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Lump Sum Investing vs. Dollar Cost Averaging (as a Long Term Investor)

My company has an employee stock program in which employees put a percentage of their paycheck into the company for a period of time, after which they can purchase shares at the lower of the start and ...
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Will a lump sum payout reduce charitable contribution?

By receiving a lump sum payout from an annuity, which increases my AGI, will it reduce the percentage I can claim for a charitable contribution? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Is accepting a pension cashout (either on retirement or termination of employment) better than an annuity?

After the vesting period, all funds my employer contributes to the pension fund on my behalf are listed as being "mine", and upon end of employment (retirement, voluntary termination, etc), I have the ...
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Got a “personal” bonus from my boss. Do I have to pay taxes and if so, how do I go about that?

For meeting some personal goals my boss gave me a promised $20K check. This check is not a part of the company payroll. I assume it's too large to just deposit it and forget about it with out the ...
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How to calculate lump sum required to generate desired monthly income?

Suppose my monthly expenses are $500. I want to ask a charity foundation to finance my scientific research by one-time payment intended to cover all my monthly expenses during my lifetime. How to ...
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PV problem: lump sum payoff or continue quarterly payments

I am is faced with a choice of two alternatives. There really is no right or wrong answer, I just want to hear someone else's input/methodology. Here are the two choices: Keep paying $5,722.56 for ...
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How should my nearing-retirement parents handle a lump sum?

My parents are about 5 years from retirement age. Their combined income is around $20,000 a year. They live in a very low cost-of-living area, so they live a pretty simple life without many frills. ...
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What should I do with my $10K windfall, given these options?

Let's say you get a $10k windfall. How do you determine what is the best thing to spend it on? We need a new roof. Our mortgage is moderately underwater but not in bad shape and we are content where ...
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I inherited a lump sum and paid off my debts. How can I preserve the value of remaining capital?

I managed to benefit from an inheritance lump sum payment overseas. After paying off my debts, I will still have majority of that inheritance lump sum. My goal for that money is to preserve its value. ...
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Paying off student loans early/lump sum — best practices?

My wife & I have run into a large sum of cash recently and are interested in paying off/paying down our student loans -- about $30k between us, at about 6.5% avg interest. We're both earning ...