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Capital Gains and Losses - This Year, Get it Right!

In a year in which portfolios have been decimated, it is hard to find a silver lining but controlling capital gains and losses could have significant tax consequences. As the market has declined, ..
(December 06, 2008)
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When Investments Are Depressed, Give it Away!

I was having a conversation with a wealthy individual this week and after we were done talking about how much money he had lost in the markets I suggested that perhaps he should give some of what he ..
(December 10, 2008)
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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul - Early Withdrawals From IRAs

I have received e-mail after e-mail asking about penalties for early withdrawals from IRAs or other retirement plans. When the economy is good and account values are high, I never hear it which tells .
(December 10, 2008)
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Roth IRA Rules - Conversions, Rollovers, Re-Characterization

Beginning as of January 1st, 2008, a plan participant may now directly rollover from eligible retirement plans (including all qualified plans, 403(b) and 457(b) plans) to a Roth IRA, subject to Roth ..
(December 10, 2008)
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My Dog Daisy and Her Investment Advice

The volatility in the financial markets has caused a lot of heartache in this country. From lost jobs to lost retirement dreams we have all felt the affects of the fallout in the financial markets ..
(October 15, 2008)
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Understanding the Financial Crisis

Bought any credit default swaps lately? For most of us the answer is, “No, and what is a credit default swap?" But just because you haven't purchased any doesn't mean that it isn't going to ..
(October 01, 2008)
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Is Your Insurance Safe?

In this environment it is fair for families to question whether or not the insurance that they have paid into for years and years will be there when they need it. The upheaval of the financial ..
(September 16, 2008)
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Next President Will Raise the Social Security Retirement Age!

There are many points to argue about what is right and wrong when it comes to Social Security and other age based entitled programs. But one point I think we can all agree on without beating the ..
(August 28, 2008)
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The Looming Retirement Crisis This Time Its For Real!

The prevailing sentiment among financial planners for several decades now has been that inflation will run at normal levels over time and that investment returns will outpace the erosion of buying ..
(July 01, 2008)
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The Creation of the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation! ..

After the stock market crash of 1929, thousands of banks failed. In 1933, Congress and then President Roosevelt created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, better known to all of us as the ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Will You Run Out Of Money In Retirement? Proper Asset ..

Surprisingly few new retirees or pre-retirees have a plan for the allocation of their portfolio assets. However, if your portfolio is to be a source of financial security during your retirement ..
(February 21, 2008)
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