Worried about an IRS audit? Do these things, and you’re less likely to have your return flagged for one. The IRS audits less than 1% of tax returns, so your chances of having yours further examined are pretty low to begin with. But if you want to further minimize your chances of getting audited, here are…

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KEY POINTS Even if two assets appear to have the same value, taxes can make one worth less than the other at the time of valuation. The cost basis of any given asset is a key measurement and should be determined up front, experts say. Even if you have an attorney and financial advisor advocating…

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Should I lend money to friends or family? Gregory discusses some things to think about before you start handing out the cash on this segment of Winning at Life. Do you have questions for Gregory? Press the ASK GREGORY below and your question could be featured next! ASK GREGORY We’re Here to Help Have questions about…

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Credit scores. If you’ve ever rented an apartment, bought a car or applied for a loan, you know what it is. It’s a score that tells lenders how financially reliable you are and how good you are at paying off your debts. But it’s so much more than that, too. There are rules to the…

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A self-directed IRA (SDIRA) is a kind of retirement account that allows you to invest in assets that are off-limits to regular IRAs. You directly manage your self-directed IRA, and so are responsible for researching your investments and their tax consequences. In general, self-directed IRAs are available only through a custodial service that specializes in…

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Because a few fresh perspectives, and fresh strategies, may be all you need. One of my favorite things to do is ask writers whose books I love to list a few books they love; it’s a great way to get excellent recommendations. The same applies where business is concerned. If you’re a fan of Warren Buffett‘s, then reading…

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Between deepening Washington gridlock and election year politics, just a few months ago we were expecting 2020 to be a quiet year in terms of tax law changes. But, boy, were we ever wrong! The government funding bills signed by President Trump in December 2019 included a lot of tax provisions. The economic stimulus packages…

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