Claiming Investment Losses on Your Taxes

December 28, 2011

As the end of the year draws near we unfortunately have to start thinking about the taxes we’ll owe, our tax returns will be due before we know it. If you’re not aware of the possible investment tax deductions one that you should think about is investment loss – the losses that result from your […]

The Best Employee Gifts

December 17, 2011

The best employee gift for me would be cash but I’ve never received money for a work gift before.  Employee gift cards would be the second best; I have gotten gift cards in the past and certainly put them to good use.  What about you, what do you think are the best employee gifts? Employee Gift Ideas […]

What is a Good Credit Score Worth?

December 9, 2011

What’s a good credit score worth? A good credit score is vital for loan approval and can help you borrow at lower interest rates.  Depending on how much you borrow a good FICO credit score could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. What is a good credit score? A good credit score falls in […]

New Mutual Fund Cost Basis Rules

December 5, 2011

Beginning January 1, 2012 new regulations set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will take effect. These regulations affect the way in which mutual fund companies report cost basis and gains or losses for taxable accounts. The purpose of these changes is to verify what fund companies report on their tax documents and what […]

Get a Head Start on the New You

December 1, 2011

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions with great intentions and on January 1st we try and stop our old habits cold turkey.  Why do we start trying to make major life changes smack dab in the middle of the busiest time of the year? I don’t know about you but I always have a lot […]