How to Avoid the Next Real Estate Downturn
When the housing crisis hit in 2007, they thought their time to buy had come. They bought a condo in the Fontainebleau, a resort in Miami Beach, in 2010, after prices had bottomed out, paying 60 percent less than it had sold for two years earlier. The condo has since doubled in value.
When Private Fights Over Millions Become Public (Things Get Ugly)
There are private family squabbles, and then there are family squabbles that splash into public view, shining a spotlight on a bitter dispute.
Take the case of Belinda Neumann-Donnelly, who sued her father, Hubert Neumann, claiming he drove down the price of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Flesh and Spirit,” which sold for $30.7 million at auction last May.
How to Plan Finances to Raise a Special-Needs Child
The Maguires, who live in Mansfield, Mass., are just as vigilant with their own financial planning, including retirement. But planning for children with special needs is far more complicated.
Meet the People Trying to Put a Friendlier Face on Annuities
Saving for retirement requires a strange sort of oddsmaking.
On one hand, we’re somehow supposed to know what returns to expect from investments in our retirement accounts over the next 25 or 50 years.
And on the other, we must apply our prediction skills to related questions about how long we’ll want to work, how long we’ll be able to work, how long anyone will be willing to pay us to work and how long we’ll live.
This Type of Illiteracy Could Hurt You
More than half of older Americans lack the skills to gather and understand medical information. Providers must simplify, researchers say.