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More Homeowners Underwater as Depression-Era Depreciation Nears Nearly one-quarter, or 23.2 percent of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage, were underwater on the loan in the third quarter, meaning they owe more on the home than it is worth, according to figures released Wednesday by the real estate ...
11/11/2010
 Updated Registration Information for SB/SE Phone Forum Note: See below for additional registration information about the upcoming IRS Small Business/Self Employed Division (SB/SE) Recordkeeping phone forum. The IRS Small Business/Self Employed Division will offer a free phone forum on recordkeep...
11/10/2010
 4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase Highlights A good budget plan begins years before the buyer makes an offer. Good credit is essential to securing the best mortgage rate. "Virtual" mortgage payments build savings, teach budgeting. Living from one paycheck to the next may be the norm for...
11/10/2010
Expanded Recovery Act Tax Credits Help Homeowners Winterize their Homes, Save Energy; Check Tax Credit Certification Before You Buy, IRS Advises WASHINGTON - People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energ...
11/09/2010
  San Fran to ban toys in some fast food kids meals http://www.comcast.net/articles/finance/20101109/US.Kids.Meal.Crackdown/   Go San Francisco. Wow. You have to read the article to get the gist of what's going on here. What a way to keep the calories away from kids. Ok, there goes that 6 pience ...
11/09/2010
Banks' mortgage practices reap more lawsuits http://www.comcast.net/articles/finance/20101109/BUSINESS-US-USA-FORECLOSURES-SUITS/   Wow, and the lawsuits keep getting piled up. Even the big banks and being sued over the mortgage lending and foreclosure practices. Seems like both borrowers and inv...
11/09/2010
11/09/2010
Retirement Topics - Hardship Distributions contact a tax professional Certain retirement plans may (but are not required to) allow participants to receive hardship distributions. A hardship distribution from a participant's elective deferrals account can only be made if the distribution is on acc...
11/08/2010
 Retirement Topics - What Happens When an Employee has Elective Deferrals in Excess of the Limits? If an employee's total deferrals are more than the limit for that year, the employee should notify the plan and ask that the difference (called an excess deferral) be paid out of any of the plans th...
11/08/2010
United States Foreclosure Laws, November 08, 2010 http://www.foreclosurelaw.org/index.htm   Just stumbled across this link and find it very informative for anyone that would like to know the foreclosure law in their state of residence. Also has additional information that you may be interested in.
11/08/2010
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