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401k Withdrawal In US, RNOR Status, and Tax in India

I have 401(K) account in USA. I am a US Citizen of Indian Origin. I plan to R2I next year. I am likely to be in RNOR status during the fiscal years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 I am aware ...
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1answer
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How can I make the accepting of transactions more efficient in Quicken 2015?

Every weekend it seems I have to sit down and look at my finances in Quicken 2015, and it takes forever to accept all of the transactions. One-by-one, I sit and click each of the transactions ...
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1answer
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How do I clean up my Memorized Payees in Quicken 2015?

My Payees in Quicken are a mess. It seems like every transaction for the past 10 years has gotten an entry in there. So how do I clean it up? I can't delete them one at a time.
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1answer
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Privacy Concerns For Self Employment Taxes

I'm a UK based freelance website developer, registered as self employed and trading under my own name. I have to be honest that things haven't been going all that well recently so I'm turning my ...
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1answer
38 views

Do I have to sell worthless stock to claim a loss and clean up?

On February, 3 2000 I purchased shares in iVoice.com (IVOC). These shares sat in a "hobby" account which I rarely looked at until recently. I'm looking for guidance on how best to deal with the ...
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1answer
50 views

Why would my mortgage payment change if the interest rate stayed the same?

I just received a letter from my bank , stating that my yearly rollover interest rate would not be changing. As of now we pay $353.72 on the principal and 61.63 on the interest. This loan is almost 18 ...
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2answers
666 views

Is it true that in USA it is a common practice to present gifts with a receipt from store?

I have heard that in USA people usually present gift along with its receipt from store to allow one to return the gift to the store?
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Buying a foreclosed property

Is it true that foreclosed homes usually sell for a discount? I mean, the bank is in a hurry to recover whatever money it can, so it makes sense they would be willing to take a hit on the sale price ...
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1answer
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W-4 Worksheet for Spouses Filing Jointly: Who Files the W-4?

I've tried finding an answer to this issue both here and elsewhere on the web and haven't been able to so far. My husband got a new job last month with a significant salary increase, and I've been ...
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0answers
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Transfering balance between VISA cards in different continents

Is it possible to transfer credit card balance from a VISA card issued in Europe to a VISA card issued in the US? I've never done balance transfers before, and I (US card holder) need to help my ...
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1answer
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How do I interpret max drawdown and annualized standard deviation?

I'm studying hedge funds and I'm looking at two figures that I'm not sure how to interpret: The first is Max Drawdown, which I see scaling from 0 to -30ish. Is Fund A with a MDD of -15 more or less ...
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1answer
21 views

How to bet that INR will gain in value

If I want to bet that in the next 3- 5 years, under the new government, the INR will recover most of its values against USD (a.k.a 1 USD = 50 INR), what investment/trading/betting options are ...
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1answer
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Do early payments reset my limit?

Does paying for my balance before my cc company produces a statement reset my balance? Say I have a limit of $5,000 and use $3,000 and my cycle ends around the 27~ end of month. I pay on the 21st a ...
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1answer
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Is there a saving for masses of people that is fair for all sides? [on hold]

I am not sure it exists so I ask, is there investment options for masses of people (like crowd funding) - that can give them a higher percentage of return?
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Mutual fund value went down, shares went up, no action taken by me

I have no prior experience with stocks so please forgive me if this is a dumb question but I don't even know what to try googling. Two days ago I signed up with scottrade. I put $1000 into ICENX ...
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1answer
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What are the tax implications on selling the Share ISA portfolio?

I am new to Stock and Share ISA investing. I am planning to make use of the New ISA limit of £15000 from this year. I am aware that the profit or loss made out of Share ISA is tax free. Does this ...
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2answers
31 views

How to register LLC in the US from India?

