You vaguely remember signing a form every year at college registration time. Now that you’ve graduated, it’s all become painfully clear–those forms were promissory notes detailing your student loan obligations.
Prices at the pump eased off a little in June, but motorists can expect an expensive summer behind the wheel. If you’re like most consumers, you may feel that you’re playing gas-price roulette every time you fill the tank. Why are prices so volatile? And why is the trend so much higher now than last year?
Tax reform made changes to the tax law that significantly impact the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The changes could mean more money in your pocket and less going to the government.
Tax reform changed the rules of the game when choosing your best tax structure. In looking over the possibilities, a properly structured spousal partnership could be your best choice.
If you have been thinking about the fitness of your employees and the possibility of a gym or other athletic facility, then you need to know the tax rules. To be tax deductible, your gym or other athletic facility must be primarily for the benefit of your employees.
The fact that your personal home is not your tax home is one income tax issue. Here’s another: Business travel is different from business transportation.
Here’s the updated strategy: deduct your client and business meals as if tax reform never took place.
Most Americans will receive Social Security and Medicare benefits at some point in their lives. For this reason, workers and retirees are concerned about potential program shortfalls that could affect future benefits.
If you operate what you think is a business, but that business loses money, it may not be a business at all under the tax code. Such a money-losing activity can look like a tax shelter to the IRS, and that substantially increases your chances of an IRS audit.
Tax reform changes the alimony game. This may or may not have any relevance to you, but if it does, you will want to move quickly. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) eliminates tax deductions for alimony payments that are required under post-2018 divorce agreements.
You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you’ll need to fund your retirement.
As you likely know by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a 20 percent tax deduction under new tax code Section 199A. The question for you: Will you reap any benefits from this new deduction? And the second question: If your chance of qualifying for the 20 percent tax deduction looks bleak, what can you do now to create some hope that you’ll get the deduction?
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and no regulator or nation state stands behind it.
We all know men and women are different in some fundamental ways. But is this true when it comes to financial planning? In a word, yes. In the financial world, women often find themselves in very different circumstances than their male counterparts…
Why is diversification so important? The simple reason is that it helps manage the risk of loss in your portfolio…