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The comprehensive federal program of benefits providing workers and their dependents with retirement income, disability income, and other payments. The Social security tax is used ... Read more

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Rebalancing during Tough Markets

by Keith Fitzgerald

Tough markets can really skew your financial perspective. And your portfolio balance. Rebalancing can help you get back on track to higher returns, as we've mentioned in the past. ...

How to Start a 529 College Savings Plan

529 plans offer unique tax breaks unlike any other account type. Similar to a Roth IRA, funds deposited into the account are taxed as normal income, however, yo...

How to Open a Live FOREX Account

Attorneys are not cheap, but they are plentiful; so much for Adam Smith. You can be assured your broker-dealer’s account forms generated substantial fees ...

How to Open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

All different types of financial services companies offer IRAs. Banks, mutual fund companies, brokerages, and other investment firms offer IRAs in their various...

Can Value-Added Tax Help America Raise Revenues?

Questions about Value-added Tax? Learn about this form of taxation. Read the rest of Can Value-Added Tax Help America Raise Revenues? at InvestorGuide.com....

Planning to Retire? Don’t Count On Social Security Alone

The realization that you cannot count on social security should come sooner that later, read this article to learn why. Read the rest of Planning to Retire? Don...

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