3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return. Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.


Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return. Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.
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3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2018 return

Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice.

Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School.

The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return.

The couple didn’t get a refund. Rather, they owed the IRS $24,477 in taxes. They weren’t on the hook for underpayment penalties.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her owing,” said Tim Steffen, CPA and director of advanced planning at Robert W. Baird & Co. “She makes estimated tax payments throughout the year, and we tell people that this makes the most sense — there are no penalties there.”

Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.


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Amazon’s new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex


But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex
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Amazon's new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

There are a couple of things I wish Amazon changed. It still uses an old microUSB charger, one of the few I know of that still do. Most new gadgets have adopted the newer USB-C standard, which can help charge devices faster. Plus, I’m more likely to have a USB-C cord in my travel bag than a microUSB cable, even though the Kindle ships with one. It’s just a little less convenient.

The 4 GB of storage is plenty for me, since it still can hold thousands of books. But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage.

Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach.

It doesn’t come with a case either. As a long-time Kindle owner I’ve found the screens can be prone to scratching if you leave them in a bag. I recommend buying the $30 fabric cover, which Amazon sells.

Finally, the interface felt slow to me at times, particularly when I was trying to back out of a book or move through the Kindle Store to find new books. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more expensive Kindles.


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Amazon’s new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex


But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex
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Amazon's new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

There are a couple of things I wish Amazon changed. It still uses an old microUSB charger, one of the few I know of that still do. Most new gadgets have adopted the newer USB-C standard, which can help charge devices faster. Plus, I’m more likely to have a USB-C cord in my travel bag than a microUSB cable, even though the Kindle ships with one. It’s just a little less convenient.

The 4 GB of storage is plenty for me, since it still can hold thousands of books. But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage.

Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach.

It doesn’t come with a case either. As a long-time Kindle owner I’ve found the screens can be prone to scratching if you leave them in a bag. I recommend buying the $30 fabric cover, which Amazon sells.

Finally, the interface felt slow to me at times, particularly when I was trying to back out of a book or move through the Kindle Store to find new books. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more expensive Kindles.


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White House planning executive order that aims to boost pipeline construction, lower energy prices

The White House is planning to roll out an executive order next week that aims to cut regulations, spur interstate pipeline construction and lower energy costs, according to two senior administration officials. The effort was spurred by the blockage of the construction of the 125-mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. “An executive order can’t change the statutory discretion of a state to approve, deny or waive, so a state could still say no.” Lower energy prices are of high i


The White House is planning to roll out an executive order next week that aims to cut regulations, spur interstate pipeline construction and lower energy costs, according to two senior administration officials. The effort was spurred by the blockage of the construction of the 125-mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. “An executive order can’t change the statutory discretion of a state to approve, deny or waive, so a state could still say no.” Lower energy prices are of high i
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White House planning executive order that aims to boost pipeline construction, lower energy prices

The White House is planning to roll out an executive order next week that aims to cut regulations, spur interstate pipeline construction and lower energy costs, according to two senior administration officials.

The effort was spurred by the blockage of the construction of the 125-mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. A protracted legal battle over the project has been underway since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, gave a greenlight in 2014 and 2016, because the state of New York has refused to issue a water permit.

According to four current and former administration officials, the order directs the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency to clarify Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, the law that gives states authority over permits where water quality is concerned.

Backlash from states and governors is expected, especially in New York, where regulators warned of further legal action if FERC throws out its water safety review in the Constitution case.

And Wall Street likely won’t see this as a big breakthrough.

“We don’t think this manifestly changes the state of play,” said ClearView energy analyst Christine Tezak. “An executive order can’t change the statutory discretion of a state to approve, deny or waive, so a state could still say no.”

But officials vow the administration’s broader goal is to lower energy prices by accelerating the transport of natural gas and to reaffirm U.S. energy “dominance,” a word that appeared multiple times in an early draft of the order.

Energy executives are optimistic about the prospects for more pipeline construction.

Dennis Xander, chief executive of West Virginia-based Denex Petroleum, said the state is at risk of a glut if it can’t ship more gas to New England or the Gulf states.

“We now have more capacity than we do gas for the first time in several years,” Xander told CNBC. But in central West Virginia where Denex operates, “There’s no pipeline to get the gas transported.”

Lower energy prices are of high interest to President Donald Trump, who has tweeted criticism of OPEC and its impact on higher prices at least 12 times.

The executive order is currently slated to be signed on Wednesday, with Texas as one suggested location for the event. Administration officials caution the plans could change.

