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    When done properly, estate planning ensures that your beneficiaries receive your assets in a way that is controlled by you. ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

    Find out if you're one of the people who has to pay federal income taxes on the Social Security benefit you receive.
  5. How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind how it decides how much to take.
  6. 9 States Where You'll Pay the Most in Taxes

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  7. What are unrealized gains and losses?

    An unrealized loss occurs when a stock decreases after an investor buys it, but he or she has yet to sell it. If a large ...
  8. 10 Best States to Own a Big House

    On top of the low property taxes and average housing costs, these states all tend to have great natural beauty and land worth ...
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    Three estate planning secrets every advisor and saver needs to know.
  10. How Are Dividends On IRAs Taxed?

    Reinvesting dividends in an IRA is a great way to grow your retirement funds faster, but be sure you understand the potential ...
  11. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can sense when a client is lying. Find out what sets off their lie detectors.
  12. Top Reasons to File Separately When Married

    Usually couples file their taxes jointly, not separately. Except for these possible exceptions...
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    Ten Commandments to follow for a secure economic future.
  14. Can Immigration Reform Help the Economy?

    Learn some of the possible effects, both good and bad, of immigration reform on the economy. These include more jobs and ...
  15. 4 Reasons Why Delaware Is Considered a Tax Shelter

    Understand what a tax shelter is and how one is created. Learn why Delaware is considered a tax shelter.
  16. The Tax Speech That Could Elect President Donald J. Trump

    Trump hasn’t disclosed his taxes. He hasn’t even paid them, as best we know. Here’s how he could make political lemonade ...
  17. 17 Types of Income the IRS Can’t Touch

    That's right, 17. Uncle Sam can't get his hands on your money if it's in one of these very specific income categories.
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  19. Your Estate: The Best Assets to Leave to Family

    When it comes to estate planning, there are three main factors that come into play for distributing assets: liquidity, sentiment ...
  20. Will Vanguard Get Away With Not Paying State Tax?

    Learn about the Vanguard whistleblowing case, why California Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to absolve Vanguard from tax and ...
  21. How to Grow Your Business with Donation Strategies

    Advisors who offer clients expertise in how to charitably donate will likely build a stronger practice and capture more business. ...
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    Find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to crack down on accounting practices, but why it might be better ...
  23. State Bankruptcy: Will Connecticut Be Next?

    Discover why Connecticut is one of the few states most at risk of default, while considering the fiscal decisions that led ...
  24. How the Underground Economy Affects GDP

    Find out how the underground, or shadow, economy affects the accuracy of the calculation of a country's gross domestic product ...
  25. ETFs and Taxes: What Investors Need to Know

    It's true that ETFs can offer tax efficiency, but that's not always the case. Here's what investors need to watch out for.
  26. ETFs and Taxes: What Investors Need to Know

    It's true that ETFs can offer tax efficiency, but that's not always the case. Here's what investors need to watch out for.
  27. Can moving to a higher tax bracket cause me to have a lower net income?

    Many people think that when their income increases by enough to push them into a higher tax bracket, their overall take-home ...
  28. Do beneficiaries pay taxes on life insurance?

    Learn how life insurance proceeds are generally not taxable to the beneficiary, but understand the unique situations in which ...
  29. What Disney Can Teach Us About Tax Fairness

    Disney's tax questions are anything but Goofy: It pays much higher taxes than many multinationals, illuminating the unlevel ...
  30. What do economists believe causes economic growth?

    Learn the different theories for what economists believe causes economic growth, including the big differences between supply-side ...
  31. 4 Cases When Low Home Prices Should Deter Buyers

    Identify several situations in which low home prices should deter buyers, including insufficient city services and supply ...
  32. Why is Jersey considered a tax haven? (C, CS)

    Learn about the tax haven status of Jersey, an autonomous nation located in the Channel Islands that is subject to the British ...
  33. New Evidence Trump Didn't Pay Taxes

    If the presumptive GOP nominee keeps hiding his returns, Congress could force him to show his hand with a one-line amendment ...
  34. What is the difference between income tax and capital gains tax?

    The conceptual difference between income tax and capital gains tax is that income tax is the tax paid on income earned from ...
  35. Why is Macau considered a tax haven?

    Discover Macau's tax benefits and learn why the city is known as a tax haven. Macau is a special administrative region in ...
  36. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  37. Save $1,000/Mo. in Your 401(k) for Less

    Did you know that saving $1,000 per month in your 401(k) will actually cost you only $700? Here's how it works.
  38. Why is Switzerland considered a tax haven?

    Learn how Switzerland is considered a tax haven, even though its government has signed agreements to disclose information ...
  39. Why is Singapore considered a tax haven?

    Discover why Singapore is considered a tax haven, and learn about corporate tax rates and incentives that make this city-state ...
  40. The 5 Best Muni Bond Funds

    These five funds are some of the best bets for muni bonds for those seeking diversification and tax benefits.
  41. Who's Getting Richer? Hardly Anyone

    Federal 'economic gains' mask the truth: Most Americans are doing worse, with average incomes in 2014 smaller than in 20 ...
  42. Is Cyprus considered a tax haven?

    Explore the factors that resulted in Cyprus abandoning its status as a tax haven, including the terms for the bailout of ...
  43. Understanding Taxes

    Taxes are mandatory fees that individuals and corporations must pay to their governments.
  44. What is a Direct Tax?

    Governments and taxing entities impose direct taxes directly on individuals and businesses.
  45. Why is the Bahamas considered a tax haven?

    Find out why the Bahamas is an international tax haven. Learn about business and tax laws that make the Bahamas attractive ...
  46. The Top 4 Walmart Shareholders (WMT)

    Discover how the four largest direct shareholders in Wal-Mart, Inc. are all children of Sam Walton and how smart tax planning ...
  47. Why is Ireland sometimes referred to as a tax haven?

    Learn why Ireland is a desirable location for corporations, how low the country's tax rate is and what taxation and economic ...
  48. Why is Monaco considered a tax haven?

    Discover why the principality of Monaco is considered a tax haven, and learn about some of the sovereign city-state's more ...
  49. 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. ...
  50. Municipal Bonds Offer Something More for Everyone

    Are municipal bonds really for me? The popular perception is that tax-exempt income only benefits those investors in the ...
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