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US Taxes: How does the foreign earned income exclusion affect Roth IRA contribution limits?

We are US citizens. We live overseas and make our income from a business here. We pay taxes here on the income and thus don't pay US taxes on it. Let's say we make $50,000 and all of it is excluded on ...
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In a 2 income family, is it more tax beneficial for the lower income spouse be the Primary Caregiver (Ontario)?

My wife and I just had a new daughter. My wife applied for the 4 in 1 newborn package and she was designated as the primary caregiver and applied for the child care benefits. Since she makes more ...
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Analyze a security using Benjamin Graham's Defensive Investor Criteria

I would like some help evaluating a security using Graham's Defensive Investing Criteria (Chapter 14 of the Intelligent Investor). As an example security, let's look at NYSE:MEI and each of the ...
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Income tax on money transferred in one year, but received in the next year

I am a citizen of Israel, where I currently reside, work and pay taxes. I am about to terminate my employment in Israel in December 2015 and move to the US to work for a US-based company, starting ...
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How to measure how the Australian dollar is faring independent of the US dollar

When I watch the finance section of ABC (the Australian one) news, they talk about how the Australian dollar is faring against the US dollar plus a handful of other currencies. The problem is, I don't ...
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National deposit guarantee schemes

I am just checking this FinTech startup called Raisin (previously SavingGlobal) where they advertise that you can make deposits on banks across Europe. They say, that each deposit is 100% covered by ...
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What solar panel subsidies does Australia have right now?

I'm thinking about buying solar panels for my house. Only thing is I'm not sure whether to wait. I've been told that the value of solar power in Australia has remained largely the same - this is ...
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What is a Discount Called in the Context of a Negative Interest Rate?

I was reading this article about negative yields on bonds when I wondered if you'd still call a Discount a... Discount or something else in this context? In the example, the interest rate is -0.05% ...
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Mortgage question: Which banking terms mean “lends smaller amounts” or “offers small mortgage loans”?

Despite many phone calls I haven't been able to find a lender who offers home loans under 100k USD. Which banking terms are used to specify lenders who do "small" mortgage loans? I'm going with an FHA ...
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Will it be financially advantageous to rent out my condo on AirBnb?

I'm considering renting out my furnished 2BR/2BA condo as a daily rental. It is close to hospitals and is in Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas. I don't expect to make enough money to pay all the ...
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As a UK based tax resident company - employing USA citizens for work in the USA, do I have to register with the IRS and pay USA tax

We are a UK based VAT registered company doing some business in the USA. We employ / Sub-Contract USA citizens for film production work on short term production contracts. We pay sub-contractors / ...
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got some money on topcoder, possible tax rate calculation?

I competed in topcoder and got some money around ~500 $ and may get more If I'm really lucky in not yet reviewed submissions. But I found out that 30% of that money will be withheld as tax. I didn't ...
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Form 1040 - where to place my stipend?

I'm hoping for a second opinion because this is the first year that I will be filing a Form 1040 with my new travel job. I am a traveling occupational therapist with an income of $70,000 per year. Of ...
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Pension LTA (Life Time Allowance) limit criteria

I've been reading about pensions and specifically the LTA (Life Time Allowance), and after spending days reading everything anyone has to say about it, the only thing I'm sure of is that there are ...
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Historic variation in FTSE100 total market capitalization as a proportion of the FTSEAllShare total market cap?

Many years ago (in ~2000, give or take a year?) I remember seeing some discussions on The Motley Fool UK's forums about how much more diversification investing in an FTSE-AllShare tracker instead of ...

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