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Japanese citizen is a primary beneficiary of my IRA What is the process for her to inherit my IRA?

Japanese citizen is a primary beneficiary of my IRA What is the process for her to inherit my IRA?
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How can Facebook's expenses be so large?

According to the 2013 Earnings Release reported by Facebook here (direct link here), their costs and expenses in quarter 4 of 2013 were $1.45 billion. Their reported gross profit over the entire year ...
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Construction loans - when do payments begin?

For the sake of round numbers, consider this scenario: $300,000 land purchase $700,000 cost to build a home $200,000 down payment Figure building the home will take 1 year. My question is, for ...
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Roth IRA withdrawal taxes for nonresident aliens after age 59 1/2?

I am a non-resident alien living in the US now, and I need to ask if I have to pay any IRS any taxes after the age of 59 1/2 on any gains or earnings from a Roth IRA withdrawals? I know that US ...
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If any Admob user is moving to any country where Admob is not available, then can't he use his admob account anymore? [on hold]

I am currently staying in Malaysia. I have an Admob account which i opened here in Malaysia and i use it for my App monetization. I will be moving to my country Bangladesh next month where admob is ...
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Paycheck Questions

I have a situation where I believe I was supposed to be paid $1,000 more than what I actually was paid during the year. While it's not a huge amount of money it still would have been nice. I've been ...
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My father, an NRI, sold inheirited land in India. He wants to move the money to the USA, with minimum tax. How to go about it?

I've read that it's possible for him to gift me the money, because I am a US citizen and he isn't. Would that be a viable option? It's a sum of 2 crore 15 lakh, so I'll have to file it. I'm not sure ...
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Gift loan and the 100k rule

My uncle gave me a zero-interest 70k loan. I immediately used it to pay off a big chunk of my student loans. As I understand, under the 100k rule he doesn't owe any tax on imputed interest as long as ...
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Gift Tax and LLC with foreign partners

I will tell you what we would like to accomplish, what we know though research and we need advise from you what best way to carry the plan out. I. What we would like to do My Vietnamese wife has ...
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56 views

My bank refused to do a charge back

Once I got mis-charged on my bank-issued debit/credit card. What happened is that a COMCAST service representative offered to connect me with "premium" technical support for $50, so I said OK, then ...
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56 views

Does mechanically disabling payWave/PayPass by punching a hole formally invalidate the card?

There's a bit of paranoia about whether payWave/PayPass contactless payments technology is fully secure and some people are willing to disable those in their cards. This post and this post explain how ...
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Does a house mortgage make it easier to get a personal loan?

This question is about whether a house mortgage "on its own" would improve a persons chances to qualify for a personal loan. With this I mean, does a house loan provide benefits that, simply because ...
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Getting started in stock with one special field of activity

Say I want to get into stock market. Is it a better to concentrate in just one field. I, for instance, am quite interesting into the aeronautical industry. Should I invest only in the field? Is it a ...
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How do you enter details of spending in a department store?

I have been trying budgeting for the last few years but always get overwhelmed by the amount of work - whether using notebooks, spreadsheets or apps. The biggest problem is that there is confusion in ...
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When's 0% financing the least costly (best) option?

Kelley Blue Book counters 0% financing (For brevity, I show only each point's topic sentence): 1. 0% financing usually requires a shorter-term loan, which can require higher payments. ...
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When a fund drops significantly, how can I research what went wrong? [duplicate]

A mutual fund I have (Vanguard Health Care Inv - VGHCX) dropped around 8% in one day...which is kind of unusual for a fund. All the while the general stock market rose slightly. Which brings me to ...
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Would there be issues with giving someone a gift out of a joint account if the total is over the annual limit per person?

My sister and I would like to give another relative $25,000 as a gift. We have a joint bank account together, and had planned on writing a single check from the joint account for the full amount. We ...
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How to compare goverment bonds to generic money market position?

I know that the bonds are higher risk investment so I'd like to compare the bond funds/ETFs with the market sweep offered by account to decide on proper mix. However I'm confused of how to read ETF ...
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For a car, what scams can be plotted with 0% financing vs rebate?

7. Consider paying interest Zero-percent financing is like a dinner bell; car dealers ring it and customers come running. After all, it sounds like a great deal when you consider that your ...
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Technical question about mass savings [migrated]

Theoretically speaking, if all earth inhabatent will save money and invest, is it possible for everybody to get lets say 4% yearly return for all? is the economy a zero sum game? (that if someone ...
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How is the annual ROI calculated in Peer-to-Peer Investing?

I am currently looking through the data file that is provided for export by the lending club, and I am a little confused on how you would go about calculating the ROI for an investment. Just as an ...
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545 views

How do I tell if I'm overspending on groceries?

