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Asked by Mary
Answered by Kim Miller, CFP®PRO+ in Redmond, WA
Hi - The annual gift tax exclusion allows you to give $14,000 per year to any one person without filing a gift tax return. A married couple who "join" in the gift ca...
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Asked by an anonymous user
Answered by Mark Haynie, Mortgage Broker in Los Angeles, CA
Unfortunately, the 547 score is a lower score than any lender will consider. I recommend that you consult with a professional in the credit repair business and develo...
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Asked by victor piediscalzo
Answered by Tracy Scott Burke, CFP®, ChFC® in Harrisburg, PA
Victor, Thanks for your question. Some type of a tax-deferred retirement account would likely be best in your situation in lieu of bank savings. If you have acces...
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Asked by Erin
Answered by Prateek Mehrotra, Financial Adviser in Appleton, WI
Erin, Here is a simple way to do this. After you sell your stocks you will know the selling price. Your Capital Gains is equal to the difference between the Selling...
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Asked by Michael
Answered by Pamela J. Horack, , CFP®PRO+ in Lake Wylie, SC
Hi Michael! I'm a huge fan of paying off debt as soon as possible. You can't build your finances up if you are busy filling in a hole of debt. Make a plan to focus all...
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Asked by Katie
Answered by Michael Hoffman, RFC, CLU, ChFCPRO+ in Grass Valley, CA
Katie, Conversion from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA is beneficial when the amount you are converting allows you to stay in the same tax bracket and you have time...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Martin Leclerc, Financial Adviser 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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Asked by Brady
Answered by Winnie Sun, Financial AdviserPRO+ in Irvine, CA
Michael did an excellent job answering this question. You may want to take advantage of this change to also update your retirement plan. Since two of the above three o...
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Asked by John
John, the best way and the easiest way to describe a zero coupon bond is - It is a bond that is sold under its face value, meaning at a discount. however when it matur...
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Asked by Linda
Answered by Anita Johnson, Financial Psychologist in Sacramento, CA
Linda, Thank you for the question. Sometimes these government forms can be so confusing. If I were preparing your 2013 Tax Return I would enter the information on the ...
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