Financial Planning

What Are Mutual Bonds?

What Are Mutual Bonds?

The art of investing money takes a great deal of research and skill. The process can be very overwhelming to a beginner. Thankfully, many options exist for smart investors in the ...

How to Trade Stocks Online

How to Trade Stocks Online

Trading stocks online is rapidly becoming more popular than ever before, due to the convenience and accessibility online trading allows. However, with anything that requires an ...

Taxation of REIT Dividends

Taxation of REIT Dividends

Tax rules impose a tax rate that's lower than your regular tax rate on "qualified" stock dividends. Unfortunately, real estate investment trust, or REIT, dividends will ...

The Best Online Stock Brokers for Beginners

The Best Online Stock Brokers for Beginners

Choosing an online discount broker over a full service firm can save you a lot of money on commissions, but choosing the right broker is important. As a beginning investor, you ...

Divorce Questions on Tax Filing Status

Divorce Questions on Tax Filing Status

Your tax filing status has a measurable impact on the amount of taxes you pay, and a pending or completed divorce complicates your filing. The Internal Revenue Service has rules ...

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes in New Jersey

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes in New Jersey

Following the housing industry crash of 2008, home property values fell drastically across the nation, but many county tax assessors are using outdated and usually higher figures ...

How Do I Get My House Back After a Property Tax Auction?

How Do I Get My House Back After a Property Tax Auction?

Losing your home to a tax sale can be very traumatic, and when going through the process, you would wonder if there is a way to reverse the nightmare or at least get his or her ...

How to Calculate Taxes Online for Free

How to Calculate Taxes Online for Free

Calculating your taxes online is a quick way to make sure you are paying enough through the year so that you aren’t faced with penalties once tax season comes around. You ...

What Happens to Stock When a Company Is Delisted?

What Happens to Stock When a Company Is Delisted?

Corporations list their stocks to make them marketable and to gain access to capital markets. Stocks must meet listing requirements such as price, capitalization, trading volume, ...

Michigan Cities with Local Income Taxes

Michigan Cities with Local Income Taxes

Several Michigan cities impose a local income tax on residents and non-residents. People who live within these cities are charged a resident local income tax that is withheld from ...

Taxes When Selling & Buying a House

Taxes When Selling & Buying a House

When you buy or sell a house, you must pay property tax on the real estate for the time that you actually owned the home. As a result, property taxes on a residence are split ...

When Will I Receive My Federal Income Tax Check?

When Will I Receive My Federal Income Tax Check?

You have several options for filing and receiving refunds on current year federal returns. If you're due a federal tax refund, the length of time you'll have to wait to receive ...

Can You Buy & Sell Gold Tax Free?

Can You Buy & Sell Gold Tax Free?

People have been mining, saving, buying and selling gold for millennia, and as a physical store of value the shiny yellow metal still holds a strong appeal. The cost of storing ...

How to Keep Track of Household Finances

How to Keep Track of Household Finances

Every household needs a budget, a savings plan and a system for keeping household finances organized. While there are plenty of personal finance software programs available to ...

Tax Preparer Interview Questions

Tax Preparer Interview Questions

Tax preparers deal with pressure, especially as tax deadlines approach. However, passing a job interview invokes a different type of pressure for the individual. Individuals ...

The Top Finance Universities in the UK

The Top Finance Universities in the UK

Students wanting to pursue careers in banking, insurance, government, accounting or management consulting should consider studying undergraduate or postgraduate programs in ...

How to Get Income From Dividend Paying Stocks

How to Get Income From Dividend Paying Stocks

An investor has many possible ways to make money when investing in the stock market. One way is to derive income from stocks that pay dividends. You can offset stock losses or ...