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  1. How To Protect Your Retirement from Lawsuits

    Getting sued is one of those things that no one really plans on. Be proactive and make sure your hard-earned retirement is ...
  2. Defer Taxes with Nonqualified Deferred Compensation (NQDC) Plans

    Nonqualified deferred compensation plans can help highly compensated employees bolster their retirement plans.
  3. Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

    It makes sense to dip into your savings in some cases, but you must be aware of the potential consequences.
  4. Withholding Allowance

    Withholding allowance refers to an exemption that reduces how much income tax an employer deducts from an employee's paycheck.
  5. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need to Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative to other financing options. ...
  6. How to Use Your HSA for Retirement

    Thanks to its unique tax advantages, a Health Savings Account may be the best retirement option you never knew you had.
  7. Accelerated Death Benefit (ADB)

    An accelerated death benefit (ADB) allows a life insurance policyholder to get cash advances against the death benefit if ...
  8. How New Tax Changes Promote 529 Investments

    The latest round of tax reform has triggered new interest in the benefits of 529 savings plans.
  9. Dynasty Trust

    A dynasty trust is designed to grow wealth for a grantor's descendants while offering protection from transfer taxes like ...
  10. Take Advantage of FSA Tax Savings

    Using a flexible spending account it not only a convenient way to pay health and child care expenses, it can also reduce ...
  11. Top 9 Solutions to an Unexpected Tax Bill

    Finding out you owe when you expected a refund is a nasty shock. Find out how to cope.
  12. Uniform Gifts to Minors Act - UGMA

    The Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) allows minors to own property including securities.
  13. Coming Soon: A Bigger Paycheck

    Changes are coming to your paycheck in 2018. The 2017 tax bill will likely result in lower withholding amounts and more money ...
  14. What is Fiscal Policy?

    Learn how governments adjust taxes and spending to moderate the economy, also known as Fiscal Policy.
  15. How to File Your Child's First Income Tax Return

    Use this quick parental guide to help your child learn the tax-filing process and establish good habits.
  16. Fringe Benefits

    Fringe benefits are additional compensation provided to an employee or partner by an employer, such as health insurance, ...
  17. Top Tips to Reduce Required Minimum Distributions

    A look at the best strategies to reduce required minimum distributions from qualified retirement accounts.
  18. Restricted Stock

    A restricted stock refers to insider holdings that are under some other kind of sales restriction, and must be traded in ...
  19. Freelancer

    A freelancer is an individual who earns money on a per-job or per-task basis, usually for short-term work
  20. The Smarter Way to Make a College Tuition Gift

    Most college students would be happy to receive help in paying their tuition, just be sure your gift doesn't hurt their financial ...
  21. Banks Set to Profit From Tax Cuts and Rate Hikes

    Lower taxes from the republican tax bill and a hawkish Fed Reserve will help lift 2018 bank profits.
  22. Why is Jersey considered a tax haven?

    Learn about the tax haven status of Jersey, an autonomous nation located in the Channel Islands that is subject to the British ...
  23. Why You Should Front-Load Your 529 Plan

    If you can, take advantage of a little-known tax break and front load your 529 plan to maximize the effect of compounding. ...
  24. Don't Overlook These Year-End Tax Deadlines

    What you do or don't do by December 31 can have an impact on the taxes you pay.
  25. Muni Bonds vs. Taxable Bonds and CDs

    Here's how to tell if municipal bonds are a better investment than taxable bonds or CDs.
  26. How to Protect Your Portfolio From a Market Crash

    Although market crashes are usually bad news for your portfolio, there are ways to handle them.
  27. The Pitfalls of Not Coordinating a Financial Plan

    Not coordinating your financial plan can result in these pitfalls.
  28. Disclaiming Inherited Plan Assets

    There are good reasons to not accept inherited assets, but be sure you follow the proper process.
  29. What are the costs and tax consequences for transferring my house title to my child?

    Title transfers negatively affect taxes and require appropriate paperwork, and costs vary by state.
  30. 3 Ways to Achieve Tax Savings Before the Year Ends

    There is still time to save on taxes before the year ends.
  31. Is there a difference between capital gains and dividend income?

    Selling something for a profit leads to capital gains. A payment made by a corporations to stockholders is a dividend. Both ...
  32. What is the difference between capital gains and investment income?

    Learn about the difference between capital gains and other types of investment income, such as dividends paid on stock or ...
  33. Gift Tax

    A federal tax applied to people giving anything of value to another person. Exclusions generally limit the tax to gifts worth ...
  34. 529 Plan Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a 529 plan is and how to set one up, contribute to it and withdraw from it.
  35. IRS Publication 503: Child And Dependent Care Expenses

    IRS Publication 503 is a document published every year by the IRS laying out the criteria to claim the Child and Dependent ...
  36. The Complete Guide to Becoming a Landlord

    Being a landlord can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience. However, the decision to become a landlord should ...
  37. When Paying Off Your Mortgage Early May Make Sense

    Here’s a look at when it may or may not make sense to pay your mortgage off before retiring.
  38. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  39. Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2017

    Use these tips to set a course for year-end tax planning.
  40. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  41. 7 Tax Savings Tips for Small Business Owners

    Small business owners should consider these year-end tax savings strategies.
  42. A Back to School Homework Assignment for Parents

    The fall season is a good time to assess and take charge of your finances.
  43. Unclaimed Funds

    Unclaimed funds is money and other assets whose owner cannot be located.
  44. 5 Strategies to Help Clients Minimize Taxes

    Financial Planning consulted with several advisors about the tax-minimizing tactics they employ.
  45. Moving to the Burbs? Keep the City Condo As Rental

    Considering selling your condo after moving to the suburbs? Run the numbers on renting it first.
  46. When Net Unrealized Appreciation Is a Bad Idea

    A net unrealized appreciation strategy doesn't always result in significant tax savings.
  47. Additional Child Tax Credit

    The Additional Child Tax Credit is the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit. The Additional Child Tax Credit can be ...
  48. Capital Gains Tax

    A capital gains tax is a type of tax levied on capital gains incurred by individuals and corporations. Triggered when an ...
  49. Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses. Companies using the per diem method must follow ...
  50. Withholding

    The portion of an employee's wages that is not included in his or her paycheck because it is remitted directly to the federal, ...
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