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Will This Coming Wave Wipe You Out?

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Hello again, and I hope you’re sitting down… Today I’m going to explain what I’m simply referring to as The Great Inflation, because it’s going to affect you, and it’s going to happen faster than people think, albeit in an insidious way. Of course, what you’re going to read now is only my opinion. I […]

Keep More of Your Money

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Knowing what has happened in our economy over the last five years it’s hard to imagine how anyone has not only survived but profited from it. But long time readers know that’s exactly what’s happened to a small fraction of the people in our country. We may have less rich people now than we did […]

One Man’s Journey to Retirement Riches

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My Dad is one of the lucky ones. Not because he is incredibly handsome, still has most of his hair and he is still in pretty good health. Those are probably the reasons my mom is one lucky lady. Instead I consider my Dad one of the lucky ones because he was able to retire […]

8 Ways to Get Started on Your Taxes…Even if you’re Not Ready to File Yet

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Procrastinate on your taxes and you could end up with a higher bill. The IRS has a fearsome reputation for going after every last debtor. The most common errors on tax returns are bad math. Mistakes in arithmetic or transferring figures from one form to the next will set you on the sure path to […]

8 Strategies to Lower Your Tax Bill NOW

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Normally I’d be writing to you about tax moves to make before the end of this year to help reduce your upcoming tax bill. But the upcoming “fiscal cliff” that you hear about on TV every day is adding another layer to the situation. If you hadn’t heard Congress still hasn’t settled whether or not […]

What Are You REALLY Voting For?

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By Jim Sheridan Hello again, and welcome to another attempt of mine to create a jewel of coherency in the mud of confusion we inhabit. The rhetoric surrounding this election (that’s being beamed out of TV sets forced in my face at every restaurant I frequent) is compelling me to comment this week… Yes, it’s […]

Don’t Let This Happen

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How to Avoid an Audit 62. That’s the number of days you and I have left to file our taxes. The clock is tick, tick, ticking away towards the filing deadline. I have always felt the need to be extra careful with my taxes. I am a stickler for saving receipts and statements because I’m […]

Moves Like Romney

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Mitt Romney has just climbed a peg or two in my opinion. Maybe not as the best presidential candidate, but as a superb money manager. His quest for paying a tax rate that most of us dream about is a reality. Congratulations Mitt! You’ve done exactly what the founding fathers of this country advised us […]

What About Taxes

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The 99% Solution There are lots of numbers being thrown out there. You hear that the top 1% pay 40% of the taxes collected by the Treasury and that the bottom 50% pay nothing. It’s all malarkey. We all pay taxes and lots of it. Few talk about the burdens of sales tax, property tax, […]

Striking a Nerve

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Well, well I am glad that there is life out there after-all. Politics is not the main focus of this forum. But, let’s talk about it anyway since it does have major implications vis a vis the markets today. Whether you’re a Dem, a Republican or and Independent, one thing is for sure – we […]

Now What?

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If you’ve been following these pages over the last few weeks you knew that there was no danger of the US defaulting on its debt. The home-made crisis was another “show” that was put on by the politicians that we elected to represent us. I wonder how much the fiasco cost both in terms of […]

Waitresses,Babysitters Are Tax Cheats

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An Economy Under The Table When you think of a tax cheat you most likely think of some rich fat cat taking advantage of loopholes and offshore accounts.  The truth is there all around us, in forms you’d never expect. **Sponsor** Retirement Without Savings Retirement becomes an afterthought for many people when they think about […]

First Class Flight For Free

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The subject line of this news piece isn’t hype. It’s real and real easy to do. Let me show you what I found out within just a few minutes of research. First found out about this money saving advice from an article in Early To Rise (www.earlytorise.com). Their article explained how a staff writer and […]

A Tax Free Investment Idea

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Municipal Mess or Opportunity Death and taxes are inevitable. You can’t really do much about the former but you can certainly do a lot about the latter. As the tax filing deadline approaches I often take the opportunity to plan a little for the current year. Looking at my tax return is not very exciting […]

What An NYC Street Vendor Taught Me That Wall Street Couldn’t

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So you know that list of things you know you should do but never seem to have the time to get to? Well that happened to me. I have a very old 401k from a previous employer that I know I should have rolled over years ago, but I always seemed to find things that […]

How This Ruins Your Dream

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Unexpected Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Credit We all want good credit scores. It makes us feel good about ourselves and helps us get the financing we need. Scores in the 700’s make us puff out our chests and feel proud. We believe that people with good credit scores make smart financial decisions and […]

An Interest Free Loan from Uncle Sam

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Retirement Loophole: How to Get an Interest Free Loan from Uncle Sam A common question for older Americans is what age they should choose to start receiving social security benefits. The government allows you to decide what age is best for you. You can start receiving benefits as early as age 62, as late as […]

Gold and the Dollar…Strange Bedfellows

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There’s little argument that gold has outperformed every asset class in the past five years, maybe even the past ten. It is the currency of choice during times of chaos. But…so is the US Dollar. Yes, as much as we like to pound the greenback at every opportunity, it still retains the position of the […]

Succumbing to Hype, Lies and Circus Acts

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Foreclosure Heaven! How to Make Money in This Market Without Succumbing to Hype, Lies and Circus Acts 6:21 AM Dear Entrepreneur: The news media is all doom and gloom about the current real estate market and the economy in general. I’m here to tell you. You can still make money with foreclosed property, especially in […]

Coming to a Theater Near You

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When PIIGS Don’t Fly Last week the Euro lost about 4% of its value overnight. European markets took a dive and the US markets followed. Call it the “bad luck” of the Irish. If you haven’t been following the saga of the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) then it might be a good […]

Is It Smart to Buy?

“Do You Have a Formula When Considering a Business Purchase”? Question: I’m considering several businesses for purchase. I know you prefer starting businesses from the ground up. But time is an issue for me, and I would rather buy. Do you have a formula when considering a business acquisition? W.T. Golden Valley MN 6:47 AM […]

Teach Your Way to a Fortune

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Dear Entrepreneur: You can make money a ton of money with online education. I recently taught a course online and received $150 for three hours of work. Actually, there was a bit more than three hours involved because of the prep work and research. But it was still quite easy and a lot of fun. […]

Paying Your Neighbor’s Taxes?

Paying Your Neighbor’s Taxes Can Net You Your Biggest Return. Death and Taxes…the only two things guaranteed in life. So you can be sure if you don’t pay your taxes Uncle Sam will come after you. Unfortunately, some homeowners have found this out the hard way. Medicare and social security taxes are taken out of […]

 
 
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