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Tax difference in working in New York City compared to NJ

Because of taxes, everyone says that you make less money if you work in New York City compared to New Jersey. Is there a way to estimate the difference? Edit: I should have specified that I am trying ...
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1answer
49 views

Market Maker *Ask* below current *BID*

I am reviewing some marketmaker raw data and sometimes I see the following happening: The marketmaker quotes an ask price that is below the current bid price (of let's say, the market itself). How ...
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1answer
53 views

Buying & Selling Call Options

So, I understand that if I write a call option and someone decides to exercise it before it expires, I agree to sell them the stock for the listed price on the option. I guess my confusion is, if I ...
3
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2answers
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Is there a reason to buy a 0% yield bond?

Right now I can get a 1yr government bond that yields 0%. Is there any reason to buy such a bond? E.G. If the broker holding my accounts goes out of business is my "perceived low risk portion" of my ...
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1answer
65 views

What are the pros & cons of buying a car as a business vehicle

I am planning to purchase a vehicle in the coming months. I have a business of my own formed as a S-corp in Virginia. I will be using the vehicle to commute every day to and from work and for other ...
1
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0answers
51 views

How to calculate interest charged on my loan given a series of dates & payments?

I want to calculate the interest rate payed for this loan using Mathematica. The initial amount was of 12000€, then they asked to pay 240€ for opening the loan and another 870€ for the insurance for ...
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38 views

Can you suggest resources where I can read public sentiment for a certain stock

I want to know public sentiment about a certain stock. For example, what is the public sentiment for GOOG? Short or Long? Something like this. I want to know what public sentiment is doing. Buying or ...
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0answers
16 views

What Debtors in Current assets refers to in Abbreviated Balance Sheet?

What Debtors in Current assets refers to in Abbreviated Balance Sheet for Limited company? It's the same as Trade Debtors? Does it mean that somebody else owes the money to a company? If so, any way ...
3
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1answer
137 views

As a Canadian, what should I invest in if I'm betting that the Canadian real estate will crash?

I apologize in advance if this question seems unethical as you may think I'm trying to profit from people's losses. I'm just trying to protect my investments. So here's my question: if I'm betting ...
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1answer
38 views

Cash Signup Bonuses from Credit Cards

I see that there are some sign up bonus deals from Chase and Capital One right now that offer you $100 if you spend $500 in 3 months. I was curious to know if these are generally a check, or if they ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Fixed Deposit or Recurring in ICICI

I live in USA and have no income in INR. But I keep transferring money to my ICICI account. I want to open FD/RD in ICICI. Q1: Which is better option and provide good returns between FD and RD ? Q2: ...
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23 views

Interest on FD in ICICI [duplicate]

I live in USA and I have no income in INR. But I keep transferring some amount in my indian accounts (like SBI/ICICI). I earn interest on that amount. I think that is quarterly however I am not sure. ...
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2answers
299 views

Shorting Obvious Pump and Dump Penny Stocks

Obviously there is a lot of risk involved, but I routinely see penny stocks (OTC) climb to unreasonably high levels of growth over very short periods of time (1-3 days), sometimes up to 9000% growth. ...
5
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2answers
496 views

What does inflation actually mean? [duplicate]

Inflation, in the ordinary sense, increase in the prices of goods and services. Some economists say inflation up to 5% is even desirable. Why is this so? When governments struggle to control ...
3
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4answers
3k views

Can my parents take out a loan for me out of my account if I'm under the age of 18?

I'm 15 and traveling to Hungary for Christmas. And my parents are paying for half my ticket because that's all they can afford. I have to pay for the other half and have enough for spending money. But ...
1
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1answer
39 views

UK - How to receive payments in euros

My father as a business based in UK, but works mainly in Europe, receiving payments in euros. His bank is HSBC that, apart from charging £8 for each transfer, applies a "custom" exchange rate (i.e. ...
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1answer
37 views

What is selective disclosure?

