Money

Financial Planning

New Financial Traps for Same-Sex Couples

Heterosexual couples can get caught, too Same-sex married couples celebrated the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that they are eligible for…

Health Insurance

Coping with the Obamacare “Kid Glitch”

A little-known trap means that some families won’t be able to take advantage of the new tax subsidies created by…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Tax-Efficient Funds

When mutual fund managers sell shares of stocks in their portfolios after prices have risen, investors in those funds may…

Estate Taxes

The New Inheritance Rules Are Tricky

Important steps to take now For most people, the federal estate tax became a thing of the past at the…

Beneficiaries

Loving Gifts to Give Your Heirs (Long Before You Die)

You don’t have to wait until you pass away to bestow financial benefits upon your eventual heirs. And there are…

Charitable Giving

Make Your Donation More Meaningful

You can create a scholarship…sponsor a park bench…or give “micro-grants” to worthy causes Do you want more control and/or credit…

Tax Preparation

When Not to File an Amended Return

Do you ever have second thoughts about the tax returns you filed months ago? Despite those second thoughts, it's not…

Financial Planning

Financial Paperwork Overload

What to keep, what to toss, what to store on your computer Are you still saving piles and piles of…

Tax Preparation

Will Your Tax Preparer Get You in Trouble?

If he makes a mistake, you pay the price Each year, taxpayers turn to professionals for help in preparing 82…

Portfolio Strategy

How the Government’s Bailout Plan Will Help You—and Hurt You

Economic forecast from Allen Sinai Some politicians have suggested that the global credit crisis could push the US economy into…

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Crowdfunding for Your Business

Entrepreneurs, artists and other innovators raised more than $5 billion in 2013 through "crowdfunding" Web sites such as Kickstarter and…

Career

Job Hunting? “Innocent” Facebook Posts Can Ruin Your Chances

It is well-documented that poor use of social media can derail careers. However, it’s just as likely that social networks…

College Finance

Are Need-Blind Colleges Lying?

Officials at The George Washington University (GW) recently admitted that the school’s admissions policy is not truly “need-blind,” as it…

Stocks

When Companies Buy Their Own Stock, Should You Buy It, Too?

Over the past year, companies have bought hundreds of billions of dollars of their own shares in the stock market.…

Business

How to Be a Better Fund-Raiser

Raising money for a nonprofit can be a great way to support a worthy cause. Here’s how to become a…