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Tax Guy: 7 year-end tax planning strategies for small business owners
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Tax Guy: 7 year-end tax planning strategies for small business owners

You still have time to significantly reduce your 2018 business income tax bill. Here are seven year-end moves to consider, taking into account...

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The Moneyist: My husband inherited money—should I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage?
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The Moneyist: My husband inherited money—should I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage?

Best New Ideas In Money My husband inherited money—should I divorce him after he pays off our mortgage? This woman appears to be planning an exit...

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Half of Americans with this credit card regretted getting one
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Half of Americans with this credit card regretted getting one

Next time the cashier at the checkout counter suggests signing up for a credit card to get extra savings, you may want to hold off. Nearly half (47...

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Neighbors of lottery winners are more likely to go bankrupt
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Neighbors of lottery winners are more likely to go bankrupt

With the Mega Millions jackpot at an estimated record high of $868 million ahead of Friday’s drawing, many are dreaming of what they would do with...

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Cannabis Watch: Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but pot companies expect a rocky start
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Cannabis Watch: Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but pot companies expect a rocky start

SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO — The launch of the recreational cannabis industry in Canada will be a volatile ride, but the companies forming the industry...

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The Moneyist: My brother-in-law asked my husband to hide a six-figure inheritance before his divorce
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The Moneyist: My brother-in-law asked my husband to hide a six-figure inheritance before his divorce

My brother-in-law asked my husband to hide a six-figure inheritance before his divorce This woman is furious that they colluded to stash funds in a...

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Outside the Box: What’s my tax situation if I convert a rental property to a personal residence?
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Outside the Box: What’s my tax situation if I convert a rental property to a personal residence?

Q: I have a rental house that my wife and I are planning to make my primary residence. I did a 1031 exchange when I purchased that property. How...

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Deep Dive: You may be surprised at how many S&P 500 stocks have fallen at least 50% from record highs
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Deep Dive: You may be surprised at how many S&P 500 stocks have fallen at least 50% from record highs

Even as the bull market soon turns 10 years old, you might be surprised about how many stocks are trading much lower than their all-time highs....

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NerdWallet: Penny pinching on Halloween costumes? Try these saving secrets
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NerdWallet: Penny pinching on Halloween costumes? Try these saving secrets

If the price tag on the tattered zombie costume at the Halloween store gives you a fright, it’s time to look for ways to shed some of the cost....

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Next Avenue: 5 big pitfalls of retirement, and how to fix them
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Next Avenue: 5 big pitfalls of retirement, and how to fix them

I’ve interviewed more than 1,000 retirees over the years and have observed retirees defaulting to a retirement lifestyle lacking excitement,...

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NerdWallet: Get real about retirement: 8 common ways people fool themselves
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NerdWallet: Get real about retirement: 8 common ways people fool themselves

Money for retirement won’t magically appear, although thinking it will can be comforting. You might put faith in a get-rich-quick scheme, fantasize...

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Why some people splurge at Walmart instead of Amazon
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Why some people splurge at Walmart instead of Amazon

People who live paycheck to paycheck aren’t like other consumers — and where they take their wallet demonstrates this. A new report from Earnin, an...

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NerdWallet: 3 things you should hold off buying until Black Friday
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NerdWallet: 3 things you should hold off buying until Black Friday

In a year when online competition is fierce and brick-and-mortar shops are struggling, major retailers are likely to come out swinging this Black...

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The Moneyist: Should I sell my $565,000 duplex and invest the money—or continue to collect rent?
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The Moneyist: Should I sell my $565,000 duplex and invest the money—or continue to collect rent?

Best New Ideas In Money Should I sell my $565,000 duplex and invest the money—or continue to collect rent? This retiree is 60, has no debt and owns...

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Apple or Android? Here is the most secure phone you can get
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Apple or Android? Here is the most secure phone you can get

Are you an Apple person or an Android person? The question can determine who you date, how much you make in the markets — and how secure your data...

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How Amazon is killing comparison shopping
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How Amazon is killing comparison shopping

The rise of online shopping is making bargain hunting something of a fool’s errand. As more shoppers move online, the competition they are fueling...

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11 ways to build a Paris climate change accord—in your own community
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11 ways to build a Paris climate change accord—in your own community

What can you do to help the planet? Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius “would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in...

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Best New Ideas in Money: Americans’ data is worth billions — and you soon might be able to get a cut of it
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Best New Ideas in Money: Americans’ data is worth billions — and you soon might be able to get a cut of it

In today’s data market, every purchase you make online, every website you click on using a browser and each move you make that triggers your...

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Should you buy a fixer-upper home? It depends
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Should you buy a fixer-upper home? It depends

Buying fixer-upper homes is currently a popular investment in the housing market, especially since lower-priced houses increase housing confidence...

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This is how the boomer generation will influence retirement homes
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This is how the boomer generation will influence retirement homes

This article is reprinted by permission from. It is part of the. For a glimpse into the future of retirement communities and — pardon the odious...

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‘This will negatively impact home values’—California parents oppose plan to build affordable housing for teachers
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‘This will negatively impact home values’—California parents oppose plan to build affordable housing for teachers

Residents in San Jose, Calif., are fighting a plan the school district is exploring to relocate two schools to a new site and build affordable...

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Opinion: Thinking of being a landlord in retirement? These tools could make it easier
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Opinion: Thinking of being a landlord in retirement? These tools could make it easier

What were once thought of as the golden years are under increasing threat from rising health care costs, to the end of the pension system, to the...

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Foreclosed homes are appreciating faster than the typical U.S. home
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Foreclosed homes are appreciating faster than the typical U.S. home

Homes that were foreclosed on during the recession are rising in value at a breakneck pace, much faster than the typical U.S. home. The median...

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The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight
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The reason you’re in debt may be hiding in plain sight

More Americans appear to be spending. And as one Reddit user discovered, living that way for too long can make it difficult to get back on track....

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Here’s one way to avoid wasting time dealing with customer service
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Here’s one way to avoid wasting time dealing with customer service

This is reprinted by permission from. You’ve heard of calling, emailing and even live chatting customer support. But what about text messaging a...

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My boyfriend wants me to pay half his mortgage as rent—and calls my desire to buy property an ‘escape home’
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My boyfriend wants me to pay half his mortgage as rent—and calls my desire to buy property an ‘escape home’

Dear Moneyist, My home is finally selling after a divorce some years ago. I will clear just enough profit to potentially make a down payment to...

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Pending home sales drop as summer selling season limps to a close
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Pending home sales drop as summer selling season limps to a close

Getty Images A 'SOLD' sign is visible atop a realtor's 'FOR SALE' sign in front of a house in Park Ridge, Illinois. The numbers: U.S. pending home...

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A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners
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A decade after the housing crisis, foreclosures still haunt homeowners

Maria Landi, a 75-year-old retired insurance specialist, and her husband John, had been making payments on their East Brunswick, New Jersey home...

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Generation Z home buyers have family money and move fast to purchase property
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Generation Z home buyers have family money and move fast to purchase property

Though they still represent just a small fraction of the housing market thus far, Generation Z home buyers are different from their older peers....

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My mother’s live-in boyfriend has no job, no money and a lot of debt—what happens to her house after she dies?
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My mother’s live-in boyfriend has no job, no money and a lot of debt—what happens to her house after she dies?

Dear Moneyist, My mother is retired and lives in Florida. She still owes money on her home. Five years ago her boyfriend Jerry moved in with her....

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