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Articles of Interest- Tax Topics

Get Ready for the New Investment Tax

With the Court affirming Obamacare, you need to educate yourself as to the impact it will have on your investment actions.

What Obamacare means to you

With the Court affirming Obamacare, you need to educate yourself on all the implications.

A 62% top tax rate???

Current proposals to increase taxes will take us back to the Jimmy Carter era. Can we afford a ^25 tax rate? By the way, add at least 4% more for Californiana.

IRS Scrutinizes Gifts of Real Estate

Homeowners who give real estate to family or friends for no money, have given a gift which often exceeds the $13,000 annual maximum. The IRS is cracking down on those who haven't filed gift tax returns.

Just what you needed- Higher Taxes

Good insight into how Social security affects employees and the self-employed, and what to expect in the future.

How to Cut Property Taxes

We can minimize income and sales taxes. Are there ways we can minimize property taxes?

Taxes and the Top Percentile Myth

Certain politicos feel that higher income earners are not paying their fair share. This article addresses erroneous perceptions.

How to Get Taxed 87% in America

Interesting article about what NOT to do to increase your tax liability

What Would Happen if the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Much of the focus has been on the wealthy, but what will the expiration of the tax cuts mean for everyone else? Brett Arends runs the numbers.

Avoid potential tax trap when converting IRAs

Articles of Interest- Financial Topics

70- The new retirement age?

A new study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College looks at how much longer households have to work beyond age 65 to be prepared for retirement.

Dental Clubs- should you bite???

Got Dental Insurance? Might want to check out this new concept?

The Top 10 college majors with the lowest unemployment rates

http://www.smartmoney.com/retirement/planning/how-to-take-control-of-your-401k

When refinancing doesn't make sense

Refinancing is an important yet difficult decision. What should you do?

Beware

Congress imposed new requirements to protect consumers from credit card company abuse. Beware their attempts to circumvent these requirements.

How to teach kids about money

3 Best Resources for Social Security Help

So, what are the pros and cons for retiring at 62 vs reqular retirement age? Your decision can affect the size of your monthly check- forever! Check out these resources.

Roth IRA rules spark confusion

Government to Seize Retirement accts

US Departments of Labor and Treasury Schedule Hearing on Confiscation of Private Retirement Accounts. We need to be aware of the bait and switch they are planning in order to get more revenue to pay for the deficit. Check this out and write your congressman.

Ten Stock-Market Myths That Just Won't Die

Ten Money Moves That Will Always Pay Off

Escrow mumbo jumbo- translated into English

What buyers say vs. what agents hear

What Deflation Means for Your Wallet

Private Student Loans

With the Federal Government taking over the student loan business, banks are out in the cold. Or are they? Check this out if you have need of student loans.

Are Big Banks Doomed?

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your bank? Find out how the public generally feels about that, and some options you have.

Gold as an Investment?

After reading the article, be sure to check out the informative presentation

Articles of Interest- Business Owners

10 Mistakes That Start-Up Entrepreneurs Make

Running a Business? Thinking of Starting a Business? Want to be successful? Check out these pitfalls to avoid.

Articles of Interest- Personal Topics

The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die

Proper estate planning and preparation can makie life easier for your heirs when trying to settle your affairs.

How to Write a Will

Be sure that YOU decide how your estate is to be distribute, not the courts.

5 Scams Job Seekers are Falling For

Whether or not you are looking for work, don't fall prey to these scams!

Top 25 Recruiter picks for Colleges and Universities

These schools provide the best graduates overall, according to companies who hire new grads

Why Your Wireless Plan Costs Too Much

Most people are still being overcharged to subsidize the cost of a new phone every two years, whether they want one or not. Here's what you can do.

Don't be intimidated by maze of Medicare letters

Job Interview Tip

Should you reveal your previous salary when looking for a new job?

10 Things your Funeral Director won't tell you!

Photo Copier Risk

FYI: there is a security risk associated with photocopiers. CBS News did a story about this see the link below. Apparently - copiers have a hard drive that can store copies that are made. Very scary. This is not an urban legend. You makes you also question having any copies made at a public copier at Staples, etc.Thank you Terry Kehrberg for sharing this with us.

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