Hiring a tax professional is the safe way to go. If you are confused by your taxes or have a lot of questions it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and get a pro on your side.
Gold has been one of the hottest topics in the investing world in recent months, and with good reason. In 2009, investors received a 25 percent return on gold—the biggest absolute annual gain in three decades. Arguably, gold’s nine-year streak of positive returns is even more impressive. If you’re considering whether to invest in gold, […]
When you think of gold, what comes to mind? Eighteen-karat gold jewelry? Gold bricks stacked high in a vault? Sacks of gold coins used for bartering or paying tax collectors in Robin Hood’s days? Or a sensible part of a modern investor’s asset allocation strategy? Although global economies do not depend upon gold in the […]
Four years ago, nearly dozing off in class, I thought to myself: “What if I borrow a million dollars, hide it somewhere then declare bankruptcy?” The idea seemed as diabolically ingenious as a well-planned bank heist. And I actually considered it! Today, of course, I realize how foolish that idea was and that pulling it […]
Finding the right stock broker can be overwhelming. There is a glut of brokerage companies out there—both online and full service—and each service claims to be the best. So how, exactly, can you tell which broker is right for you? As you approach shopping for a new broker, you need to decide which services you […]