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A straightforward guide to taking tax breaks and deductions on your 2020 tax return Completely revised to reflect important changes… in recent tax laws (including the SECURE Act and the CARES Act), J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2021 will help you take advantage of every tax break and deduction to which you may be entitled. This comprehensive guide is clearly organized by subject matter so you can easily find situations that may apply to you. Each tax benefit is also clearly explained—along with the eligibility requirements for claiming the benefit—while planning tips and common pitfalls associated with the benefit in question are discussed in detail. COVID-19-related changes are highlighted throughout the book, so you can make the most informed decisions possible. With this book as your guide, you'll find deductions and tax breaks with regard to: You and your family Your home and car Your job or business Your investments Retirement savings Travel Medical and dental expenses Health savings accounts Education costs Your charitable giving Disaster losses Insurance Packed with hundreds of updated deductions and credits, practical advice, and real-world examples, J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks 2021 is a book every taxpayer should own.
By Jane Gardner, Pj Gray. 2015
Themes: LifeSkills, Budgeting, Money Skills, Independent Living, Flip Book, Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen, Young Adult, Emergent Reader, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo Books, Hi-Lo… Solutions, High-Low Books, Hi-Low Books, ELL, EL, ESL, Struggling Learner, Struggling Reader, Special Education, SPED, Newcomers, Reading, Learning, Education, Educational, Educational Books. Each 5-book set in the series covers a key aspect of independent living, such as managing money, finding and keeping a job, or completing common household tasks. Developed for students reading at the most basic level, the books range in readability from 1.3–1.8 and have Lexile scores of 130L to 240L. Each book is actually two books in one, with a nonfiction side and a fiction side. The nonfiction side teaches students about an important life skills topic, and the fiction side helps them generalize the skills as they read about teens in real-world situations. Build students’ personal finance skills with this five-book set. Important aspects of managing money are explored in these nonfiction/fiction flip books. Topics include: budgeting, opening a bank account, credit, coupons, and saving.
By Barbara Weltman. 2021
The tax facts and strategies that every small business owner needs to know for their 2020 tax return and year-round… planning Owning a small business is a big responsibility. While all small business owners seek to improve their bottom line, few realize all the ways that both current and new tax laws can help them do so. With J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2021 you'll quickly discover how. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource offers a complete overview of small business tax planning and provides you with the information needed to make tax-smart decisions throughout the year. Focusing on strategies that help you use deductions and tax credits effectively, shield business income, and maximize other aspects of small business taxes, this practical guide will show you how your actions in business today can affect your bottom line from a tax perspective tomorrow. It also shows COVID-19-related refund opportunities to improve your cash flow. In this fully updated volume, you'll find: Detailed coverage of the newest tax laws, court decisions, and IRS rulings Planning strategies that can help you run a tax-smart business all year long Comprehensive information on each available write-off, such as the QBI deduction, as well as dollar limits and record-keeping requirements Clear instructions on where to report income and claim deductions and credits on your tax forms Guidance on tax implications for PPP loans, opening or closing a business, running a sideline activity or multiple businesses, and succession planning Help with state taxes and a guide to information returns you may need to file Sample forms and checklists to help you prepare for tax time
By Jacques Lussier, Hugues Langlois. 2017
Many investors believe that success in investing is either luck or clairvoyance. In Rational Investing, finance professor Hugues Langlois and… asset manager Jacques Lussier present the current state of asset management and clarify the conundrum of luck versus skill. The core of Rational Investing is a framework for smart investing built around three performance drivers: balancing exposure to risk factors, efficiently diversifying bad luck, and taking advantage of relative mispricings in financial markets. With clear examples from model multi-asset-class portfolios, Langlois and Lussier show how to implement performance drivers like institutional investors with access to extensive resources, as well as nonprofessional investors who are constrained to small-scale transactions. There are few investment products, whether traditional or alternative, discretionary or systematic, fundamental or quantitative, whose performance cannot be analyzed through this framework. Langlois and Lussier illuminate the structure of financial markets and the mechanics of sustainable investing so any investor can become a rational player, from the nonprofessional investor with a basic knowledge of statistics all the way to seasoned investment professionals wishing to challenge their understanding of the asset management industry.
