Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page December 26, 2018 You never know who you’ll meet at the Marathon starting line. Just ask Dr. Barrett Rollins, chief scientific officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Rollins was warming up for the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton nearly 15 years ago when he struck up a conversation with another runner who, like him, was there to raise money for Dana-Farber. That runner turned out to be the telecom executive John Legere. A Fitchburg native, Legere hadn’t quite grown his hair out long or sported clothes in bright magenta color regularly — as he does today as chief executive of T-Mobile US.Barrett and Legere became friends, bonding over their shared love of running and of Dana-Farber. Eventually, Legere joined Dana-Farber’s board. The two executives more recently had been talking about a way for Legere to harness his social media following — 6 … [Read more...] about Executives aim to harness social media to raise money for Dana-Farber
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With greater access comes a greater need for in-depth market insight. Richard Sarkis Published 2:00 pm CST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand | Getty Images Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand | Getty Images Crowdfunding Is Lowering Barriers to Commercial Real Estate Investment. Here's How to Get the Most From It. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Prior to the 1980s, commercial real estate (CRE) assets were rarely prioritized by institutional investors -- entities that hire financial professionals to manage pooled investment funds. CRE did become slightly more popular during the '80s and '90s, but … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding Is Lowering Barriers to Commercial Real Estate Investment. Here’s How to Get the Most From It.
If there was a way you could save $3,500 with 30 minutes worth of effort, would you do it? While it might sound too good to be true, that’s exactly what Oakland, California, homeowners Earl Davis and Tarita Whittingham did last year when they applied to have the Alameda County Tax Assessor reassess their home. “It took me a half hour, total,â€ Davis says. “Four months later, [the county] reassessed the house from the $645,000 we paid to $463,000, and sent us a refund check of $1,773. They automatically carried over the lower value to the next tax year, so we’ve already saved that much again.â€ Davis and Whittingham are two of the large majority of American homeowners who still have their jobs and are current on their mortgage payments but have watched the value of their home fall over the last couple of years. Nationwide, actual home values declined about 33%, on average, from the peak of the housing bubble in fall 2006 to the trough of the … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered
Published May 28, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print article On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their lives for our country, and we also recognize the service of millions of current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans are entitled to certain benefits as a result of their having served, including healthcare, education, home loans, insurance, and employment services. Continue Reading Below One little-known benefit for veterans focuses on those former servicemembers who face financial hardship. The Veterans Pension Benefit provides modest amounts of regular monthly income for veterans who qualify, and it can make a big difference for those who are struggling to make ends meet. Who's eligible for the Veterans Pension Benefit? The Veterans Pension Benefit is intended to help veterans and their families deal with financial difficulties. In order to qualify, a veteran usually needs to have served for at least 90 … [Read more...] about Veterans Pension Benefit:What it is and how to get it
Published May 15, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print It's a good idea to keep some international exposure in your stock portfolio. Doing so adds diversification and can open you up to some exciting investment opportunities. However, you don't necessarily need to buy the stocks of foreign companies. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and financials specialist Matt Frankel discuss how you can get international stock exposure with companies you already know. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the ten best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Walmart wasn't one of them! That's right -- … [Read more...] about How to Get International Exposure Without Buying Foreign Stocks