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  1. Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

    Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

    It's been a tough year for the broad economy, but the fact that we've emerged from the brink of economic collapse gives us ...
  2. Working Longer: Will It Hurt Your Retirement?

    Working Longer: Will It Hurt Your Retirement?

    Many are choosing to work longer in order to rebuild their nest eggs, but despite the extra income, there are drawbacks. ...
  3. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    If you're trying to determine whether you should throw out your life insurance policy along with your business suits, here ...
  4. An Estate Planning Must: Update Your Beneficiaries

    An Estate Planning Must: Update Your Beneficiaries

    Life changes make it time to rewrite your plan's designations.
  5. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  6. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. ...
  7. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

    Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

    The only thing that "joins" the credit of a married couple is the ownership of joint accounts. In other words, if there is ...
  8. 2009 Tax Credits: A Holiday Gift To Yourself

    2009 Tax Credits: A Holiday Gift To Yourself

    Before you run out and buy gifts for others, make sure you give yourself a gift by wrapping up all the tax breaks you possibly ...
  9. Get The Most Bang For Your Charitable Buck

    Get The Most Bang For Your Charitable Buck

    Stretch your donation dollars this holiday season by giving to an efficient nonprofit organization.
  10. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  11. Where Should Your Small Business Incorporate?

    Where Should Your Small Business Incorporate?

    Where you incorporate your small business will affect your tax rates and overall costs. Where is it the most economical? ...
  12. All of the following are allowable deductions used in determining taxable estate ...

    All of the following are allowable deductions used in determining taxable estate ...

    A. funeral expenses. B. debts owed at time of death.C. gift tax credit used during life.D. the value of property that passes ...
  13. Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    A greener home can mean more green in your pocket this tax season.
  14. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

    If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

    There are laws that can protect, to a certain extent, the value of a home from property taxes and creditors following the ...
  15. Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  16. IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    If you can't pay your taxes, know that the IRS has many avenues for collecting what you owe.
  17. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  18. Refusing An Inheritance

    Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them. ...
  19. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  20. The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The $8,000 tax credit might be the push you need to buy your first house, but there are some things you need to know first. ...
  21. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  22. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  23. Which of the following BEST describes a wash sale?

    Which of the following BEST describes a wash sale?

    A. Buying and selling the same security simultaneously B. Buying stock while selling the equivalent convertible bondsC. Exercising ...
  24. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  25. On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    The first global concert raised millions of dollars to help the poor in Ethiopia.
  26. Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Find out why 25 U.S. states currently confiscate unused gift card balances.
  27. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  28. Free Money For Homebuyers

    Free Money For Homebuyers

    Take advantage of the federal and state money being offered to apply for an FHA mortgage and get the cash you need to go ...
  29. Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Appealing an unfavorable or unfair tax ruling may be your last chance to save your finances.
  30. Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    There is an alternative to letting your cottage sit empty all year, but turning a profit won't be easy.
  31. Why does the IRS withhold income taxes from employee paychecks?

    Why does the IRS withhold income taxes from employee paychecks?

    In the midst of WWII, the U.S. government ran into trouble funding the war effort. The problem did not originate from citizens ...
  32. Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

    Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

    Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code exempts qualified nonprofit organizations from federal taxes. ...
  33. No Debt Forgiveness For The Tax Man

    No Debt Forgiveness For The Tax Man

    Debt settlement sounds like a free lunch, but it has tax consequences.
  34. Do I still have to pay penalties and taxes on money that I don't roll over from a ...

    Do I still have to pay penalties and taxes on money that I don't roll over from a ...

    It depends. Let's address the two penalties that will apply - the 10% early-withdrawal penalty and the 20% federal withholding ...
  35. 5 Ways To Save On Child Care Costs

    5 Ways To Save On Child Care Costs

    Child care costs can be a shock to new and expecting parents, but are some programs in place to help with the first few years. ...
  36. Tough Times: Should You Dip Into Your Qualified Plan?

    Tough Times: Should You Dip Into Your Qualified Plan?

    401(k)s, pensions and profit-sharing plans can be a source of cash, but there are consequences to this option.
  37. Personal Income Tax Guide

    Personal Income Tax Guide

    If the sight of your W-4 has you in the doldrums, read on to learn how to beat the tax blues.
  38. Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    If tax rules and regulations are Greek to you, read on to learn how to decipher them.
  39. Upon my death, will the beneficiaries of my IRA be compelled to take the entire amount ...

    Upon my death, will the beneficiaries of my IRA be compelled to take the entire amount ...

    It depends. If the beneficiary of your IRA is your spouse, he or she will be eligible to transfer the amount to his or her ...
  40. Tax Relief For Katrina Victims

    Tax Relief For Katrina Victims

    Find out if you qualify for the assistance offered to hurricane survivors by the U.S. government.
  41. Retiring Early: How Long Should You Wait?

    Retiring Early: How Long Should You Wait?

    Maximize your Social Security benefits by choosing when you retire.
  42. Non-Cash Contribution Rules Could Cut Returns

    Non-Cash Contribution Rules Could Cut Returns

    Higher standards for certain contributions could mean smaller deductions for you.
  43. What is the purpose of a

    What is the purpose of a "repatriated tax break", and why is it so controversial?

    In 2004, Congress passed the American Jobs Creation Act to create new jobs in an effort to boost the economy. One of the ...
  44. How do I sign up for the saver's tax credit?

    How do I sign up for the saver's tax credit?

    The saver's tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit available to eligible taxpayers in the U.S. who make contributions ...
  45. When am I considered

    When am I considered "married" for tax purposes?

    You are generally considered married for tax purposes as long as you were married as of the last day of the year, regardless ...
  46. The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    Roth conversions will be available to affluent taxpayers in 2010. Will you benefit?
  47. Can I, without tax penalties, use the IRA I inherited from my father to buy a home ...

    Can I, without tax penalties, use the IRA I inherited from my father to buy a home ...

    If you inherited an IRA from someone who was not your spouse at the time he/she died, the amounts that you receive as a distribution ...
  48. 4 IRA Changes That Encourage Savings

    4 IRA Changes That Encourage Savings

    Find out what's new in the world of IRAs and how you can get more bang for your buck.
  49. I've heard that workers who don't roll over their 401(k)s after retiring face some ...

    I've heard that workers who don't roll over their 401(k)s after retiring face some ...

    I am not sure to which government regulation your contact was referring. However, here is what I can tell you. In 2002, the ...
  50. Should I put money into a retirement account even if it isn't tax deductible?

    Should I put money into a retirement account even if it isn't tax deductible?

    One of the biggest and most often-touted advantages of putting money into a retirement account is the tax savings that come ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
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    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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