Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans including their company-administered 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. The limits come at a time when firms such as Fidelity say Americans are already underfunded when it comes to retirement.
Everyone is blogging but few people are doing it successfully. Here's a step-by-step method for building a blog that helps you achieve all your business goals.
Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations? These are two important questions to ask yourself, and if you don't know right now, you may want to consider an outside money manager this year.
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A thoughtless or rash message can wind up online in an instant. Avoid this form of self-sabotage.
In 2009, a spokesperson for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service estimated that 8.2 million Americans owed over $83 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest (approximately $10,000 per person). Despite the threat of owing thousands of dollars to the U.S. government, millions of Americans continue to fall behind on their taxes.
For the financial victims of Bernard Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme, the feelings of frustration and anguish just grow. Sadly, a situation where ripped-off investors are left to feel victimized is the rule and not the exception.
Many homeowners look forward to purchasing a second home that can be used for vacations, rental income, investment purposes or as a primary residence during retirement. Current tax laws offer several tax breaks that can help make second-home ownership more affordable.
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Seven seasoned entrepreneurs explain the key things you need to think about before you sign on the dotted line.
The tax rules for married same-sex couples are largely identical to those for couples of opposite genders, but because the IRS looks to state laws to determine marital status, there are some additional stipulations for these couples that do not apply to traditional married couples.
Giving advance notice of a layoff may seem like the nice thing to do, but it's more painful for all involved.
One of the primary concerns on taxpayers' minds during the tax season is how to get the most money back or pay the least amount of income tax when they file their tax returns.
A budget plays a vital role in helping manage your money, getting out of debt and staying that way. It is also a must for ensuring your long-term financial future.
With every important job comes the question of whether or not individuals should do it themselves or hire a professional.
The two largest cable companies in the United States are set to combine.
What should investors make of Netflix Inc.? Investors don't know whether the glass is half-full or half-empty when they ponder the stock's topsy-turvy movements.
Many people say that a home is the largest single investment you'll ever make, but consider this: The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point. If you're like most, you have had very little or no coaching, so you're just learning as you go.
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Many investors enter into a relationship with their brokers with little or no knowledge about their background, such as time in the business, expertise or ability to manage money.
The "wealth effect" refers to the premise that consumers tend to spend more when there is a bull market in widely-held assets like real estate or stocks, because rising asset prices make them feel wealthy.
Learn how health care reform may impact your finances.
There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order?
So you've decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! Historically, investing in stocks has handily outperformed investing in bonds, Treasury bills, gold or cash over the long term.
Beginning in 2015, U.S. businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance to "full-time" employees, meaning workers who log at least 30 hours a week, on average.
Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.
Let's face it; nobody relishes the task of making out a will. Squarely addressing the prospect of your own mortality can be upsetting enough. But the financial questions surrounding what and how to arrange for one's heirs are disconcerting, too.
Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information.
No one wants to lose money. However, sometimes investors have to deal with the fact that their investments might drop below cost for certain periods.
Ask investors what kind of financial information they want companies to publish, and you'll probably hear two words: more and better.
April 15 might seem a long way off, but tax time has a way of sneaking up on people. Do not wait until the last minute to get your financial documents in order.
Tax efficiency is essential to maximizing returns. Due to the complexities of both investing and U.S. tax laws, many investors don't understand how to manage their portfolio to minimize their tax burden.
With hundreds of investors constantly on the hunt for even a fraction of a percent of extra performance, there should be no easy ways to beat the market.
2014 can be your year to make smarter financial decisions that bolster your bottom line.
Now is the time to look forward to the New Year, review your financial scorecard for the past year, and then look for ways to improve in 2014.
As you resolve to make some changes in 2014, do not forget about improving your financial health.
Whether you are recovering from a holiday spending hangover or simply resolving to do better fiscally in the future, the clean slate of a new year is a perfect time to reassess your finances.
Make 2014 your fiscally fittest year yet by kicking these bad money habits.
Giving now can save money later on taxes.
This may be the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also can be one of the costliest.
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Returning to school requires an upfront financial commitment. But college can be affordable when you put these tasks on your personal syllabus.
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The deeper Americans go into debt, the greater the need for debt relief assistance. If you find yourself in very serious debt, here is what you need to know about getting help.
Many of those who have suddenly find themselves without incomes are facing tough times. These steps can help see you through this lean time.
If your home is one of the 60 percent of U.S. households that have a pet, here are some things that you can do to ensure the well-being of your beloved furry family member without breaking the bank.
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Retirement can sound almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, fewer than half know how much to save in order to maintain something close their current lifestyle.
There are a number of valid reasons why you need to keep watch of the people you add and keep on Facebook. More lending outlets are turning to checking social connections online to evaluate people's loan eligibility.
Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real.
If you have a child under age 17, the Child Tax Credit may save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts the IRS wants you to know about the credit.
Most employers give Forms W-2 to their workers by Jan. 31. If you haven't received yours by mid-February, here's what you should do.
Are you on the go but need the latest tax information at your fingertips? There's an app for that.
Did you change or a dependent change names last year? If the answer to either question is yes, be sure to notify the Social Security Administration before you file your tax return with the IRS.
You don't need to be a tax expert to run a business, but knowing the basics about taxes can help you run it better.
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