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Bannon-linked group is planning a summit to rally global nationalists

The Movement is a group for nationalist parties in Europe which is supported by the U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon. But, the platform is reportedly struggling to mobilize right-wing parties on the continent. However, Modrikamen told CNBC that there are many other right-wing parties that support this club. Then you will judge the success or not of our movement,” Modrikamen, a Belgian anti-establishment politician said. Modrikamen told CNBC that the meeting had to be postponed because of t


The Movement is a group for nationalist parties in Europe which is supported by the U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon. But, the platform is reportedly struggling to mobilize right-wing parties on the continent. However, Modrikamen told CNBC that there are many other right-wing parties that support this club. Then you will judge the success or not of our movement,” Modrikamen, a Belgian anti-establishment politician said. Modrikamen told CNBC that the meeting had to be postponed because of t
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Bannon-linked group is planning a summit to rally global nationalists

The Movement is a group for nationalist parties in Europe which is supported by the U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon. But, the platform is reportedly struggling to mobilize right-wing parties on the continent.

“It’s a club for the populists, for the populist leaders facing the globalist movement. We want to organize ourselves on an international scale to be the voice of the voiceless,” Mischael Modrikamen, managing director of The Movement, told CNBC in an exclusive interview, earlier this month.

There are only three parties that are official members of this club: Italy Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s Lega; Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia); and the Movement for Changes in Montenegro. However, Modrikamen told CNBC that there are many other right-wing parties that support this club.

“We’ve announced the support of a few parties, but we have the support of much more parties and you’ll see when we launch the summit fully in a month, a few weeks before the (EU Parliament) election, you’ll see who is there and who is not there. Then you will judge the success or not of our movement,” Modrikamen, a Belgian anti-establishment politician said.

The Movement wants to be the platform for anti-establishment parties, in a similar way that certain European summits tend to be for mainstream politicians. Having its own summit will allow the different politicians to come together and discuss their strategies. But some have questioned the reach it has been able to achieve.

“In terms of catalysing the formation of a common populist front ahead of the European Parliament election, I would say its success has been so far rather limited,” Antonio Barroso, managing director at Teneo Intelligence told CNBC over email.

“Radical right parties across the EU remain far from creating a joint platform,” Barroso said, adding that they all have different views regarding key issues, including relations with Russia.

The summit was due to have taken place in January, then in March, and it is now expected to happen just before the EU elections. Modrikamen told CNBC that the meeting had to be postponed because of the busy schedules of certain leaders and ministers that were set to attend it. The gathering is now expected to happen in Brussels, just before the elections taking place from May 23 to May 26.

Furthermore, some right-wing populists have somehow distanced themselves from this group, including France’s Marine Le Pen and her National Rally party. She said last year she wanted to clarify “lots of conjecture” regarding the Movement.

“But we, and we alone, are the ones who will shape the political force that is born from the European elections,” she said, according to AP.

Populists parties in Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Hungary and the Czech Republic have also distanced themselves from the club, the Guardian has previously reported.


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Golden Gate Ventures and South Korea’s Hanwha planning a Southeast Asia investment fund

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures said Tuesday it is teaming up with South Korean asset manager Hanwha Asset Management to invest in technology start-ups in Southeast Asia. Both Golden Gate Ventures and Hanwha Asset Management declined to comment on the goal for the fund’s size or on how much had been committed so far. Start-ups in Southeast Asia receive fewer investments during Series B funding than their counterparts in the U.K. and the United States, according to Golden Gate Ventures, an e


Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures said Tuesday it is teaming up with South Korean asset manager Hanwha Asset Management to invest in technology start-ups in Southeast Asia. Both Golden Gate Ventures and Hanwha Asset Management declined to comment on the goal for the fund’s size or on how much had been committed so far. Start-ups in Southeast Asia receive fewer investments during Series B funding than their counterparts in the U.K. and the United States, according to Golden Gate Ventures, an e
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Golden Gate Ventures and South Korea's Hanwha planning a Southeast Asia investment fund

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures said Tuesday it is teaming up with South Korean asset manager Hanwha Asset Management to invest in technology start-ups in Southeast Asia.

The firms are looking to raise around $200 million in funds and already have about $80 million worth of commitments from investors, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Both Golden Gate Ventures and Hanwha Asset Management declined to comment on the goal for the fund’s size or on how much had been committed so far.

