Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Different Way To Give Donor-Advised Funds

A Different Way To Give Donor-Advised Funds, are you looking for a different way to give to your favorite charities? If you are, you may want to consider a donor-' advised fund. Donor-advised funds are a popular option because they offer. several attractive benefits: relatively modest contribution guidelines, little to no set-up costs, few ongoing…
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Saving For Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Saving For Retirement When You're Self-Employed, you're in good company if retirement security is one of your main financial concerns. A difficult economy, market volatility, and less access to traditional pensions have heightened awareness of the need for retirement planning. As a self-employed individual, you really have to think carefully about your future, since you…
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New Tax on Investment Income

New Tax on Investment Income, a new 3.8% Medicare tax on the "unearned" (investment) income of higher income individuals will take effect in 2013. It's not too soon to look at potential strategies for minimizing the tax if you're likely to be subject to it. Who Will It Affect? The new tax will be imposed…
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The Alternative Minimum Tax Trap

The Alternative Minimum Tax Trap, when the alternative minimum tax (AMT) system was introduced in the early 1980s, it was intended to prevent a small number of taxpayers with substantial economic income from completely avoiding federal income taxes through the use of exclusions, deductions, and credits. The idea was to have those taxpayers do a…
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