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You can use money from a Coverdell education savings account tax-free for education expenses from kindergarten through college.
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If you had an eligible high-deductible health insurance policy last year, you have until this year's tax deadline to add money to an HSA.
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If you are well under your allotted mileage limit, you may be rewarded.
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You usually can't switch to another Medicare Advantage plan until open enrollment in the fall, but there are exceptions.
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If contacting the broker's superiors doesn't produce resolution, you could try escalating your complaint to FINRA or the SEC.
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You may have to pay income taxes on distributions from inherited IRAs.
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If you have a workplace retirement plan, you can still stash money in an IRA. You can even take a deduction for a traditional IRA contribution if your income is low enough.
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You have until April 18 to contribute to an IRA for yourself and your spouse, a Roth IRA for your kid, and a health savings account.
If you e-file and have your refund deposited directly into your bank account, the money is likely to show up within three weeks.
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You can withdraw money from your retirement savings to pay for a house, but the rules are different for Roth and traditional IRAs.
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Retirees who earned too much money in the past may now qualify for this credit.
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Write-offs for business expenses will help offset your self-employed income.
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When your son or daughter enters high school, or even before, start shifting some of the money from aggressive funds into more-conservative ones.
Our New Year's resolution is to help you improve your finances in 2017. Start with these strategies.
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To minimize the sting of higher rates, see if you can get credit for taking a remedial driving course.
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Save thousands with our practical guidance on real-life questions about saving for retirement, paying for health care, cutting taxes and more.
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A charity doesn't have to pay taxes on the gift. And if you leave your heirs taxable investments instead, they probably won’t owe taxes on them, either.