Paulina Velasco

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It's time to get your financial life in order

Apr 20, 2018
Tax season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about your finances. That’s one conclusion from John Schwartz of the New York Times, who decided that after many decades of keeping his nose to the grind and ignoring his letters from Vanguard, he should take a step back and look at […]

Out with the old tax season, in with the new

Apr 13, 2018
Accountants are already fielding questions about the new tax law, even as they wrap up the 2017 season.
Liberty Tax Service grabs the attention of potential clients in Miami in 2016.
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New Farm Bill proposes changes to food stamps

Apr 13, 2018
80% of spending in the Farm Bill goes to food stamps

Do work requirements for welfare recipients work?

The president seems to think so, but not all experts agree.
President Donald Trump pushes a shopping cart as he tours the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' food distribution center at LDS Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, De. 4, 2017, alongside LDS President Henry B. Eyring (L).
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The "Titanic" of Wall Street: The Citigroup merger 20 years later

Apr 6, 2018
The historic merger that changed how Wall Street is regulated happened 20 years ago this weekend.
Sanford Weill, chairman and CEO of Travelers Group, turns to look at the new Citigroup company logo as John Reed, chairman and CEO of Citicorp, addresses a press conference on April 6, 1998, in New York. 
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Silicon Valley's early 30s retirees

Apr 6, 2018
How tech workers are hacking their savings to exit the workforce early.
Some early retirees plan to live a geo-arbitrage lifestyle — move to a foreign country and live frugally.
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Why Wall Street isn't going to have a Harvey Weinstein moment

Mar 2, 2018
Sexual harassment and discrimination in the financial industry is more subtle — and harder to address.
"The Fearless Girl" statues stands across from the iconic Wall Street charging bull statue wearing a pink hat associated with the Women's March of 2017.
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Beautycounter CEO wants more regulation for safer products

"I set out to get safer products into the hands of everyone," Gregg Renfrew says.
“You may buy something that says all natural or botanical or pure, but it may be none of the above, and so consumers are misled by companies today,” says Beautycounter CEO Gregg Renfrew.

Enforcing minimum wage is harder than you think

Feb 23, 2018
Victims of wage theft have few options, a Politico investigative reporter says.
Workers celebrate outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles on April 4, 2016, after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

Explaining the craze in TV reboots

Feb 22, 2018
Why they shine brightly - and briefly - in a crowded TV market.