Assessing An Appeal

Although real estate values generally have fallen recently, property taxes have not fallen, too. Some hard-pressed jurisdictions are raising property …More

Debt Dangers

Many parents and students are unrealistic about college debt. Often, they think that a child will get an undergraduate degree …More

On Your Side

When you’re shopping for a home, a real estate agent who represents the seller may not have your best interests …More

Know Where To Hold

In your investment portfolio, you may want to include some taxable bonds: Treasuries, corporates, mortgage-backed securities. If that’s the case, …More

Sweet Charity

If you would like to make a substantial charitable donation, consider a gift that involves life insurance. * Such transactions …More

Going Private

Parents of college students generally will be able to borrow from the federal government at a 7.9% fixed interest rate, …More

Power Surge

As stock market volatility increases, utility shares and utility funds may be relatively safe places for your money. They offer: …More

Back To Basis

For death occurring in 2010, the traditional step-up in basis rule has been partially repealed. However, the full basis step-up …More