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IRA Accounts Are Tax-smart and Better Than Ever

Making meaningful contributions to IRAs has gotten a lot easier over the years. Back in 2002, annual contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA were limited to only $2,000. The opportunity to make deductible contributions to traditional IRAs was...

7 Tax Return Screw-ups to Avoid

After Dec. 31, there’s nothing you can do to affect your taxes for the year that just passed, right? Not so. There are many things you can do before you file to screw up your return. We’re talking about the filing blunders that can increase your...

The Number of Female CEOs Replacing Men Surges 70 Percent

Male chief executives may want to watch their backs. Turnover among the nation’s CEOs reached a six-year high last year, and women replacing men as CEO soared by 70%. The number of women replacing men rose to 103 last year from 61 in 2013,...

When Should Workers at Troubled Companies Jump Ship?

For embattled employees of RadioShack, Wet Seal and other companies facing possible bankruptcy, the time to find a new job is long before the company goes under. Shares of RadioShack Corp. plunged 36% over the last 24 hours after The Wall Street...

5 Expenses You Don’t Plan For, But Should

Many of us save for retirement, vacations and sometimes a little treat for ourselves — but when it comes to some expenses, we miss the mark. A survey by Bankrate.com found that nearly four in 10 Americans don’t have enough money in their savings...

The Larger the Rock, the Rockier the Marriage

Diamonds are forever, according to the song, but a marriage that starts with a lavish ceremony and expensive engagement ring is less likely to succeed. The more you spend on an engagement ring and wedding ceremony, the shorter the marriage,...

The Best Tax-Planning Strategies for Small Businesses

Good news: you still have time to significantly reduce your 2014 business income tax bill. Here’s a digest of the best year-end tax-saving moves for small businesses. Buy Heavy SUV, Pickup or Van Big SUVs, pickups and vans are useful for hauling...

Ron Burgundy Can’t Deduct His Wardrobe Costs, but the UPS Guy Can

Job openings in the U.S. are at an all-time high. As the latest crop of first-time workers get hired, they need a business wardrobe. The universal question is — Can I deduct my wardrobe costs? Since you need to wear clothing anyway, there is no...

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