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.

These 10 funds offer yields of 5% or more

The following bond funds and ETFs are the largest in their categories that are yielding more than 5%.

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."

Retirement

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.

Retirement

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.

Your Portfolio

Actively managed ETFs slow to catch on

Only a few see big inflows; even Vanguard's offerings get little love from investors.

Retirement

The gig economy as a backup retirement plan

Some workers embrace side hustles to boost their nest eggs.

Tax and Estate Planning

Rich are abuzz over tax-cutting dynasty trusts

Tax overhaul's doubling of the estate-tax exemption to $22 million has generated interest in the trusts

Your Lifestyle

Now you can rent blue-chip art for your walls

Dealers, collectors and financiers are trying to monetize art in ways that transcend merely buying or selling.

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