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  • 3 Things to Do Now If You're Retiring in the Next Decade
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    3 Things to Do Now If You're Retiring in the Next Decade

    You'll need a hefty retirement account to support you, and you must do everything possible to be fully financially prepared once you leave work. Here are three steps you should take now to prepare for your impending retirement. Once you hit 50, the government wants to give you a little extra help saving for retirement, in the form of catch-up contributions.

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    The Story of COVID-19, Tax Revenue, and the Green Wave

    For American multistate operators like Curaleaf Holdings (OTC: CURLF) and Green Thumb Industries (OTC: GTBIF), the illegal status of cannabis at the federal level poses severe restrictions on how they run their businesses. Now that 16 states and D.C. have legalized adult-use marijuana and over 30 have permitted it for medical use, it's become difficult for other states to bypass the massive potential tax revenue that could come from licit sales. This is especially true in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which required immense amounts of state spending and earned many states less tax revenue than in years prior; state tax collections were down 5.5% in fiscal year 2020.

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    Why Has the SPAC Market Cooled Off So Fast?

    In some weeks so far in 2021, more than 30 new SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) have come onto the market. More than 400 of these blank-check companies are still looking for deals. However, there's been a plunge in recent weeks, in both the number of new SPACs being created and the valuations of existing SPACs in the market.