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Articles of Interest- Tax Topics

With the Court affirming Obamacare, you need to educate yourself as to the impact it will have on your investment actions.
With the Court affirming Obamacare, you need to educate yourself on all the implications.
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 Californian.
Good insight into how Social security affects employees and the self-employed, and what to expect in the future.
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.
We can minimize income and sales taxes. Are there ways we can minimize property taxes?
Certain politicos feel that higher income earners are not paying their fair share. This article addresses erroneous perceptions.
Interesting article about what NOT to do to increase your tax liability
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.

Articles of Interest- Financial Topics

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.
Got Dental Insurance? Might want to check out this new concept?
Refinancing is an important yet difficult decision. What should you do?
Congress imposed new requirements to protect consumers from credit card company abuse. Beware their attempts to circumvent these requirements.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with your bank? Find out how the public generally feels about that, and some options you have.
After reading the article, be sure to check out the informative presentation

Articles of Interest- Business Owners

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

Articles of Interest- Personal Topics

Proper estate planning and preparation can makie life easier for your heirs when trying to settle your affairs.
Be sure that YOU decide how your estate is to be distribute, not the courts.
Whether or not you are looking for work, don't fall prey to these scams!
These schools provide the best graduates overall, according to companies who hire new grads
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.
Should you reveal your previous salary when looking for a new job?
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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