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Cash Has Been the Riskiest Investment
If you think hiding money under your mattress is a risk-free way of building wealth, think again.
Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans
Unlike Medicare Part B, a Medicare MSA account caps your liability.
How Medicare Works
In some cases you will have to pay the $135 deductible plus 20 percent of the remaining costs.
Fund Your HSA To Cover Retirement Healthcare Costs
Excess contributions to your HSA can be withdrawn after age 65 without penalty just like a traditional IRA.
Kiddie Tax Loophole Soon To Disappear
Use a 529 college savings account to save for college.
IRAs Offer Big Tax Savings for Charitable Gifts
Only contributions made to charity before January 1, 2008 can be characterized as qualified charitable distributions.
Dorothy in Taxland: Below the Line Deductions
Below the line deductions are uncertain. Like many items in the tax code the correct answer to “Will they reduce my taxes?” is: “It depends.”
Dorothy in Taxland: Tax on Marriage
As Glinda advises us, “It’s always best to start at the beginning,” and at the beginning of the tax return is determining your filing status.
Dorothy in Taxland: Above the Line Deductions
Most Americans look backward and only hope that Uncle Sam will return some of what they have already paid, but those with wealth look ahead and adjust their affairs according to the tax code.
University Students: Getting Sucked Dry by Credit Cards
Last week we listed the ways university student are enticed into using credit cards. This week we will examine the economical impact of those initially small and convenient monthly payments.
University Students: Getting Suckered in with Credit Cards
Although 60% of college student’s pay off their balance each month, that leaves 40% who do not.
With Great Characters Come Great Stock Returns
Marvel only gets 31% of its revenue from publishing comic books.
Keeping Expenses Low While Building Your Portfolio
Sand can be used to further diversify your portfolio.
Blending Index Funds To Achieve Higher Returns
Even if you only use index funds, you should blend dozens of them in an asset allocation aimed at reducing risk and increasing returns.
Managing Your Biggest Asset: Your Career
A lesser-paying job may be better for your long-term career because of the skills you will gain.