Three years of $1,000 contributions could grow to $89,000 or more by retirement. Plus, starting an IRA will teach your child valuable lessons.
The threshold for deducting medical expenses from your taxes is rising to 10% of income. Should you accelerate some payments?
The deduction rate for business travel will rise to 56 cents a mile, and the rate for medical travel and moving will rise to 24 cents. The charity rate will not rise.
Beef, chicken and cereal aren't the only items that will be more expensive. Consumers are going to feel the pain on several fronts.
Increased payouts in 2012 enticed investors looking for yield, but despite their payouts, these stocks can derail any portfolio.
Stocks are mixed as investors appear to be in a holding pattern until more clarity on the fiscal cliff emerges.
Frequent fliers are in the hunt for end-of-year 'mileage runs' to qualify for elite status in 2013.
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As the market wades through what many people hope is a sixth bull year, some have grown nervous about how long the run can go.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
As fears rise over costs and higher tuition, some law schools advertise their own plans to cover loan replacements.
In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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