Wealthy families are adding forests to their portfolios

Wealthy families are adding forests to their portfolios

A group at Bank of America manages $13.6 billion for individuals and institutions looking for timberland, farms, ranches, energy interests or real estate.

Charitable donations fall as result of tax law changes

Giving by corporations, foundations and individuals declined an estimated 1.7% last year.

States lose fight against SALT deduction cap

New Treasury regulations dealt a final blow to states' workarounds to the federal limit on deducting state and local taxes.

Buyers, beware of states with a high number of muni bankruptcies

While municipal bankruptcies are rare, they're far more common in some states.

Federal Reserve will likely cut interest rates this year, but don’t get too excited

A survey shows economists expect just one quarter-point move in December.

Terminal diagnosis affects Social Security timing

Shortened life expectancy puts the focus on future survivor benefits.

Trump tariffs have wiped out most families’ tax-cut gains

If the president imposes levies on imports from China and Mexico, middle-earning households could end up paying almost $4,000 more.

Investors deserting junk bonds as trade tensions sour mood

Retail funds saw $3.2 billion in outflows in latest week, which was the biggest withdrawal since December.

Trade-war gloom means revamping stock calls

Strategists are switching to more granular forecasts about what trade tensions will mean for specific stocks.

Global yield curves blare alarms about economic outlook

Long-term yields are heading below short-term yields, sending a recession warning.

5 hacks to win elite status at hotels and airlines

Travelers can boost their status by taking advantage of unique partnerships among airlines, hotels and credit cards.

How to replicate a stretch IRA

Stretch IRAs may be going away, but their spirit lives on in other tax-planning strategies.

How ETF investors are playing trade tensions

They're exiting funds that focus on Chinese tech companies and shorting the S&P 500.

Future retirees often overestimate Social Security benefits

Fewer than one in 10 older adults can identify all four of the factors that determine how much a person can receive in benefits.

New tax rules raise the cost for most kids, but not all

Instead of taxing a child's income as if it were the parents', a child's income is now taxed using the trust tax brackets.

Biggest muni junk-bond fund loads up on Puerto Rico debt

Nuveen’s buying has occurred amid a rally in the debt of the bankrupt U.S. territory.

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