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Source: Stock.Adobe.com How puts and calls can protect your retirement portfolio People approaching retirement or who are already retired have gotten used to an investment routine. A while back, they decided on a mix of stock index funds and bond funds. These may have been provided by their employer’s 401(k) plan. Alternatively, a business owner
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CPAs are in high demand across a range of industries, and for a good reason. Nearly every organization needs a trained professional to prepare books of accounts and provide advice on a company’s financial position. The high demand for CPAs means better salaries, career stability and steady upward growth. As such, the salary of a
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The Internal Revenue Service issued a revenue procedure Tuesday adding one country, Georgia, a former Soviet republic that’s located between Europe and Asia, to the list of countries with which the U.S. has in force an information exchange agreement so that interest paid to the residents of those jurisdictions must be reported by payors. Revenue
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A pack of Marlboro brand cigarettes is arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria confirmed on Tuesday they were in merger talks, making one or multiple traders millions of dollars, according to trader and CNBC contributor Jon Najarian. Najarian highlighted unusual activity
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Risk. Getty Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) substantially altered the economic picture when it reported revised numbers of total jobs created over the last year. The revision was substantial—private-sector job creation had been overestimated by more than 500,000 jobs in 2018. The revision helps explain some odd phenomena—like wages not increasing rapidly when the
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Shutterstock Many securities traders incur significant tax bills on phantom income caused by “wash sale losses disallowed” on form 1099-Bs. Traders are often surprised because most brokers don’t report wash sale (WS) loss calculations during the year. In this blog post, learn how to deal with WS loss adjustments and how to avoid them in
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Sarah Wilson, of GoBudgetGirl.com, with a Debt Free Chart. Source: Sarah Wilson Just when you think you have it all figured out, life throws you a curve ball. Recently, Sarah Wilson, who lives in College Station, Texas, and blogs at GoBudgetGirl.com, hit the emergency trifecta: a computer repair, an unexpected $500 medical expense and the
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When it comes to your money, don’t make these 8 money mistakes. Here’s what you need to know and what to do instead. 1. Not creating an emergency fund An emergency fund is the safety net that you need in place before disaster strikes. At a minimum, you should save 6-9 months (preferably longer) of cash
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Taxpayers’ personal information and tax account data remain at risk of being leaked from the Internal Revenue Service’s computer networks despite progress on a data loss prevention program, according to a new report. The IRS began a program known as the Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information Data Extracts Project, which is responsible for implementing the data
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Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg © 2015 Bloomberg Finance LP Disney’s opening of dozens of shops inside Target will add buzz to the retail giant’s brand. It will bring more traffic to Target stores and add to the company’s revival already underway. Last week, Target reported strong in-store and online sales, thanks to big investments in technology
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