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  1. How does taxation on life insurance for a qualified retirement plan work?

    Purchase life insurance in your qualified retirement plan using pre-tax dollars. Be aware of other ways that life insurance ...
  2. Top things to do if you are a fist time home buyer.

    10 Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

    It's probably the biggest purchase you've ever made. Here's exactly what to do to prepare yourself and get the best possible ...
  3. Credits and breaks government offers to firstime home buyers

    Credits For First-Time Home Buyers

    To encourage Americans to buy their first homes, the government offers credits and tax breaks. Even better, you may not need ...
  4. An article explaining the Federal Tax Brackets, how and why they were stablished, what is the logic behind them and where an user can find the most current ones

    Federal Tax Brackets

    Why do we have income tax brackets? What do they do for us? Read this to understand the basics and where to find your own ...
  5. A Deferred Tax Asset is an asset on a company’s balance sheet.

    Deferred Tax Asset

    A Deferred Tax Asset is an asset on a company’s balance sheet that may be used to reduce taxable income. It is the opposite ...
  6. 7 Secret Fees Cutting Into Your Travel Budget

    We're in the midst of the travel-planning season, as solo travelers and families gear up for domestic and international holiday ...
  7. How are real estate taxes calculated?

    Find out how real estate taxes are calculated; failure to pay these taxes that can be a substantial annual expense can lead ...
  8. What are the contribution limits of a 401(k) vs. a Roth 401(k)?

    Learn to choose correctly between a 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) retirement plan to maximize the amount of money available to ...
  9. Are stock dividends and stock splits taxed?

    Understand different tax implications for dividend payments and stock splits; main factors include the type of account and ...
  10. When are businesses required to use accrual accounting?

    Determine when the accrual accounting method must be used instead of cash accounting. Most businesses use accrual accounting ...
  11. Even the most enlightened citizen curses taxes, possibly while simultaneously acknowledging that they're the price of a civilized society.

    How The IRS Works: Functions & Audits

    Even the most enlightened citizen curses taxes, possibly while simultaneously acknowledging that they're the price of a civilized ...
  12. What economic indicators do oil and gas investors need to watch?

    Leading indicators for oil and gas investments are centered around the levels of production, consumer demand and inventory ...
  13. What's the difference between a 401(k) and a Roth IRA?

    Discover that a 401(k) and a Roth IRA differ primarily on tax treatment, investment options, employer involvement, and limitations ...
  14. What is the penalty for taking money out of my 401(k) before I'm 59 years old?

    Learn why withdrawing from a 401(k) plan before age 59 carries an extra 10 percent tax penalty. Only a few circumstances ...
  15. Will I have to pay taxes on my 401(k) plan if I quit my job?

    Quitting your job does not trigger a taxable event for your 401(k) funds unless you elect to cash out your account and take ...
  16. Can real estate be depreciated?

    Decrease the amount of taxable income on your income-producing real estate by depreciating the asset on your federal income ...
  17. How can I make sure I get all my eligible deductions?

    Most tax preparation software does a good job. However, like any recipe, the end results are only as good as what goes into ...
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    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  19. After-Tax Balance Rules For Retirement Accounts

    Accumulating post-tax assets can work to your advantage. Find out how.
  20. New Retirement Plan Limits For 2011

    New changes to the law can have a huge impact on your nest egg.
  21. Changes In Tax Legislation And Regulation

    Keeping on top of these amendments can help you avoid penalties and take advantage of benefits.
  22. Should You Convert Your IRA?

    Discover the factors you must weigh to make this decision.
  23. Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  24. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  25. Tax Treatment Of Roth IRA Distributions

    Learn the requirements for withdrawing funds tax and penalty free.
  26. What aids will help me file my own tax return?

    Most of us will shy away from doing our own tax returns, especially if it involves reporting capital gains or losses, education ...
  27. Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    This type of insurance is a policy taken out on you by your company. Read on to find what it's all about.
  28. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  29. Are there special benefits for U.S. armed forces personnel?

    If you are a member of the military, you may be afforded special tax benefits that might not be available to other taxpayers. ...
  30. Tax-Saving Advice For IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
  31. Can I donate stock to charity?

    Giving stock, instead of cash, as a donation can greatly benefit both parties. You will find that most charities, hospitals, ...
  32. Earnings within a Roth IRA are tax free, so are these earnings included in the modified ...

    There are two possible answers to this question, depending on whether or not the distribution from the Roth IRA is qualified.Earnings ...
  33. Can high-income earners deduct yearly defined-benefit plan contributions of over ...

    At a very high income level (say from $300,000 plus per year), you may be able to contribute and deduct the $100,000 contribution ...
  34. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  35. Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Many people try to avoid this process altogether, making things difficult for heirs.
  36. Whether it's a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, sometimes you can't protect your home. But there are ways to protect your finances.

    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 ...
  37. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
  38. Wondering how to fund an expansion of your small business? Consider a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan.

    Expanding Your Small Business With An SBA Loan

    Should you look to the Small Business Administration for a loan for your company? The pros and cons of going the SBA route, ...
  39. Using Life Insurance To Make Charitable Donations

    Your life insurance policy can be a great tool for charitable giving. Find out how.
  40. 5 Tax(ing) Retirement Mistakes

    Don't let these simple errors take the luster off your golden years.
  41. 10 Steps To Tax Preparation

    10 Steps To Tax Preparation

    Follow these simple steps to get you ready for the income tax deadline of April 15.
  42. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  43. Take the right required minimum distributions from IRAs, 401(k)s and the like, starting the year you reach age 70 ½.

    Don't Forget To Take Minimum Distributions

    Take the right required minimum distributions from IRAs, 401(k)s and the like, starting the year you reach age 70 ½. There's ...
  44. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money. ...
  45. Will You Pay Taxes During Retirement?

    Income taxes are one of the things that's certain in life. We'll explain the different tax situations when you retire.
  46. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  47. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  48. Downsize Your Home To Downsize Expenses

    Learn how to cut your mortgage, tax, gas and utilities bills.
  49. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  50. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  51. Pick The Perfect Trust

    Trusts are an estate plan's anchor, but the terminology can be confusing. We cut through the clutter.
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