September 2014

26 Sep

How to Avoid the Alternative Minimum Tax

Are you on the verge of becoming subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT), or have you already been hit by it? If you've found yourself in that position—and the 26% or 28% AMT tax rate exceeds your top rate for regular tax purposes—you might want to consider some of the following strategies in order to minimize the sting of the AMT.

23 Sep

Shattering the Myth That Women Aren’t Good with Money

A cottage industry of condescending books doesn't address the real issue.

Why do we cling to the myth that women don't understand money as well as men?

If you look at the personal finance books aimed at women over the past decade, some of the titles might convince you that women need special help when it comes to figuring out saving, investing and budgeting: Prince Charming Isn't Coming ... Shoo, Jimmy Choo! The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More ... Does This Make My Assets Look Fat? ... Girl, Get Your Money Straight ... A Purse of Your Own: An Easy Guide to Financial Security.

23 Sep

An Estate Planning Checklist

Things to check and double-check as you prepare.

Estate planning is a task that people tend to put off, as any discussion of "the end" tends to be off-putting. However, those who die without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some significant problems along with their legacies.

18 Sep

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