Wealth

When Thomas Gallagher was 17, he worked as a clerk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and put $10 a week into an account at Irving Bank. “That was my discipline, my savings,” Mr. Gallagher said. “Back then, the goal was to have enough money to buy Christmas presents.” Mr. Gallagher, who
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Getty Images House Way and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (L) (R-TX) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) (R-WI), joined by members of the House Republican leadership, introduce tax reform legislation November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The GOP’s tax plan contains a little-noticed tax hike on big earners that could add another $12,000
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Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Ken Griffin, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, May 1, 2017. Billionaire businessman Ken Griffin is donating $125 million to the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics. The university announced Griffin’s gift Wednesday, saying it’s the second-largest in school
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EVERSOFINE | Getty Images Many of life’s downturns can be weathered if you’ve already managed to build yourself a strong financial foundation. I’ve seen many families lose everything because they didn’t have enough life insurance. I often hear about people who use their retirement investments to pay for unexpected expenses. I’ve talked with families stuck
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There are an estimated 11.2 million widowed individuals across the nation, according to the U.S. census, most of them women. Those who are affluent often initially face one of two financial challenges: having too little cash or too much. The most common issue in having too little cash is lack of immediate access. Perhaps most
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An online investment platform that allows Chinese investors to access a number of “alternative” U.S. investments officially launched Monday. Financial technology firm MarketX lets upper-middle class and institution Chinese investors to invest in tech firms that have not yet issued shares to the general public. These include such notable names as ride-hailing giant Lyft, music
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The consultancy group foresees retail funds, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), to almost double by 2025 and growing investments in alternative areas, such as real estate and land, private equity and private debt. Asset managers will also be overseeing greater global retirement and pension funds, PwC said. Despite the optimistic future for wealth managers, PWC suggested
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There are fewer listed companies in the United States today than there were in 1976, despite the fact that the country’s gross domestic product is three times larger now than it was then. Take that in for a moment. With the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes each kicking off the fourth quarter at
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