When an investor believes a stock is overvalued and will soon drop in price, he might decide to "short" it.… First, he borrows an amount of the stock, and then sells it. He waits for the stock to tank before buying back the same amount of shares at a deflated price. After returning the shares to his lender, he pockets the difference—unless any one of several hard-to-predict variables interferes, and the stock fails to drop. Since these variables are so hard to predict, short selling is difficult for even seasoned investors. It takes great talent and experience to isolate the best short ideas for falling stocks—skills Amit Kumar developed and honed over decades of market analysis and trading. This book shares his short-selling framework, built on themes common to falling stocks and the market's endemic strengths and cycles. Featuring key case studies and exclusive interviews with successful fund managers Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital Management) and Mark Roberts (Off Wall Street Consulting Group), Kumar shows investors how to avoid traps and profit from well-researched short ideas. Investors may not always act on short ideas, but they can avoid losses by using Kumar's framework to identify overvalued stocks. Professionals and amateur investors alike will benefit from this fundamental research approach, which transforms short selling into a long-term strategy.
By Chicago Tribune Staff, Gregory Karp. 2013
Spending Smart is a compact but immensely helpful collection of columns from the weekly Chicago Tribune column penned by Gregory… Karp. Offering tips for consumers across a wide variety of fields, including insurance, banking, cars, phones, homes, travel, and more, this book is a terrific primer for how to take better care of your money and find deals where others aren't even looking.The simple and sober advice from Karp has made him a newspaper mainstay for many years, as evidenced by this book's vast amount of straightforward tips. In breaking down the true worth of a deal or exposing hidden value, Spending Smart is a reader's go-to financial adviser while on the go. Perfect to pull up on smartphones, e-readers, and tablets, Karp's friendly tone and measured counsel can be accessed just about anywhere readers have financial questions.
By Bola Sokunbi. 2021
Learn the basics of investing with this approachable guide to the world of finance Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works,… Grow Your Money is the leading guide for women who seek to learn the basic foundations of personal investing. In a no-nonsense and straightforward style, this book teaches readers: Exactly how investing works and what you should be doing, no fancy finance degree required How to leverage investing to build long term wealth even on a modest salary The key pitfalls to avoid in order to become a successful investor How to build a nest egg and invest in your future Insights from real-world success stories from other "clever girl investors" Clever Girl Finance teaches readers the irreplaceable value of investing for long-term financial gain, and the difference between making money and building wealth. Written for any woman who’s ever sought out an accessible introduction to the world of investing, this book is especially suited to women interested in learning how investing works and taking guided action towards their financial success.
By Scott Pape. 2016
This is the only money guide you'll ever need That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance… books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' ... or a strict budget (that you won't follow). You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette ... and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You'll also get the skinny on: Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months Doubling your income using the 'Trapeze Strategy' Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments Finding a financial advisor who won't rip you off Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday Why you don't need $1 million to retire ... with the 'Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy' Sound too good to be true? It's not. This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies -- single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees -- who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results. And you're next.
Take control of your wedding planning (and budget) with over 500 easy hacks to help your wedding go as smoothly… as possible—from preventing wardrobe malfunctions to making an adjustable seating chart.Congratulations—you&’re engaged! But, now what? As you start to share the news with your family and friends, you might start feeling slightly stressed about the amount of planning you suddenly have to do. But wedding planning can actually be easier than you think! With Wedding Hacks you&’ll find solutions to all your wedding planning worries and prevent any problems that you might not have seen coming. From finding cheaper prices online to dealing with difficult relatives, this book has everything you need to know to make your wedding day one you&’ll never forget (all while keeping your sanity intact)!
By David McKnight. 2020
The follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Zero, providing a blueprint to build a guaranteed, tax-free income stream that… lasts for the long run. American retirees face a looming crisis. We are living longer than ever before, and most experts predict a dramatic rise in tax rates within the next ten years. The hard truth is that no matter how much you save, you are likely to outlive your money or watch it be taxed into oblivion. But when traditional retirement distribution strategies won't provide sufficient income in the face of higher taxes, what can you do?Tax-Free Income for Life lays out a comprehensive, step-by-step roadmap for a secure retirement. McKnight shows how the combination of guaranteed, inflation-adjusted lifetime income and a proactive asset-shifting strategy can shield you from longevity risk and the cascade of unintended consequences that result from higher taxes. It's an innovative and proven strategy that maximizes return while effectively neutralizing the two biggest risks to retirement savings. If ever there were a solution for the American retiree, it's guaranteed tax-free income for life.
