In the latter half of the 19th century, women entrepreneurs often ran peripheral, service-related businesses: taverns, alehouses, retail shops, hotels, even brothels. It was a man’s world, and women without husbands often found themselves looking for innovative ways to support themselves.
With our national debt now standing at over 19 trillion dollars and historically low tax rates, most American taxpayers are in agreement that future higher tax rates seem to be inevitable.
We just completed the 3rd quarter of 2018 and are now entering the year’s final stretch. Between July and September, the S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ all gained at least 7% In fact, the S&P 500 had its best quarter since 2013. However, last month’s performance contributed little to these strong gains.
Even with a thriving economy, many Americans continually struggle to save money. While it’s certainly tempting to spend that extra cash, socking it away for the future in an IRA or investing in stocks makes much more sense. Try out a few of these tips, and you may find yourself with extra money to put aside for college or retirement.
As we draw closer to the last quarter of 2018, Americans are starting to think more about the changes to the U.S. tax code. Though the tax code has been tweaked in recent years, it’s been 27 years since the last major revision that took place under President Reagan.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines “prepare” as making or getting something ready for something that will happen in the future. It also states: “to expect that something will happen and to be ready for it.”
Fundamentally, the topic of tariffs is good. Government leaders implement tariffs on foreign products and services to restrict imports by tacking on additional taxes or fees. The aim is to make foreign products less attractive to domestic consumers.
If you’re approaching retirement age, you may be considering a move to a more retirement-friendly state, particularly if your current state of residence imposes numerous taxes on social security, pensions, and other retirement income.
For many early 20-somethings that are freshly graduated and are now facing credit card and loan bills, the last thing on their mind is investments. Your new job can just about cover rent and groceries but the limitless pocket money of your youth is now a distant memory.
As you age, calculating the chances that you’ll need long-term care—and the associated costs—is incredibly important. More than half of people turning 65 will require long-term care during their lifetimes, and the costs may be much higher than you expect. In 1980, the U.S. had $30 billion in long-term care spending.