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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. What's a Debtor?

    A debtor​ is an individual or company that owes money.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    When you pay less than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards, you become delinquent.
  7. 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 ...
  8. Default Risk

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

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

    Bad debt is money a company or lender is owed, but is unable to collect.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. How Long Bankruptcy Will Affect You

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

    A nonperforming loan is any borrowed sum where the borrower has failed to pay scheduled payments for at least 90 days.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Nonperforming Asset

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

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

    An auditor ensures that organizations maintain accurate and honest financial records.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Flexible Spending Account Eligible Expenses

    A healthcare FSA will help you pay your medical expense with pre-tax dollars – just not all of them. Here's how to tell which ...
  25. A Tax Barrier for Working Women in Japan

    A type of tax deduction for Japanese stay-at-home wives puts a barrier on women working full time in the country.
  26. Who can attend the meeting of creditors (341 hearing)?

    Learn about who may attend and what typically takes place at a 341 creditors hearing. Find out about the role of the trustee ...
  27. What do creditors have to report to credit bureaus?

    Protect your credit score by understanding how creditors report information about your debts and payments, which can affect ...
  28. What is the difference between residual income and passive income?

    Learn how passive income helps pay the bills with little work involved. Determine how residual income affects your ability ...
  29. What are some ways to increase your disposable income?

    Learn what disposable income is and how you can increase your disposable income by working a second job, starting a small ...
  30. 341 Meeting

    The meeting of creditors that occurs when an individual files chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  31. How Government Budgetary Decisions Impact the Public Sector

    Issues facing the public sector are not unlike some issues facing America’s oldest and largest companies, but with larger ...
  32. Who benefits the most from prepaid expenses?

    Learn who benefits most when expenses are prepaid. Individuals and businesses often make payments, such as rent or insurance, ...
  33. How will bankruptcy affect my ability to get credit in the future?

    Learn how filing bankruptcy affects your ability to obtain credit in the future, and find out how long a bankruptcy stays ...
  34. What are some examples of a debt management plan (DMP)?

    Learn about some of the different types of debt management plans, and what you should look for when you evaluate a credit ...
  35. What are some examples of debts that I can consolidate?

    Read about different kinds of debts than can be combined into a consolidation loan, including unsecured debts, secured debts ...
  36. How do I file a proof of claim against someone who has filed bankruptcy?

    Find out how to file a proof of claim as a creditor when someone who owes you money submits a bankruptcy petition, halting ...
  37. How do I find a good personal bankruptcy lawyer?

    Read how to find a good personal bankruptcy lawyer, and learn how much you can expect to pay for services if you are considering ...
  38. What debts can I discharge when filing for bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of debt can be discharged through a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and which debts require an ...
  39. What debt cannot be discharged when filing for bankruptcy?

    See what kinds of debts cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy and which debts are very difficult to discharge unless ...
  40. What property / belongings can I keep after filing bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of property you can keep after filing bankruptcy by listing them as exempt from normal liquidation proceedings.
  41. How are my cosigners affected if I file bankruptcy?

    Learn how cosigners and guarantors are affected by bankruptcy filings and how cosigner treatment changes based on the type ...
  42. How are fringe benefits calculated?

    Discover how employers can account for and calculate fringe benefits, including benefits that may not have an obvious dollar ...
  43. Are fringe benefits deductible for the employer?

    Learn how the IRS treats the taxation of fringe benefits provided by an employer to employees, contractors, partners and ...
  44. How do I get information about my bankruptcy case?

    Learn about different places to search when seeking information about an individual's bankruptcy. Learn about Public Access ...
  45. Does bankruptcy information go on the public record?

    Learn about the public record and whether or not bankruptcy documents are included. Explore situations where certain bankruptcy ...
  46. Can I erase my student loans by filing for bankruptcy?

    Discharging student loans by filing for bankruptcy is highly unlikely, unless an undue financial hardship can be proven, ...
  47. When To Declare Bankruptcy

    When is bankruptcy the best or only route– and when is it better to look at alternative solutions? And should you always ...
  48. The Other Personal Bankruptcy Option: Chapter 13

    In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, filers develop a plan to repay all or part of their "past due" debt. Any allowable debt left ...
  49. 9 Ways To Go Bankrupt

    It may seem obvious, anyone who continuously spends more than they are making will be facing bankruptcy in no time. But there ...
  50. Can 529 plans be used to transfer wealth to other family members if the original beneficiary does not use the money?

    Yes, the 529 plan (also known as a "qualified tuition program") allows you to distribute and roll over funds from one 529 ...
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