¡El best seller del New York Times! ¡Más de cinco millones de copias vendidas! Usted PUEDE tomar control de su dinero. Fortalezca sus músculos… financieros con el entrenador monetario favorito de Estados Unidos.Bien, amigo, ¿quieres convertir esos gastos gordos y flácidos en un presupuesto bien tonificado? ¿Quieres transformar tus pequeñas y tristes cuentas bancarias en cajeros automáticos con mucho dinero? Aquí está la respuesta. Hay una forma segura de poner en forma tus finanzas, y es con La transformación total de su dinero: Edición clásica. A estas alturas, has escuchado todos los sistemas de cómo hacerse rico rápido. Sabes sobre la última dieta fiscal de moda que deja muchas ideas extravagantes, pero sin un centavo en el bolsillo. Si estás cansado de las mentiras y cansado de las falsas promesas, échale un vistazo a esto: es el plan de juego más simple y directo para cambiar completamente tus hábitos en el uso de dinero. Este se basa en resultados, no en ficción. Con La Tansformación total de su dinero: Edición clásica, podrás: Diseñar un plan seguro para pagar todas las deudas - automóviles, casas, todo.Aprende a reconocer los 10 mitos del dinero más peligrosos (estos te matarán)¡Garantiza tener ahorros para emergencias y tu jubilación!Incluye nuevos cuadros de las "Diatribas de Dave" ampliadas que abordan conflictos matrimoniales, deudas universitarias y más. Con formas completamente nuevas y recursos al final del libro para hacer La transformación total de su dinero una realidad.Total Money Makeover: Classic EditionNew York Times bestseller! More than Five million copies sold!You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America&’s favorite finance coach.Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There&’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that&’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.By now, you&’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you&’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it&’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it&’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, you&’ll be able to:Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everythingRecognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!
Money Mammoth: Harness The Power of Financial Psychology to Evolve Your Money Mindset, Avoid Extinction, and Crush Your Financial Goals
By Brad Klontz, Ted Klontz, Edward Horwitz. 2021
A look at the psychological barriers to financial success and how to create a better financial future When it comes… to our relationship with money, we are in the Stone Age. Despite the relentless barrage of information and warnings from financial experts, the average American is in terrible financial shape. It turns out that human beings are just not wired to do the right things around money—such as saving and not overspending. That’s why financial success is so difficult to attain. When it comes to our financial instincts, we are no more evolved than our ancestors who hunted the Woolly Mammoth 400,000 years ago. Recent findings from the field of financial psychology could help the many Americans who know what they need to do but just can’t seem to make it happen. If you fall into this category, consider Money Mammoth: Evolve Your Money Mindset and Avoid Financial Extinction. This book looks at financial well-being from a psychological and evolutionary perspective. It reveals the obstacles that prevent people from taking their first critical steps towards financial wellness. It examines how our instincts and beliefs about money influence our financial behaviors. It explores money beliefs, how they develop, and how they drive our money behaviors As the world’s leading experts in financial psychology, authors Dr. Brad Klontz, Dr. Ed Horwitz, and Dr. Ted Klontz can help you: Discover how the experience of your ancestors are impacting your finances Understand how your friends, family members, and tribe may be holding you back Overcome mental roadblocks to wealth and success Harness the power of your emotional brain to transform your relationship with money Build confidence in your ability to take control of your financial future In Money Mammoth, the authors reveal the secrets to harnessing the power of your psychology to reach your financial goals.
By Lisa Breloer. 2020
Sie wollen Ihre Finanzen in den Griff bekommen, wissen aber nicht wie? Oder vielleicht haben Sie dieses Thema auch schon… zu lange vor sich hergeschoben? Finanzielle Unabhängigkeit und Geldanlage sind Themen, die für Frauen heute wichtiger sind denn je. Nur wenn Sie sich selbst darum kümmern, finden Sie die beste Lösung für sich.Lisa Breloer zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie sich im Alter und für Schicksalsschläge absichern. Neben der Lebensplanung hat auch die eigene Finanzplanung großen Einfluss auf Ihr Vermögen. Sie erfahren, wie Sie das Thema Finanzen in einer Beziehung fair regeln können. Mit diesem Buch finden Sie Ihren eigenen Weg, um finanziell fest im Sattel zu sitzen und Ihr Geld anzulegen. Sie bekommen obendrei den Durchblick im Finanzdschungel: über Festgeld, Anleihen, ETFs bis hin zu Rohstoffen und Renten. Diese Themen werden verständlich erklärt und Sie können gleich loslegen.
