This video discusses the steps you should think about when creating an investment portfolio. You should seek the advice of a professional when planning your investment portfolio When creating an investment portfolio, consider what the risk tolerance is and the time horizon. Conjure an investment portfolio for a retirement or shorter financial goals with ideas…

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WASHINGTON — On December 9, 2011 the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) issued the guidelines for 2012 including the optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. These guidelines will begin on January 1, 2012. This means that the old guidelines used in…

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Your Credit On the day that you decide to set foot on the path to financial freedom you should take a good hard look at your credit reports. The content of your credit will determine your credit scores. Every one of the building blocks of your financial plan is important. But if you ignore your…

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Obtaining a copy of your credit report can be done with one website on the Internet, but be careful of websites promising free credit reports as they may sign you up for a credit monitoring service. The government allows an individual a free credit report every 12 months from all three credit bureaus, so learn…

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I do not have 10, but I do have a few. 1. Do not forget the telephone excise tax refund. This is worth between $30-$60. 2. If you have qualified stock dividends, take the extra time to use the qualified dividend tax work sheet. 3. Read the directions for everyline carefully. Also be careful about…

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We went out to dinner and the tip was added to the bill. The bill was itemized showing that the tip was being taxed. When I asked about it, the person at the restaurant said, "yeah we have to charge tax on the tip". I wanted to challenge them but I wasn’t confident enough too……

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