Tag: insurance

My former mother-in-law took out a life-insurance policy on my eldest child. I’m enraged. Is that legal?

My former mother-in-law has a life-insurance policy on my 27-year-old daughter, her oldest granddaughter. Is that valid and legal? We all live in Georgia and have for years. I divorced my ex-husband 26 years ago. My current husband, of 24 years, took my oldest daughter in and accepted her 100% as his own from the […]

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Holiday earnings forecasts have been lumps of coal so far, and here come the biggest ones

Holiday earnings forecasts are disappointing investors so far, and the biggest boxes under Wall Street’s tree are coming this week. So far in earnings season, a dozen S&P 500 SPX, -0.11% companies have issued earnings guidance, and eight of them have come in lighter than expected. Investors have punished those companies — such as Intel […]

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What resources do 65-year-olds have to cover long-term care in retirement?

The second brief in our series on long-term care brings us one step closer to understanding the share of 65-year-olds that will be able to meet their long-term care needs in retirement.  Just to refresh your memory — in case you don’t think about this every day — the first brief examined the odds of […]

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The Dow is on track for its best October in 6 years and third-quarter earnings are strong so far. What could go wrong?

A traditionally troublesome month is turning out to be anything but for the stock market…so far. Who would have thought, based on the way things ended last month, and the start to the first full week of October, that investors would be sitting pretty now. Certainly not Dennis Gartman. Yet, here we are. Look at […]

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सही पॉलिसी चुनने में इसलिए चूक जाते हैं लोग, जानें किन बातों का रखना है ध्यान

Insurance: जीवन बीमा पॉलिसी लेना जितना आसान लगता है उतना है नहीं. दरअसल इंश्योरेंस लेना एक अहम फैसला होता है जिसे सोच-समझ कर ही लेना चाहिए. अपनी जरुरतों को ध्यान में रखते हुए सही पॉलिसी का चुनाव करना चाहिए. लेकिन कई बार ऐसा भी होता है कि लोग वह पॉलिसी खरीद लेते हैं जो उनके […]

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How to settle a loved one’s estate — and when to hire a pro

When a loved one passes away, taxes and other important financial considerations may be the last thing on your mind — but they must be addressed. In four recent columns, I focused largely on the tax issues that can arise. See here to read about inheritance taxes; here if you think you’ll inherit a house […]

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