6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home - But Really Don't Every homeowner must pay for routine home maintenance, such as replacing worn-out plumbing components or staining the deck, but some choose to make improvements with the intention of increasing the home's value. Certain projects, such as adding a well thought-out family room - or other functional space - can be a wise investment, as they do add to the value of the home. Other projects, however, allow little opportunity to recover the costs when it's time to sell.
Bill Gross & Jeff Gundlach Make Bold Calls Based On Monetary Policy Bond Gurus Jeff Gundlach of DoubleLine, and Bill Gross of PIMCO have started to make market calls that don’t directly have to do with the direction of interest rates or which type of bonds provide the most value. Rather, they have both started to make market calls based on their understanding of how central bank monetary policy (something that they follow closely as bond investors) will impact the pricing of assets other than bonds.
What Divorcing Women Need To Know About Alimony 'Reform' What Divorcing Women Need to Know About Alimony “Reform”
When we hear that something’s being “reformed,” the general idea is that it’s being improved in some way. As in my post last week about new changes to credit card laws, reforms typically represent progress, right?
Well, unfortunately for most divorcing women, recent legislation proposing sweeping “reforms” to alimony would not represent progress, at all. In fact, the proposed changes pose serious concerns for divorcing women and those of us who advocate for them.
Five Steps Toward Fixing the Hole In Your Retirement Plan A new report casts considerable doubt on how well many Americans will fare in retirement: Those born between 1966 and 1975, the so-called Gen-Xers, will be the worst off, able to replace only half their working income. Older savers will do better, but only just.
This Summer, Hire Your Kids Unemployment figures may be improving, but young people today still face a tough road summers and after graduation. Even professional school isn’t the job offer bonanza it once was. That can make offering kids a job in the family business almost a necessity. Besides, on top of tangible and familial benefits, there can be significant tax benefits.
Inflation Hedges That Pay Today The globe is awash in cash. The Fed’s adds $85 billion a month of new liquidity to our system, but even its herculean efforts will be outdone by the Bank of Japan. Negative real interest rates are common. And it seems as if any respectable corporation has scores of billions in the bank. At some point, all that firepower will most likely translate into much higher asset prices.