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How Losing a Spouse Could Raise a Survivors Taxes 416%

The death of a spouse is especially devastating if the loss also leads to financial insecurity The death of a spouse is especially devastating if the loss also leads to financial insecurity And yet I often meet couples who have spent little time thinking about what could happen...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017

The Real Reason Big Tech Is Driving Higher

When looking at year to date (YTD) performance for the major tech stocks, it is tempting to think that something has to give. Facebook ( FB ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Apple ( AAPL ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Google ( GOOGL ) are up around 47%, 31%, 35%, 53% and 24% respectively since the...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017

4 Year-End Tax-Savings Tips to Handle Before Thanksgiving

Waiting until December to make charitable donations or start moving money between various accounts to save money on 2017 taxes can present several obstacles Transactions at investment firms can get delayed in December as people barrage these firms with such requests as year end...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017

Think Playing Quarterback Is Tough? Try Sorting Out an Athlete’s Tax Bill

Some professional athletes may score giant signing bonuses and big paychecks but they also can be sidelined by tax troubles Three tax experts who specialize in pro sports reveal a few surprises that routinely blindside new players 1 State tax strikeout Most people just have to Source
Posted On 30 Sep 2017

TBT Advance Gains Momentum

By Mike Paulenoff, MPTrader.com As we noted in our article last week, we have had strong reasons technically as well as from a macro perspective to be bullish on the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ( TBT ) since its low just under 33 on September 7. And the TBT has...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017

CAD And NZD Fall Sharply On Central Bank Disappointment

Daily FX Market Roundup 09.27.17 The U.S. dollar ended the day higher against all of the major currencies but by the end of the NY trading session, the currency had given up a large part of those gains. President Trump provided zero details on his tax reform plan, leaving the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017

Heres How Much Your Taxes Could Rise Under Trumps New Tax Plan

President Donald Trump has announced a new tax plan that he believes is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity.” During public remarks in Indianapolis on Sept. 27, 2017, Trump promised that his new proposal will “cut  taxes  for the middle class, make the tax code simpler and more...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017

Capital Gains Explained

You bought a stock That stock then surged 20 percent in value Hooray You now have 20 percent more cash in your pocket right Not so fast don t forget about the capital gains tax Ben Franklin once said that in this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes Source
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Put Politics Aside and Consider Trumps Tax Plan a Gift

The tax plan President Donald Trump unveiled back in April was short on details but long on potential for retirees and pre retirees The tax plan President Donald Trump unveiled back in April was short on details but long on potential for retirees and pre retirees SEE ALSO The...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

Is The IRS Winning The War On Bitcoin Tax Cheats?

By Perry Woodin, CEO of Node40 While the buzz around Bitcoin is well and truly reaching papers, airwaves, and TV screens across the globe, there’s something far less visible, but far more exciting at play. I’m talking about the IRS’ hunt for Bitcoin billionaires, or more...
Posted On 10 Sep 2017