Wealth

Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced in 2001 it was developing a program to highlight the most beautiful and culturally-rich towns in the country. With more to offer than just beach resorts, ports of call and salt-rimmed margaritas, Mexico focused on the small towns and villages that best represent regional traditions, history, festivals and food. The
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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Every budget cycle, members of Congress solemnly promise to better fund the Internal Revenue Service so it can do its job of collecting taxes and serving the taxpayer. And once again, Congress has done the opposite. According to an analysis
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Florida, Fort Myers, Publix, supermarket Gift Card Display. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Did you receive a gift card from someone over the holidays? Well, it’s time to go shopping. That sounds like the right move. Many people, however, let the dollars on their plastic go to waste: Each year, up
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I didn’t relish the thought of going on vacation alone — but Bali turned out to be a great place to learn how to revel in the joy of my own company. A friend from New Zealand invited me on a fitness retreat she was running outside the coastal town of Canggu on the island’s
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Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaks in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2019. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Governments should consider raising taxes on society’s wealthiest to tackle inequality, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a blog post on Tuesday, Kristalina Georgieva, managing
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The next time you take to the skies, pay close attention. Airlines are constantly evolving to attract new customers and keep loyal travelers coming back. Here are some of the most interesting innovations coming to airports in the new year. Lounges: Jet lag zones and barbecue decks Airlines are upping the wow factor before travelers
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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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For the past 10 years, on every long-haul flight over 12 hours, Singapore-based frequent flyer Brian Rogove has taken melatonin to combat jet lag. “I think it’s safe. It works about 75% of the time, and I don’t have any odd side effects,” he says. Melatonin — a hormone produced by the pineal gland in
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