By Ann C. Logue, Bryan Borzykowski. 2021
Purchase the power to trade smart Knowledge is power in any endeavor, and in the quick-action world of day trading—with roller-coaster markets, trade wars, and new… tax laws inflating both opportunity and risk—being expertly informed is what gives you the power to trade fast with a cool head. The fully updated new edition of Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies—the first in almost a decade—gives you that knowledge, taking you from the basic machinery of short-term markets to building and sticking to a plan of action that keeps your bottom line sitting pretty. In an easy-to-follow, no-jargon style, award-winning business journalist Bryan Borzykowski provides a complete course in day trading. He covers the basics—such as raising capital and protecting one’s principal investments—as well as specialized skills and knowledge, including risk-management strategies and ways to keep your emotions in check when you’re plugged into an overheating market. You’ll also find sample trading plans and important Canada-specific information, such as the best online brokerage firms, useful local resources, and an overview of the unique tax issues faced by Canadian traders. Evaluate strategy and performance Read market indicators Know your crypto Get your options For day traders, every second counts: With the help of Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies, you’ll know where you want to be and how to get there—and how best to profit—fast.
By Brian Perry. 2020
Secure your investment gains and supercharge your results with this down-to-earth analysis of investing fundamentals Via powerful and unique insights,… Ignore the Hype: Financial Strategies Beyond the Media-Driven Mayhem teaches readers how to keep their focus squarely on time-tested strategies for meeting their financial goals without getting distracted by a constant barrage of news headlines. The book takes a common-sense approach to the financial world that’s ideally suited to the everyday investor. It covers topics including: How to avoid competing against hedge funds in a game they’ve rigged What you can do today to avoid taxes tomorrow Wall Street’s Dirty Secret: Forecasting is just guessing Why some of your investments have worse odds than a casino game How the media circus can derail your financial plans Surviving a world where financial advisors don’t have to act in your best interest Ignore the Hype emphasizes the difference between short-term trading and long-term investing, how to filter the constant onslaught of information coming your way from every angle and separate the valuable content from the noise, and how to build a foundation for investment success based on common sense and academic research.
Discover new insights on how to setup, manage, and advise wealthy families and their family offices The Complete Family Office:… A Guide for Affluent Families and the Advisors Who Serve Them, 2nd Edition represents the newest update to an essential series. This book prepares the members of wealthy families to collectively manage, sustain, and grow their wealth across multiple generations. It also assists professionals who advise families to better serve their needs. This book teaches those who advise family offices and wealthy families on: · How to setup, structure, and advise a family office · Current compliance, fiduciary and risk management practices for a family office · Forward-thinking investment management, estate planning, and private trust company considerations · Fresh insights on philanthropy, legacy, and impact investing · Best practices to managing family wealth education and preparing next generation owners · New insights on family governance, strategic planning, and succession · Methods to create a family constitution, mission, and vision for families and their family offices. The Complete Family Office Handbook provides the most comprehensive, current research, practical guidance, and approaches from leading family offices from around the globe and illustrates, by way of practical case studies and examples, how families can effectively manage their wealth for the long term.
By Ken Dychtwald, Robert Morison. 2020
Throughout 99 percent of human history, life expectancy at birth was less than 18 years. Few people had a chance… to age. Today, thanks to extraordinary medical, demographic, and economic shifts, most of us expect to live long lives. Consequently, the world is witnessing a powerful new version of retirement, driven by the power and needs of the Baby Boomer generation. Consumers over age 50 account for more than half of all spending and control more than 70% of our total net worth – yet are largely ignored by youth-focused marketers. How will work, family, and retirement be transformed to accommodate two billion people over the age of 60 worldwide? In the coming years, we'll see explosive business growth fueled by this unprecedented longevity revolution. What Retirees Want presents the culmination of 30 years of research by world-famous "Age Wave" expert Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., and author and consultant Robert Morison. It explains how the aging of the Baby Boomers will forever change our lives, businesses, government programs, and the consumer marketplace. This exciting new stage of life, the "Third Age," poses daunting questions: • What will "old" look like in the years ahead? With continued advances in longevity, all of the traditional life-stage markers and boundaries will need to be adjusted. • What new products and services will boom as a result of this coming longevity revolution? • What unconscious ageist marketing practices are hurting people – and business growth? • Will the majority of elder boomers outlive their pensions and retirement savings and how can this financial disaster be prevented? • What incredible new technologies of medicine, life extension, and human enhancement await us in the near future? • What purposeful new roles can we create for elder boomers so that the aging nations of the Americas, Europe, and Asia capitalize on the upsides of aging? • Which pioneering organizations and companies worldwide have created marketing strategies and programs that resonate with the quirky and demanding Boomer generation? In this entertaining, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging book, Dychtwald and Morison explain how individuals, businesses, non-profits, and governments can best prepare for a new era--where the needs and demands of the "Third Age" will set the lifestyle, health, social, marketplace, and political priorities of generations to come.
