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Should I stop over-paying my mortgage before moving?

In response to this question: Does Bank Manager's discretion still exist in Mortgage Lending a user ("Bryce") commented: Stop overpaying your old mortgage now. Maybe even take out a home ...
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what if change in open interest is very high but volume is low [on hold]

in a strike price the change in open interest is 1300000 with volume of just 1800, what does it mean if it possible please also explain difference between volume and change in open interest.
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Starting a trust fund in an EU country

I'm in a sudden and unfortunate need of starting a trust fund (money being the only asset) in an EU country (I'm afraid I need to rule out UK as an option) for a minor (not a relative of mine) that ...
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Capital Gain report with currency conversion of purchase cost

I have setup gnucash in my windows laptop. It does what I want and it does flawlessly. I have one question though. My default currency is AUD. I have investments in shares in indian currency. Using ...
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Forced to file W-9 even not passing Substantial Presence Test

I just moved to the US in September. Because I receive salary in the US, have a US address and US driver's license and everything, Fidelity, where I have a company stock plan account, my bank, and my ...
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Money from close relative to close a home loan

I have 15 lakh home loan, which I am planning to close by asking my relative to transfer directly to the home loan account. Is there any problem of taxation due to transfer of bulk amount to the ...
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Banking Travel Rule and Nomadic living

I'm currently a digital nomad and my bank has frozen my account when I tried to change my mailing address to a PO box due to the "Travel Rule". My bank tells me I must show them a utility bill with ...
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UK: How do I make my separate company a subsidiary of another?

I have company A which is an investment company. I have company B which is an contracting company. I want to make company B a subsidiary of company A, I presume I need to fill out some type of form ...
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LLC Partnership vs. S-Corp In 2019 With Qualified Business Income Deduction

I've got a small business (LLC, taxes as a partnership) with $700,000 of revenue and $500,000 of profit. Company is a husband and wife combo (consultancy), with consultants for other expenses. I've ...
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Does the receiver of a large international server to server transmission have to pay Cost Of Transaction fees in advance

I've received documents for a large international server to server transmission. Do I present the documents to a bank? The Provider wants to remain confidential but did provide a passport photo and ...
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What happens if you sell a put and the company splits or spins off a business?

I'm considering selling FB Jan 2022 puts at the $145 strike and I'd like to know what would happen in the following scenarios. Scenario #1 Facebook spins off or sells Instagram and/or WhatsApp prior ...
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How to compare different stock indexes?

I'm trying to understand how to measure the growth of a particular stock index over a certain period of time, e.g. 5 years. As far as I understand, for calculating the total growth, you need to do ((...
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CELG Covered calls with BMY Acquisition

I have 700 shares of CELG but have written January 2021 100 strike calls against my shares for 5-6$. If CELG closes the acquisition below 100$, would I receive the premium I sold the covered calls at ...
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To know if I want to hold Municipal Bonds, I want to know the percent of unfunded pension liabilities ($3.8T) to total state and local gov liabilities

I'm pondering whether or not to hold Municipal Bonds in my portfolio. My concern is that Municipalities seem to be stressed because unfunded pension liabilities keep growing and this seems alarming. ...
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How many index funds should I invest in?

I'm new to investing and I recently opened a Roth IRA. I know that index funds are a good choice for investing because they have low expense ratios and are diversified. Also, because track a whole ...
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S&P 500 vs DJIA

I have seen that Vanguard no longer has index funds that track the DJIA, but the S&P 500. Is this because it no longer makes sense to track the DJIA? If so, why?
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Diversification in mutual funds and ETFs

I'm trying to undertand deversification in mutual funds, specially in contrast with having your own stocks. Mutual funds and ETFs that track some index (S&P, DJIA...) are diversified by ...
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Calculate T-Rex score step by step

I am having problem calculating T-REX Score which is given here https://larrybates.ca/t-rex-score/. I can calculate my T-REX Score by putting my data in the calculator given in that website. But I ...
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What happens to a company when its parent goes bankrupt?

Among the subsidiaries of the now defunct Thomas Cook Group, some ceased operation together with their parent (e.g. Airtours), while others continue to operate (e.g. Balearics). How exactly is the ...
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Is it a scam if a persons asks for my name, email address, bank name, age and nationality? [duplicate]

In return for being his personal assistant and replying to emails and stuff, a man said that he'll pay me weekly. He told me to send him a screenshot after emailing his clients. He also sent me his ...
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What does “technical dynamics” means?

Example usage: "Following a perfect storm of negative technical dynamics, recent spinoff SnakeOil is a coiled spring ready to double over the next year." I assume it has to do with technical analysis,...
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Choose students or working adults with low credit as tenants?

Currently I am trying to pick the tenants for my condo in downtown Toronto ($2400 a month). There are two options: Two international students from university of Toronto, but they are only willing to ...
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Are stock options worth as much as shares?

I was undergoing salary increase negotiations (after a year) recently and it was decided a percentage of my salary was to be paid in shares. However, when the offer came, I noticed I would be getting ...
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Choosing between Tradtional PPO and HDHP with high prescription cost

I have been on some variety of HDHP most years since about 2005. The math has almost always been a no-brainer, particularly at my last place of employment. However, I started with a new employer in ...
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Why don't all banks at least OFFER to combine their chequing and savings accounts? [closed]

Manulife Bank combines chequing and savings — see beneath. But Meridian Credit Union, Simplii don't. I have bank accounts at just these financial institutions. LMK if there are others like Manulife. ...
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HUF Account India

We have a HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) account in a Govt Bank. My father is "Karta" of this account and me being his son is also a member. So, can I ask my employer (from part time job) to ...
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How best to invest high income if looking to eventually maximize charitable donations?

