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    1. 8 Facts About Life Insurance You 100% Need To Know

      8 Facts About Life Insurance You 100% Need To Know

      Think you don’t need life insurance? Think again.

      The cost of a funeral alone can run $11,000 or more. You might also have family members who depend on your income to live. And if you have debt such as a mortgage or private student loans that you wouldn’t want to pass on to your loved ones, life insurance can protect them from inheriting it.

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    2. Is Dying at Home Overrated?

      Is Dying at Home Overrated?

      “If time were short, where would you want to be?”

      As a palliative care physician, I regularly ask my patients, or their family members, where they want to die. The specific language I use depends on what they know, what they want to know and how they process information, but the basic premise is the same. Having asked this of hundreds of patients, I have come to expect most will tell me that they want to be at home.

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    3. IRS warns of new phone scam using Taxpayer Advocate Service numbers | Internal Revenue Service

      IRS warns of new phone scam using Taxpayer Advocate Service numbers | Internal Revenue Service

      The Internal Revenue Service today warned the public about a new twist on the IRS impersonation phone scam whereby criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within the IRS.

      IRS YouTube Videos:

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      Mentions: Robert Williams
    4. Strategies for Building a Successful Business

      Strategies for Building a Successful Business

      Many successful businesses do a few simple things right. Here are three according to Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman. 

      1. Create a strategic plan. A strategic plan can help you recover from being overwhelmed and remember what your company is working for. 
      2. Invest in people. In order to get the most out of your workforce, you must make sure they are engaged and willing to work. Two ways to invest in people include encouraging your friends to read books and inviting them to training sessions. 
      3. Implement a coaching culture. This type of work environment is full of helpful feedback offered in a safe space.
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    5. How long will $1 million last in retirement? Is there a magic number?

      How long will $1 million last in retirement? Is there a magic number?

      A financially successful retirement is dependent upon hundreds of variables, some within our control and others beyond our management. Nevertheless, a frame of reference can at least offer a starting point.  That leads us to the magic question, “How long will $1 million last in retirement?” The easiest do-it-yourself solution to translate to a spendable asset is to take your nest egg and divide by retirement time horizon. i.e.

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    6. Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

      Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

      If you often find yourself dosing off during the day, new research suggests it might be an early warning sign that you have Alzheimer's disease.

      Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of the memory-robbing disease, which is why people with Alzheimer's may nap excessively long before they start to struggle with forgetting things, the study authors said.

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    7. Devices Continue to Gain Traction As Opioid Epidemic Rages On

      Devices Continue to Gain Traction As Opioid Epidemic Rages On

      Stimwave Technologies has a nod from FDA and CE mark for its Freedom SCS System, which can be used to treat chronic back pain. However, the company is continuing to gain traction with strong preliminary results for its Tsunami clinical trial. The results come at a time when the State of Oklahoma has a multi-billion case against Johnson & Johnson over the impact of the opioid crisis.

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    8. 5 Most Incredible Medical Benefits Of CBD

      5 Most Incredible Medical Benefits Of CBD

      Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been used in holistic medicine for thousands of years. It is one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant along with THC, which is the most well-known one.

      Unlike THC, which has psychoactive effects, CBD is not psychoactive and does not cause the famous “high” sensation. It does, however, have numerous health benefits.

      As CBD is getting legalized in more and more countries around the world, the stigma surrounding it and the cannabis plant is slowly lifting. Here are some of the most incredible medical benefits of cannabidiol for those who decide to use it.

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    9. How Business Owners Can Lower Their Tax Bills Via Retirement Planning

      How Business Owners Can Lower Their Tax Bills Via Retirement Planning

      Are you a small business owner, a contractor or a freelancer—and in a high tax bracket? Well, why stay there? You can use retirement planning to lower your tax liability. The idea is to plug in a lot of money to retirement funds, allowing you to build your post-work future and also to whittle down your net income, and thus minimize what you owe the Internal Revenue Service. Not a lot of people know about this. More should. Let’s show this by way of an illustration.

