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Retirement Spending 101: The Do’s And Don’ts

Forbes – January 22, 2020:  Knowing how to spend your retirement money is often harder and more confusing than knowing how to save it. The basics for saving for retirement are pretty simple. For four, five or even six decades, you painfully learn how to spend less and save more.

 

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Column: 1,200 Americans already paid their 2020 Social Security tax. You'll be paying all year

The Los Angeles Times – January 21, 2020: In what has become an annual ritual, retirement expert Teresa Ghilarducci on New Year's Day counted the 200 or so Americans who effectively paid their entire Social Security tax bills for 2020 before the holiday was over.

 

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Why Retirement Saving Makes More Sense Now Than Ever Before

 

Forbes – January 21, 2020:  The math behind retirement saving always made sense to me. The more you can sock away, the more your kitty compounds and the more you’ll have at retirement.

 

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Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST) and Alternative Investment News

 
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Millions of People Making More Than $75,000 Are Still Stuck Renting. Here's Why
February 7, 2019 – Money

Owning a home may still be a financial goal for upper-middle class Americans. But more and more of them are lingering in the ranks of renters.

More than 10.2 million American households earning more than $75,000 were renters in 2018, that’s up by nearly a third from 7.1 million in 2010, according to a study released last week by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. 

 

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Only 1 in 7 Home Ads Mention a Dining Area. Here's Why That Could Be a Big Mistake
December 4, 2019 – Money

Some home sellers may be leaving money on the table — the dining room table.

Listings that tout their dining areas are priced significantly higher than the median home, according to a new analysis from real estate web site Zillow.

 

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Why Own a Property When You Can Profit From the Dirt Below?
November 26, 2019 – The Wall Street Journal

Instead of buying or developing buildings, more commercial real-estate investors want only the ground beneath them.

The practice of separating a property from the land, and then renting out that ground to a developer on a long-term basis, is known as creating a ground lease.

 

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