3 Smart Social Security Moves

The average Social Security retirement check was recently $1,417, and the maximum check topped out at $3,698. That’s a big difference, and if you’d like your own Social Security benefits to be closer to the latter than the former, read on — because there are ways to get more out of the program. Below are […]

How Much Can You Spend in Retirement?

With more than 10,000 people turning 65 each day in the U.S., a common question I encounter as a certified financial planner is, “How much can I spend in retirement?” The answer to that question is complex because it is mostly determined by six interdependent variables: Investment account balance Investment account tax status and taxation […]

4 Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment at Work

If you are a salaried employee, you’re probably entitled to a number of workplace benefits, some of which you may have the ability to elect yourself or opt in and out of. The time to choose those benefits is none other than open enrollment season, which typically takes place during the last few months of […]

Tough retirement realities for baby boomers

The vast majority of older working Americans don’t have sufficient savings to retire full-time at age 65 with their pre-retirement standard of living. That’s one of the sobering conclusions from the recent Sightlines report issued by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL). As a result, the report noted, workers approaching retirement will either need to […]

Amazon opens pop-up fashion shop in central London

Baker Street store will sell own-label items and other brands during week-long trial Amazon has opened its first British fashion store, in the form of a central London pop-up where the retailer is seeking shoppers’ views on its clothing ranges, prices and store experience. The Baker Street pop-up is the first of its kind in […]

App-based technology comes to the construction site

Hammer? Check. Drill? Check. Tablet? EllisDon adopts San Francisco-based Fieldwire’s app as the software serves the ‘forgotten’ people in the field The series: We look at decision makers among Canada’s companies who took successful action in a competitive global digital economy. When workers and supervisors from Canada’s construction giant EllisDon Corp. head to a worksite […]

NASA picks SSL to develop key fuel depot technology

SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, was selected by NASA for two separate public-private partnerships to develop two vital “Tipping Point” spacecraft technologies. Maxar has over $2 billion in revenue and 6500 employees. SSL builds advanced robotic and servicing systems for […]

iPhone XR review roundup: cheaper and brighter with longer battery life

Early consensus from tech press is £749 iPhone XR is in many ways better than the £999 iPhone XS The first wave of verdicts from select reviewers given early access to Apple’s latest iPhone XR are here, and if their thoughts are any indication of what to expect, cheaper means better. The £999 iPhone XS […]

Snap earnings: Is a ‘Twitter-like turnaround’ ahead?

‘All they have to do is get serious about monetization,’ says one analyst Investors betting on a Snap Inc. turnaround don’t have to look far for inspiration. Social-media peer Twitter Inc. TWTR, -1.41% struggled for years, but it began to earn Wall Street’s respect when it posted its first profitable quarter in February. The company […]

Microsoft earnings: The quiet drive toward a $1 trillion market cap

While Apple and Amazon get the publicity, Microsoft just keeps clocking cloud gains on path to potential milestone Apple Inc. received plenty of attention for being the first public U.S. company to achieve a $1 trillion market cap last quarter, and Amazon.com Inc. had its own momentary flirtation a month later. Could Microsoft Corp. MSFT, […]