IF YOU KNEW WHAT I KNOW... Would you buy a municipal bond for the subways in New York City that's… rated AA-, or only A? Would you care what a bond is for as long, as it's a general obligation backed by the issuer's full faith, credit, and taxing power? Would you pay 109 for a bond, a premium of $90 for every $1,000 face value, knowing you're going to get back only $1,000 at the end??Would it be crazy to buy a 30-year bond at age 80? Would you read "these bonds are not a debt of the state" as a fair warning, Buyer Beware??Tax free municipal bonds. Would you buy them at all? STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE MAN WHO PUT MUNIS ON THE MAP FOR THE INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR. Would telling you the whole story about investing in municipal bonds, and making sure you know the risks involved, kill the sale? "I'll take my chances," says Jim (Municipal Bonds Are My Babies) Lebenthal. For 45 years, Jim Lebenthal wrote and starred in the Lebenthal family's municipal bond business commercials - information nuggets that educated the public and turned munis into a household word, wherever his face and voice were seen and heard. Outraged by what Wall Street had done to the financial markets with reckless abandon, and Bernie Madoff with malice aforethought, Jim gives equal time in Lebenthal On Munis...Deciding, "Yes..." or "No!" to the Whys and Why Nots for investing in his "babies." "Balancing the heady appeal of tax exemption with the payment record of municipal bonds in the Depression and the volatility of resale prices during the inflation tortured '70s and '80s, isn't optional for a broker," says Lebenthal. "Full Disclosure is the law." In Lebenthal on Munis, Jim carries out that law, even if Full Disclosure means turning Jim and his babies, thumbs down. DECIDING, "YES..." OR "NO!"
Completely updated, expert advice on making the most important financial decision of your life. When it comes to Social Security… benefits, the first question most people facing retirement asks is, when do I start? Age 62? Given the changing laws and the overwhelming number of core rules and codicils, the answer is, there is no single best answer for everybody. This comprehensive—and comprehensible—book functions both as a primer and to dispel many of the common misconceptions people have about Social Security: what it really is, how it works, and how to get the most from the greatest “investment” you ever made. Best of all, editor John Weber does all the work for you. Sifting through thousands of pages of SSA publications, he narrows down the hundred most important and frequently asked questions about Social Security. He also unscrambles just as many pages of head-scratching answers and lays them all out in clear, concise, and useful language to guide you toward maximizing your retirement benefits in the simplest way possible. From enrollment to payday, this invaluable book will help you make the most informed decisions about securing the comfortable and stress-free future you deserve.
By Bill Schultheis. 2021
PRAISE FOR THE COFFEEHOUSE INVESTOR'S GROUND RULES "Bill Schultheis approaches financial matters with so much wisdom and heart. His valuable… message? Save, plan, and keep it simple, then get on with what really matters to you. This small-but-mighty volume is the perfect gift for loved ones looking to find their financial footing—and enrich their lives over their next coffee break." —CHRISTINE BENZ, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar, Inc. "Bill Schultheis has given readers something new: a book about index investing for people who like words and stories more than numbers and tables. Don't miss his 'Outfox the Box' illustration. It makes the case for index investing in two pictures. Along the way, he turns index investing into an easy-going philosophy of life." —SCOTT BURNS, creator, Couch Potato Investing; Personal Finance Columnist "The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules is a worthy addition to Bill Schultheis' first Coffeehouse Investor book. This latest book, written during a world-wide pandemic, proves the timeless wisdom of Coffeehouse investing in all type of markets. Unlike most investment books targeted only at making money, Bill shows us how to use our wealth to also achieve personal happiness." —TAYLOR LARIMORE, author, The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio "The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules will entertain and inspire you to take control of your financial destiny." —PETER LAZAROFF, author, Making Money Simple: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever "Bill Schultheis' The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules book is both delightful and profound. You will delight in Bill's many stories, and you will learn profound lessons. Save, invest, plan, and always remember that wealth is only a waystation to happiness." —MEIR STATMAN, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, Leavy School of Business, Santa Clara University