7 best tax-free investments

Whether you're saving for retirement or planning for a child's education, take advantage of these tax-efficient options to keep more of what you make.

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Feb 19, 2014 11:04AM
Tax-deferred does not mean tax-free.
Feb 19, 2014 1:46PM
If you are poor call the Fed. they are giving money to the banks at near zero interest to loan to you. The Fed should be done away with.
Feb 19, 2014 12:23PM
For everyone that's complaining about being poor - what are you doing about it? Because complaining about the world being a big scam to rob you isn't going to change your situation.
There are about a million books on Amazon that you can buy for less than $10 on the subject of investing, financial management, and ways to earn more income. Start there.
Feb 23, 2014 1:33PM
what ever happened to the good old days when  money market accounts paid a decent return on your investment ?
Feb 19, 2014 12:09PM
Yes, we are up about 90 points in the Dow, however, something doesn't feel right down here, plenty of manipulators, we shouldn't be up this high, all the signs of a sucker's rally...We hope to be wrong but have to call it as we see it....Be cautious....More later.

Taxes don't phase me in the least!  Hell, other than the tax I pay on my cases of Old Milwaukee!


I've never worked a day in my life!  Why should I when I can be a house husband!


Speaking of which, I am all for equality amongst the genders myself!  If there can be sister wives why can't there be brother husbands?


I'd love to have some brother husbands to hang out with all day!  Cooking, cleaning, beer ponging and butt phucking!


I can dream can't I?

Its all about cheating. Call it what you want, its still cheating. This country is on the highway to hell.
Feb 23, 2014 10:05AM

Horrible job on the annuity page.  As a matter of fact, it would probably be better not to even try to mention annuities in this little flip page format MSN thinks is so wonderful.

I'm no expert, but I know part of the problem with the annuity product is that there's so many "bells and whistles" on them that you can't compare one to the other. Keep it simple, fixed, with a cost of living increase and that's about it.

Not everyone should get an annuity.  If you're considering one, you probably have sufficient means to afford the services of a certified financial advisor. 

Also, annuities are for the most risk-adverse among us.

Feb 23, 2014 2:46PM
It may not be tax free but it allows you the investor to keep a larger portion of the invested earnings which you wouldn't have made without the deferment..... so it pays you big-time to have the deferment  
Feb 19, 2014 11:55AM
The only way to better avoid paying taxes is to be rich enough personally or corporately to hire your own tax accountants to do the dirty work for you. The average guy is severely limited in being able to avoid taxes as the majority of tax breaks over the last 30 years years have gone to the rich and big biz.
Feb 19, 2014 1:28PM
Well, sadly we were right, all we had this morning was a big sucker's rally; scumbags love them and right before 1200 hrs they called to start doing their thing and so they did....Now we are down over 40 points and counting....We see this down here constantly, hopefully most didn't fall for it....We call it as we see it folks, all we can do...More later.
Feb 19, 2014 3:29PM
Also see the Double Irish or Dutch Sandwich. Both of these are very effective methods for reducing taxes but unfortunately are only available to large multi-national corporations.
Feb 23, 2014 7:27PM
Never trust a person who says the never cheated on there Taxes,it set up to do just that .Happy returns.
Feb 23, 2014 9:34AM
529 for the kid's education and an HSA to protect me from Obamacare.  mmm, mmm, mmm!
Feb 19, 2014 11:29AM

I thought we were supposed to pay taxes so that the politicians could redistribute it to others according to their need.  How dare someone advise people how to avoid paying their "fair share". 


If everyone minimized their tax burden where would the government turn to ensure the voting block of the dependency class stays happy. 


How dare they provide tax avoidance plans that are not available to all.  Not everyone can afford life insurance, an annuity, or 401k, IRAs and other tax advantage retirement programs.  Aren't these just loopholes in the tax laws for the rich so that they will not pay their "fair share" and support those in need of their Earned Income Credits?

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