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    10. Life insurance is confusing—here's everything millennials need to know

      Life insurance is confusing—here's everything millennials need to know

      The last thing you want to think about in your twenties (er, anytime?) is your own death. It’s difficult enough to juggle brunch plans, your love life and your micromanaging boss, let alone plan for what could happen to you decades from now.

      But life comes at you fast — and suddenly you’re 35, living with your partner and two gorgeous kids in the suburbs. OK, maybe you’re not quite there yet, but some version of adulthood is likely staring you in the face.

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    11. How to Separate Your Small Business and Personal Finances

      How to Separate Your Small Business and Personal Finances

      managing Numerous challenges come with starting a new business. One way to keep things clean and simple from the start is to separate your business finances and personal finances early on. It’s easy to mix the two—for example, putting business expenses on your personal credit card, or dipping into money for your business to pay for personal expenses. Over time, this can be detrimental, not only for your business, but your personal life as well. Worse, it could even lead to legal problems.

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    12. How Much Will Healthcare Cost You in Retirement? Try $369,000.

      How Much Will Healthcare Cost You in Retirement? Try $369,000.

      Certain retirement expenses, like transportation, utilities, and communication services, are fairly predictable. But if there's one senior expense that can be difficult to nail down, it's healthcare. There are so many variables that go into that equation, especially the evolving state of one's health. But there are estimates out there as to what healthcare in retirement will cost, and being aware of them can help seniors come up with a plan.

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    13. What's the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans?

      What's the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans?

      What's the Difference Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans?  Save One of the biggest decisions retirees have to make is how they are going to protect their health. The average 65-year-old couple retiring today will spend $285,000 on healthcare, according to Fidelity, but this number could be much higher if you develop a severe or chronic illness or if you choose the wrong Medicare plan.

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    14. Am I an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

      Am I an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

      Whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is largely determined by how much control a business exerts in its relationship with the worker, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

      One of the first aspects of determining the locus of control is whether there is a signed written contract for services to be completed within an established timeline, or an employment agreement spelling out benefits such as health, life, and disability insurance, paid time off, or a retirement plan.

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    15. What to know before you retire with your spouse

      What to know before you retire with your spouse

      Getty Images Do you plan to retire at the same time as your partner? So many variables make it harder for modern couples to figure out the answer to that question. Today's seniors are healthier and active. Workplaces offer more flexible schedules. Health care costs may make it attractive for at least one partner to continue drawing benefits and a salary for longer than expected.

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    16. Personal income and spending April 2019

      Personal income and spending April 2019

      U.S. consumer prices increased in April, which could support the Federal Reserve’s contention that recent low inflation readings were transitory and allow the central bank to keep interest rates unchanged for a while.

      The Commerce Department said on Friday its personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index increased 0.3% last month after rising 0.2% in March. That lifted the annual increase in the PCE price index to 1.5% from 1.4% in March.

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    17. Calif. Assembly Approves New Standards Requiring Freelance Workers To Be Classified As Employees

      Calif. Assembly Approves New Standards Requiring Freelance Workers To Be Classified As Employees

      California residents working for companies like Lyft and Uber would get the rights of employees entitled to a minimum wage and workers compensation under a law the state Assembly passed on Wednesday.

      The sweeping bill, which now goes to the California Senate, carries new standards defining whether workers are employees or independent contractors, upending how workers are treated in industries from trucking to the burgeoning gig economy.

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    18. A guide to getting real about health care costs in retirement

      A guide to getting real about health care costs in retirement

      You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying. Fidelity Investments, for example, says a couple retiring in 2019 at age 65 will need $285,000 for health expenses, not including nursing homes or other long-term care. The Employee Benefits Research Institute says some couples could need up to $400,000 — again, not including long-term care.

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    19. 6 Steps to Building a Successful Online Drop Shipping Business

      6 Steps to Building a Successful Online Drop Shipping Business

      Want to start a drop shipping business? Here's how.

      Drop shipping is an extremely popular business model for new entrepreneurs, especially gen Zers and millennials, due to internet marketing skills far outweighing financial capacity. Since you don’t need to stock or handle the items you are selling, it’s possible to start a drop shipping business with limited funds.

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