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Why (and How) I Plan to Die With an Empty Bank Account — Farnoosh Torabi

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that life is uncertain. Through this lens, I've started to abandon some conservative personal finance principles. This summer, for example, I went against the adage of "staying the course" with retirement and stuck my hand in my IRA to shed some stocks. I also bought a house in what can be considered a risky environment. To date, I have no regrets.

In my latest move away from what many financial experts preach, I've forgone the aspiration of leaving a financial legacy. The concept of bequeathing an inheritance just seems to make less sense today. Instead, I want to experience my legacy by spending most, if not all, of my money on meaningful experiences and investing in the people and causes I believe in — all before I leave Earth.

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The Infected President's Ill-Advised Trip to Bedminster — Timothy L. O'Brien

The Expat Model Is Broken — Daniel Moss

A Craving for Normalcy Spells the End of a Populist Presidency — Niall Ferguson

Trump's Chances Are Dwindling — Jonathan Bernstein

City of London's Brexit Departures Are Speeding Up — Elisa Martinuzzi

Who Infected the President? — Michael Lewis

The Race to Replace the City of London Begins — Lionel Laurent

Amy Coney Barrett and the Republican Abortion Scam — Francis Wilkinson

Tata Taking on Ambani Could Be India's Alibaba-Tencent — Andy Mukherjee

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