LOS ANGELES, June 29- There are plenty of tips and tricks to maximizing your retirement benefits, and more than a few are considered "loopholes" that taxpayers have been able to use to circumvent the letter of the law in order to pay less to the government. 1. Back-door Roth IRA conversions The U.S. Congress created this particular loophole by lifting income...» Read More
In a trend known as "gamification," new digital platforms are teaching kids about earning and saving money, how to pay bills, even how to trade stocks.
Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.
Disinheriting someone can be harsh, and may haunt a family member from beyond the grave, but there may be pragmatic reasons for doing so.
How to catch up on your savings for retirement, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
QTIPs, are often used to guarantee an inheritance to children of an earlier marriage.
The world of finance is loaded with technical concepts and complicated terminology, much of it vital shorthand for industry participants. It is likely your advisers will fall back on using jargon when soliciting your business and managing your financial accounts. Here is a guide to some financial terms.
The world of finance is loaded with technical concepts and complicated terminology – much of it vital shorthand for industry participants. It’s likely your advisers will fall back on using jargon when soliciting your business and managing your financial accounts. Here's a guide to some financial terms.
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Young Americans who grew up during the Great Recession apparently did not learn much from their parents' money woes.
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A new study of multi-millionaires finds that only half plan to leave their inheritence to their kids.
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Calculating how much money you'll need to retire isn't as simple as punching numbers into a calculator, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
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Joan and her husband Peter have been married for 33 years and have two children. Peter was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia with an expected lifespan of 7-8 years. Joan wants to know what steps they should take to protect their future given the circumstances.
By making some important decisions while living, my father helped to lessen the overwhelming stress of coping with sudden loss.
Today I hit the big 5-0. That noise you hear is me shuddering. I'm trying to make light of it all to mask the pain — "If I'd known Depends were so convenient and useful, I would've started wearing them at 40!"