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7 Vital Money Tips For College Students
Article By: Kalen Bruce
Friday, February 16, 2018 7:10 AM EST
Being a freshman in a college is quite exciting. But going to college also brings in a bundle of responsibilities that can be overwhelming. The biggest challenge for a young college student is managing monthly expenses on a stipulated budget.
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Beware Of Tax Refund Fraud During Tax-Filing Season
Article By: Personal Capital
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:03 AM EST
Tax refund fraud involves criminals using stolen personal information (including Social Security numbers) to file forged tax returns and then pocket tax refunds themselves, leaving the legitimate tax payer on the hook.
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Itemized Deductions Vs. The Standard Deduction
Article By: Personal Capital
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:20 AM EST
The new tax reform, which was signed into law in December, will present an interesting question going forward for many taxpayers: should you itemize deductions when you prepare your tax return or claim the standard deduction?
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How To Know If Refinancing Your Mortgage Is A Good Deal Or Not
Article By: Gina Young
Friday, February 9, 2018 1:12 PM EST
Have you ever received an offer to refinance your mortgage? Well, before you sign the paperwork on this, you need to read the fine print.
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How Tax Reform Affects The Kiddie Tax
Article By: Personal Capital
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:17 PM EST
The tax reform that was signed into law in December makes some important changes to the taxation of earnings within UTMAs and UGMAs. These changes relate to what’s often referred to as the "kiddie tax."
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New Deadline For Rollover Of 401k Loan Distributions
Article By: Jim Blankenship
Monday, February 5, 2018 12:31 PM EST
Under the newly-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), there has been a slight change for folks who have taken loans from their workplace retirement plan and subsequently left the job before paying the loan back.
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Tax Reform’s Impact On 529 Savings Plans
Article By: Personal Capital
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:02 AM EST
Since they were first established in 1996, Section 529 college savings plans have become a popular tool used by parents to save for future college expenses.
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Tax Management: 4 Key Areas For Investors
Article By: Craig Birk
Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:32 PM EST
Improper tax management can cost you more than a quarter of your long-term return, severely limiting spending power in retirement.
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How To Save For & Spend In Retirement
Article By: Craig Birk
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:21 PM EST
You are the CEO of your money – at the end of the day, managing your money is your job, and you’ve got important decisions to make.
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401k Retirement Contribution Limits For 2018
Article By: Personal Capital
Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:47 PM EST
It’s a new year, so it’s time to consider boosting contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan—and the federal government is willing to help (a little.)
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This Chart Shows How Bullish Tax Reform Is
Article By: Michael Carr
Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:42 PM EST
Tax reform will affect not just taxes but also companies’ earnings. And analysts have been scrambling to increase their earnings estimates.
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Why Your 401(k) Plan Is Your Most Powerful Investment Account
Article By: Modest Money
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:46 AM EST
As an investor, you have many different accounts that you can use to invest your money in. But there is one account that stands head and shoulders above the rest. It is your 401(k) plan.
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Act Now On Tax Reform And Save
Article By: Ted Bauman
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:15 PM EST
You’re losing money every day of 2018 that goes by that you don’t find out about and act on the new opportunities and threats on the tax front.
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8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Becoming A Full-Time Investor
Article By: Than Merrill
Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:43 PM EST
Those considering full time real estate investing should take a moment to evaluate their own resolve and preparedness.
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Food: What's In Your Basket? How Fast Are Prices Rising?
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:30 AM EST
The BLS says the CPI rose 2.1% in December from a year ago. Food rose 1.6%. I called the BLS and filled in some numbers.
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2018 Tax Planning: How Tax Reform Impacts You
Article By: Personal Capital
Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:22 AM EST
The new tax act, which was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, is the most comprehensive reform of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years.
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