Major Tax Changes of 2014
201412.19
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Major Tax Changes of 2014

With 2014 winding down, businesses and individuals are shifting their thoughts and efforts from operational efforts to taxes. This past year has seen the implementation of some significant changes in the tax code. This shift has caused most taxpayers to rethink their tax strategy. Here are some of the notable tax changes of 2014: The…

Are Education Tax Credits Making College More Affordable?
201411.07
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Are Education Tax Credits Making College More Affordable?

The income gap between college graduates and individuals without a college education has never been wider. According to one estimate, A college educated person stands to earn $570,000 more throughout their lifetime than an individual with only a high school diploma. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the unemployment rate for 25-year-olds without a degree…

U.S. Cracks Down on Tax Inversions
201410.08
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U.S. Cracks Down on Tax Inversions

The US government has begun cracking down on American companies relocating overseas for tax purposes in a move known as corporate tax inversion. The most recent high profile case of tax inversion is that of US fast food giant Burger King buying Canadian donut company Tim Horton’s. Burger King plans to relocate all of its head office divisions,…

Tax Incentives Help Texas Lead U.S. Economy
201406.03
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Tax Incentives Help Texas Lead U.S. Economy

Texas’ lack of personal income tax has long been a major draw for residents. As one of only seven states without a personal income tax, it truly outshines states like California, which has a staggering income tax burden. Plus, with 52 Fortune 500 companies in the state, and 12.9 million people comprising its labor force,…

Tiger 21 Members Share Wealth Management Expertise
201402.06
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Tiger 21 Members Share Wealth Management Expertise

When times are uncertain, people look to trusted experts for direction and insight. If any single group holds the reputation for having the most wealth management expertise, it is Tiger 21. An exclusive club for the wealthiest investors in North America, Tiger 21 was created so that these high net worth individuals could offer each…

What Makes a Company a Top Place to Work?
201401.16
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What Makes a Company a Top Place to Work?

Fortune and Glass Door just released their lists of best companies to work for in 2014. The top 5 out of 100 on Fortune’s list were Google, SAS, Boston Consulting Group, Edward Jones, and Quicken Loans. And leading Glass Door’s list of 50? Bain & Company, Twitter, Linked In, Eastman Chemical Company, Facebook, and Guidewire….

Buyouts Vs. IPOs in 2014
201401.13
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Buyouts Vs. IPOs in 2014

Some major buyouts have been making headlines these days, including Suntory’s massive acquisition of Jim Beam and Google’s purchase of Israel-based mobile app, Waze. Despite these stories, however, the buzzword of the business world seems, for the most part, to have changed from “buyout” to “IPO.” In fact, with 222 U.S. companies going public in…

2014 Inflation Adjustments Help Highest and Lowest Earners
201401.02
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2014 Inflation Adjustments Help Highest and Lowest Earners

This fall, the IRS announced the annual inflation adjustments for 2014, including changes to over 40 tax provisions. The implications are different depending on the tax payer’s income; most high-income taxpayers aren’t lucking out this time, but those with low-income and those at the very top will see some benefits. The adjustments, which are intended…

Why Bitcoin May Have Finally Bitten the Dust
201312.20
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Why Bitcoin May Have Finally Bitten the Dust

Financial news wouldn’t be the same these days without updates Bitcoin, the digital currency that has undergone erratic spikes in value since it was launched in 2008. But now, it looks like the end of Bitcoin’s glory days may soon be approaching. The October Silkroad takedown may not have been enough to hurt Bitcoin in…

What Investors Need to Know About Volcker Rule
201312.12
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What Investors Need to Know About Volcker Rule

A part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, Volcker rule is just one of the ways the act attempts to put a cap on risky investing. Volcker rule prohibits banks from engaging in speculative trading for their own gains. In theory, the rule sounds simple, but figuring out how it will be enforced has been laborious….