Estate Planning

Why More Americans are Putting their Eggs in Roth Baskets

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(Reuters) – Affluent Americans are showing a growing preference for paying taxes on their retirement savings sooner rather than later. Data released earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service shows that conversions from tax-deferred individual retirement accounts to Roth IRAs increased ninefold in 2010, to $64.8 billion. That was the first year when a […]

First Steps To Investing In Gold

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Whether you are new to precious metals investing or you already have invested in gold, silver, platinum or palladium, a review of basic tips can’t hurt to ensure you are making the right move for your financial goals and future. We put together this simple guide to help you through the first steps of investing […]

Saving Tips When Saving For A Mortgage

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Purchasing a home is one of the largest milestones that many could make in their life. Having the money for down payment, closing costs and other incidentals can seem daunting when looking at the total amount of money. With a few tips and tricks, saving for a home purchase can be done. With patience and […]

First Time Buyers

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According to property and money savings sites such as Zoopla, property prices are dropping drastically and recent research has shown that now is the best time to buy a house rather than continue renting. Latest figures have shown that the average cost of owning and maintaining a home is $429.000 over 50 years. On the […]

How a Ghost Gave $156 Million to Charity

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Casper was a friendly ghost. Slimer was green and gooey, but you couldn’t help but love him. And of course there’s Patrick Swayze in the movie Ghost – that was just, well, weird. None of them, however, gave away insane amounts of money. I’ve never heard of a philanthropic ghost until now – the ghost of […]

7 Things You Don’t Want to Be Caught Dead Without

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No one enjoys talking about their demise, but you can’t avoid the topic of estate planning in personal finance. Being prepared will likely save your loved ones a boat-load of money in taxes as well as a lot of stress. Read this no-nonsense guide to 7 documents you should know about when it comes to end-of-life planning.

What Michael Jackson Teaches Us About Money

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A collective gasp was heard around the world last week when the news broke about the death of Michael Jackson.  Known as the King of Pop, Jackson was arguably one of the wealthiest and most popular musicians and artists of all time.   His legacy teaches us a great deal about life and money. At one time, Jackson’s […]