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  • October 25, 2012

    Selecting beneficiaries for retirement benefits is different from choosing beneficiaries for other assets such as life insurance. With retirement benefits, you need to know the impact of income tax and estate tax laws in order to select the right...

  • August 14, 2010

    If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you must plan beyond the monthly mortgage...

  • August 14, 2010

    Sales tax generally applies to the retail sale, use, rental, lease, or consumption of tangible personal property and some services. Sales tax is paid by consumers at the time of purchase and collected by registered vendors. Certain goods, such as...

  • August 13, 2010

    There are not too many people who enjoy paying property taxes.

    In fact, you will probably be hard pressed to find one person who likes giving their money to local government.

    That being said, paying property tax is a way of life in...

  • August 13, 2010

    Since 2006, the median price of a home in the United States has declined nearly 20%. Because local tax assessors use historic trends (e.g., the “sales comparison approach”) to value properties, your home’s Fair Market Value (FMV) and its Taxable...

  • August 13, 2010

    If you could lower your property tax would you do so immediately? Of course you would. The less you pay in property tax the more you are going to save. There are several ways that you can lower your property tax bill, and in turn keep more money...