Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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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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The first step in planning for what will happen to your assets when you die is knowing key estate-planning terminology and concepts. To that end, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers a brief explanation of some of the most frequently used estate planning terms. · Administrator: The individual or institution appointed by the probate court to oversee the...
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By:
Andrew Lasner
The home-selling process differs from state to state, but there are some essential steps most home sellers should take before listing a house with an agent or selling it for sale by owner. • Get pre-approved for a home loan and a home-equity line of credit. It is not at all uncommon for sellers who have signed a contract to...
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Craig G. Langweiler- JE Feature
With the start of a new year, now's a good time to look at some of the numbers, weigh some of the statistics, and understand where the gains and losses came from during the past fiscal year. The S&P 500 stock index was up 4.9 percent in 2005, less than half of the 10.4 percent average return achieved over the...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
Buying a home without getting a CLUE can land you in deep trouble. CLUE stands for the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. A CLUE report contains consumer claim information provided by the insurance companies. It includes policy information such as name, date of birth and policy number; claim information, such as date of loss, type of loss and amounts paid; and...
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