I am living in India. I have an online business with many clients in the US, and I want to register it as an LLC in the US. Which state is the best to register in? What is the process for me to ...
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2answers
24 views

How do companies protect employees' income from currency flucturations? [on hold]

Say you are an export-oriented company, selling products abroad and receiving income in some (nominally stable) basket of currencies. Now let's suppose your own domestic currency, the one you use to ...
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1answer
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Should I treat HSA as taxable or non-taxable in deciding on bonds if my state does tax it?

If my home state of California taxes the gains in HSA, should I use tax-efficient investments (for example Muni bonds), or should I assume that the market arbitrage on the taxable accounts so using ...
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2answers
178 views

Is it illegal to refrain from selling stock based on insider information?

If I were planning to sell my stock of the company I work for, then see a non-public draft of the next quarterly report that will make the stock go way up, and cancel my plan to sell based on that ...
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0answers
21 views

How do the real estate prices correlate with the US dollar exchange rate? [on hold]

EDIT: It appears that the real estate prices will plummet in the near future Recently, the US dollar has appreciated significantly . This can impact the real estate prices in the US in two ways : ...
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4answers
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Principal 401(k) managed fund fees, wow. What can I do?

I was looking over my end-of-the-year finances and noticed some really disheartening details about my company's 401k. The company holds a plan through Principal, and the managed 'target date style' ...
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0answers
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What percentage of total inventory should a store sell daily? [on hold]

I'm interested in opening a store and I'm trying to find out if the total inventory at retail value is 100,000 then what percentage of that should I be selling daily?
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Mistake deposit in Capital gains act

Hi I purchased an apartment in Pune booked in 2004 and handed over registered in 2007 for 22 Lakhs. In Oct 2014 I sold it for 68 Lakhs. TDS @ 1% was deducted. I sold this property intending to use ...
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1answer
43 views

What are some ways to negotiate with a lawyer to pay off an outstanding debt?

I owe around 7000 for an outstanding debt and they are trying to take me to court for it. If I have 4000 now, how can I get them to accept that money to take care of the entire debt amount? I know ...
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2answers
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Sole Trader or LTD, buy personal house and work from home

As Sole Trader or Limited you can claim a partial rate of your rent if the house where you live is used for business purpose. As usual everything has to be reasonable and calculated pro rata on time ...
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1answer
57 views

Will U.S. citizenship boost credit score?

I have a good friend in USA who is a permanent resident and is married to a US citizen. They have only one income (although his income is a bit over $100K per year) and his wife (who is the citizen) ...
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3answers
404 views

What happens if I don't pay my rent while my lease still has time to run?

I had to move to a new apartment. My current lease is not up for 8 months. In order to terminate my lease early, the contract states that I must pay $1,000 plus the normal rent until a new tenant is ...
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6answers
1k views

How should I pay off my private student loans that have a lot of restrictions?

I have numerous private student loans, with amounts and interest rates like this: $30,000 7% 25,000 7% 10,000 7% 5,000 6% 4,000 5% My loan provider told me I have two options. ...
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0answers
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What type of insurance would protect you against the Amazon 1p bug?

After seeing many hobby and small businesses losing thousands of pounds due to a software bug pricing their products at 1p on Amazon I've been wondering. Is there a type of insurance that a hobby ...
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1answer
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Did Greece really issue bonds to investors yielding 42% interest?

I read this in the news regarding Greece's financial crisis: The country’s 10-year bond yield fell 11 basis points to 8.04 percent at 12:26 p.m. in Athens today. While that’s down from a record ...
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2answers
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Can I request to change 401k offerings from my employer, e.g. to invest in ETFs?

My wife and I have 401k accounts, but they only offer mutual funds. I do not want to invest in mutual funds and pay their large fees. What are my options to invest 401k money into ETFs, bonds, and ...
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1answer
57 views

Overnight charges for brokers holding stocks?

I'm trying to learn about stock markets. I eventually want to invest a small amount over a long period. Yet, I notice on a lot of broker sites that they tend to charge an overnight fee for any stocks ...
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1answer
34 views

How do margins on tracker mortgages (variable rate mortages) vary over time?

