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5 Tax Tips for Home Sellers

For home sellers, times changed dramatically almost two decades ago in the tax-planning world. But those 18-year-old reforms still catch some home sellers pleasantly by surprise. No longer — indeed not since 1997 — do they need to buy a new house in the same year as...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

When Kids Spurn a Bequest

What if the things you want to pass along to your children aren’t what they want? Figuring out the answer to that question is a key first step in inheritance planning. Almost all the financial decisions parents make around Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

How Is Income Taxed? Well, What Do You Mean by Income?

By Craig Smalley Learn more about Craig on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Income seems like a simple concept, but when it comes to tax treatment it can actually be quite difficult to understand. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines income as “money that is earned from work,...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015

Your Insurance Agent Doesnt Hate Dogs

Who doesn’t love dogs? They are loyal and lovable companions, and they can even protect members of your household in ways such as acting as a deterrent for potential thieves and vandals. But it seems as if there is one category of people who don’t love these faithful...
Posted On 17 Sep 2015

2020 Could Mark The Tipping Point For U.S. Solar

By Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com The U.S. solar industry hit another milestone this year: there are now more than 20 gigawatts of solar capacity installed across the country, enough electricity to power 4.6 million households. The solar market continues to heat up, and bit by...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

Buy or Rent a Home?

Do you fork cash over to a landlord in exchange for freedom of responsibility for residential maintenance, or take out a mortgage and shell out monthly for the pride and eventually financial payoff of homeownership?   A recent study Source
Posted On 02 Sep 2015

How Demographics Will Drive Up U.S. Home Sales

By  Anthony Isola Learn more about Anthony on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor Over the next few years, the United States should see a dramatic increase in the demand for homes. This is not wishful thinking. Underlying demographic trends make it almost inevitable. It’s easy to be...
Posted On 26 Aug 2015

The Fantasy Economy

The summer weather and the media’s and Wall Street’s focus on positive economic news may have you feeling cheerier than usual these days. Two words “Bah, humbug.” Or maybe, “Get real.” Look, for a minute, at the cloud, rather than Source
Posted On 19 Aug 2015

11 Up-And-Coming U.S. Housing Markets

By Alaina Tweddale for GOBankingRates.com When you’re looking for a new place to hang your hat, it helps to know what areas are on the rise to become hot housing markets . GOBankingRates reviewed housing and lifestyle-related data — including housing affordability, job growth,...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015

7 Smartest Moves to Make Before Interest Rates Rise

By Barbara Friedberg for GOBankingRates.com If you’re interested in your pocketbook, then you need to care about rising interest rates  that are expected this year from the Federal Reserve. As Steve Parrish wrote in Forbes.com: Interest rates will rise for borrowers, including...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015