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There are about 10 funds including both exchange-traded funds and mutual funds that offer some exposure to blockchain, according to Tayfun Icten, senior analyst focusing on alternative strategies at Morningstar. The Securities and Exchange Commission currently does not allow those funds to invest directly in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, Icten said. And Morningstar does not cover
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Currently, just 4 percent of employers offer student debt assistance. But that’s changing as more employers come to realize education debt is a problem for many of their workers, said Katie Berliner, account executive at YouDecide, a benefits firm. “In order to attract and retain talent, employers are looking at offering contributions to people’s student
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Millennials are also proactively choosing to make such significant sacrifices for career advancement, according to a separate survey by Wakefield Research for Graebel, a corporate relocation service. About 71 percent would be willing to postpone marriage and 72 percent would be willing to delay having children to relocate for a job in a desired location,
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In addition, over half of executives said that they believe human-machine collaboration is important to achieve their strategic priorities. Most advisors are not worried about AI replacing them. “You’re never going to completely eliminate the human element in financial services,” said Charles Weeks, founder and president of Barrister Wealth Management in Philadelphia. “There is always
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Here’s another idea: Revisit your investment fees now that you can’t deduct them. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you were allowed to deduct investment and custodial fees, trust administration fees and other expenses for managing investments that produce taxable income. Under the old law, you could claim this and other miscellaneous itemized
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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of products that will be subject to additional tariffs. Here are some of the consumer-related goods on the list: Dishwashers Water filters Parts and accessories of printers Copying machines LEDs for backlighting of LCDs Radio receivers Trump said on Twitter that “trade must be fair
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Further, “Amex’s business model has spurred robust interbrand competition and has increased the quality and quantity of credit-card transactions,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the five to four ruling. “This has been an ongoing battle over interchange fees,” said Joe Resendiz, a credit cards research analyst at ValuePenguin. Although for the most part, “consumers are
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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, along with three other senators, say student borrowers are being denied debt relief  The Trump administration is denying student borrowers the debt relief they deserve, four senators are arguing. In a letter delivered to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-VA, Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, Tammy Duckworth, D-IL and Maggie Hassan,
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