Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Fred D. Snitzer
If you did not already know the answer, how would you respond to the following question: Which event will cause a bigger drop in the market -- an underground nuclear explosion by North Korea or a worrisome inflation report? Much has been written about the amazing resiliency of the economy and the financial markets in the throes of so much...
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By:
Michael Trantas
It's finally here -- the highly anticipated and boldly touted, the one, the only ... Internet Explorer 7! It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft just released the latest version of its Web-browsing software in an effort to compete with the growing popularity of its biggest competitor, Mozilla Firefox. The IE7 is a major improvement over IE6, the current...
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By:
Mark R. Eskin
Attention, IRA owners! If you are over 70 and take required minimum distributions from your IRA account each year, a new law may allow you to support a favorite charity without incurring federal income taxes on the distribution. A bit of background is appropriate. Each year after the owner of a traditional IRA account reaches age 70, the IRS requires...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
To those who ask about highlights of the new Pension Protection Act that was recently signed into law, here's what you need to know: The Pension Protection Act of 2006 that was signed into law this past Aug. 17 focuses primarily on pension plans, but also includes provisions affecting IRAs, 529 plans and defined contribution plans. In particular, the new...
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When it comes to investing, there's no one-size fits all. Your strategy will vary, depending on your stage in life, financial resources and specific goals, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Setting goals is the most important part of planning and implementing any investment plan. For example, are you trying to save for retirement, a new home...
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