Handling Royalty Trusts In TurboTax

Handling Royalty Trusts In TurboTax

Royalty trusts are a great way to add income to your portfolio. The fact that you can reduce the taxable portion of your ‘royalties’ by factoring in administrative expenses and depletion is an added bonus. The downside is you have to calculate those expenses yourself based on the Tax preparation booklet Royalty trusts will send […]

March 23, 2012 14
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10 ETFs Cheaper Than Their Vanguard Peers

Vanguard offers funds that have some of the lowest expense ratios in the industry. Offering funds at-cost was a novel idea that made Vanguard the world’s largest mutual fund company, with about $1.6 trillion in assets. It took a while for competition to take notice, but now there are fund companies that offer funds that […]

January 17, 2012 17
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10 Stocks For 2012 (& Beyond)

If I were to pick stocks just for 2012, I would be speculating. I prefer stocks for the long term. My top picks for the coming year is not just for 2012, I would like to hold on to most of it even if the returns are less than spectacular. These companies have weathered disappointing […]

December 26, 2011 48
EEM Lipper Rating

If You Own Mutual Funds Or ETFs, Don’t Ignore This Metric

This is an ad from T.Rowe Price promoting their retirement funds. But ads like these are all too common in the mutual fund industry. Open any business or investing magazine and you’ll find all sorts of metrics based around Lipper. Lipper ranks, Lipper leaders, Lipper indexes, Lipper Fund Awards… But then what do they mean […]

December 11, 2011 25
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HOWTO Do A 401K Rollover Correctly

On an average, a person will switch about 9 jobs during his working career. If he was lucky and smart, he probably enrolled in 401K plans when available. Now, if he didn’t bother consolidating his 401Ks, that’ll be 9 different accounts to remember at the time of retirement! When you decide to leave a company, […]

October 24, 2011 33
What is a Fixed Rate Mortgage?

Demystifying Mortgages For The First Time Home Buyer

Buying a home can be an exciting and a stressful time. If this is your first time buying a home, be prepared for a deluge of information, advice and opinions. And don’t let your real estate agent or your banker make the most important decision of them all – your mortgage. You know your financial […]

September 11, 2011 45
Performance of the most expensive Vanguard funds

Vanguard’s Most Expensive Funds

Vanguard is known for its selection of low cost, no-load funds but Vanguard does have a few funds up its sleeve for those who are willing to pay more. These are Vanguard’s five most expensive funds. Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index Fund Investor Shares (VFSVX) This fund attempts to track the index of non-domestic, […]

September 6, 2011 33
Following Buffett Blindly Can Be Injurious To Your Wealth

Following Buffett Blindly Can Be Injurious To Your Wealth

The Oracle had spoken. “I’m impressed with the profit generating abilities of the franchise”, Buffett said of Bank of America. “This is a vote of confidence by a savvy investor”, touted Bank of America’s chairman. Buffett followed up with an investment of $5 billion in the beleaguered bank. Nervous investors heard what they needed to […]

August 29, 2011 37
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10 Reasons Why The Rich Hate Warren Buffett

1. Buffett’s favorite food is … A Cheeseburger! Not even one filled with caviar. Buffett loves popcorn and has a penchant for Coke! C’mon Warren, we have a reputation to keep! 2. Buffett has pledged most of his wealth to charity Buffett has pledged, not 25%, or 50%, or even 75%, but 99% of his […]

August 23, 2011 38
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Market Meltdown, What Should You Do?

The stock market had the worst plunge in two years, Standard & Poor’s downgraded US credit rating from AAA to AA+, the first time in seventy years, and Europe is battling a credit crisis of its own. According to Standard & Poor’s, your money is more safer with Liechtenstein than with the US! The impact […]

August 9, 2011 24
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