Hero Images | Getty Images New parents will have one new source to tap for money — their retirement savings. The Secure Act, which was passed by Congress in December, is ushering in some of the biggest changes to retirement savings since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. But experts warn that tapping your retirement
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Containers transporting everything from shoes to aerospace parts make over 200m journeys a year by ship, truck and train. In the second video in the FT’s 50 Best Business Ideas series, David Pilling, Asia Editor, explains why standardised containers revolutionised world trade by minimising transport costs.
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lovelyday12 | Getty Social Security benefits are helping to narrow the gap between the haves and have-nots who are approaching retirement. But they don’t go far enough. That’s according to new research from The New School Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis in New York. The analysis took a look at one age group in
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II Robert Sullivan | FlickrCC Shares of defense companies outperform the broader market in the six months following a crisis event in the Middle East, according to an analysis by CNBC. Defense stocks have risen since a U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military commander,
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Prasert Krainukul If you think that Republicans and Democrats can’t see eye to eye these days, try sitting in a room with financial professionals who are for and against annuities. The inability to agree is real. And both sides hold steadfast to their positions. Annuities are insurance or investment contracts that give investors regular payments
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Vanguard signage at a Morningstar Investment Conference. M. Spencer Green | AP Low-cost investing pioneer Vanguard has finally followed other peer brokerage firms in eliminating stock commissions entirely. Charles Schwab was the first major broker to give investors zero-commission online trades, pressuring rivals to follow suit. Schwab announced on Oct. 1 that commissions would go
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Deep in the valleys forged by the waters of Asia’s Red River, a series of colorful mountain villages are encircled by fields of towering rice terraces. The fields are agricultural feats of precision — rugged mountains blanketed with emerald stairways that, seemingly, ascend to the heavens above. Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam. Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost But this
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Investors should hold off from buying stocks Friday, even as U.S. stocks opened lower after an American airstrike killed Iran’s top military general, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.  “I would not be excited about jumping in here because … we’re not giving up enough,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  The “Mad Money” host said caution is extremely important
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Admiral William McRaven, author of “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World,” explains what he learned during Navy SEAL training that helped him never give up and quit. ————————————————– Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ ————————————————– Business Insider is the
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