In a press release, however, the companies said investments will focus on start-ups that are raising funds in the so-called Series B round — at that stage, start-ups have moved past the early development phase, achieved a few important initial milestones, and are looking for financing to grow their businesses to meet user demands.

Start-ups in Southeast Asia receive fewer investments during Series B funding than their counterparts in the U.K. and the United States, according to Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund in the region.

“Just like there was a Seed-stage gap in 2013 that closed by 2015, then a Series A gap in 2015 that closed by 2017, now there’s a Series B gap that started in 2018,” Vinnie Lauria, a founding partner at Golden Gate Ventures, told CNBC by email.

Seed and Series A refer to early-stage fundraising efforts from new start-ups.


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Golden Gate Ventures and South Korea’s Hanwha planning a Southeast Asia investment fund

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures said Tuesday it is teaming up with South Korean asset manager Hanwha Asset Management to invest in technology start-ups in Southeast Asia. Both Golden Gate Ventures and Hanwha Asset Management declined to comment on the goal for the fund’s size or on how much had been committed so far. Start-ups in Southeast Asia receive fewer investments during Series B funding than their counterparts in the U.K. and the United States, according to Golden Gate Ventures, an e


Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures said Tuesday it is teaming up with South Korean asset manager Hanwha Asset Management to invest in technology start-ups in Southeast Asia. Both Golden Gate Ventures and Hanwha Asset Management declined to comment on the goal for the fund’s size or on how much had been committed so far. Start-ups in Southeast Asia receive fewer investments during Series B funding than their counterparts in the U.K. and the United States, according to Golden Gate Ventures, an e
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Golden Gate Ventures and South Korea's Hanwha planning a Southeast Asia investment fund

Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures said Tuesday it is teaming up with South Korean asset manager Hanwha Asset Management to invest in technology start-ups in Southeast Asia.

The firms are looking to raise around $200 million in funds and already have about $80 million worth of commitments from investors, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Both Golden Gate Ventures and Hanwha Asset Management declined to comment on the goal for the fund’s size or on how much had been committed so far.

In a press release, however, the companies said investments will focus on start-ups that are raising funds in the so-called Series B round — at that stage, start-ups have moved past the early development phase, achieved a few important initial milestones, and are looking for financing to grow their businesses to meet user demands.

Start-ups in Southeast Asia receive fewer investments during Series B funding than their counterparts in the U.K. and the United States, according to Golden Gate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund in the region.

“Just like there was a Seed-stage gap in 2013 that closed by 2015, then a Series A gap in 2015 that closed by 2017, now there’s a Series B gap that started in 2018,” Vinnie Lauria, a founding partner at Golden Gate Ventures, told CNBC by email.

Seed and Series A refer to early-stage fundraising efforts from new start-ups.


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Women are more likely to leave financial planning to their spouses

But regardless of those systemic financial problems, women are not doing this one thing to improve their financial picture: taking an active role in big financial decisions. That’s according to a recent study from UBS Global Wealth Management, which found that 58 percent of women leave those crucial choices up to their male partners. Younger women — those between ages 20 and 34 — were even more likely to defer to their significant others, at 56 percent. Meanwhile, older women ages 51 and up were


But regardless of those systemic financial problems, women are not doing this one thing to improve their financial picture: taking an active role in big financial decisions. That’s according to a recent study from UBS Global Wealth Management, which found that 58 percent of women leave those crucial choices up to their male partners. Younger women — those between ages 20 and 34 — were even more likely to defer to their significant others, at 56 percent. Meanwhile, older women ages 51 and up were
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Women are more likely to leave financial planning to their spouses

But regardless of those systemic financial problems, women are not doing this one thing to improve their financial picture: taking an active role in big financial decisions.

That’s according to a recent study from UBS Global Wealth Management, which found that 58 percent of women leave those crucial choices up to their male partners.

Younger women — those between ages 20 and 34 — were even more likely to defer to their significant others, at 56 percent. Meanwhile, older women ages 51 and up were not far behind, with 54 percent saying they leave money decisions to their spouses.

This bad habit can put women at risk financially, particularly if they divorce or their spouse dies.

On the other hand, when couples work together on long-term money goals, the outlook improved, UBS’ research found. Women reported higher confidence in their future, fewer mistakes and less stress around money.

Just starting the conversation can be easier said than done. Financial experts have some sure fire tips for how women and men can build healthy communication around money together.


