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How to talk to your parents about their estate without seeming like a greedy jerk

Have you tried to talk with your parents about their retirement finances or estate plans? If that conversation isnt happening, youre not alone. Thirty-four percent of parents havent had a detailed conversation with their adult children about their living expenses in retirement and 43% of parents said they havent had detailed discussions about their long-term-care […]

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now

Citigroup’s Todd Bault and Erik Bass argue that “there are likely more good things that can happen compared to bad” for American International Group (AIG). They explain: While we normally don’t like to write up news items, two stories on AIG today are good examples of the “positive optionality” embedded in AIG’s potential future performance. […]

Top 10 Oil Stocks For 2018

For years, Saudi Arabia was a close American ally, while Russia was a distant enemy. That’s why America purchased a lot of oil from Saudi Arabia and very little from Russia. For the period 1973-2005, America’s oil imports from the Saudi kingdom remained steady, in the range of one to 1.5 million barrels per day. […]

Amazon Didn’t Kill JC Penney And Sears Jobs, Bad Leadership Did

. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) The biggest job killer in American retailing isn’t the Amazon technology that features stores without cashiers. It’s bad leadership, which distances itself from its core customers; and the wave of store closures that sends everyone straight to the unemployment lines. At least that’s been the case for two large department […]

stock market numbers today

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Walmart has a reputation for paying barely above the minimum wage to its hundreds of thousands low-skill floor employees. But it pays a lot of money to attract and retain talent for its eCommerce division, where salaries for staff software development engineers can average as high as $151,666 a year, […]