I live in the US (Maryland) and make over 140,000 a year (is it bad that after I hit 6 figures I stopped paying attention to exact salary and so can't recall more accurately then that?). I'm lucky ...
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Auto leasing and early payments

If I pay extra on my auto lease, does that go towards the buy out price for the end of my lease? For example if im paying 400 a month for 48 months and my residual value is 11,500 at the end of the 4 ...
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25 Year old investing in a Index Fund, questions and where to find info and advice?

I'm a 25 year old with approximately £14k in savings and am completely new to investing. I'm also quite risk averse as I'm doing PhD and will be for the next three years, so can't really afford to ...
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Tax consequence of 100% profit deferral to solo 401k contribution

My yearly maximum contribution to solo 401k is $6000 after $13000 contribution to Simple IRA on W2 position. This year I expect to earn less than $6000 from the side job. Can I contribute all profits ...
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Why do personal finance apps focus on outgoings rather than income

I am looking at using a money management app, rather than just my own Excel spreadsheet, for my personal finances. The way I've always thought about my money is "I have a fixed amount of income which ...
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Parent asking for money after I moved out

My parents are divorced and my dad has to pay to my mom financial support for everyone in the family. Because I moved out, my dad removed part of this financial support that he gives my mom. She is ...
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Withdrawing entire pension pot early

I have a small pension pot from an employer I started with in the last few years; it's around £15k which is entirely the employer's contributions. I have had no other pension prior to this, due to ...
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Does Bank Manager's discretion still exist in Mortgage Lending

UK-Based Once upon a time, banks gave mortgages based on the branch manager having known Joe Bloggs for 20 years and making a judgement call about whether he was good for the money. These days ...
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How to find HSAs?

I just started a new job with a health plan that includes an employer contribution to an HSA. This is my first time ever having an HSA. Until I started looking, I thought an HSA was something that I ...
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HSA eligibility when with employer plans

My employer offers two health plans: PPO with optional FSA HDHP (high deductible health plan) with an HSA option. The plans have identical coverage, the difference is in the premiums, deductibles, ...
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Is the math wrong on these future value and draw-down calculations?

Let's say I plan on retiring in 10 years, have some IRAs (401(k) rollovers), a conservatively invested taxable account and plan on contributing 15% to my 401(k) until I retire. I'm using round ...
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How has the Fed been reducing its balance sheet?

I understand the Fed has been letting its treasury securities mature without reinvesting in new ones, but does the Treasury actually pay the Fed the principal? That is, does the Treasury's reserve ...
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Why do some mutual funds or indexes have an average effective maturity that is way larger (2-4 times larger) than the average effective duration?

I would like to know if this difference occurs when the coupon payments are very large and/or if there are other reasons.
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Transfer money from US to India [closed]

I have money in my USA account,I wish to transfer that to my Indian Account. What is the best way to send a large amount of money say $50,000 to $100,000 to India from USA? Thank you!
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Stranger from US wants to send me 65 million dollars and asking for bank details

Some random stranger on Twitter followed me and I followed her back.. Then I received this message from her: "Thanks for the follow back. My name is Mrs Jimmy Joy from Canada, a cancer patient and ...
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How do I properly allocate capital into the different stocks I own?

Late last year (Aug. 2018), I started building a portfolio of stocks using fundamental analysis and management analysis. The portfolio is mainly built around high-income, dividend-paying companies ...
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Put Option Settlement for All-Cash Acquisition with a CVR?

How are in-the-money put options settled when an acquisition price includes a contingent value right (CVR) that causes the stock to trade above the acquisition price? Example: Alder Bio acquired for ...
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Realistically, how much do you need to start investing?

I don't have a lump sum but may be able to set aside £2k-3k per month. I am already paying into a pension fund but that seems unlikely to go far. Yet I think it's a good safeguard. Can I start ...
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US Citizen employed in India but working remotely from US

I am an US Citizen and also an overseas citizen of India (OCI). Last year I joined a company in India. But in September this year I had to come to US to support a family emergencies and health issues. ...
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Paying by credit-card online without transmitting your real name (in Europe)? (state authorities tracking/verification are no problem)

I’m looking for a way to make online purchases (video games/streaming-services/etc)/donations without transmitting my name/similarly identifying info. Apparently in US you could use privacy.com or ...
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What will my LGPS pension refund consist of?

I have recently changed jobs. My previous pension was with Scottish Widows and contributions were done through salary sacrifice. I now have a LGPS (Local Government Pension Scheme) pension and have ...
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How common are shareholders' clubs and 'fidelity bonuses'?

I was wondering: How common are shareholders' clubs outside France? In France, at least a dozen of the CAC 40 companies have such clubs, where they offer various advantages like museum / concert ...
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Declaring partnerships or companies abroad in the US

As a tax resident of the US, if I plan to start a company with a relative (Aunt, Parent, Sibling, Cousin) in a foreign country with informal funds that we manage in the family (for ex: by pooling ...
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Is it possible for a company to grow but its stock price stays the same or decrease?

Let's say we have a listed company which results are improving (for example its profit is increasing). Why generally people expect that its stock price will increase? Is it because people generally ...

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