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  1. Are qualified dividends included in gross income?

    Qualified dividends receive different tax treatment than ordinary income. This is important since planning can be done to ...
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  3. Good News for MBA Students Seeking a Tax Deduction

    A court's recent ruling in favor of a temporarily unemployed MBA candidate is giving hope to others seeking tax deductions ...
  4. When is mortgage insurance tax deductible?

    Homeowners who took out or refinanced a mortgage after Jan. 1, 2007, may qualify for the PMI deduction, depending on their ...
  5. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  6. 5 States With Low Taxes and High Income

    When it comes to saving for retirement, living in one of these five states with low taxes and high income can better position ...
  7. How long should you hold on to credit card statements?

    Holding on to credit card statements can be helpful when they contain personal purchases, tax-deductible items, or products ...
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    Learn about the four best mutual funds of Franklin Templeton Investments that invest in a wide variety of fixed-income and ...
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  10. Clinton vs. Trump: What Happens to Your Income Taxes?

    The Clinton and Trump income tax proposals differ, but neither is revolutionary. The distinctions are in the details: tax ...
  11. 7 Retirement Activities Ideas That Are Affordable

    Learn about seven fun and stimulating retirement activities that cost little or no money but may even provide opportunities ...
  12. What Home-Buying Costs Can I Deduct from Taxes?

    Except for interest, points, real estate taxes and PMI, costs to acquire a home increase the asset’s tax basis and are not ...
  13. 10 Little Known Ways to Reduce Your 401(k) Taxes

    These clever strategies will help you hold onto your money – so you'll have more available for your retirement.
  14. 3 Legg Mason Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Discover three Legg Mason mutual funds with long track records. Read a summary of each fund, as well as performance and manager ...
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    It may sound useful, but there are a number of reasons that make dual citizenship a questionable choice.
  16. What Advisors Need to Know about ABLE Accounts

    ABLE plans represent a low-cost alternative to special needs trusts, and they can also be used in conjunction with them. ...
  17. Is a Crook Hiding in Donald Trump's Taxes?

    Jody Kriss may be no Boy Scout, but his contract with Trump called for him to get 10% on the Donald’s SoHo hotel. He says ...
  18. IRS Allows Mortgage Deduction for Unwed Couples

    Single taxpayers who co-own one or more of their homes with another person can now each claim a deduction for the mortgage ...
  19. Family Business Estate Tax Loophole Could Be Closed

    The Treasury department is aiming to close a loophole that would result in higher estate and gift taxes for some wealthy ...
  20. Are Student Loans Tax-Deductible?

    Learn how and when to deduct the interest on student loan payments, which allows individuals to reduce their taxable income ...
  21. Section 125 Plan (Cafeteria Plan): How Does It Work?

    Learn about section 125 cafeteria plans, who is allowed to use one, how it works, the benefits it provides, and how to set ...
  22. A Beginner's Guide to Tax-Efficient Investing

    Find out how to manage your portfolio to minimize your tax burden.
  23. The Changing Banking Landscape: Opportunities and Risks For Investors

    Investment management—practiced by banks, serviced by banks, and a competitor against banks—clearly inhabits this landscape, ...
  24. Market Overview: 3Q2016

    U.S. Treasury yields moved lower in the second Q of 2016. Various government data releases showed a mixed view of the economy ...
  25. An America with Donald Trump as President

    Take a closer look at some of policy proposals from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and what a future with ...
  26. Top Ways to Minimize Taxes on 401(k) Withdrawals

    Maximizing your retirement savings is essential to a secure retirement, and a part of that is minimizing taxes on 401(k) ...
  27. Do tax brackets include Social Security?

    Find out whether your Social Security benefits are subject to taxation, and learn how they can affect your tax bracket as ...
  28. The Difference Between Social and Impact Investing

    ESG? SRI? How to make sense of socially-responsible and impact investing.
  29. I Maxed Out My 401(k)! Now What?

    Fear not: There are smart ways to ensure that your retirement nest egg keeps growing.
  30. How 401(k) Withdrawals Work When You're Unemployed

    Unemployed individuals can pursue several options when taking money out of their 401(k), but they should carefully weigh ...
  31. Checking In on the Donor-Advised Funds Revolution

    Donor-advised funds are exploding in popularity among high net worth individuals. These charitable giving vehicles have received ...
  32. How can I fund A Roth IRA if my income is too high to make direct contributions?

    Roth IRAs are not available to you if you are a high income earner – unless you use the following strategy.
  33. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  34. How to Pay Minimal Taxes on Retirement Assets

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here are some tips on how to manage the process in the most ...
  35. 5 Cities That Give You the Best Chance to Get Rich

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  36. Best Income Investments Other Than Dividend Stocks

    Besides dividend-paying stocks, there are a host of other income investments that can help diversify your portfolio and increase ...
  37. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  38. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Energy (XOM, CVX)

    The largest corporate donors from the energy sector in 2015 include companies that substantially increased their giving despite ...
  39. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Banking (WFC, GS)

    Explore the top five corporate donors, measured by cash contributions, in the banking sector in 2015, as tabulated by The ...
  40. 4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Your Property Taxes

    Here are little known ways you can try to reduce your property tax liability.
  41. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Tech (GOOG, MSFT)

    Pay attention to philanthropic donations from publicly traded tech companies when basing portfolio selections on principles ...
  42. How do I calculate my gains and/or losses when I sell a stock?

    To begin, you need to know your cost basis, or the price you paid for the stock. If you did not record this information, ...
  43. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Roth IRAs

    Between its generous tax benefits at retirement and no required minimum distributions, a Roth IRA is well worth considering ...
  44. How Do Apple's Taxes Compare to Other Tech Giants? (AAPL)

    Analyze Apple's recent tax history to determine how geographic sales mix, foreign profit reinvestment and tax credits are ...
  45. Are Social Security benefits taxable after age 62?

    Learn under what circumstances Social Security benefits may be taxed for seniors age 62 and over, and find out which states ...
  46. Tax Tips For the Individual Investor

    Keep more of your money in your pocket with these seven guidelines.
  47. Tax-Efficient Investing: Keep More Earned Money

    You can improve investment returns by applying year-round strategies to minimize your tax burden. Here are a few tips.
  48. Why Estate Planning Is Easier Than You Think

    When done properly, estate planning ensures that your beneficiaries receive your assets in a way that is controlled by you. ...
  49. Mistakes to Avoid When You Own Life Insurance

    How to avoid some common mistakes that can cause tax and inheritance problems when you own life insurance.
  50. Captive Insurance: A Good Wealth Management Tool?

    Captive insurance companies are legitimate tax structures, but pose risks as tax shelters. Still, they can have financial ...
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