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Sun Jul 27

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:18 AM

Social Security: Can You Double Up on Spousal Benefits?

Figuring out what you're owed in spousal benefits is sometimes easier said than done.

Thu Jul 24

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:34 PM

How Bank of America Convinced Steve Ballmer to Pay Up for the LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer paid nearly four times more for the LA Clippers than the next biggest NBA acquisition in history. A recently discovered Bank of America presentation reveals why.

Wed Jul 23

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:49 PM

Social Security: Why Taking Benefits Early Can Be a Smart Move

Even though the conventional wisdom is to wait as long as possible before taking Social Security benefits, that might not necessarily be the smartest move.

Fri Jul 18

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:56 PM

Your Cable Bill: Can You Handle the Truth?

This chart breaks down exactly how Comcast spends your cable bill.

Thu Jul 17

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:43 PM

Why Olive Garden's Loyal Customers Can (and Should) Ignore Its Critics

A torrent of criticism has been unleashed on Olive Garden's "renaissance." Here's why the critics aren't being fair.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:19 PM

President Obama Finally Hit Russia Where It Hurts

Why a new round of sanctions isn't likely to put Russia in its place.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 12:21 PM

Social Security: 1 Reason You Should Think Twice Before Getting Legally Remarried

Remarriage can terminate your rights to Social Security benefits stemming from your former spouse's work history.

Wed Jul 16

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:48 PM

3 Things That Must Happen Before I'd Buy Annaly Capital Management

Even though this Fool has said he'd never buy Annaly Capital Management, there are three conditions under which he would.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:31 PM

After AIG Settlement, Bank of America Has Only 2 Major Legal Cases Remaining

On Wednesday, Bank of America announced a $650 million settlement with American International Group. This leaves the bank with a total outstanding exposure of $19.5 billion.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 5:06 PM

Is the Federal Reserve Fueling the Greatest Stock Market Bubble in History?

There's no question that easy monetary policy has pushed stocks to record highs. But this doesn't necessarily mean there's a bubble.

Tue Jul 15

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:40 PM

Why Warren Buffett Is Hiding $61 Billion in Plain Sight

The Oracle of Omaha explains why economic substance can sometimes be veiled by accounting conventions.

Mon Jul 14

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:10 PM

How Billionaire Warren Buffett Avoids Failure

It takes more than good business judgment to be an exceptional investor.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 11:59 AM

Warren Buffett: How to Avoid Ruining a Decade's Worth of Success

Finding a great company is only the first or two steps in Warren Buffett's approach to investing.

Tue Jul 8

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:29 PM

Social Security: What Happens to Spousal Benefits If You're Divorced but Remarried?

As a general rule, this extinguishes any right to benefits tied to your former spouse's work history. There are, however, two important exceptions.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:12 PM

Social Security: Can You Get 50% of Your Ex-Spouse's Benefits?

If you can meet six standards, the answer to this is "yes."

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:14 PM

Social Security: 6 States That Heavily Tax Benefits

While the majority of states don't tax Social Security benefits, there are six that do to the same extent as the federal government.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 12:44 PM

Social Security: Most Americans Now Pay More in Taxes Than They Receive in Benefits

Starting with the retirement class of 2005, the average American is likely to pay more into the Social Security system than he or she later takes out of it via retirement benefits.

Sun Jul 6

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 9:08 AM

Social Security: Can an Ex-Spouse Reduce Your Monthly Benefits?

In most cases, the answer to this is no.

Fri Jul 4

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:14 AM

Social Security: 27 States That Won’t Tax Your Benefits

Wondering how to escape state income taxes on your Social Security benefits? You could start by moving to one of these 27 states.

Thu Jul 3

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:40 PM

Why Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s Large Stake in Chimera Investment Corporation Isn’t a Good Reason t

Chimera Investment Corp. is a classic example of why you shouldn't follow in the footsteps of hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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