Thursday , 30 March 2017

Personal Finance

5 Important Tax Changes for 2017 – Be Aware


The U.S. tax code is constantly evolving. This means that each new year brings a slew of changes that taxpayers need to remember when filing their taxes. Here is a look at five of the most important tax changes from last year, and what they'll mean to you as you file your taxes this April.

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Want Your Investments to Do Better? Here’s How


If you pay close attention to investment news, it'll either make you laugh or it'll drive you bonkers. Within the same hour, and on the same market news website, you will often see completely contradictory articles. One says the market is headed higher; the next says the market is about to tank. Q: What's a smart investor to do? A: Be very careful about your information diet.

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8 Signs You’re Paying Too Much for Your Mortgage


Buying a home can be a great step along the path to financialreal-estate1 freedom, but it can also become a burden if you're not careful. A mortgage can be a heavy weight on your finances if you either buy a house you can't afford, or get locked into unfavorable loan terms. Here's how to tell if your mortgage is too expensive.

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A Field Guide to Lousy Investment Advisers/Financial Advisors


You can easily hire people who claim to be good investment advisers but they hardly ever are. They're usually downright lousy investment advisers, and it's worth learning how to identify them and I group them into three categories: The delusional, the liar, and the secretly mediocre.

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The Financial Impact Of Living Longer


People are living longer. The double-edged sword version is that people have a much longer time horizon to plan for financially, which could make things tricky for those who aren’t thoughtful about the potential ramifications.

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