It is often said that the interest on home mortgages is “front end-loaded”, implying that the way lenders charge interest is both unfair and self-serving – possibly even sinister. The following statement is typical. “Did you know that on your typical 30-year mortgage, it takes approximately 21 years just to pay down less than half
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In this article BRK.B Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Warren Buffett ahead of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Omaha, NE. David A. Grogan | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday reported a big rise in operating earnings in the fourth quarter, thanks to huge gains in its insurance business, while its cash pile
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In this article BRK.A Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Warren Buffett tours the grounds at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha Nebraska. David A. Grogan | CNBC Warren Buffett shared a heartfelt tribute to the late Charlie Munger, calling his business partner of 60 years the architect of today’s Berkshire Hathaway. In
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In this article BRK.A OXY Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at press conference during the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, April 30, 2022. CNBC Berkshire Hathaway‘s Warren Buffett said his sprawling conglomerate may only slightly outperform the average American company due to its sheer size and the
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There’s no such thing as “divorce benefits” in Social Security, but divorced spouses often are eligible to receive benefits based on an ex-spouse’s earnings record. Ex-spouses often quality to receive Social Security spousal benefits, and on fairly liberal terms. Divorced spouses sometimes have better options and more flexibility than current spouses. But small differences in
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Blood sample of patient positive tested for sickle cell. Kitsawet Saethao | Istock | Getty Images The approval of two gene therapies to treat sickle cell disease has given hope to patients who suffer from the debilitating disease, which overwhelmingly affects Black people and people of color. Health officials now face a challenge in finding
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In this article WBD Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT The “Bobs” from the film Office Space Source: 20th Century Fox | YouTube Listening to Warner Bros. Discovery Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav speak on Friday’s fourth-quarter earnings calls, I couldn’t help but think of a scene in the movie “Office Space.” An employee named
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In this article DFS COF Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Capital One headquarters in McLean, Virginia on February 20, 2024.  Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Capital One‘s blockbuster takeover proposal for Discover Financial includes a $1.38 billion breakup fee if Discover decides to go with another buyer, but no such fee if
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In this article LUNR Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander on display at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. NASA Shares of Intuitive Machines jumped in trading Friday after the company’s successful first moon landing. Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C cargo moon lander known as “Odysseus” on Thursday became the first privately developed spacecraft to land on
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In this article WBD Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT The exterior of the Warner Bros. Discovery Atlanta campus is pictured after the Writers Guild of America began their strike against the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. May 2, 2023. Alyssa Pointer | Reuters Warner Bros. Discovery missed analyst targets
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