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How to bet against the London housing market?

A lot of people are talking about a property bubble in London and I was wondering: how could you short the property market and bet on a crash? Is there any obvious way? Basically, how could someone ...
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How to deal with insurance when renting a car from an individual?

I need an extra car for 2 months, and all car rentals were $800/month and up. A friend offered to rent me his extra car for $450/month. He said it costs him $160/month for insurance, which sounds like ...
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Can I make a final RRSP contribution after moving to the U.S.?

I moved from Canada to the U.S. (California) in August 2013. I am wondering whether I can make one final contribution to my RRSP account for the 2013 tax year (transferring between Canadian accounts) ...
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What is the correct way to report a tender offer fee on my taxes?

In 2011, I participated in a tender offer for Sunpower which had a fee of $25. My broker's tax form 1099B showed the proceeds from this offer but did not exclude this fee. My own calculations did ...
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Net income graphed as a function of pre-tax gross income?

Background: both as a self-employed, and with a single-person company, the relationship between amount of money made, and post-tax net income seems non-trivial. Self-employed professionals have ...
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Where to save money in preparation of buying second house?

We just purchased a house last year with 20% down payment on a 30yr fixed mortgage. Everything finally settle down (remodeling, new furniture etc.) and we're on track of saving again. We don't have ...
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Is the Social Security delayed benefit increase in addition to COLA?

I understand that delaying taking social security from full retirement age (67, based on my birth year) until age 70 results in a 24% increase in the monthly benefit, or 8% per year. Is this amount ...
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Long vs. short term capital gains on real estate

Can profit on the sale of a spec home count as long term capital gains if the land was purchased more than a year earlier?
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Where can I find P/E and CAPE data for different sectors, countries and market capitalizations

I've been searching for high-quality data on CAPEs (cyclically adjusted price to earnings ratios) for different sectors, countries and market capitalizations. Shiller's Irrational Exuberance website ...
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Can I deduct equipment expenses for a job I began overseas?

This year I began teaching English in Japan, but I had several hundred dollars worth of preparatory expenses, including a new computer. Are these eligible for equipment tax deductions?
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US tax returns for a resident - No US income and indian shares

I just moved to the US and was working in India till some months back. I am a US resident now. I don't work here currently but I had salaries and taxes paid in India. Apart from that I have shares I ...
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How does a preferred share “Annual Concurrent Retraction Privilege” work?

I just received a Corporate Action Notice from my stock broker, saying that the company is offering an Annual Concurrent Retraction Privilege. It gives me three options: Cash (consent to resale of ...
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Can a Canadian resident in the US transfer funds from one RRSP to another?

Once a Canadian resident moves to the U.S., the most common tax advice is to leave any RRSP in place in Canada because attempting to convert to an IRA or otherwise withdraw the money has some horrible ...
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In Germany: can i live in a Betriebstaette to circumvent payment of the Rundfrunkbeitrag

While for a flat a person has to pay 17 sth. € per month, while for a Betriebstätte with one person working a company only hast to pay 5.99 €. As the company doesn't hast to pay anything at all if ...
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When to apply for RRQ (Régie des rentes du Québec) benefits: earlier, age 65, or later?

My 60 yr old spouse just retired on RREGOP. Should she wait until she's 65 to take RRQ (Régie des rentes du Québec), or even 70, or should she take it now, early, at 60? I am semi retired myself. I ...

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