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The next several weeks will provide Memphis and Shelby County property owners with a much better picture of how the 2021 Reappraisal program will affect their individual values.

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 I’m retiring early, at age 62, and I receive investment income from a rental property I own. Does investment income count as earnings?

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Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income then filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes.

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Whatever it’s called –planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving -- it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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For retirees, that seasonal urge can fit neatly into their overall retirement plan – if they’re intentional about how they go about it.

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In this season of giving, Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions Tennesseans to be wary of scams when making charitable donations.

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Medicare health and drug plan costs and covered benefits can change from year to year, so those who have Medicare should review their coverage and decide on the options that best fit their health needs...

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Depending upon your circumstances, refinancing your mortgage may be a great option for you. However, there are some things to consider before moving forward.

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Q: My spouse doesn’t have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Can they qualify on my record?

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The small business economy in the United States is extraordinarily competitive these days. Even if the coronavirus pandemic has brought about a setback in small business activity, the fact remains that the country is full of innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.

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During the 2021 Medicare annual enrollment period, October 15-December 7, U.S. seniors will be asked to choose from over 3,000 Medicare Advantage plans, with the number of plans available ranging from none in certain rural counties to as many as 31 in the most populous areas of the country. …

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The assessed value of property for tax purposes increased less than one-half of one percent this year in Shelby County as a decline was recorded in Memphis.

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My child, who gets Social Security, will be attending his last year of high school in the fall. He turns 19 in a few months. Do I need to fill out a form for his benefits to continue?

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Scam phone calls, emails and texts seem to be an everyday occurrence. But being fooled by scammers once taught a Memphis woman to be extra cautious when another scammer contacted her a year later.

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Social distancing, sheltering in place... phrases that express the seriousness of our “new normal”. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that fraudsters and scammers will use COVID-19 as a means to get their hands on your money.

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A Memphis woman reported to BBB this week that she had received an offer to be a secret shopper at Walmart. That in and of itself isn’t unusual. Employment scams ranked as the number one riskiest scam in BBB’s 2019 Risk Report and secret shopper job offers are quite common. However, this one…

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The purpose of a special needs trust is to help a person living with a disability live a good quality of life while preserving personal assets. Who determines what a person’s quality of life is? When does someone know that a good quality of life is reached? How can a special needs trust bene…

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By late March, more than 33 percent of the nation’s households had responded to the 2020 Census through the Internet or by telephone as a federal agency seeks to carry out its once a decade task to count the number of people who live in the United States and its territories.

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Whether it is referred to as planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving, it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), Impact Investing, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing belong to a growing category of investment choices that use traditional investing practices to responsibly impact society.

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As director of planned giving for the University of Memphis, I am privileged to talk with people not just about their giving, but about why they give and how they want to be remembered.

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“What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be one of the top answers. In fact, 51% of investors surveyed for a 2019 AIG retirement study ranked outliving their money as their top anxiety.

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For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you’re committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

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The health care landscape in America is ever-changing and often confusing. It’s hard to know exactly what health insurance covers, eligibility requirements, how to access government subsidies and even when to pay penalties.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Adminis…

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Stacker compiled a list of the richest women in America, from heiresses to self-made businesswomen, using data from Forbes,

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating General Finance Corp. ("GFN" or the "Company") (GFN) relating to its proposed acquisition by United Rentals, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, GFN shareholders will receive $19.00 per share they own.

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating ORBCOMM, Inc. ("ORBC" or the "Company") (ORBC) relating to its proposed acquisition by GI Partners. Under the terms of the agreement, ORBC shareholders will receive $11.50 in cash per share they own.

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Mackinac Financial Corp. ("MFNC" or the "Company") (MFNC) relating to its proposed merger with Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, MFNC shareholders will receive 0.22 shares of Nicolet and $4.64 per share they own.

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Weingarten Realty Investors ("WRI" or the "Company") (WRI) relating to its proposed acquisition by Kimco Realty Corp. Under the terms of the agreement, WRI shareholders will receive 1.408 shares of Kimco and $2.89 in cash per share.