I was reading This Ex-Microsoft Exec Will Not Sleep Until He Reinvents Investing, and the article stated: ... Motif can't fix the problems of selective disclosure that gave institutional ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

What are the advantages of spinning off a company?

A big story is the news this week is that Ebay is planning to spin-off PayPal into their own company. What are the advantages of such a move? On one side, I see this as only weakening Ebay, as it ...
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2answers
72 views

Why must I send a Tax Return document to the IRS if they already have all the data? [closed]

The IRS obviously knows all my tax info or they could not check it. Why don't they just bill or refund to me? No one else asks me to do their job for them and penalizes me if I do it wrong. It is ...
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2answers
83 views

When to use visa debit /MC debit

When I open up a regular checking account, I get an ATM/DEBIT card? So what exactly are the pros/cons of using a Visa/MC Debit card over the debit card provided by my bank?
2
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2answers
121 views

Pros and cons of opening joint portfolio

From a tax perspective, what are the pros and cons of opening a joint investment account? To be more specific, I have a portfolio made up of Vanguard index funds. My girlfriend would like to start ...
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4answers
921 views

Explanations on credit cards in Canada

I recently moved from France to Canada, and am a bit lost regarding the way credit cards work in North America. Let me explain my understing to give some context to my question: In France, one has ...
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4answers
124 views

Why should I choose a 401(k) or IRA over a standard brokerage account?

401(k)'s and other retirement accounts have limits on restrictions on when your money can be withdrawn. But let's say I score a job making a huge sum, can save a lot, and want to retire decades early. ...
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0answers
23 views

How to get variables for calculating “intrinsic value” of Berkshire Hathaway?

I would like to calculate Berkshire Hathaway's balance sheet value and "intrinsic value" as described in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway - Uncovering Intrinsic Value. However, I can't figure out ...
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6answers
3k views

How can I adjust tax withholding so that I don't get a large Tax Refund?

I'm a few years out of college now. I've filled out my W4 accurately and I still get a tax refund every year of a pretty sizable sum. The thing is, I have student loans and I would much rather have ...
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1answer
30 views

Financially Shielded Entity Separating Individuals Behind It From Risks

I recognize that some will get emotional when reading this question because I've asked it with friends and it created some tensions with some of them. I am simply asking from a pragmatic/possible ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Can I open a checking account online in the US without typical proof of residence?

I don't have a utility bill, driver's license, or USPS card linking me to my address, just a lease that has my name written last minute in pen as an additional tenant. Is there any way I can open a ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Is Mint allowed to share user data with other Intuit entities?

Mint seems like that great piece of software to help show, or at least gather the pieces of, the big picture in one place that we've all thought about crafting but didn't. I'm fine Mint having this ...
4
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3answers
145 views

How much off list price can I reasonably expect to get from a dealership on a used car?

Background: I'm looking at buying a used 2012 - 2013 Honda Civic from a dealership. This is my first ever car purchase, and with my lack of knowledge I am concerned that I will overpay in ...
2
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2answers
27 views

Loan for Retired People in India

Is there a way to get loan for Retired people in India to buy a house? Can their working son or daughter being a NRI co-sign for surety purposes? Any bank or institution that you can suggest - thanks ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Post-tax HSA contributions above the IRS limit

Through a payroll error this year I over-contributed to my HSA. I know that I am able to request a taxable disbursement for this amount before my filing date. However, I am having difficulty finding ...
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1answer
29 views

How can one take delivery on the FOREX market?

I am trying to understand a little bit about the currency market. Lets say I have $10,000 dollars in cash and I am trying to buy 8000 Euros with it. Now when I take delivery, what does that mean? Can ...
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1answer
177 views

How would the following income be taxed?

