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FutureAdvisor – A New Way to Get a Free Investment Checkup

by Ryan Guina February 21, 2014

Investing can be fairly complicated, even when you try to keep things simple. Follow the standard advice, and you’ll probably do all right – stick with low cost index funds and ETFs, and you’ll not only own a slice of the market, you will control your expenses, which leaves more money in your pocket and […]

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401k Plan Contribution Limits Increase for 2014

by Ryan Guina February 13, 2014

The IRS makes an annual assessment of retirement fund contribution limits, and will increase them if certain cost of living conditions are met. While the IRS won’t increase contribution limits every year, they also won’t decrease them either. At worst, contribution limits will remain stagnant. That is more or less the case for the change […]

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TD Ameritrade Review

by Ryan Guina February 11, 2014

TD Ameritrade is one of the highest rated discount brokerage firms around, consistently ranking among the leading online stock brokers in a variety of industry lists, including the best broker for your IRA as rated by Kiplinger’s, and the #1 overall for brokerage for options traders, #2 for long term investors, and #5 overall for frequent […]

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When Will I Get My Tax Refund?

by Ryan Guina January 31, 2014

If you file your taxes with the IRS EFile, or with an tax software program that files your taxes online for you, then you are in luck – you will generally receive your tax refund much more quickly than if you file your taxes by mail. The reason is that electronic tax returns are easier […]

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How to File Your Federal Taxes Online For Free

by Ryan Guina January 31, 2014

Tax season is open! If you still haven’t filed your taxes yet, you may be able to do so for free by using the tips in this article. I highly recommend using e-file when you file your taxes because your tax return is processed at least twice as quickly as a paper tax return. You […]

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Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits

by Ryan Guina January 14, 2014

One of the best ways to save for retirement is with an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or IRA. Because of the great tax advantages, the IRS places maximum contribution limits on IRAs. These caps are set by Congress, and can change from time to time. The IRS recently announced the 2014 Traditional and Roth IRA contribution […]

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Estimated Taxes – Who, When, and How Much

by Ryan Guina January 10, 2014

Do you owe estimated taxes? The US tax system is a pay as you go system, which means you are supposed to pay taxes as you earn income. This isn’t a problem for many people because their employers withhold their taxes from their paycheck. But if you do not have enough money withheld from your […]

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