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm rated Top 50 in the 2018 and 2019 ISS Securities Class Action Services Report and headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Luminex Corp. ("LMNX" or the "Company") (LMNX) relating to its proposed acquisition by DiaSorin S.p.A. Under the terms of the agreement, LMNX shareholders will receive $37.00 in cash per share.

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NEWARK, N.J., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rafael Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: RFL), today announced that on April 15, 2021 it made a grant to William Conkling of options to purchase 118,409 shares of Class B common stock of the Company with an exercise price equal to $40.85, the closing price of the Class B common stock on April 14, 2021, the trading day prior to the grant.

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of General Finance Corporation ("General Finance" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GFN) in connection with the proposed acquisition of the Company by United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI). The transaction is structured as an all-cash tender offer pursuant to which the Company's shareholders will receive $19.00 for each share of General Finance common stock that they hold. The transaction is valued at approximately $996 million.

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockcap Inc. ("Blockcap"), one of the largest bitcoin mining and blockchain technology companies based in the United States, announced today that it mined a total of 544 bitcoin during the first quarter of this year. Coming on the heels of several large-scale acquisitions of mining machinery by Blockcap, the revelation highlights not only the rapid growth experienced by the company but also how its increasing capacity has surpassed that of competitors in North America.

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SEATTLE, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- REX has filed supplementary evidence and analysis in its antitrust case against Zillow and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to show the staggering negative impact on consumer choice, tech-enabled innovation, and price competition resulting from Zillow's recent web display change that favors high-commission legacy brokers at the expense of aspiring homebuyers and tech innovators. 

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CHICAGO, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hightower Holding, LLC (the "Issuer") announced today that it has priced an offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% senior notes due 2029 (the "Notes") in a private offering. The Notes will mature on April 15, 2029. The closing of the Notes offering is expected to occur on April 21, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The Notes will be issued at par and guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of the Issuer's U.S. subsidiaries.

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Squarespace, Inc. today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock. Squarespace intends to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "SQSP."

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Wealth, home to the next generation of elite advisors, is expanding its national footprint into Connecticut as the Green Wealth Management Group becomes the sixth new addition to its network of independent partner firms to date in 2021. The firm, based in Southbury, Connecticut, manages approximately $350 million in client assets. Green Wealth Management Group's five-person team includes founders and Senior Wealth Advisors Alan Green, Lori DosSantos, and Andrew Heatley, and collectively has more than 30 years of experience as Merrill Lynch employees.

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MISSION, Kan., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) In 2020, Americans experienced firsts across virtually every aspect of life. Now, with an extended tax deadline of May 17 approaching, the implications for such an unusual year have some people wondering how all those changes might affect their tax refund.

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LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, reminds investors of a class action lawsuit against Sequential Brands Group, Inc. ("Sequential Brands" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: SQBG) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoe Financial, a digital marketplace that empowers consumers to find vetted and reviewed fiduciary financial advisors, announced today a noteworthy collaboration. By searching for an advisor through Zoe's Advisor Network, investors are now able to match with advisors at an industry-rated fee-only advisory practice.

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HONG KONG and LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, CASETiFY announced the second installment of its popular collaboration series with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previewing all-new ways to customize and show team spirit, fans can sign up now for priority access to the collection by visiting www.casetify.com/nba ahead of launch day on Apr 30.

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LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fierce competition drove California's median home price to reach a new record high in March, while the state's housing market continued its momentum with sales remaining solid heading into the spring homebuying season, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. 

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SALEM, Ore., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Retirement Savings Board and State Treasurer Tobias Read today announced that OregonSaves is now available for SEIU-represented Homecare Workers. Homecare Workers and Personal Care Attendants provide home-based help and services to adults experiencing physical disabilities.

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HARTFORD, Conn., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families to the internet so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy, Comcast today announced plans to equip 25 different Connecticut locations – 13 of which are now open with plans for 12 additional sites.

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CLEARWATER, Fla., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriLife Group, LLC ("AmeriLife"), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing annuity, life, and health insurance solutions, is excited to announce that Kelly Atkinson has been promoted to senior vice president, Brand Management and Creative Services. This promotion allows Atkinson to take on more responsibilities in helping to fuel future growth, servicing both the company's distribution operations and marketing needs across the enterprise.