Personal Finance FAQs

  1. Are spousal Social Security benefits retroactive?

  2. How are non-qualified variable annuities taxed?

  3. Are spousal Social Security benefits taxable?

  4. Why would someone change their Social Security number?

  5. Is Argentina a developed country?

  6. Can you buy penny stocks in an IRA?

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

  8. Can my IRA be used for college tuition?

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

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

  11. Are credit card rewards taxable?

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

  13. What is the Social Security tax rate?

  14. What is the Social Security administration responsible for?

  15. Where are the Social Security administration headquarters?

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

  17. What are Social Security spousal benefits?

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

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

  20. How soon should I start saving for retirement?

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

  22. How is Social Security tax calculated?

  23. Is the Social Security administration a government corporation?

  24. Is my IRA protected in a bankruptcy?

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

  26. How are spousal benefits calculated for Social Security?

  27. How does divorce affect Social Security benefits?

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

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

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

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

  32. Can I put my IRA in a trust?

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

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

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

  36. Are Social Security benefits affected by marriage?

  37. Are Social Security benefits adjusted for inflation?

  38. Are my Social Security disability benefits taxable?

  39. Can I use my 401(k) as a collateral for a loan?

  40. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house for my children?

  41. How can I take a loan from my 401(k)?

  42. How do you rollover/transfer a 401(k) to another 401(k)?

  43. What are the penalties of cashing out a 401(k) before retirement?

  44. How are joint ventures regulated in the United States?

  45. How is cost basis calculated on an inherited asset?

  46. What are some examples of general and administrative expenses?

  47. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

  48. What role does the agency problem play in the modern Health Care industry?

  49. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

  50. What types of capital are not considered share capital?

  51. How can I cancel a bank draft that I have purchased?

  52. How long does it take to execute an M&A deal?

  53. What are the best free online calculators for calculating my taxable income?

  54. How do a corporation's shareholders influence its Board of Directors?

  55. What is the difference between recurring and non-recurring general and administrative ...

  56. What does marginal utility tell us about consumer choice?

  57. How does the role of Medicare/Medicaid affect the drugs sector in the U.S.? (UNH, ...

  58. How can I find net margin by looking a company's financial statements?

  59. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)? (AMZN, W)

  60. In what instances does overhead qualify for certain tax allowances?

  61. What is the difference between JIT (just in time) and CMI (customer managed inventory)?

  62. What are some common ways product differentiation is achieved?

  63. Is there a situation in which wash trading is legal?

  64. How does a bank determine what my discretionary income is when making a loan decision?

  65. What asset allocation should I use for my retirement portfolio?

  66. What is a negative write-off?

  67. How do you find the break-even point using a payback period?

  68. How can tariffs cause inefficiencies in domestic industries?

  69. How are write-offs recorded on my tax return?

  70. How does the trust maker transfer funds into a revocable trust?

  71. How do you record adjustments for accrued revenue?

  72. What is the correlation between inflation and interest rate risk?

  73. What economic indicators are important to consider when investing in the retail sector?

  74. What factors make it difficult to compare performance ratios between retail stocks?

  75. What happens if my insurance claim falls below the deductible level?

  76. Which socially responsible retailers appeal most to ethical investors?

  77. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  78. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the retail sector?

  79. How do alimony and child support factor into my taxable income?

  80. How is the deductible I paid for my insurance claim treated for tax purposes?

  81. What role does the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) play in the finished product?

  82. What is the average return on equity for a company in the retail sector?

  83. What is the difference between comprehensive income and gross income?

  84. How do changes in interest rates affect the spending habits in the economy?

  85. How does a long tail become profitable?

  86. How can I use the funds from operations to total debt ratio to assess risk?

  87. What is the difference between an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and a VAR ...

  88. What are the primary risks an investor should consider when investing in the retail ...

  89. What profit margin is usual for a company in the retail sector?

  90. What is the difference between a revocable trust and a living trust?

  91. Is the retail sector also affected by seasonal factors?

  92. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the retail sector?

  93. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

  94. What countries represent the largest portion of the global retail sector?

  95. How attractive is the retail sector for a growth investor?

  96. What level of reserve ratios is typical for an insurance company to protect against ...

  97. What are the main factors that impact share prices in the insurance sector?

  98. What risks do I face when investing in the insurance sector?

  99. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

  100. How do I avoid a tax lien on my property?

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