Wealth

The year 2020 was a difficult one financially for many people around the world, with the global coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on countless businesses and roughly 19 million Americans currently collecting unemployment benefits. But for some of the weatlhy, it’s a very different story. During 2020, Amazon’s sales have spiked, as social distancing restrictions forced
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After months of anticipation, Congress passed a $900 billion coronavirus relief package on Monday, which includes a $600 stimulus check for individuals earning up to $75,000 and couples earning $150,000 – down from the $1,200 distributed in the first round as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act. The bill also provides an
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Bill Gross, co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), and his girlfriend Amy Schwartz wear protective masks while arriving at state court in Santa Ana, California, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. David Swanson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Billionaire bond investor Bill Gross has a special place in his heart for the “Gilligan’s Island”
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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta passengers flying to Rome. Unlike
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Although bitcoin has tripled in value this year, billionaire Mark Cuban remains cautious about the cryptocurrency, as he has been for years. “My thoughts haven’t changed” Cuban told Forbes of the cryptocurrency on Dec. 8 — eight days before bitcoin hit a record high of $20,600 on Wednesday — for a story published Thursday. Bitcoin,
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Nitat Termmee | Moment | Getty Images At the end of every year, there’s an opportunity to make smart financial moves to reduce taxes, increase net investment income and decrease portfolio risk. Some of these financial moves are especially timely. They’re enabled by federal legislation and temporary changes in tax rules aimed at easing pandemic-related
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Hong Kong has once again ranked as the most expensive city in the world for expats. The financial hub retained its pricey status in ECA International’s cost of living report 2020, released Tuesday, even as the coronavirus pandemic and political tensions weighed on the city’s rental costs. Tokyo (2nd), New York (3rd) and Geneva (4th)
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Throughout the pandemic, day trading has become extremely popular, especially among young people who, in most cases, have never invested in the stock market before. Coronavirus-induced lockdowns provided some with more time on their hands to try trading apps, like Robinhood, which are seeing a surge in business; millions of Americans are unemployed and may think
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In order to help Americans affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, self-made billionaire Mark Cuban thinks that the government should send checks directly to Americans in need rather than providing additional funding to financial assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP. It’s a controversial opinion that Cuban — who has also
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, has been on a mission since March to end the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite working 18-hour days, Fauci, who turns 80 this month, said he never plans on stopping. “It would be unconscionable to walk away from this,” Fauci said during a Q&A panel with Harvard T.H.
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