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Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Vs. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
Sun, 08/1/10 | 24 Comments
Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Vs. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)

Once a year, when tax time comes around, you get the terms gross income, adjusted gross income (AGI), and modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) shoved in your face… a lot. And since you’re only faced …

Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?
Tue, 07/6/10 | 21 Comments
Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?

I recently covered situations in which you’d have to pay real estate capital gains taxes, which prompted a few people to ask me about real estate capital losses.
The basic question is “If you have to …

Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home
Wed, 06/23/10 | 5 Comments
Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home

When you are about to sell your home, one of the first things that you should consider is if you will have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale. This is a topic that …

2010 Federal Tax Brackets: Plan Now Before It’s Too Late
Mon, 06/21/10 | 5 Comments
2010 Federal Tax Brackets: Plan Now Before It’s Too Late

Update: The 2013, 2014, 2015 tax brackets and 2016 tax brackets have since been announced by the IRS.
2010 Federal Tax Brackets
Since the best tax planning usually comes throughout the year prior to the IRS tax …

American Express Purchase Protection Plan Details
Sun, 06/20/10 | 20 Comments
American Express Purchase Protection Plan Details

I have a number of American Express credit cards and perhaps one of the biggest perks they bring is something that I just recently discovered: the American Express Purchase Protection plan. The plan, (rather unbelievably) …

Using 0% APR Balance Transfer Credit Cards to Pay off Debt
Sun, 06/13/10 | 13 Comments
Using 0% APR Balance Transfer Credit Cards to Pay off Debt

0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Strategy
In a debt poll on this site a few weeks ago, one-third of 20somethingfinance readers indicated that they were struggling to pay off credit card debt (the second highest selection …


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