You can be in control of your money instead of letting it control you. This is one of the many benefits to having a budget. For more information on how a budget can help you organize, communicate and save time when dealing with your money, read this C.P.A. Insight.
Dr. Gene, Ted Parrish, CFA and Bil Lako, CFP® discuss what drove the market during the week of July 5th and what may lie ahead for state pension plans.
Dr. Gene and Ted discuss the sectors they look to for growth.
The "Money Talks" hosts explain the significance behind unemployment and underemployment rates.
About three months before your birthday, taxpayers should receive their "Earnings and Benefits Estimate Statement" from the Social Security Administration. This annual report will give you an idea of how much you may receive in Social Security when you retire. For a description of the information you will find on this statement, read this Financial Strategy.
If you own a residential rental or commercial building, you may be eligible for substantial tax breaks for depreciating your property through a cost segregation analysis. For more information on how different types of buildings are depreciated and what items may qualify for accelerated depreciation methods, read this C.P.A. Insight.
Beginning in 2011, Education Savings Account contributions will be capped at $500 per year per child, and expenses for primary education will not be considered qualified expenses. For more changes to these accounts and recommendations on what you can do with funds in an ESA, read this Financial Strategy.
A Qualified Personal Residence Trust can be used as part of your overall estate plan to transfer the family home to your children or grandchildren, without incurring federal estate tax. However, there are some tax considerations for your heirs if they choose to sell the property in the future. For more information on Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, read this C.P.A. Insight.