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Irma is gone, but those who were in her path will need assistance for many months to come to rebuild their lives. Charities have set up funds and organized relief efforts for those who want to donate time or money.
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If you're buying a used vehicle in an area recently hit by a hurricane, check to make sure it doesn't have any flood damage.
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Now is a good time to review your 401(k) contributions to make sure you're getting your employer's full match.
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Ask for the seller’s disclosure report to uncover problems that could affect your homeowners premiums.
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Heirs must begin taking withdrawals once they inherit an IRA, but how they choose to make those distributions can have a big impact on their account balance over time.
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Plenty of organizations are raising money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Check out these groups before you donate to be sure your gift goes to those who need it -- and not to scam artists.
Newlyweds can suddenly become ineligible for Roth IRAs once their incomes are combined, although couples may still invest in them indirectly.
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The rules changed a few years ago to limit use of tax-free FSA money for nonprescription drugs, but there are plenty of items you can still buy without a prescription.
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Rolling money from a traditional IRA into an HSA turns tax-deferred dollars into tax-free withdrawals for medical bills. But you’ll maximize the tax breaks if you contribute new money to the HSA.
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Policies can be prohibitively expensive in areas susceptible to hurricanes, but home buyers can take steps to make sure they’re not overwhelmed by the premiums.
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Workers with modest incomes are rewarded with a tax credit of up to $1,000 for saving for retirement.
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You may be able to write off all mortgage interest on a second home if you’re not renting it out for extended periods.
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The cost of hiring movers and traveling to a new home are tax-deductible if you meet the distance test.
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A $1 million policy can cost as little as $150 per year.
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Donating IRA money directly to a charity can satisfy your required minimum distribution and lower taxes, but IRA administrators vary on how to deliver your gift.
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Some or all of your withdrawals could be taxed, depending on how you made your initial investment and how you’re pulling money out.
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Families can avoid the penalty when money in a 529 plan isn’t used for college if the beneficiary meets the IRS definition of disability. You have other options to avoid the penalty, too.
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