MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto, Getty Images Bill Gates’s fortune would take a tax hit under Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s tax plan — what would that mean for his philanthropic goals? Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft MSFT, +1.18%  and a philanthropist behind the world’s largest charitable foundation, said Wednesday he would mull overRead More →

With year-end rapidly approaching, now is the time to take steps to cut your 2019 tax bill, before it’s too late. This is Part 1 of my short list of foolproof year-end strategies for individual taxpayers to consider. Here goes. Game your generous standard deduction allowance The Tax Cuts andRead More →

Think college towns are just for rowdy undergrads? Think again. These energetic cities across the country are home to innovative small businesses, tons of fun activities, family-friendly annual events and thriving downtown scenes complete with arts, culture and delicious local cuisine. Plus, you’ll benefit from living and working near aRead More →

Second-act entrepreneurship is a certifiable trend, with 55- to 64-year-olds now accounting for 26% of new entrepreneurs, according to the Kauffman Foundation. But some of these entrepreneurs launch despite naysayers saying: Don’t do it! Here’s the story of three second act entrepreneurs who ignored the critics because they were passionate about following theirRead More →

Residential real estate prices are climbing in many areas, and rental rates are strong. To take advantage of this favorable situation, you might be thinking about buying a new residence and converting your existing place into a rental property that you can sell later for a higher price. Good idea!Read More →

The fires sweeping through Brazil’s rainforests are prompting an international outcry, with G-7 countries promising $20 million in aid and a nonprofit backed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio pledging another $5 million toward the cause. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the G-7 aid package, saying that the Amazon represents the “lungs”Read More →