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Time is running out to switch or ditch your Medicare Advantage Plan

For starters, because you only get one shot at this, make sure you know what you’re signing up for if you choose another plan. “When you call your doctor, ask specifically if they are in network for your particular plan,” she said. This often was included in your Advantage Plan, and life-long penalties can be applied if you go more than 63 days without coverage. Additionally, if you’re planning to get a supplemental Medicare plan — called Medigap — to pair with original Medicare, be aware of add


For starters, because you only get one shot at this, make sure you know what you’re signing up for if you choose another plan. “When you call your doctor, ask specifically if they are in network for your particular plan,” she said. This often was included in your Advantage Plan, and life-long penalties can be applied if you go more than 63 days without coverage. Additionally, if you’re planning to get a supplemental Medicare plan — called Medigap — to pair with original Medicare, be aware of add
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Time is running out to switch or ditch your Medicare Advantage Plan

For starters, because you only get one shot at this, make sure you know what you’re signing up for if you choose another plan. That includes ensuring that your medications are covered and that your favorite doctors or other providers are in-network.

Roberts said that even if you see your doctor listed on a plan’s online directory, you should confirm that status directly with their office because those listings can be outdated or contain errors.

“When you call your doctor, ask specifically if they are in network for your particular plan,” she said. “Don’t just say the name of the insurance company.”

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If you’re planning to drop your Advantage Plan in favor of original Medicare — which consists of Part A hospital coverage and Part B outpatient coverage — you also likely need to get a standalone Part D prescription drug plan. This often was included in your Advantage Plan, and life-long penalties can be applied if you go more than 63 days without coverage.

Additionally, if you’re planning to get a supplemental Medicare plan — called Medigap — to pair with original Medicare, be aware of additional rules for applying. These policies help cover costs such as deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance.

When you first enroll in Medicare (typically at age 65), you get six months when you’re guaranteed Medigap coverage. That is, you can get a policy without the insurance company nosing through your health history and deciding whether to insure you.


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Tesla doesn’t know where it will build the Model Y as it rolls out more layoffs and cost cuts

Tesla executives still have not decided where to manufacture the company’s forthcoming crossover SUV, the Model Y, according to six current and former employees. That’s one indication Tesla has barely begun planning for Model Y manufacturing, they said. Musk has already said the Model Y should cost about 10 percent more than the Model 3, which starts at $35,000. Employees say Tesla executives, including its president of automotive, Jerome Guillen, are wavering between two options for Model Y pro


Tesla executives still have not decided where to manufacture the company’s forthcoming crossover SUV, the Model Y, according to six current and former employees. That’s one indication Tesla has barely begun planning for Model Y manufacturing, they said. Musk has already said the Model Y should cost about 10 percent more than the Model 3, which starts at $35,000. Employees say Tesla executives, including its president of automotive, Jerome Guillen, are wavering between two options for Model Y pro
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Tesla doesn't know where it will build the Model Y as it rolls out more layoffs and cost cuts

Tesla executives still have not decided where to manufacture the company’s forthcoming crossover SUV, the Model Y, according to six current and former employees. This despite the fact the company is planning to formally unveil the vehicle for the first time on March 14 at the company’s design center in Hawthorne, California.

Two other people who work for Tesla vendors said the automaker did not contact them about working together on Model Y production until after CEO Elon Musk teased the unveiling in a tweet on March 3. That’s one indication Tesla has barely begun planning for Model Y manufacturing, they said.

Musk has already said the Model Y should cost about 10 percent more than the Model 3, which starts at $35,000.

Along with a pickup truck that Tesla plans to unveil later this year, the Model Y could ensure that Tesla’s lineup stays competitive versus offerings from other electric truck and SUV makers. Those rivals include Rivian, a newcomer funded by Amazon, and established automakers like BMW and Hyundai, who are honing in on Tesla’s territory with electric cars.

Employees say Tesla executives, including its president of automotive, Jerome Guillen, are wavering between two options for Model Y production. They are trying to decide whether Tesla should allocate space in the Gigafactory, the company’s massive battery plant outside of Reno, Nevada, or combine the Model S and Model X body lines at its car plant in Fremont, California, to make room to build the crossover SUVs.

One employee said if executives have made a decision, they haven’t given a green light to employees who will be involved in setting up the Model Y lines and eventually building the vehicles.

A Tesla spokesperson pointed to a February letter to shareholders, but declined to offer an update on Model Y planning. The letter said, “This year we will start tooling for Model Y to achieve volume production by the end of 2020, most likely at Gigafactory 1.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-07  Authors: lora kolodny, mike blake, source, tesla, salwan georges, the washington post, getty images
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