FOX Business' Jeff Flock on the impact of Illinois' proposal to tax private retirement funds to pay for public workers' pensions.
Landing a steady, well-paying gig right out of high school can be done, if you know which jobs to go after. CNBC Make It combed through data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to identify seven occupations that pay more than $55,000 a year, are rapidly hiring workers and do not require a degree. Each of the jobs on this list will expand their workforce by more than 7 percent, the average rate of job growth in the U.S., and offer salaries thousands of dollars higher than the $35,256 that those with a high school diploma typically earn, according to the BLS.
Of the 500 stocks that comprise the S&P 500 Index, only 57 -- barely more than 10% of the index -- qualify as Dividend Aristocrats. To be a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must have raised its dividends paid to shareholders for at least 25 years in a row. Recessions, competitive threats, and geopolitical strife are just a few of the potential risks that can easily derail even a strong company's dividend growth streak.
As with other income, distributions from traditional 401(k) and traditional IRA accounts are taxed on an incremental basis, with steadily higher rates for progressively higher tiers of income. As of the 2018 tax year, rates were reduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; however, the basic structure, comprising seven tax brackets, remains intact. For example, a married couple that files jointly and together earns $80,000 would pay 10% tax on the first $13,600 of income, 12% on the next $38,200, and 22% on the remaining $28,200.
Millennials make up a striking portion of the record seven million Americans who are more than 90 days late on their auto loan payments, according to a report by the New York Fed. The NY Fed noted that the number of new auto loans and leases appearing on credit reports in 2018 reached a new peak — the highest level in the 19 years they have monitored the data — at $584 billion. Looking at the number of auto loans in serious delinquency, the researchers noted that there was a “sharp worsening in the performance of the loans held by borrowers under 30 years old between 2014 and 2016.
Over the past decade, U.S. oil production has more than doubled, surging from 5 million barrels per day (mb/d) to close to 12 mb/d today. Natural gas also rose significantly, rising from 21 trillion cubic feet per year (Tcf/y) in 2008 to 29 Tcf/y in 2017. Natural gas has been likened to a “bridge fuel,” allowing the U.S. to lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) while it transitions to cleaner energy.
We only collect about 20 percent of GDP and we spend like 24 percent of GDP. So you can't let that deficit grow faster than the economy,” the world's second-richest man said during an interview on CNN's “Fareed Zakaria GPS” broadcast on Sunday. Proposals have circulated recently for the richest Americans to again face a top marginal tax rate of 70 percent, but Gates said in the past that approach didn't work well in practice.
Procter & Gamble stock is near all-time highs as its turnaround efforts appear to be taking hold. Shares peaked just 30 cents below $100 last week, which begs a welcome question that investors haven't been able to ask in 15 years: When will P&G stock split next? Usually, when P&G stock crosses the century mark, the consumer products giant doubles the number of shares outstanding with two-for-one splits.
The closings mark the biggest by a single chain this year and nearly doubles the number of retail stores set to close in 2019. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY. This process does not affect the company's franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.
Income-based tax requirements will be dependent on how you plan on filing a tax return. Inevitably whether you'll need to file a tax return who have to do with whether you're income can even make it past the first tax bracket and how much more if so, but those tax brackets vary depending on how you file. Single: If you are single and under the age of 65, the minimum amount of annual gross income you can make that requires filing a tax return is $12,000.
Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money
The average savings account rate is a mere 0.09 percent or even less at some of the largest retail banks. Switching to a high-yield savings account could mean earning an additional $500 in interest, on average. If you've stashed some cash in a savings account, this is your time to shine.
Are you among the millions missing out on one of health care's best financial fixes? Health savings accounts (HSAs) let folks save tax-free for medical needs. If you have a high-deductible health insurance plan (over $1,350 for individuals or $2,700 for families), you're eligible.
Here are some tips for saving, investing and retirement planning, with a focus on making changes in modest increments, without having to sacrifice too much or take on excessive risk. Start saving with that first dollar It's like that Taoist proverb says: The journey of 1,000 miles starts with the first step. With financial planning, it starts by investing that first dollar.
Tax filing software makes a taxpayer's IRS filing experience easier to manage, while hunting down every dime's worth of tax breaks and deductions so consumers can keep more cash in their pocket, and less in Uncle Sam's. Which online tax software works best for you? If so, you can prepare and file your taxes using the IRS' free tax filing program (called IRS FreeFile) which is available to taxpayers who qualify.
Amarin Corporation PLC AMRN is likely to report its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings soon. Amarin's earnings performance in the last four quarters was dismal, with the company missing estimates twice, meeting the same on one occasion and beating the same on the other,, delivering an average negative surprise of 12.92%. However, shares of Amarin have significantly outperformed the industry in the past six months.
There are two ticker symbols for Alphabet Inc. on the NASDAQ stock exchange: GOOG and GOOGL. The short answer is a stock split, but a longer answer is an attempt by the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, along with company chairman Eric Schmidt, to retain as much control of the company as possible. The two tickers represent two different share classes: A (GOOGL) and C (GOOG).
With April 15 the tax deadline, the clock is ticking on ways Americans can keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets -- and less of it in Uncle Sam's. The problem is, U.S. taxpayers have historically left too much tax return money on the table -- mostly because they haven't taken or known about all the breaks and deductions that were allowable. Furthermore, the report states that American taxpayers routinely sell themselves short on their tax returns, walking away from money they could have saved, especially in key areas like retirement savings and claiming U.S. government tax deductions and benefits.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA slumped to an almost seven-year low after offering heavily discounted shares to raise about 3 billion kroner ($350 million) to shore up its balance sheet. Bloomberg's Joe Easton reports on "Bloomberg Markets."
It's too early for the concessions from the U.S., says Stefan Hofer, managing director, chief investment strategist at LGT Bank Asia.
Jane Shoemake, investment director for global equity income at Janus Henderson Investors, discusses the global economy and says dividends will stay attractive as long as there's no recession.