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Asked by Michael in Atlanta Ga
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens, Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Passive activities by definition are those trade or business activities where you don't materially participate. Rental real estate is one type, especially if one uses...
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Asked by Edna M in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens, Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Hi Edna, You can't sell your securities until you have securities to sell. Here is a link: http://www.sec.gov/answers/lostcert.htm that explains what you need to do...
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How to Ladder Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
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From Palladium to Black
Most people think of their credit cards as mere pieces of plastic they use to make purchases. In the process, they might also rack up some f...
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Asked by Alan in Chino, CA
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial Advisor in Pacific Palisades, CA
I would suggest you review this link to the IRS and also consult your accountant http://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/One-Partic ipant-401(k)-Plans. It is a 401K plan ...
Alex Bentley
Asked by Lynn in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Martin Leclerc, Financial Advisor in Bryn Mawr, PA
First, dividend payments by corporations are not a deductable expense. Therefore, dividends are paid from after-tax income by companies with profits. Second, any ...
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What You Need to Know about these Property Transfer Documents
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What You Need to Read Before Renting Your Next Automobile
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Asked by Richard in santa fe nm.
Answered by Michael
Have you considered renting the property to someone who cannot obtain financing? There are many people looking for a home but they dont qualify for a purchase in today...
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Asked by Brian in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Ted Erickson, Mortgage Broker in Novato, CA
The lowest score required is 500 for an FHA loan.
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Are You An Average Worker?
The total civilian labor force is slightly over 156 million people, according to the July 2014 Employment Bulletin from the BLS. 146.3 milli...
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And How to Stick to It
In 21st century America, the idea of budgeting seems almost passé. After all, with practically unlimited credit available on a seemingly nev...
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Asked by DONNA in FLORIDA
Answered by Chad Freeman, Mortgage Broker in Rockville, MD
Hello Donna: I'm not 100% clear on the supporting information for your question; was the home sold (and therefore no longer owned by you), or do you still own it bu...
Chad Freeman
Asked by Edna M in Bellingham, WA
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial Advisor in Pacific Palisades, CA
Absolutely. You need to think about what would happen if you cannot make decisions for yourself. Go to a good estate planning attorney and get a living will, power o...
Alex Bentley
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A Treasure Trove of Economic and Career Information
If you know of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) at all, you probably recognize them as the group that releases the jobs reports that kee...
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Unmasking Hidden Risks in Pooled Investing
Mutual funds, a form of pooled investing, provide a way to combine your money with that of a large group of other investors. The advantage ...
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