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Today’s debate topic is whether fixed-income investing will be a reliable place to dampen volatility in your portfolio and provide some return that may exceed what you can earn from a bank account.
I know that it’s sometimes not easy to be thankful these days, what with the languishing economy, and global warming, and our dysfunctional government, and rampant gun violence, and … I’m sorry, what was I talking about? Oh yes, being thankful. Though it sometimes may seem otherwise, you really should be, for any or all of the following reasons.
In this column, we try to address issues frequently misunderstood or ignored by savers, investors, taxpayers and insurers. But today we are going to ask you to list the things that are going right in your world, and keep that list with you this Thanksgiving week to remind yourself that we all have something to celebrate.
AS the year winds down, many think about making gifts to charities or loved ones as a part of shedding assets in their estate. This could be for estate tax planning, the fear of loss through a long term illness or simply for philanthropic purposes. Here we are going to dispel a few myths and highlight a few common misunderstandings surrounding gifts.
The sun seemed brighter than usual, nearly blinding, on Whitey’s last day in South Boston. Most basked in the finality of the moment, especially when his entourage raced from the courthouse and down Route 3 for the last time.
The bells tolled in the Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on Tuesday for the victims of James “Whitey” Bulger. The community came out in droves to support the families of Bulger’s victims and to hear how the loss of loved ones affected their lives.
I got an email this week with the following subject line: “Is the love of your life judging you based on the phone you carry?” Now, you might be thinking, “Of course not, who could be that shallow?” And this may be why you’re spending your Saturday nights crying yourself to sleep by the soft light of your teal-colored Nokia 3210.
When I hear people refer to life insurance as a bet against themselves, I just cringe. The truth is that life insurance is a bet in favor of your family, one that may help them get through some challenging times following the death of a loved one.
Mom may have best intentions of protection and legacy for assets. But this is one area where everyone would be well served to hire a professional to plan this properly..