Whether you are in the early stages of building your retirement nest egg or you are lucky enough to have already accumulated a significant amount of assets in tax-preferential accounts, this could be a good time to consider having some of the funds located in after-tax or “Roth” accounts.
If you’ve ever flipped on the TV and landed on Bloomberg television or CNBC you might hear them reference the yield curve when talking about the future prospects of the economy.
Intuitively, when a company beats earnings expectations, the share price should go up. Under performing expectations should see prices go down. And meeting expectations should keep prices relatively unchanged.
When you hear about the Federal Reserve it may be hard to imagine that their actions have a direct affect on you. The truth of the matter is that their policies, including those related to interest rates, are felt all the way down to the consumer level, for better or for worse.
Filing taxes can be an intimidating process and in the stress of it all, sometimes we can forget to do the obvious or skip over the basics, making it even harder on ourselves. If you file your own taxes the following three simple tips can save you time, headaches and even money in the long run.