Personal investing

This Feb. 13, 2019, shows multiple forms printed from the Internal Revenue Service web page that are used for 2018 U.S. federal tax returns in Zelienople, Pa. For taxpayers who itemize, the 2 percent miscellaneous itemized deduction was a handy catchall bucket for expenses such as investment fees and expenses and tax-preparation fees. It wasn’t easy to qualify for this deduction, your expenses had to top 2 percent of your adjusted gross income before you could claim them, but it was a nice option to have. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 15, 2019 - 10:56 am
Americans will face a slew of new rules during the first tax-filing season with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in effect. Here's what changed for investors: 1. NO DEDUCTION FOR INVESTMENT EXPENSES For taxpayers who itemize, the 2 percent miscellaneous itemized deduction was a handy catchall...
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A stray dog sits in central Syntagma as people walk past, with the parliament on the background, in Athens, on Monday, March 4, 2019. Greece said Monday it is planning to issue a 10-year bond, in its second test of financial market confidence in the country since it officially exited its international bailouts in August. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 05, 2019 - 1:29 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece successfully launched its first 10-year bond auction since 2010 on Tuesday, as it seeks to gradually regain the confidence of international investors and wean itself off bailout funds. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the issue attracted strong interest from investors...
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FILE- This Aug. 17, 2010, file photo shows William H. Gross founder and Managing Director of PIMCO at the Conference on the Future of Housing Finance at the Treasury Department in Washington. Janus Henderson Investors says that "Bond King" William H. Gross is retiring to concentrate on his personal assets and private charitable foundation. The 74-year-old Gross will retire on March 1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 04, 2019 - 1:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — William H. Gross, the famed and colorful bond investor who once controlled the world's largest mutual fund, is closing his professional career of more than 40 years and retiring to focus on managing his personal assets and private charitable foundation. Gross, 74, was nicknamed the "...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
January 28, 2019 - 6:12 am
If you're getting a divorce , it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. Trashing a soon-to-be ex or boasting about your great new life can complicate divorce negotiations. One client's husband, for example, insisted he couldn't afford a proposed...
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January 18, 2019 - 9:43 am
Cheers, friends! It's a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They're also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This year, ditch the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 20, 2008, file photo, John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. Vanguard announced Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that John C. "Jack" Bogle has died at the age of 89. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 16, 2019 - 7:39 pm
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — When he lost his job running a mutual fund company after stocks tanked in the early 70's, John C. Bogle decided that money managers knew very little about predicting the market — and charged way too much for that lack of knowledge. He founded a new fund company, Vanguard,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 20, 2008, file photo, John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. Vanguard announced Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that John C. "Jack" Bogle has died at the age of 89. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 16, 2019 - 5:31 pm
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when...
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January 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's massive debt opened on Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds that the government urgently needs. The hearing involves...
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In this Dec. 13, 2018, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. A real estate investment firm founded by Kushner is betting big on the Trump administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks. But it’s not that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 16, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the...
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FILE- In this May 29, 2018, file photo a man takes shelter from a rainstorm while running at Gray's Lake Park in Des Moines. Researchers have found dozens of unconscious biases that can drive people to make money decisions they later regret. These behavioral economics concepts include things like “anchoring”, when a specific and perhaps arbitrary number you have in mind sways your decision-making. Or, the “endowment effect” can cause you to overvalue something simply because you own it, leading you to cling to a stock that’s tanking. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 29, 2018 - 9:10 am
Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment portfolio? Try checking the mirror. Decisions about money aren't always rational, even when we think we're acting logically. Common tendencies that make us our own worst enemies when investing include: selling...
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