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Now is a good time to boost savings and double-check your benefits. But the most important decision to make is whether to sign up for the new Blended Retirement System.
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Retirement savers can stash an extra $500 in IRA and 401(k) plans, and the income limits for contributing to a Roth are higher.
See More On: 401(k)s | IRAs | Roth IRAs
Invest in a child’s future with gifts of stock or contributions to a Roth IRA or college savings.
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If you want to earn some extra cash for the holidays, you’ll have a better chance than ever of landing a temporary job as retailers and delivery companies announce a record number of seasonal hires.
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If you give appreciated securities to children, the amount they’ll pay in taxes when they sell depends on whether they receive the shares while you’re still alive or as an inheritance.
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Making tax-free gifts to charity from an IRA is gaining in popularity among older investors, thanks to changes under the new tax law. Here’s what you need to know to make a qualified charitable distribution.
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A new surcharge tier will kick in for 2019 for people with the highest incomes.
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While recipients will get a cost-of-living adjustment, workers will have more of their income subject to the Social Security tax.
See More On: Social Security | Making Your Money Last | Saving Money
The rules vary by company.
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Rates didn’t change, but they’re pegged to your income instead of your tax bracket.
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The new tax law changed the rules. Now you can take a casualty loss deduction only if your home is in a federally declared disaster area.
You'll need the proper paperwork to obtain grades, health records.
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If you haven't been in contact with your investment firm, your state may be quicker to seize your account as abandoned property.
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Donating appreciated securities to charity using a donor-advised fund provides tax benefits and flexibility.
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You can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the next year of college starting October 1. And the earlier you file, the better your chances of receiving aid from schools themselves.
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As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here’s what you need to know to get your free freeze.
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In many cases, insurers can take preexisting conditions into account when deciding whether to sell you a medigap policy and what to charge you.