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Royal coin 'hidden for decades' sells for $1.3 million to mystery collector


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:21:01 GMT

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A rare British coin featuring the profile of abdicated King Edward VIII has sold for a record £1 million ($1.3 million).

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These people might face a surprise health insurance tax this year


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:18:48 GMT

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The IRS won't hit you with a penalty for failure to have health insurance in 2019. But a handful of states now want to know if you had coverage — and they'll assess a surprise tax if you came up short.

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Even the most financially savvy savers are getting this wrong


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:21:38 GMT

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You may be squirreling money away toward savings and paying your credit card off religiously, but if you're not mastering your budget, your plans may be falling short. Here's how to get on track.

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You can still win the Powerball jackpot. But it won't mean $321 million in your bank account


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:57:23 GMT

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While the odds are stacked against hitting the Powerball jackpot — your chance is about 1 in 302 million — the IRS always gets a hefty piece of large lottery prizes.

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'Jeopardy!' crowns Ken Jennings the greatest player of all time


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:17:59 GMT

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The final match came down to James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings, NBC News reports.

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The IRS delayed refunds for 275,000 taxpayers last year. Here's why


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:58:23 GMT

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The IRS kept $2.7 billion in refunds out of the hands of fraudsters last year through Sept. 30, according to the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of legitimate filers waited more than 40 days to get their money.

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Mexico has named its most 'magical' villages – here's a look inside one


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:05:20 GMT

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The town of Taxco — one of Mexico's "Pueblos Magicos," or magic villages — offers a glimpse into Mexico's Spanish colonial past.

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How Congress made it easier to avoid the IRS


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:05:16 GMT

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The fiscal 2020 budget that Congress passed last month continues the inflation-adjusted decline in IRS funding over the past 20 years, according to an analysis by Robert Weinberger of the Tax Policy Center.

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FC Barcelona on track to be soccer's first billion-dollar club after topping Deloitte Money League


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:44:48 GMT

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Spanish soccer giant FC Barcelona generated a record revenue of $959.3 million between 2018 and 2019, making it the sport's biggest cash-generating club for the first time ever, according to a new report.

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Trudeau: Harry and Meghan's Canada move still needs to be worked out


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:38:18 GMT

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said there are "still lots of discussions to have" over Harry and Meghan's plans to move to Canada.

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Lamborghini's 2019 sales jump 43%, driven by its Urus SUV


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:34:15 GMT

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With the 2017 launch of the Urus – a 641-horsepower SUV that starts at $210,000 and can do zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds – Lamborghini has doubled its sales over two years.

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Jeff Bezos says Amazon is donating $690,000 to Australian bush fire efforts


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:58:32 GMT

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Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been criticized over the company's $690,000 donation to bush fire relief efforts in Australia.

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How to protect your windfall if you snag Powerball's $296 million jackpot


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 13:42:45 GMT

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If you match all six winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, there are some steps you should take to protect your sudden wealth, experts say.

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$3 billion worth of gift cards go unused each year. Don't let your cards go to waste


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 20:41:54 GMT

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Each year, up to $3 billion on gift cards go unused. Here's why you should use your card sooner rather than later.

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Referendum on the royal family? UK lawmaker calls for public vote after Harry and Meghan's shock decision


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:03:26 GMT

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The U.K. should hold a referendum on the future of its royal family, a lawmaker vying for the leadership of the opposition Labour party said Friday.

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Prince Andrew's private secretary reportedly reaches settlement with Buckingham Palace to end employment


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 15:14:10 GMT

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Prince Andrew's top aide has reportedly reached a legal settlement with Buckingham Palace to end her 15-year tenure with the Royal Household.

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How a trip to Bali made me love traveling alone


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:02:46 GMT

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Yoga retreats, sleepy beach towns and a friendly local population make Bali a solid choice for solo travelers. Here's what to expect from eight days on Indonesia's most famous island.

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Here's a breakdown of the new income tax changes


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:06:07 GMT

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New tax changes for 2020 give taxpayers the opportunity to save more for retirement and health-care expenses, take a bigger deduction on their individual tax return and fine-tune how much tax is withheld from their pay, which could result in larger refunds next year.

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IMF chief calls for tax hikes on the wealthy to reduce inequality


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:06:52 GMT

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Governments should consider raising taxes on society's wealthiest to tackle inequality, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $277 million. Here's the tax bite for the winner


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 23:46:16 GMT

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Although 24% is withheld from big lottery wins for federal taxes, the top marginal rate of 37% means the winner could expect to owe more to the IRS at tax time.

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From live jazz to jet lag rooms: Here are the coolest new things about flying in 2020


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:54:09 GMT

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From jet lag cures and sushi counters to 600-thread count linen and new ways to score miles, airlines are pulling out the stops to win customers on the ground and in the air.

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One cruise, 8 months, 111 ports of call. Yes, there is actually such a thing


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:10:56 GMT

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Viking's Ultimate World Cruise takes guests to 111 ports in 51 countries in the span of 245 days. It's an around-the-world adventure that stops at every continent except Antarctica. Just don't plan on bringing the kids.

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Rolls Royce's $400,000 SUV helps luxury carmaker set new sales record for 2019


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:32:35 GMT

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The company, a division of BMW, said it sold 5,152 cars last year, the most in its history and a 25% increase over 2018.

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Why this remote gem should top your 2020 travel list


Created: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:05:33 GMT

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Largely unknown outside of Vietnam, Mu Cang Chai is a place of both practicality and profound beauty — a place where photographs alone are inspiring more travelers to deviate from the well-trodden path between Hanoi and Sapa to seek out the sculpted hills of the Yen Bai province.

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Top 5 money lessons for kids as young as 5 years old


Created: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 21:00:15 GMT

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It's never too early to teach your kids about money. Here are strategies to help you get started.

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Sales of Manhattan's priciest apartments plunge almost 40% in fourth quarter


Created: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:49:26 GMT

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While many brokers say they're optimistic about a potential turnaround in 2020, real estate experts say they expect a continued — though perhaps slower — decline this year as tax pressures and rising inventory keep buyers on the sidelines.

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What doctors say about using melatonin as a jet lag cure


Created: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:10:13 GMT

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Melatonin is generally thought to be a safe, short-term solution for jet lag. But how does it work? When to take it — and how much? And, is it safe for kids? We asked two doctors for answers.

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If you hit the $237 million Powerball jackpot, this is your tax bill


Created: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 17:42:24 GMT

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The 24% that gets withheld for federal taxes is just the beginning of what the winner would owe to the IRS — and, likely, state coffers, as well.

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This decade saw Warren Buffett finally turn his back on IBM and jump big time into Apple


Created: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 22:46:34 GMT

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One of Warren Buffett's biggest investment mistakes, IBM, played out over an agonizing seven-year stretch this decade. But in the end, he rotated into Apple for a lucrative ride.

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Time is almost up for maximizing this hot new tax play


Created: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:51:30 GMT

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So-called qualified opportunity zones and funds offer a bevy of tax benefits for real estate-savvy investors — including one incentive that's about to be off the table. However, don't let the tax savings drive your decisions. Why you should proceed with caution.

Read more: Time is almost up for maximizing this hot new tax play

 
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