Financial planning news from around the web: Feb. 5 - 9, 2018

Written on Feb 08, 2018

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting financial planning news items from around the web.

Super Bowl of financial scams that hit NFL players
Big paychecks have for years lured unscrupulous financial advisers to the NFL, leaving a long list of high-profile financial implosions, which often end up in court.

Cryptocurrencies are like Ponzi schemes, World Bank chief says
The head of the World Bank compared cryptocurrencies to “Ponzi schemes,” the latest financial voice to raise questions about the legitimacy of digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Can another digital demand crush be avoided?
With digital operational problems having hobbled a number of wealth management firms during the height of the Feb. 5 market downturn, executives gathered at the T3 Advisor Conference asked aloud if the entire industry was in need of a technology overhaul. raise questions about the legitimacy of digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Most home-equity loan borrowers don’t understand how Trump’s tax code affects them
Homeowners with home equity loans may be reaping the benefits of deducting interest paid in 2017, but they shouldn’t get used to it.

Tech Corner - 3 ways technology will revolutionize transportation in the next decade
The most powerful factor that's going to transform society over the next decade is going to be the revolution in transportation. From self-driving taxis and tractor trailers to autonomous flying drones to hyperloop, we're about to witness a series of a massive disruptions.

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