You do not necessarily get what you pay for: that’s why there are Lemon Laws. The cost of investing. You can control some costs. Others, you cannot.
The IRS has announced it will use private debt collection agencies to collect past due taxes. What if you get a phone call and you’re not sure if it’s legitimate? Use these tips to help you determine if it is really the IRS calling.
Are you spending your retirement savings too early? Unexpected health care costs, housework and transportation may cost you. How do you stay independent longer?
Looking at just 6 of the 23 categories of disclosure “indicative of advisor misconduct” in the BrokerCheck database overseen by the industry’s “self-regulatory organization,” business school professors at the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota found that 7% of financial advisors (20% at Oppenheimer & Co.) had been disciplined for misconduct.
How well are your retirement savings protected from the secret tax? Do you know what the secret tax is? Will your retirements savings keep pace with the rising cost of living?
Some people are horrified to find that Social Security retirement benefits are taxed. If you work and take social security retirement benefits, when is the benefit amount reduced? When are benefits taxed by the IRS?