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    1. 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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    2. Avoiding costly Medicare mistakes when retiring past age 65

      Avoiding costly Medicare mistakes when retiring past age 65

      If you’re among the growing contingent of Americans who plan to continue to work after age 65, be sure to review your Medicare options before you do eventually decide to finally say farewell to your coworkers.

      While it’s common for people working past that age to stick with a company-sponsored health plan and delay enrolling in Medicare, impending retirement means you should be planning ahead to avoid a coverage gap or costly missed deadlines.

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    3. The IRS releases a new withholding form. Here's what you need to know

      The IRS releases a new withholding form. Here's what you need to know

      The new Form W-4 is expected to be in use for 2020, and is currently open for comments from the public. Employees use this form to fine-tune the amount of tax that’s withheld from their paychecks.

      The new form reflects changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law, which went into effect in 2018, nearly doubled the standard deduction, eliminated personal exemptions and put limits on certain itemized deductions.
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    4. 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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    5. GDPR one year on: CEOs, politicians push for US federal privacy law

      GDPR one year on: CEOs, politicians push for US federal privacy law

      One year ago, Europe’s landmark privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) put big tech on the defensive.

      Now, with their companies under unrelenting scrutiny over how they handle user data, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have called for similar “comprehensive privacy legislation ” on a federal level in the U.S.

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    6. Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year

      Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year

      Tax Planning Here's who is most likely to get a bigger tax refund this year Tax refunds checks are 8.4 percent less compared to this time last year, thanks to changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While many individuals could receive less back or even owe the IRS, there are still some who will actually receive bigger checks this year. Even if you do get more money back, that's not all bad news, according to one tax expert.

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    7. Southern California home sales crash, a warning sign to the nation

      Southern California home sales crash, a warning sign to the nation

      Sales of both new and existing houses and condominiums dropped 11.8 percent year over year, as prices shot up to a record high, according to CoreLogic.
      The median price paid for all Southern California homes sold in June was a record $536,250, according to CoreLogic, a 7.3 percent increase compared to June of 2017.
      In the past, California, one of the largest housing markets in the nation, has been a predictor for the rest of the country.

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