Wealth

As with any kind of negotiation, the first step is to do your research and figure out where you sit in the market. “Speak to recruiters and colleagues and peers to see what the market rate is for someone in your role with your experience,” said Cooke. Online sites like PayScale and Salary.com can be
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The number of women-owned businesses is on the rise. Four in 10 businesses in the U.S. are now majority-owned, operated and controlled by women, according to the latest State of Women-owned Businesses report from American Express. That’s a total of 12.3 million companies — or 58 percent more than the number that existed just over
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At its peak in the 1940s, the tax was 77 percent on portions of more than $10 million, then 70 percent for amounts over $5 million from 1976 to 1982. More recently, the overall trend has been toward reducing the estate tax — it’s 40 percent today, down from 55 percent in 2000. At the
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Amid increasingly intense hurricanes and other weather events, real estate owners are trying to get ahead of the curve by constructing new homes that can handle extremes. Some of the latest examples in high-end real estate include disaster-prepared and energy efficient properties — but ones that don’t mean retreating underground or building a bunker into
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The impact of the ongoing trade spat between Washington and Beijing is going to have a “minimal” impact for now on China’s luxury shoppers, according to a partner at consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants. Most of the impact will be indirect, with the trade tariffs likely affecting the overall Chinese economy and the capacity for
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A 73-year-old bottle of French Burgundy became the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction, fetching $558,000. The bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti sold at Sotheby’s for more than 17 times its original estimate of $32,000. Another bottle of the same wine and vintage went for $496,000 moments later at Saturday’s auction. The bottles
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Of course, there is no shortage of legitimate ways to invest in gold, which is gaining some new attention lately due to global instability, as well as the potential inflationary effects of a growing economy and an escalating trade war. Gold prices may be lower these days in the face of a soaring stock market,
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