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When ‘Married, Filing Separately’ Lowers Your Tax Bill

New 20% deduction for pass-through businesses is among reasons couples may want to file separately<p>The rarely used “married, filing separately” tax status is a boon for the few Americans who choose it each year. More will likely join that club for tax year 2018.<p>The reason: The tax overhaul’s new 20% …

Retirement

Silicon Valley's immigrant tech workers are scared of buying homes after Trump's travel ban

A pair of married software engineers hooked up with real estate agent Tim Gullicksen about six months ago in pursuit of their dream home.<p>After taking time to peruse the market, the couple found a multimillion-dollar single-family home in San Francisco that they loved. In January, they wrote an …

Silicon Valley

Investors: 5 Best and Worst Cities for Airbnb Renting | Investopedia

Over the past few years Airbnb renting has emerged as a popular alternative to hotels for travelers who want the space and comfort that a home can …

Real Estate

The US is about to exclude the next generation of immigrant entrepreneurs

For skilled immigrants around the world, California’s Silicon Valley is the promised land. Over the last few decades, San Jose and San Francisco have become home to tens of thousands of people from around the world with degrees in science, engineering, and math. Many have built crucial new …

Immigration

Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Big Blank Walls

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Finding affordable art that you actually like is one of the hardest parts of furnishing a home. And once …

House Design

Peter Thiel, Trump Adviser, Has a Backup Country: New Zealand

SAN FRANCISCO — Peter Thiel is a billionaire, the biggest Donald J. Trump supporter in Trump-hating Silicon Valley and, above all, someone who prides himself on doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.<p>So it makes perfect sense that right after President Trump proclaimed in his inaugural …

Peter Thiel

Bitcoin Will Change Money Like the Internet Changed Video

In the 80s, there were basically only three distribution systems for video: TV, VHS cassettes and the movie theater. That meant that the only video …

Bitcoin

India can't stop talking about this startup CEO's passionate speech to employees

Leonardo DiCaprio's iconic boss speech to employees as businessman Jordan Belfort in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' has got its own real life rendition — …

Hadoop Is Falling | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Three years ago, looking beyond Hadoop was insanity, and there was little else that could come close according to many in the media. However, the …

Big Data

Why Most Economists Are So Worried About Trump

If the November election was intended as a rejection of elites, of expertise and of the sort of technocratic advice that economists often give, it’s a punch that has landed.<p>In somber analyses, huddled hallway conversations and pointed asides during endless panel sessions at the annual conference of …

Economics

Pay less for a home — despite Trump's HUD freeze on FHA mortgage loan insurance discount

President Donald Trump made quick work of one of former President Barack Obama's parting gifts to aspiring homeowners.<p>Shortly after the inauguration …

These 5 Trends Will Shape the Housing Market in 2017

If the U.S. economy is to hit escape velocity in 2017, you can expect the real estate sector to serve as its rocket fuel.<p>At its most broadly defined, …

The underpinnings of bitcoin’s bull run look way more solid this time

It’s déjà vu for bitcoin believers. Three years ago, in the dying months of 2013, the cryptocurrency took off on a historic bull run that would push its price to an all-time high of nearly $1,200. Bitcoin is approaching those highs again now, hitting $968 in trading today.<p>Take a look at this …

Cryptocurrency

I've been a headhunter in Silicon Valley for decades — here's my best advice for people who hate networking

<b>Nick Corcodilos:</b> I know — it's awkward to meet people to get a job. (It makes you cringe, right?) You're in good company. And everybody in that company is wrong.<p>When I bring up making new personal contacts, everyone likes to excuse themselves by saying they just don't have professional contacts, …

Employment

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

The housing boom is here to stay

The housing boom isn’t a fluke.<p>Home prices rose across the country in October, extending gains beyond the 2006 peak for the second month in a row, …

Is the U.S. in the Midst of a Housing Bubble?

Bloomberg Intelligence’s Yelena Shulyatyeva discusses U.S. home prices and the impact of an increase in mortgage rates on housing demand. She speaks …

House Prices

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

'India is taking historic steps. It’s a very exciting time for investors'

On November 8 the Indian prime minister unleashed probably the most unexpected and dramatic act of monetary policy by a politician in living memory. A population of 1.3 billion was given four hours’ notice that 86pc of the country’s cash would become worthless.<p>Narendra Modi’s withdrawal of all …

Investing

What Are Some Tax Write-Offs Related to the Purchase of a New Home?

Consider Points, Prepaid Interest, Prorated Real Estate Tax and Tax Credits<p><i>Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax</i> …

How Indian Startup Belong Is Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Hire Smarter For Companies

For a long time, hiring in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world) meant candidates would have to be active on job portals and scout through the various jobs listed. It would then be up to the recruiter of a company to go through all the CVs and schedule interviews with potential …

Employment

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

TED Talks

The man who claimed credit for Modi’s demonetisation move is now unhappy with how it has turned out

Anil Bokil has gone from elation to disappointment in just two weeks.<p>Just a few days ago, Arthakranti Pratishthan, the Pune-based economic think-tank Bokil heads, had claimed credit for influencing prime minister Narendra Modi into taking his most disruptive economic step since gaining power in …

India

Why did Americans support Trump? Economic powerlessness

To those with average and low incomes, his simple slogan ‘make America great again’ sounded like ‘make you great again’<p>The US president-elect, Donald Trump, campaigned in part on a proposal to cut taxes dramatically for those with high incomes, a group whose members often have elite educations as …

If the 'bond market rout' continues it could impact home prices

For the past three decades the yields on long-term bonds have been on a downward trend. This has dramatically reversed since the election of Donald …

Economics

Facing Immigration Crackdown, Silicon Valley Rethinks Its Dreams

Before the election, Nicole Manion and her boss joked about whether a Donald Trump victory would mean she’d have to leave her tech job in Seattle and …

Immigration

5 Ways India’s Cash Squeeze Is Going to Affect the Economy - Briefly - WSJ

1 Growth will get a boost Share on Twitter<p>Long term, economic growth is expected to get a boost from the move as it leads to greater tax compliance, moderates prices and increases the government’s tax revenue. But for now, growth is expected to take a hit as a shortage of currency bills slams the …

India

New real estate site aims to outdo Zillow, Redfin

A Portland-based company is aiming to jump ahead of Zillow and the rest of the online real estate market with a new, all-in-one service for buyers, …

Real Estate

Adam Smith And India's Great Bank Note Switch - The Tolerable Administration Of Justice

There are, to put it mildly, ructions in India over Modi and Jaitley’s insistence that the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes are no longer legal tender and will be replaced by new notes. The ATMs have not been adjusted yet, there are queues winding away from every bank counter in the country, this crackdown …

Economics