Gwyneth Paltrow and her Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin have just spent $14 million on a seaside escape in Malibu. First reported by The Real Estalker, Paltrow and Martin purchased ‘The Garwood Residence,’ designed by world-renowned architect, John Lautner. This secluded and gated Malibu estate in the heart of the celebrity-infested Point Dume area is […]
Paul Walker’s mother is asking a Los Angeles court to appoint her as guardian of the late actor’s 15-year-old daughter. Records show Cheryl Ann Walker filed a petition on Tuesday to become the legal guardian of her granddaughter in accordance with the actor’s final wishes. The filings state that Meadow Rain Walker has been living […]
Ready access to financing is the lifeblood of most small businesses. Yet the National Small Business Association reports that many small business owners are not getting access to the credit they need. According to the NSBA’s 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report, “Today, just 65 percent of small businesses report they are able to obtain adequate financing, […]
A child born in 2012 will cost his parents $241,080 in 2012 dollars, on average, over his lifetime. And children of higher-earning families drain the bank account more: Families earning more than $105,000 annually can expect to spend $399,780 per child. The “price tag” is astounding, considering that until not long ago, kids were expected […]
That deadline to file your income taxes is getting closer, and right about now you may be worried that you can’t pay. Jonnelle Marte joins MoneyBeat with tips on handling one of the biggest taxpayer fears. Photo: Getty Images.
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Corporate lawyers have some distinct financial needs. Here are a few of them.
Today’s slam-dunk of monetary events will occur later today when the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, RBNZ, is expected to tighten its interest rate policy. It is the key event in a relatively quiet week for the Group of 10 economies. However, the biggest event risk may be that Governor Graeme Wheeler and his team […]
In another sign that Europe’s economy is turning the corner, a leading ratings agency found Tuesday that the value of new stock market listings in 2013 recovered to match the 10-year average. Standard & Poor’s said 13 billion euros worth of new equity was floated last year and that the revival is set to continue […]
“Bed testing” sounds boring at first, but imagine getting to try out some of the fluffiest, coziest beds on earth…and get paid to do it! If you’re the type who’s constantly coming up with new tricks so that your boss won’t catch you sleeping, perhaps it’s time to switch to an industry in which such […]
Mt. Gox, the struggling Japanese bitcoin exchange, has filed for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court to stop customers from freezing any of the company’s assets that are located on U.S. soil. Lawyers put MtGox into Chapter 15 protection in Texas on Sunday, stating that a potential class-action lawsuit in Illinois could get in the […]
The yen typically strengthens in times of crisis, but with Japan’s finances looking more strained and authorities bent on yen weakness, have the usual patterns broken down? Yonggi Kang reports.
With IRS examinations of captive insurance arrangements on the rise, the time is now for people to revisit their captive insurance arrangement or ask targeted questions to your provider about past and proposed captive insurance transactions. Captive insurance is a very powerful tool in insuring against business risks. In a successful captive scenario, an IRC […]
Steve Jobs was once asked at an Apple shareholder meeting by a shareholder who wanted get some insights into his deepest thinking: “What keeps you awake at night?” Mr. Jobs replied, “Shareholder meetings.” The wisdom of this insight was borne out last week when Mr. Jobs’s successor at Apple, Tim Cook, was asked at the […]
Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney goes before U.K. members of parliament at a treasury select committee next week and can expect questions on both the bank’s latest inflation report and the current forex probe. Euro-zone finance ministers also meet to agree a way forward on the region’s bank-failure mechanisms.