As the saying goes there are two things that are inevitable: death and taxes. It should be no surprise when tax season surely and steadily rolls around yearly, yet every tax season there are plenty of individuals who file for a tax extension; as in 2014 there were approximately 12 million Americans filed for a tax extension.
It’s something most Americans don’t think about until it hits the headlines, such as last year when major retailer, Target, revealed that its data base of shopper credit and debit card numbers had been breached. Yet, nearly 15 percent of the population - more than 34 million adults - has reported some form of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.
As the saying goes there are two things that are inevitable: death and taxes. And, out of those two sure things, you can only really plan for your taxes. It should be no surprise when tax season surely and steadily rolls around again, yet every year there are plenty of individuals who file for a tax extension (in 2014 there were approximately 12 million Americans who did so).
Caught in an extraordinary convergence of unhinged stock market volatility and historically low interest rates on savings, many people are rethinking their plans and their vision for the future, especially as they consider the prospect of having to stretch their retirement income over 25 or 30 years. A study conducted in 2015 by the Employee Benefit Research Institute fou
Most people think estate planning is only for wealthy people. Certainly, the 55% of Americans who died without a will thought so, even though all of their estates ended up in probate court subject to the laws of the state. Sadly, the surviving families were thrust into a situation that resulted in unnecessary distress, expense and, for many of them
Based on the latest statistics, identity thieves and cyber-fraudsters are stopping at nothing in their pursuit of your sensitive information and money. According to Anti-Phishing Working Group, Inc., phishing attacks are increasing at an alarming rate with as many as 6 million occurring in the first quarter of 2016.
Investors are prone to many behavioral mistakes that can cost them dearly. Trying to time the market, trying to pick the winners, chasing returns, and trying to go at it alone are among the most common. But the one that can inflict the most damage over a period of time is when they succumb to investing inertia.