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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."


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Columnist tests a long-held dream for her retirement and finds it lacking

Tax and Estate Planning

Variety of tax benefits help offset the cost of college

Parents at all income levels can find something that works for them among options that include 529 plans, tax deductions and tax credits.


Retirees spend their golden years on campus

As seniors flock to live near universities, Purchase College in New York is developing a retirement community.

Tax and Estate Planning

Tax loophole from 1960s could let wealthy tap 21% corporate rate

Provision related to investments held offshore could save wealthy Americans millions in taxes.

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Divorced women declare financial independence

Selling an engagement ring can jump-start savings

Your Business

Open-plan offices are making workers less social

Open-office designs reduce face-to-face interactions by 70%, recent studies show

Your Portfolio

Where to stash your cash as tariffs kick in

Gold, a traditional safe haven, has declined in recent months, damaged by the strengthening dollar.

Your Portfolio

The newest alternative asset: Classic cars

Can't afford a Ferrari? You can buy a share in one for $80.

Your Portfolio

Bitcoin bubble approaches dot-com levels

Largest cryptocurrency falls to its lowest level since November, while many tokens go to zero

Tax and Estate Planning

New IRS form sends taxpayers toward Intuit, away from H&R Block

But the shorter 1040 form still requires filers to provide all the same information.

Your Business

An employee benefit for deeply indebted millennials

More than 100 companies now put some money toward their employees' student loans.

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

Walgreens to replace GE on the Dow

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

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.

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