apps and services they’re rolling out for consumers and financial institutions. In recent years, I’ve been disappointed by how little I’ve seen for people 50+; nearly all the consumer presentations were aimed
0 Comments
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 01: Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks during a round table discussion with high school students at a creative workspace for women on October 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Pritzker was joined by his Illinois Getty Images Yesterday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s task force released its report proposing consolidation of the
0 Comments