While no one expects to become disabled, 1 in 4 Americans do so prior to retirement age. An accident, an unforeseen medical event, a catastrophic injury can all lead to temporary or permanent disability. So, what happens when you suddenly find yourself unable to work?
An initial public offering (IPO) is the first public sale of stock by a private company. Companies tend to schedule IPOs when investors are feeling good about their financial prospects and are more inclined to take on the risk associated with a new venture. Thus, IPOs tend to reflect broader economic and market trends. And not surprisingly, 2017 was the busiest year for the global IPO market since 2007.
The U.S is considered the most generous country in the world, with two-thirds of Americans giving to charities annually. Moreover, this number continues to grow, by giving levels increasing every year since 2009.
Getting married is an exciting time for a couple. However, along with this excitement come many challenges. One such challenge is how to manage your finances together. The key to success is to communicate with your partner and come up with a financial plan that you both agree on since the financial decisions you make now can have a lasting impact on your finances in the future.
While the vast majority of financial advisors and investment managers have their clients’ best interests at the forefront, there are a few unscrupulous ones who take advantage of hard-working savers. The likes of Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford, and Frank Gruttadauria have understandably caused investors to question how their money is protected.