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Sunday December 8th, 2013
It's been a bad year for the precious metal, but some investors can use that to offset taxable gains elsewhere.
If your income was lower in 2013 than it will be later, it might be a good idea.
It applies both before and after a stock sale.
With big stock gains and higher tax rates this year, looking for tax-savvy ways to make donations is more important than ever.
New research weighs the trade-offs between playing it safe and trying to grow that cushion.
Many single-state muni funds, which are not bound to invest in the states for which they are named, are chasing yields in the Caribbean.
Buying right before the "date of record" for a fund's capital-gains distribution could mean you get taxed for profits you didn't actually participate in.
Direct gifts won't be counted as income, but provision could expire at year's end.
Appreciated stock can make a smart gift to family or charities.
You could owe taxes on distributions even if you just invested in the fund. One approach: Wait until afterward to invest.
Changing one's will when death is near can bring clarity to estate planning; but dangers abound when the changes are sweeping.
Interest rates remain puny, making the dividend yields of many preferred shares attractive.
Couples who don't merge their accounts may face problems they never anticipated
Standard deduction, earned-income tax credit and personal exemptions all rise slightly in January.
More individuals are starting their own college scholarships. Learn where to find help, and about options regarding naming rights and tax deductions.
IRS says one- to two-week lag is needed for systems testing disrupted by government shutdown.
When one spouse is in charge of all the finances, the other can be at risk.
An IRS ruling recognizing the legality of same-sex marriage means spousal treatment on retirement accounts as well.
The IRS has yet to announce 2014 numbers, but they're likely to rise slightly from this year's.
Seven questions to ask before investing in a hedge fund.
In Japan, they teach meal planning alongside math, with impressive results.
A twist in the tax law could help many victims with major losses, such as those stemming from the recent floods in Colorado.
There are a couple of ways to do it, each with its benefits and drawbacks.
What to keep in mind if you're thinking of parting ways with your financial adviser.