Walgreens to replace GE on the Dow

General Electric was the last original Dow member, a spot it held for more than 100 years.

Complicated Medicare rules can hurt you

What you need to know about Medicare’s complicated rules and deadlines

Daniel Crosby: Why “too good to be true” usually Is

The self-esteem movement has ruined humanity because praise does not boost your ego, accomplishment does. Daniel Crosby breaks it all down in the 10th episode of "On Your Best Behavior."

Your Portfolio

Municipal bonds once seen as the safest are now tarnished

Bonds backed by revenue streams such as taxes or tolls are starting to see downgrades from the rating agencies

Your Lifestyle

Hurricane-proof homes are available. Why isn't anyone buying them?

Architects and engineers are devising better ways to protect buildings against extreme weather, but the innovations are slow to spread

Your Portfolio

Celebrated investor Jim Rogers launches ETF

The perennially bearish Rogers will look for volatility trends, aided by artificial intelligence.

Tax and Estate Planning

Homeowners looking to dodge property tax caps turn to Alaskan trusts

Strategy involves a limited liability company and non-grantor trusts set up in a no-tax state.


Roth conversions can boost Medicare premiums

But one year of higher health care costs may be worth it to lower RMDs and taxes in the future.

Your Portfolio

Cash floods into money market funds

Short-term debt funds are flourishing because they finally pay something.

Your Lifestyle

Driverless cars may cut traffic jams, but not insurance premiums

A handful of fatal accidents involving autonomous vehicles suggest car insurance will evolve, rather than go away.

Your Lifestyle

Go-karts, laser tag and a water park — cruisers opening wallets for fancy amenities

By charging for such new attractions, Norwegian Bliss has boosted its onboard revenue from passengers to $76 per day.


2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security

Although the trust fund depletion date remains unchanged, 2034 is when surplus funds will run out if Congress doesn't act

Your Portfolio

Fees on savings apps can add up

Services like Acorns and Stash let people invest small amounts of money, but critics question their fee structures.

Tax and Estate Planning

Why changes to the kiddie tax are a 'big deal'

The law uses the tax rates applying to trusts and estates, rather than parents' income, to determine the tax on children's investment income.

Your Portfolio

Some small-caps win in the long term — but which ones?

Value pays off when it comes to investing in small-cap funds.

Tax and Estate Planning

Blackstone woos wealthy with tax-free hedge fund

Tax-free status reflects fact that investments are held in an insurance vehicle.

Your Portfolio

Late to the alternative-investment party

JPMorgan is slashing its minimum on alts at a point when such investments are likely to see more modest returns

Your Portfolio

Safest assets provide no protection amid the brewing rate storm

As interest rates head higher, sectors such as investment-grade debt and consumer staples companies are taking it on the chin.

Tax and Estate Planning

Tax reform puts prenups in jeopardy

The elimination of the deduction for alimony payments calls into question existing prenuptial agreements.

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