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  1. Smart Year-End Tax Moves for 2016 (Part Two)

    Here's are some crucial tax planning strategies for investments, Social Security and Medicare.
  2. The Automatic Millionaire: PAGES

    Entrepreneur and top model Jessica Perez tells Investopedia why David Bach's "The Automatic Millionaire" is her favorite ...
  3. Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Proper planning will help ensure that your wishes are honored and your heirs are well cared for.
  4. 2 Charitable Tax Planning Strategies for Year-End

    These strategies help support your favorite qualified charity while also reducing your tax liability to Uncle Sam.
  5. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  6. 6 Tax Planning Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    By now, your accountant should be able to estimate your tax bill. If there are some surprises, you still have time to plan ...
  7. 3 Things Retired Clients Should Do Before Year-End

    These are the three most important things retired clients should review before the end of the year.
  8. SEP Account: Jessica Perez

    CEO and Founder of Tycoon, Jessica Perez, shares why "SEP Account" is her favorite financial term.
  9. Financial Issues for Foreign Nationals Working in U.S.

    There are a host of issues that foreign nationals face in the U.S. regarding taxation, credit and estate planning. Here are ...
  10. 9 Tax Issues for Transitioning Service Members

    Transitioning military personnel and their families face significant impacts to their tax situation. Here are nine things ...
  11. 4 Year-End Tax Strategies You Should Consider Now

    Here are four tax strategies to implement before the end of the year to reduce your chance of having a negative surprise ...
  12. 5 Tax Tasks to Complete by the End of This Year

    Here are five things you need to do before December 31 to gain certain tax benefits or avoid penalties.
  13. Are You Taking Advantage of the College Tuition Tax Credit?

    Parents with a child enrolled in college should check out the college tuition tax credit, a boon that can help defray the ...
  14. The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets Right Now

    If you can be flexible about where you live, a dream home may be within reach in one of these most affordable housing markets.
  15. Art of the 'Steal': How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

    This is how Donald Trump’s accountants most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
  16. Keynesian Put

    A Keynesian Put is the expectation that markets and the economy will be supported by fiscal policy stimulus measures.
  17. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401 (K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  18. How to Make the Most of Your RMDs

    Approaching the age at which you must start taking RMDs? If you don't need the funds now, here are some sound strategies ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Bankruptcy

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

    In limited cases of bankruptcy, the courts may discharge a filer's partial or full student loan debt.
  23. 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. ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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. ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Disposable Income

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

    When an individual or organization can no longer meet its financial obligations with its lender or lenders as debts become ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Preventing Medical Bankruptcy

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

    Persons or businesses that cannot meet their financial obligations are insolvent.
  37. 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.
  38. How To Confront A Debt Collector

    If a debt collector is hassling you, you have the right to fight back.
  39. 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.
  40. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    The biggest cause of bankruptcy in the United States is medical expenses.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    When you pay less than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards, you become delinquent.
  50. 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 ...
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