Fundamentally, the topic of tariffs is good. Government leaders implement tariffs on foreign products and services to restrict imports by tacking on additional taxes or fees. The aim is to make foreign products less attractive to domestic consumers.
If you’re approaching retirement age, you may be considering a move to a more retirement-friendly state, particularly if your current state of residence imposes numerous taxes on social security, pensions, and other retirement income.
For many early 20-somethings that are freshly graduated and are now facing credit card and loan bills, the last thing on their mind is investments. Your new job can just about cover rent and groceries but the limitless pocket money of your youth is now a distant memory.
As you age, calculating the chances that you’ll need long-term care—and the associated costs—is incredibly important. More than half of people turning 65 will require long-term care during their lifetimes, and the costs may be much higher than you expect. In 1980, the U.S. had $30 billion in long-term care spending.
The rising popularity of robo-advisors has some in the industry wondering whether this is the beginning of the end for financial advisors.
In reality, robo-advisors have been able to do something that traditional financial advisors have not; get those with limited resources to begin creating a portfolio of investments.
You’ve invested your life into caring for their well being. You cherish them and want them to mature into smart, healthy, successful adults. Naturally, as they become adults and grow older, your authority over them recedes. They make their own decisions, and you just hope it’s for the best.
The wonders of modern communication technologies can make life considerably more convenient and efficient—with engineers and scientists increasingly tweaking and tailoring their algorithms to put an extremely hyper focus on individual consumer demands.
The Trump administration’s new tax reform bill was signed into law in December of 2017, representing the first major tax change in over 30 years. The changes are significant and are likely to affect nearly everyone in some measure; some positively, while others may find themselves with a higher tax bill in 2018.
For years it was assumed that tax planning was reserved for the wealthy. While wealthy individuals will see the most benefit from tax planning, with big changes looming for the 2018 tax year, even middle-income earners can reap the benefits of tax planning.
As the 2018 tax season reaches a climax amid the flurry of late filings, tax scams have become increasingly more prevalent. It’s phishing season for scammers attempting to lure unwary taxpayers into handing over their personal information, their money, or their identity.