Meals and entertainment expenses may be tax deductible. The IRS has strict rules on what qualifies. Read more in this Business Tip.
Thursday’s session closed out in red territory. Merck, Disney, and Boeing led the Dow’s descent. Brands took a breather amid a variety of economic news.
2013 will be a significant year for health care. We highlight some of the provisions that may affect you in this Insurance Tip.
Indices ended mixed today on Wall Street. The Dow and Nasdaq closed slightly in the red zone while the S&P 500 posted fractional gains. Early momentum faded in the last hour of trading. Market moves were mixed in the wake of comments from the latest FOMC meeting.
The tax code includes a number of incentives that can provide tax benefits when obtaining a higher education. Learn more in this Tax Tip.
Stocks stepped up on Tuesday. Intel, 3M, JPMorgan Chase and Merck led the Dow’s ascent. Brands climbed amid optimism over fiscal-cliff discussions in Washington and encouraging economic sentiment in Germany.
If you are interested in the income of a real estate investment without becoming a landlord, you may consider a REIT. Learn more in this Financial Tip.
Indices closed with slight gains on Monday. Technology brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Microsoft, and fast-food titan McDonald’s led the way up today on Wall Street.
Local governments that have issued direct-pay bonds, such as Build America Bonds, should be aware that their subsidies from the federal government on those bonds are potentially subject to the budget cuts mandated as part of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Those subsidy payments cover 35% of the interest costs on direct-pay bonds. Should the scheduled sequestration take effect, subsidies on direct-pay bonds would be cut an average of 7.6%, according to the Office of Management and Budget.* Issuers would typically be responsible for making all interest payments on their own. Build America Bonds have not been issued since 2010.
Noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, used by many small businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations, have had unlimited deposit insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation since the 2008 financial crisis. However, that program is scheduled to expire as of December 31, 2012. The previous limit of $250,000 on a single account will be reinstated unless new…