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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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Unclaimed Foreign Inheritance

I do not know where to start. My grandmother died in July 2011 in Guangzhou, China (she is a Chinese citizen). She owned an apartment, and money in her bank account(s). The biggest problem in this ...
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Can I withdraw cash from selling investments before the settlement date?

If I sell stocks, will I be able to withdraw cash from the proceeds that same day or will I have to wait until the T+3 settlement date? Does it depend on the brokerage?
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How to take advantage of a credit card balance transfer offer

My credit card company is giving this1 time only offer: Since my limit is 8000 and since I spent only 2000 this month, 95% of the balance =5700 $...they would like to deposit in my checking account. ...
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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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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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