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What Is a Tariff?

What is a tariff? It’s a tax that governments around the globe impose on imported products that consumers and businesses purchase regularly. Governments initiate tariffs to discourage their citizens from purchasing a product made in another country by making it more expensive and thus...

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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up

Five most overlooked tax deductions

Are you overpaying your taxes? Here’s five overlooked tax deductions.

The History of Retirement

The Pension Era 13 BCE through 401(k) Era Present

What is a Roth 401k?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA. While many people are familiar…

Put it in a letter

Most people don’t spend too much time thinking about their own funeral, and yet many of us have a vision…

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown. Blurbs: There are…

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio. During your accumulation years, you may have…

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

A Primer on Dividends

A company’s profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends.”

Traditional vs Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Catch Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers. Did you know…