Taxes

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Bankruptcy

    A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins ...
  4. Are student loans dischargeable after bankruptcy?

    In limited cases of bankruptcy, the courts may discharge a filer's partial or full student loan debt.
  5. Wealth Creation: 5 Best Places for the Long Term

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  6. Does Rainfall in Ethiopia Impact the U.S. Market?

    No one knows how events will impact financial markets. So what investment advice should you focus on? Start by considering ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. 9 States With the Highest Tax Burdens

    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 ...
  9. Disposable Income

    The amount of money that households have available for spending and saving after income taxes have been accounted for. Disposable ...
  10. Insolvency

    When an individual or organization can no longer meet its financial obligations with its lender or lenders as debts become ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Why is Belize considered a tax haven?

    Explore the factors that make Belize one of the most modern and corporate-friendly tax havens in the world, including its ...
  16. 8 IRS Red Flags for Private Family Foundations

    IRS rules are extremely complex and can prohibit acts that seem – or even are – totally fair and even commonsensical. Here's ...
  17. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

    Medical expenses are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Here are some steps to protect yourself.
  18. Insolvency

    Persons or businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations are insolvent.
  19. 10 Surprisingly Taxable Items

    These are 10 surprising taxable items you need to be aware of if you don't want the IRS knocking on your door.
  20. How To Confront A Debt Collector

    If a debt collector is hassling you, you have the right to fight back.
  21. 5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    Debt collectors are known for being rude and intimidating, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate illegal behavior.
  22. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    The biggest cause of bankruptcy in the United States is medical expenses.
  23. The 2015 Tax Extender Bill: Impact on Financial Advisory Clients

    The passage of the PATH legislation at the end of 2015 gives advisors more clarity on how to help clients with tax and financial ...
  24. Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  25. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or the FDCPA, prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices ...
  26. How To Prevent A Tax Hit When Selling A Rental Property

    Rental property ownership has its benefits but when selling you can face a big tax hit. Thankfully there are ways to reduce ...
  27. These Are the 5 Financial Products/Services the Ultra-Rich Care About

    Learn about the financial products and services that wealthy individuals make use of to cater to their planning and wealth ...
  28. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  29. Your Guide To Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy triggers an automatic stay that forbids businesses from collecting on your debt, or suing ...
  30. The Purpose of the W-9 Form

    The W-9 form provides key data your clients need if you're an independent contractor. Just be sure you're not really an employee ...
  31. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    When you pay less than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards, you become delinquent.
  32. Are Cafeteria plans subject to FICA, ERISA or FUTA?

    Find out whether cafeteria plans are subject to ERISA, what they offer to employees and which benefits are subject to FICA ...
  33. Does the IRS report to credit bureaus?

    Understand the relationship between the IRS and the various major credit bureaus. Learn how credit bureaus find out about ...
  34. How much does a dependent reduce your taxes?

    Learn the qualifications for claiming a dependent on your income taxes and the amount by which a dependent reduces your tax ...
  35. Default Risk

    Default risk is the chance that companies or individuals will be unable to pay their debts.
  36. Your 6 Worst Financial Mistakes

    Here are six financial mistakes you may be making, and a viable alternative for each.
  37. Bad Debt

    Bad debt is money a company or lender is owed, but is unable to collect.
  38. How Shackling Offshore Banks Will Impact You

    FATCA regulations have cast a wide net on offshore banking activities, and many innocent account holders might get caught ...
  39. Will my credit score suffer from debt consolidation or refinancing?

    Learn how different debt relief options – consolidation, settlement, credit counseling and bankruptcy – could affect your ...
  40. How Long Bankruptcy Will Affect You

    How long will the sad chapter of bankruptcy impact the rest of your life?
  41. Nonperforming Loan

    A nonperforming loan is any borrowed sum where the borrower has failed to pay scheduled payments for at least 90 days.
  42. Are credit card rewards taxable?

    Learn why some credit card rewards are taxable and some are not. Understand the important distinction the IRS makes between ...
  43. Nonperforming Asset

    A nonperforming asset is a loan made by a financial institution to a borrower who has failed to make any scheduled payments ...
  44. Gay Marriage and Taxes: Everything You Should Know

    Same-sex couples now have a variety of tax strategies to consider.
  45. Auditor

    An auditor ensures that organizations maintain accurate and honest financial records.
  46. How do alimony and child support factor into my taxable income?

    Find out how child support and alimony are treated by the IRS and why alimony has a much greater impact on total tax burdens ...
  47. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

    Find out how comprehensive, or total, income is reported on IRS Form 1040, including some examples of the many types of income ...
  48. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and gross income?

    Find out the differences between your annual gross income and your adjusted gross income, or AGI, both of which are calculated ...
  49. What is the difference between disposable and discretionary income?

    See how disposable income and discretionary income are different, with an example to demonstrate why discretionary income ...
  50. What are the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    Read about some of the primary differences between a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, including who may be ineligible ...
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