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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 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 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 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 Interest rates will rise for borrowers, including...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015

Economy Market: Linked?

Summer rolls along, theme parks are open and lines for roller coasters are long. Wild rides are fun, but you probably want a more predictable path when investing. Let’s look at some parallels and distinctions between the equity markets, Source
Posted On 30 Jul 2015

Reverse Mortgage Cautions

As you near retirement, you may foresee a need for more money in the golden years than your savings can handle. You look to use Social Security, careful withdrawals from qualified accounts and maybe annuities. Can you also use Source
Posted On 24 Jul 2015