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.
Frequent fliers are in the hunt for end-of-year 'mileage runs' to qualify for elite status in 2013.
For now, these machines are helping workers, not competing with them. But that could change as faster processors and improved sensors enhance robots' capabilities.
The top tax rate, estate taxes and capital-gains rates are points of contention. Plans also disagree on spending cuts and the debt limit.
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