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Music Gets Modernized For The Digital Era. Congress passed and sent to President Trump a sweeping overhaul of the way songwriters, performers and other music industry creatives are compensated when their works are streamed, downloaded and broadcast via satellite.
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When Spouses Live In Different States

Popular wisdom holds that our world is shrinking. But for married couples who live apart much or all of the time, long distances still present unique challenges and pitfalls. Many of these are emotional, but there are a few financial hazards too. Luckily couples can largely mitigate the financial problems, at least, with some careful planning and foresight.
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Winding Up A Business

Letting go can be hard to do, whether you’re a parent watching a child head off to college or an entrepreneur planning to wind up a business. But preparation can make a hard process a little bit easier.
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Using Structured Settlements

Structured settlements are a mechanism designed to make sure someone who is injured receives compensation in a way that will best assure their long-term quality of life. While they are complex to set up, once they are underway, they can ideally ensure that plaintiffs have the income they need to recover or adjust to their new way of life.
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Off The Grid: Preparing For Power Loss

Once a major storm has passed through, people who emerged from it without injuries or major property damage are apt to feel relief. But that relief can quickly turn to frustration the longer the power remains off. If you live someplace where frequent storms or other natural disasters threaten to interrupt your access to power, the best time to plan is long before a storm arrives.
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College Savings Plans For New Parents

It is sometimes hard for parents of newborns to imagine their babies as teenagers heading off to college. But to be best prepared, parents should plan for that day proactively, even before their baby arrives.
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Harmonious Prenuptial Agreements

June is still the month traditionally associated with weddings, even if October has surpassed it to become the most popular month to tie the knot. As they prepare for their big day, the last thing most couples want to dwell on is the possibility that their marriage may not last. But proposing a prenup should not demonstrate lack of faith in a union, any more than buying homeowners insurance reflects a belief that your new house will one day burn down.
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Duly Noted

IRS Speaks On State Tax Workarounds… Taxpayers should be wary of supposed workarounds to the new $10,000 annual limit on deductions for personal state and local taxes, the IRS cautioned.
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