Excuse the lack of terminology here. A general contractor who is also a friend is seeking money to purchase, redo and then sell an existing home. He has about 85% of the total amount to purchase the ...
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1answer
54 views

Calculating the effect of prepaying your loan

I am asking about the mathematical formula, or constructing the amortized loan table, of the effect of someone prepaying their loan. According to this website, you'd calculate the monthly payment ...
2
votes
2answers
42 views

Tax implications of dispersing trust to my child's 529 plan vs directly to me

I will be inheriting a portion of my father's trust. My child is in college now, and I contribute the full amount to the trust every year. Are there tax advantages to disperse proceeds from the trust ...
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0answers
33 views

Portfolio weights and investor's risk-aversion

If one can choose between two portfolios, from which the first one consists of a risky asset A and a risk-free asset and the other portfolio consists of a risky asset B and a risk-free asset. The ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

A couple questions about Social Security benefits and making extra money

What is the limit I can make when it comes to working while on Social Security? If I get a prepaid debit card for the money I make, do I have to report my earnings? How do I go about doing this?
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1answer
32 views

VAT & Tax implications of selling software

I'm having a major problem trying to find out how tax and VAT works when it comes to selling software. I believe new legislation has come in regarding how it all works. I am based in the UK and want ...
3
votes
1answer
94 views

Can a bond's market price rise above its lifetime value?

I'm just learning about bonds, reading an introductory book about investing in German. Please correct me if terms are wrong, and if this question can be improved. Consider a bond: Lifetime: 3 years ...
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votes
1answer
72 views

I own but do not live in a flat. Am I responsible for damage caused to neighboring flat? [closed]

I am on the title and mortgage of a flat with my wife (soon-to-be ex-wife). I moved out of the property a couple years ago and still pay my part of the mortgage. Since then my (soon-to-be ex)wife has ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

How is Massachusetts state tax on unrealized capital gains calculated?

My state (Massachusetts) imposes a 5.2% tax on unrealized capital gains. [1] I'm trying to understand how this tax is calculated. Here's an example: John Doe makes $50,000 in a given year. Meanwhile, ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Money transfer from US to Israel

My boyfriend from Israel was planning on moving to the states to live with me. He brought about $10,000 here last time he came. He is now back in Israel and we decided he was not going to move here. ...
5
votes
2answers
440 views

Are there benefits to purchasing term life insurance with an option to convert to whole life, and what type of consumers should purchase it?

Most of what I read says, "whole life insurance is not for you", but they don't elaborate much more than that. There's even less about term life insurance that has an option to convert to whole life ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Loan with Compensating Balance

Trying to calculate effective interest rate on loan with the following terms: 128 day term loan 5.4% interest rate 12% compensating balance required Stuck by idea of compensating balance and how ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Are distributions from an S corp taxable as long term capital gains?

We have several shareholders. As needed, we will do a distribution for taxes. We are being told that these distributions are taxable as long term capital gains. Is that right? Should shareholder ...
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votes
0answers
49 views

I am filling out a W-8BEN from india

I am living india,I won a prize amount on a Software developer contest for building software. For getting the amount they have asked me to fill a W-8BEN form. in the form i have part I,II,III In ...
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votes
1answer
91 views

At 70 what are my investment options? [closed]

Have a couple of million--but have moderate tolerance for risk. What is the best option for investing--have yearly income of 36,000 before taxes.
6
votes
2answers
246 views

How is a relocation fee of more than 40k taxed?

I'm vacating a rent control apartment in California. The owner of the property is paying me more than 40k in early termination of the rent. How is this money going to be taxed? Will I end up paying ...
3
votes
1answer
40 views

How are ADRs priced?

How is the price of an American Depository Receipt (ADR) determined? An American Depository Receipt is a receipt that a non-U.S. share is held by a bank on behalf of the receipt holder. If you hold ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

How to use a companion fare if the total fare cost is more than the companion fare limit

I am looking at the Alaska Airlines Master Card And I see: An annual coach Companion Fare every year from $118 (USD)($99 base fare, plus taxes and fees from $19) Now let us say I purchase a full ...

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