Personal Finance FAQs

  1. How safe are variable annuities?

  2. Why are mutual funds subject to market risk?

  3. Are estate distributions taxable?

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

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

  6. What is the size of the average retirement nest egg?

  7. Can minors invest in mutual funds?

  8. Are Cafeteria plans taxable?

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

  10. Who do hedge funds lend money to?

  11. Does working capital include salaries?

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

  13. Who decides to print money in Canada?

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

  15. What are the main kinds of annuities?

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

  17. Are Cafeteria plans exempt from Social Security?

  18. What are the biggest disadvantages of annuities?

  19. Why is Andorra considered a tax haven?

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

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

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

  23. Can your life insurance company sue you?

  24. Are continuing care retirement communities accredited?

  25. Do financial advisors prepare tax returns for clients?

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

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

  28. How are variable annuities taxed at death?

  29. How does a Roth IRA grow over time?

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

  31. How do I calculate insurance premium tax?

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

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

  34. What fees do financial advisors charge?

  35. Do financial advisors need to meet quotas?

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

  37. How often do mutual funds pay capital gains?

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

  39. Can dividends be paid out monthly?

  40. Do mutual fund companies pay taxes?

  41. Can my IRA be taken in a lawsuit?

  42. Can my 401(k) be seized or garnished?

  43. Does a financial advisor need an MBA?

  44. Can your insurance company drug test you?

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

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

  47. Can I file for bankruptcy more than once?

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

  49. Are high yield bonds a good investment?

  50. Does consumer protection cover my debts?

  51. Are dividends considered passive or ordinary income?

  52. Are mutual funds considered retirement accounts?

  53. Can mutual funds invest in private companies?

  54. Can mutual funds outperform savings accounts?

  55. Can my IRA be garnished for child support?

  56. Why is my 401(k) not FDIC-Insured?

  57. Can I use my IRA savings to start my own savings?

  58. How does an IRA grow over time?

  59. Is Japan an emerging market economy?

  60. Can creditors garnish my IRA?

  61. Why would someone change their Social Security number?

  62. What are the best ways to sell an annuity?

  63. Are spousal Social Security benefits retroactive?

  64. How are non-qualified variable annuities taxed?

  65. Are spousal Social Security benefits taxable?

  66. Is Argentina a developed country?

  67. Can you buy penny stocks in an IRA?

  68. How do you calculate penalties on an IRA or Roth IRA early withdrawal?

  69. Can I use my IRA to pay for my college loans?

  70. Can my IRA be used for college tuition?

  71. Why are IRA, Roth IRAs and 401(k) contributions limited?

  72. Are credit card rewards taxable?

  73. Are Social Security payments included in the US GDP calculation?

  74. What is the Social Security tax rate?

  75. What is the Social Security administration responsible for?

  76. Where are the Social Security administration headquarters?

  77. Is the Social Security administration part of the executive branch?

  78. What are the Social Security disability benefits for children with ADHD?

  79. What are Social Security spousal benefits?

  80. What are the best ways to use your 401(k) without a penalty?

  81. Is my IRA/Roth IRA FDIC-Insured?

  82. How soon should I start saving for retirement?

  83. Is the Social Security administration a government corporation?

  84. Is my IRA protected in a bankruptcy?

  85. How is Social Security tax calculated?

  86. How are Social Security benefits calculated for divorced spouse?

  87. How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?

  88. How are spousal benefits calculated for Social Security?

  89. Can a divorced woman collect Social Security from her ex-husband?

  90. Can a variable annuity be rolled into an IRA?

  91. Can I use my 401(k) to pay for my college loans?

  92. Can I put my IRA in a trust?

  93. Can I take my 401(k) in a lump sum?

  94. Can my company ever be entitled to take my 401(k)?

  95. Can my child have an IRA/Roth IRA?

  96. Are Social Security benefits adjusted for inflation?

  97. Are Social Security benefits taxable after age 62?

  98. Are variable annuities subject to required minimum distribution (RMD)?

  99. Are Social Security benefits affected by marriage?

  100. Are my Social Security disability benefits taxable?

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