When it comes to tax planning, nothing is simple. For example, first you need to consider your marginal tax rate -- this is the regular rate you'll pay on your next dollar of "ordinary income" (salary, business income, interest and more).
Late this summer, a large life insurance company raised the amount they deduct monthly from the policy's accumulation value. For policyholders, this could mean a change in premium payments or a decreate in coverage.
Successful investing requires a long-term holding period for stocks, the conviction to ride through sometimes turbulent waves, and occasionally, the fortitude to buy when others are panicking and selling.
Increasing concern about China’s economy, accompanied by a modest (but unexpected) devaluation of their currency, led to a sharp drop in global equity markets in late August, with the S&P 500 Index falling 12% from its high reached just a mont