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Written in easy to understand language, this audiobook demystifies the legal and tax aspect of investing with easy-to-follow, real-life examples.
Franchisers are indicating a belief that a healthy 2017 is in the offing, on the basis of a strong hiring performance just before the start of 2016’s final quarter. The ADP National Franchise Report shows franchisers adding 26,000 jobs in September.
U.S. companies are hyper-focused on quarterly earnings. What can be done to push them to invest more in the years and decades ahead?
Is this the year you want your financial picture to shine? We’ve got some good news: There are no tax increases looming, and the banking, housing and labor markets are solid. That means this is the perfect time to shore up your personal finances and
A tax on foreign investors makes Seattle and Toronto look better | “Chinese money isn’t going to sit and wait”
WHEN THE BLOGGER AND personal finance expert known as J. Money started saving for the future, retirement was the furthest thing from his mind. He was in his late 20s, working for a tech startup, and thinking about buying a house and getting married.
A divide is emerging among American companies when it comes to the Trump administration’s proposed border adjustment tax. For some, the tax—which would shift taxation from where goods are produced to where goods are sold—could bode poorly, since pric
The president appears to be considering a border adjustment tax, which many economists favor. But its supporters warn it won’t give him what he wants.
Human beings are really good at picking out cause-and-effect relationships. But they’re bad at predicting future consequences.
Not long ago I received a text from my 16-year-old son—who works part-time at my company—that read, “Mom, can I open a Roth IRA?” I was thrilled that he was beginning to appreciate the significance that compounding interest and time would have on his
"Time is money, and money is time." That's the central lesson of Your Money or Your Life, the personal-finance classic by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. "Money is something we choose to trade our life energy for," they write. The authors argue that b
Earlier this year I had to go to Norway for work. My girlfriend wanted to come too, so we combined business with pleasure, staying an extra week to visit Paris and Scotland. Great. But when the trip was over, I realized my finances were a mess. Despi
Silicon Valley’s problems with EU regulators and individual countries are just beginning, and its impolitic M.O. isn’t helping
A two-page portion of his return shows he earned about $150 million, and would have paid less in taxes, but for the alternative minimum. The White House said the returns were "illegally published."
WHAT’S AT STAKE The Obama years saw the Bush tax cuts made permanent for all but the wealthiest, plus new Obamacare levies. Now the question of how much of your paycheck you’ll get to keep—and who should pay more or less—is back on the table in a bi
Pop. over age 55 26% Median home price $268,250 Avg. property tax $1,735 Top income tax rate 0% Reno suffers from a bit of an image problem (and the Comedy Central series Reno 911! didn’t help). Yet this city in the Sierra Nevada foothills is fas
Jacques Spitzer was having a great run. He’s the founder of Raindrop Marketing, based in San Diego, which scored triple-digit growth in each of the past four years. And yet, the success worried him. The problem: He had no idea what to pay himself. “B
Just as a business shouldn't rely on one client, your personal income should never rely on one source.
Part of the GOP’s plans to overhaul the tax code divides corporate America | “The hard reality is the border tax is on life support”
For years, Texas politicians have tried to lure business owners away from states such as New York and California, touting the Lone Star State’s lack of corporate or individual income tax. The idea of adding 9 to 13 percent to your personal income is
In a country with a population of more than 1 billion people, just 27 million paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.
With corporate tax season upon us, I was curious about the most common--and costly--mistakes entrepreneurs make that could affect their personal finances. So I polled 25 CPAs around the U.S. to find out. Beyond the obvious--we keep sloppy records, we
REAL ESTATE Q I want to get rid of my mortgage faster. What’s the best way do it? A If you can pay more each month, you have two options: refinance to a shorter-term loan or write bigger checks to trim the principal. While 15-year loans have lower
Cornell professor of economics Robert Frank says he’s alive today because of “pure dumb luck.” In 2007, he collapsed on a tennis court, struck down by what was later diagnosed as a case of sudden cardiac death, something only 2 percent of victims sur
STICKING WITH STOCKS IN RETIREMENT CAN MAKE YOU NERVOUS. BUT A WRITTEN POLICY CAN CALM YOUR FEARS.
One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it...
President Trump capped off a dizzying first week in office by signing an executive order directing the construction of a border wall with Mexico. And, on Thursday, his administration sought to address the two biggest questions plaguing the project: W
On Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said something sufficiently confusing that for a minute, people believed that the Trump administration intended to raise funds for a border wall by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all imports from
In one afternoon, the White House offered a confusing statement on Mexican imports, leading many to believe a massive tariff was coming, and then backed away.
For more than 20 years, Scott Wolfe ran a successful chain of convenience stores in New Orleans. In 2012, after Hurricane Katrina, he and his wife, Jane, combined two very different businesses to help bring the community back.
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