I am wondering if I'm spending more than I could be on groceries. I get this impression because some of the individual items seem too expensive: I end up paying almost the cost of a full restaurant ...
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Why not to invest in an index fund at the end of the year? [duplicate]

I have seen the advice of not to invest in an index / mutual fund at the end of the year. The reason seems to be that this is when these funds pay out dividends which is taxable. However, Capital ...
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Will I, as a CS student, be allowed to take loans for paying the fees of Ivy Leagues?

I am non-US citizen hoping to study in US. I have a good chance of getting admitted in one of the Ivy leagues in US. Considering that my family has no property large enough to take a hefty loan on, ...
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Collaboration on Technical Analysis

I am looking for a community that allows users to share technical analysis thoughts, ideas, and techniques. Is anyone familiar with such a site? I am NOT looking for an article site like motley fool ...
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Taking cross currency position with different balance currency

For example I have 10'000 € account balance in my forex trader platform. I want to buy dollars vs. yen. that is USD/JPY pair. according to some logic in order to buy dollars (USD/JPY) I need yen ...
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49 views

What is the difference between a creditor and a lender? [on hold]

Can you share specific examples? Also, when are they the same entity and when are they different?
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Is the interest earned on a TFSA account tax deductible if it is moved to an RRSP

Let us say at the beginning of the year I put 5000 dollars in a TFSA account. I invest that money, get 5% and in December, I move the principal + interest = 5250 $ in my RRSP. Now, RRSP contributions ...
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How does aspiration.com work? [on hold]

Reading the aspiration.com website I had troubles deducing what exactly is what they are doing other then investments in other things then traditional stocks and bonds. What is exactly the difference ...
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Should I transfer my pension to the new employer or take a termination package

While switching employers, how to decide if I should take a termination package or transfer my pension to the new employer? Will the money from termination package be subjected to a marginal tax ...
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Want to put at least $500/yr away for my niece, but NOT for education. Choices?

I would like to put money away for my niece. I'm looking to put it somewhere that she can use the money when she turns 18/21. Also, I don't want it to be tied to education, in case she would like to ...
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254 views

I did an experiment with analysts recommendations. How to analyze the results?

About 1.5 months ago, I saw a web ad saying something like "click here to see 7 stocks that are going to rise in the following 30 days". I thought it was spam, but the name "Zacks" sounded familiar, ...
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Distribution from a traditional IRA and future contributions to a Roth IRA

I am 60+. Can I still make contributions to my Roth IRA in future years if I start taking distributions from my traditional IRA this year?
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How to protect myself against unauthorized recurring CC charges?

A gym I used to be a member of and to which I owe no more contractual obligation but are being difficult about membership cancellation still have my CC info. I changed my CC number hoping their not ...
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Freelancing and getting taxes taken out up front instead of end of year?

I'm a programmer and I've been working at my current freelance gig for a few months now. They pay me hourly and ranges from 20-40 hours a week. The checks I've been receiving have taxes deducted ...
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A second income as a couple

I work a regular 9-5 job earning a decent wage. My wife works one or 2 days during the week and gets a varying, low wage. I've started selling items in my spare time and it's gotten to the point ...
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Explain me the benefit of insurance policy

I have taken a life insurance policy from ICICI called "ICICI Pru Saving Suraksha LP". The details of my policy is given below. Term: 15 years Premium Amount: Rs 50,000.00 Sum Assured: Rs 500,000.00 ...
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Should a retail trader choose a broker with access to dark pools

Often brokers advise their access to a 'huge' dark pool. If I were an institution trading big lots, then surely I would choose a broker like this. But as a retail trader, does this influence my choice ...
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1answer
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US tax Implications on (sort of) buying a house in India

I live in the US (a student on an F1 visa) and my dad, who lives in India, is buying a house in India. He wants to register the house in my name, just as a gesture. I am NOT investing any money in the ...
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How/why does foreign investment get scared by the monetary policy? [migrated]

In an interview with Daron Acemoglu, he says "the hot money which was floating through Turkey has stopped after FED's declaration that we are going to give much more attention on monetary policy". ...
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135 views

What are my HSA contribution limits if one, but not all members of the family are covered by an HSA-eligible plan?

My understanding is that when a person enrolls in an HSA-compatible health plan, he may contribute $3300 to an HSA. For example, if Adam is enrolled in an HSA-compatible plan, he may contribute $3300 ...
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What is stock analysis software platform having function to create personal analysis formulation? [closed]

I would like to find what stock software can allow user to create his own analysis formulation .Anyone have resource ?
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27 views

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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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
13 views

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
70 views

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
66 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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74 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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751 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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165 views

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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