Personal Finance FAQs

  1. Do hedge funds invest in private companies?

  2. Can the IRS garnish your tax refund?

  3. Are donations escheatable?

  4. What are the dormant account and escheat rules for 401(k) plans?

  5. How long does a stock account have to be dormant before it can be escheated?

  6. What is a 409A nonqualified deferred compensation plan?

  7. Can Sallie Mae report you to a credit bureau?

  8. Can variable annuities be rolled into an IRA?

  9. What causes a stock account to be escheated?

  10. Are target-date funds a good investment?

  11. How do I calculate the future value of an annuity?

  12. Can you borrow from a Vanguard 401(k)?

  13. Are 401(k) accounts escheatable?

  14. Are IRA accounts escheatable?

  15. How can I avoid escheatment of my bank account?

  16. What is the expense ratio in the insurance industry?

  17. How much working capital does a small business need?

  18. Does Canada have Social Security numbers?

  19. Is QVC publicly traded? (QVCA, QVCB)

  20. Should I include inflation-protected securities in my 401(k)?

  21. Are target-date funds (TDFs) actively managed?

  22. Why do financial advisors dislike target-date funds?

  23. How can I file a complaint to the IRS?

  24. Are checks escheatable?

  25. What financial assets can be escheated?

  26. How much money does New York make from unclaimed property each year?

  27. Is Social Security inflation-protected?

  28. Is Social Security considered to be welfare?

  29. What are working capital costs?

  30. Are variable annuities protected from creditors?

  31. What does low working capital say about a company's financial prospects?

  32. Are variable annuities tax deferred?

  33. Do variable annuities guarantee returns of principal?

  34. Are variable annuities FDIC insured?

  35. Does having a 529A account disqualify me from receiving other government benefits?

  36. What fees are associated with target-date funds?

  37. Are target-date funds tax efficient?

  38. Are shares of stock escheatable?

  39. Are stock accounts escheatable?

  40. Are gift cards escheatable?

  41. How much does a dependent reduce your taxes?

  42. Should I cash out of mutual funds to pay off debt?

  43. When are beneficiaries of a will notified?

  44. Do beneficiaries of a trust pay taxes?

  45. Are variable annuities guaranteed?

  46. What are custom target-date funds?

  47. Are variable annuities safe?

  48. Marginal propensity to Consume (MPC) Vs. Save (MPS)

  49. Why isn't the cost-of-living adjustment mandatory?

  50. Are variable annuities a good retirement investment?

  51. How are variable annuities regulated?

  52. How often do financial advisors have to travel?

  53. Do banks have working capital?

  54. How do mutual fund managers make money?

  55. How safe are variable annuities?

  56. Why are mutual funds subject to market risk?

  57. Are estate distributions taxable?

  58. What is the annual contribution limit for a 529A account?

  59. Can you have more than one 529A account?

  60. Can minors invest in mutual funds?

  61. Are Cafeteria plans taxable?

  62. How do I read and analyze an income statement?

  63. Who do hedge funds lend money to?

  64. Does working capital include salaries?

  65. Why is the Cayman Islands considered a tax haven?

  66. Who decides to print money in Canada?

  67. What are the risks of rolling my 401(k) into an annuity?

  68. How do I get out of my annuity and transfer to a new one?

  69. Are Cafeteria plans exempt from Social Security?

  70. What are the biggest disadvantages of annuities?

  71. Why is Andorra considered a tax haven?

  72. What are the risks of annuities in a recession?

  73. How can I determine if a longevity annuity is right for me?

  74. Is a financial advisor allowed to pay a referral fee?

  75. Can your life insurance company sue you?

  76. Are continuing care retirement communities accredited?

  77. Do financial advisors prepare tax returns for clients?

  78. How can insurance companies find out about DUIs and DWIs?

  79. Can your insurance company cancel your policy without notice?

  80. How are variable annuities taxed at death?

  81. How does a Roth IRA grow over time?

  82. Does your car insurance company report accidents to the DMV?

  83. How do I calculate insurance premium tax?

  84. Can your insurance company drop you after an accident?

  85. Is a financial advisor required to have a degree?

  86. What fees do financial advisors charge?

  87. Do financial advisors need to meet quotas?

  88. Can your car insurance company check your driving record?

  89. How often do mutual funds pay capital gains?

  90. How can I find tax-exempt mutual funds?

  91. Can dividends be paid out monthly?

  92. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

  93. Can my IRA be taken in a lawsuit?

  94. Does a financial advisor need an MBA?

  95. Can your insurance company drug test you?

  96. What is the difference between a peril and a hazard?

  97. Will my credit score suffer from debt consolidation or refinancing?

  98. Can I file for bankruptcy more than once?

  99. Student loans, federal and private: what's the difference?

  100. Does consumer protection cover my debts?

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