One kind of mortgage, in the UK at least, is a tracker: the interest rate is equal to the central bank's base rate of interest, plus a constant margin. The margin can apply for the lifetime of the ...
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0answers
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HAMP enrollment and side effects

I am in the process of getting enrolled in the Home Affordable Modification Program through my bank to lower my mortgage payment, which is high because I got my house back in 2007 and haven't ...
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0answers
36 views

Self employed 401k and traditional IRA

I've got a self-employed 401k that I use for a small side business, which supplements a full time income I also receive. The 401k contribution allowance is usually small because my business income is ...
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4answers
84 views

Does new car from last year depreciate in value?

Not sure if this is the right area for the question but I am buying a new honda accord 2014 ex-L v6 2014 model. My question is does the value of the car depreciate because it is last years model even ...
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2answers
51 views

Best Way to Allocate Invest Dollars Using a Market Timing Investment Approach

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to best allocate my investment funds when using a Market Timing approach. For example, I have a market timing system I developed and tested since 2005. Every ...
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2answers
52 views

How is money transferred between banks? [on hold]

Assume there are two separate banks, bank A and bank B. There are also two people: Person A, Person B. They accounts have the following balances: Person A: 400 Person B: 0.00 Person A in order to ...
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0answers
38 views

Do I have to file California tax return for worldwide income?

I'm a new immigrant (green card) to US, and not live in California yet. I use my friend's home in CA as the mailing address for receiving my letters, packages, and California ID. I plan to move to ...
2
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1answer
68 views

Where should I take some money from after retirement? (IRA, 401K, Roth, Taxable)

I have three 401ks, each doing well. One has some pre-1987 money, another has some Roth money, and some has post tax, non Roth money. I also have several smaller IRAs and Roth IRAs, some of them ...
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1answer
32 views

Optimal term/number of months for car finance or lease?

How do I choose from the many options? For example, Volkswagen Canada offers in 12-month intervals: for finance, 12 to 84 months; for lease, 12 to 48 months. Does this answer change if the ...
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3answers
239 views

Why not pay in full upfront for a car?

I assume the following 3 hypotheses, which doesn't duplicate and instead only narrows http://money.stackexchange.com/a/38838/10763, http://money.stackexchange.com/a/15812, ...
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2answers
35 views

1040 or 1040NR this time?

I am a international student, came to USA on F-1 visa from India and graduated last year. this year (2014) my company filed H1-B and got approval. Now I am on my H1-B from this October. When I file my ...
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0answers
19 views

Is Buying Stocks at Board Lot Be Considered 'Okay'?

I'm just started investing in our country's stock market and I'm wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of buying at board lot?
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0answers
39 views

Can I claim a parent receiving Medi-Cal benefits as a dependent on my tax return?

My mother got her green card this year. She won't work here. All her expenses will be paid by me. Since she is 67 years old, I am planning to apply for Medi-Cal health coverage for her. My question ...
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0answers
18 views

Getting Rid of PMI [duplicate]

We bought a house for less than 20% down payment, and now we pay over $150 a month for useless PMI (private mortgage insurance). I regret having done this, but assuming that I can't change the past, ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Credit card at Best Buy [duplicate]

I also just bought a TV worth $1400 with a best buy credit card. I only want to pay for the TV and never use this card again. Can someone tell me what I should do after I pay for my TV? How will not ...
4
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0answers
64 views

Car accident, my fault what happens with my insurance?

Today I was involved in a low speed accident. The driver in front was pulling into the roundabout and stalled his car. I hit the vehicle at around 5-10mph. My question is what happens with regards to ...
8
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5answers
278 views

What to bear in mind when considering a rental home as an investment?

I've been thinking about buying a second home and renting it out as an investment; a way to save and invest money for retirement. I know that many folks are putting money away in stocks and mutual ...

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