Income refers to any money that you make. It could be from your part-time job, your hot-shot career, investments, inheritance, or even if you sell property. All income must be reported to the IRS and factored in when you pay your income taxes. Look here for more information about income, taxes and how to protect your assets.
What Is a Good Salary? The Answer Will Surprise You
What is a good salary? The answer is surprising. The quality of life you can have on a certain salary varies drastically from city to city. A recent study by GOBankingRates looked at just how far a $100,000 annual salary goes in major cities across the country. Basic expenses, such as housing, utilities, groceries, transportation, [...]
Can Selling Inherited Property Affect Your Healthcare Subsidy?
Can selling inherited property affect your healthcare subsidy? Depending on the value of the property, it could. What you should consider before selling. Q: When my mother purchased her small condo 20 years ago she put it in my sister’s name and in my name. She passed away a few years ago and my sister [...]
Crowdfunding Regulations, What Every Homebuyer Should Know Before Buying a Home & Coping with Bankruptcy
How will new crowdfunding regulations affect investors? What are the things all homebuyers should know before buying a home? Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes. On this week’s show I talk to Salvador [...]
Ways to Reduce your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)
This article was written by guest blogger Eva Rosenberg. Your adjusted gross income (AGI), which is your gross income minus deductions such as retirement contributions and other adjustments, is one of the most important numbers in your entire tax return. It’s used to determine limits on many types of deductions, credits, and tax rates, as [...]
When to Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage
Whether you’re purchasing a home or refinancing your current mortgage, your lender may have given you the option of taking out an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). ARMs can be great options, but it’s important to understand how they work before making your decision. ARMs have interest rates that change over the life of the mortgage. [...]
3 Tips to Get a Lower interest Rate
Want a lower interest rate, late payment fee forgiveness or a higher credit limit? Just ask for it. Nearly nine out of 10 credit cardholders who asked their credit card companies to waive a late payment fee were successful, and about two-thirds who asked for a lower interest rate were approved, according to CreditCards.com. “It’s [...]
Older Americans Facing Increased Mortgage Debt
For many older homeowners, increasing mortgage debt is dulling the sheen on their golden years. Approximately 33 million Americans over the age of 65 own their homes, making them the age group with the highest homeownership rate. But according to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released in May 2014, that asset [...]
How Do I Figure Out My Tax Bracket?
Your tax bracket determines how much you have to pay in taxes based on your income. In general, the higher your income, the higher your tax bracket, and the more you will pay when filing taxes. How do I determine my tax bracket? If you’re using a tax service, your tax professional should be able [...]