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    1. The Big Millennial Life Insurance Gap

      The Big Millennial Life Insurance Gap

      Only 10% of Millennials say they have enough life insurance in place to cover self-reported needs should they die, putting their family members at risk. That’s the sobering news from New York Life’s 2018 Life Insurance Gap Survey. Millennials with life insurance have an average of $100,000 in life insurance protection in place, enough to cover one fifth (22%) of their self-reported coverage needs of $452,000. That’s a coverage shortfall of $352,000.

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    2. As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars

      As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars

      Health insurers are reporting unprecedented growth in the number of seniors flocking to private Medicare Advantage plans amid talk of a single payer government-run approach that could uproot such coverage.

      The same week U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) made news with her support for “Medicare for All,” insurers Anthem and Cigna reported strong growth from Medicare Advantage, private coverage sold via contracts with the federal government.

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    3. 10 Retirement Resolutions For 2019

      10 Retirement Resolutions For 2019

      If you're planning to make New Year's resolutions for 2019, there's a good chance at least one of them will be related to your finances. Money management issues like big credit card bills or a small savings account balance may be more top of mind on a day-to-day basis, but the beginning of a new year is a great time to tackle more long-term goals like retirement. Here are some retirement-related action steps to consider resolving to do next year: 1) Contribute to a Roth IRA.

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    4. IRS Slaps 100% Penalty On Employment Tax Problems

      IRS Slaps 100% Penalty On Employment Tax Problems

      Paying taxes is rarely something you look forward to. It is perfectly legal to arrange your affairs to pay as little as possible. But if you think that paying taxes can't get any worse, you would be wrong. The least satisfying of all taxes would be paying taxes that are not even yours. That might be how some people view some 'responsible persons' who are stuck paying their employer's taxes. Let's start with the basics. If you have employees, paying employment taxes is inevitable.

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    5. Why Do Elderly Americans Have Swiss Cheese Coverage?

      Why Do Elderly Americans Have Swiss Cheese Coverage?

      This Christmas, Austin Frakt gifted New York Times readers with a superlative precis of the health spending burden that faces elderly Americans [1]. Prof. Frakt--who writes far more succinctly and clearly than one might ever expect from a health economist--points out that half of lifetime health spending occurs after reaching the age of 65. This chart from my book amplifies this point, showing how health costs rise rather persistently through retirement years. Fig.

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    6. The Top Tax Court Cases of 2018: When Is A Loan Not A Loan?

      The Top Tax Court Cases of 2018: When Is A Loan Not A Loan?

      When tax geeks arose from their slumber on January 1, 2018, we were greeted by a strange and unfamiliar world. Gone were personal exemptions, Section 199, and 50% bonus depreciation. In their place were a doubled standard deduction, Section 199A, and 100% bonus depreciation. These changes, in addition to countless others, were the end result of a whirlwind legislative process that overhauled our beloved Internal Revenue Code in a mere seven weeks, an act of Congressional hubris that tax professionals will rue for years to come.

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    7. IRS Warns Taxpayers To Watch Out For Scams This Summer

      IRS Warns Taxpayers To Watch Out For Scams This Summer

      Now that tax season is over (well, except for those of us on extension), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers to remain on alert for phishing emails and telephone scams. According to the IRS, summer attracts the attention of scammers since so many taxpayers expect to hear from the tax agency - so much so that tax pros refer to this time of year as correspondence season.

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    8. Why An Audit of your Life Insurance Policies is Important

      Why An Audit of your Life Insurance Policies is Important

      When a person hears the word “audit,” it almost immediately brings to mind the panic and fear of a call from the IRS. A life insurance audit, however, is a comprehensive study of your existing coverage to make sure it still fits your needs.

      Back in your parents' or grandparents' day, they might have purchased a life insurance policy, put it in a file and only thought about it when the bill came for the annual premium or when the insured passed away. And that was usually fine. Today, however, policies are a more complicated financial tool that needs to be monitored -- much the same as any other assets you hold in your portfolio.

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    9. New Scam Shows How Thieves Use Legitimate Tax Notices To Trick Taxpayers

      New Scam Shows How Thieves Use Legitimate Tax Notices To Trick Taxpayers

      Don't be fooled. Connecticut taxpayers have been warned by the Department of Revenue Services (CT DRS) not to open, make a payment or reply to an email claiming to be a tax bill for Amazon and/or NewEgg purchases. The email, which is a scam, directs taxpayers to a fake website that appears to be legitimate to trick taxpayers into making payments or revealing personal and financial information.

      As with many scams, thieves are trying to capitalize on a legitimate effort to collect tax revenue. CT DRS has been sending out tax notices about use tax that might be due.

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    10. Under Armour Admits Huge MyFitnessPal Data Hack

      Under Armour Admits Huge MyFitnessPal Data Hack

      Under Armour has admitted that around 150 million MyFitnessPal user accounts were hacked in February of this year.

      The sports giant has stated that “an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts” occurred last month but it only became aware of the breach earlier this week. 'The company quickly took steps to determine the nature and scope of the issue and to alert the MyFitnessPal community of the incident,' read a statement.

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    11. The Hows And Whys Of Life Insurance For Children

      The Hows And Whys Of Life Insurance For Children

      Life insurance for children is often marketed to parents or grandparents as a way to save money for kids and to “protect their insurability,” meaning their chance to buy more life insurance later no matter their health. For these reasons, some life insurance agents say purchasing life insurance on a child can be a smart financial move, but many financial advisors caution against it.

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    12. Yes, You Probably Need Life Insurance And Here's Why

      Yes, You Probably Need Life Insurance And Here's Why

      Life insurance is not sexy. It’s not fun to talk about and it’s definitely not a process anyone enjoys. However, much like death and taxes, buying life insurance is an essential part of life and a crucial element of sound financial planning. Most everyone is aware that they need life insurance but, from my experience, most people procrastinate until there is an important life event that pushes them to buy it. However, there are some serious benefits to buying insurance early on, especially if you have debt, are married or planning on marriage, have or are planning on starting a family, or you are a business owner.

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    13. Five Digital Marketing Trends For The 2017 Holiday Season

      Five Digital Marketing Trends For The 2017 Holiday Season

      It used to be that retailers couldn’t wait to hear the unmistakable sound that said the holidays had arrived — ringing cash registers. Today’s businesses are adapting to the new signs of the holiday season — digital clicks and online carts. Black Friday, the most joyous of all shopping days in the year for retailers and customers alike, still tops the list of sales spikes for the year, followed closely by its relatively new cousin Cyber Monday.

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    14. Ignoring 83% Of Payroll Tax Mismatches, IRS Leaves $7 Billion Uncollected...Until Now

      The IRS is well-known for information matching. Take IRS Form 1099. It is common knowledge that if you fail to account for income reported on a Form 1099-MISC, you will receive an IRS notice asking why, or even proposing a tax bill. You might reasonably assume that employment taxes would be even more cross-checked.

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    15. As Xerox PARC Turns Forty-Seven, The Lesson Learned Is That Business Models Matter

      On the July 1, 1970, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre opened its doors. Commonly known as Xerox PARC, the research centre was set up as a division of Xerox Corporation and was given the mandate to invent the technologies of the future. At Xerox PARC great scientists, engineers and programmers were assembled and they set about the task of inventing the future of computing. They invented technologies that are so widely successful, we take them for granted today. The Ethernet, a prototype of the modern PC, the graphical user interface, a commercial version of the mouse, page description languages and laser printers were all invented at PARC.

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