When we talk about Search Engine Optimization, it is believed that the number of back links to your website will contribute to your page ranking of the search engines. So, in order to create more links to your website, this is important to post articles to article directories, such as EzineArticle.com. Continue reading ‘Shortcut to post to article directories’ »
Facebook offers advertisers a number of unique ways to interact with Facebook members. From becoming a fan of a company’s Page to confirming attendance at a Facebook business event to installing an application, these actions are automatically turned into stories that appear in your friend’s News Feed. Marketers who maximize these interactions by giving fans reasons to participate are transforming their fans into brand advocates, often without them even knowing it. Continue reading ‘About Facebook Engagement Advertisement’ »
Here are the ten big mistakes in investment:
- Buying tax-favored investments (e.g., municipal bonds, Series EE bonds) inside tax-advantaged vehicles (i.e.,IRAs, Keoghs)
- Failing to maintain a sufficient contingency fund
- Jumping on the bandwagon : The investment that all your friends are excited about may not be right for you.
- Misunderstanding the meaning of “high yield”: This doesn’t mean more interest income without any additional risk.
- Refusing to let go: Some securities will never “come back.” Continue reading ‘Ten Biggest Mistakes in Investing’ »
- “流动也不见得就是坏事，合理的流动，能给我们的团队带来新鲜血液嘛。” Continue reading ‘杜拉拉升职记’ »
Unfortunately, when it comes to taxes, that “D’oh!” can cost dough. Sometimes an error means paying more in taxes. Other times it delays refunds. To help make sure your return is perfect, here are 16 common tax-filing errors that you can avoid.
- Mis-figuring the child tax credit. The good intentions of lawmakers have turned into a tax-filing nightmare for more than a million taxpayers.
- Making math errors. Every year, the most common mistake on tax returns is bad math. Mistakes in arithmetic or in transferring figures from one schedule to another will get you an immediate correction notice.
- Not including Social Security numbers. Since the IRS stopped putting taxpayer Social Security numbers on tax package labels in response to privacy concerns, many taxpayers forget to write in their identification numbers.
- Not signing and dating your return. For legal purposes, the IRS will not process a return if it does not have a signature. Continue reading ‘16 common tax filing errors to avoid’ »
- Check and adjust your paycheck withholding to make sure you have enough taxes taken out of your paycheck—especially if you married, had a child, bought a house, or are expecting a large bonus at the end of the year.
- Make your January 1 mortgage payment (which really represents interest for the month of December) before the end of the year so that you can take an additional deduction this tax year for the interest paid.
- You may benefit from the recent law which cut the capital gains rate to 15 percent and reduced taxes on dividends from the ordinary income rate to 15 percent. You can help your tax situation even more by selling poorly performing stocks at a loss to balance out any gains.
- Get philanthropic. Itemized gifts of cash or goods can be deducted to reduce Continue reading ‘Ten ToDo to Get Ready for Tax Time’ »
Some 44 million Americans—one in seven—have no health insurance. For those who do, nearly 85 percent receive it through their employer or their spouse’s employer. While companies still pay the bulk of their workers’ health care costs, their contributions have slipped in recent years and now hover around 70 percent. This means that workers’ copayments and deductibles are up. Even though the stakes are high here, just 17 percent of us spend more than an hour reading our health plan manuals. Fewer than half read the materials with anything more than a cursory glance—until we need to make a claim.
Title:Your Financial Action Plan: 12 Simple Steps to Achieve Money Success
Author: G. Cotter Cunningham
- When creating an emergency fund, the rule of thumb is to stow between three and six months’ worth of income someplace where it earns interest until you need it. “Need” means that you’re facing a financial sickness, not a mere hiccup.
- The most important thing is to take the plunge: Pay yourself first and start saving. An emergency fund should be part of your savings plan, but by no means the only part.
- Money market mutual funds invest in shorterm corporate and government debt securities and earn a variable interest rate that is often comparable to the interest earned on CDs. You may withdraw money at any time without penalty.
- Shift your bills around by changing the due dates on your credit cards. In this way they will not be so heavy during one part of the month.
- Group your expenses into three categories: fixed expenses (mortgage or rent, car payments, insurance premiums, and savings); variable expenses (regular bills whose amounts can change, such as electric or phone bills); and discretionary (what’s left after the basics are covered).
- Bankrate suggests that you should count on needing 70 to 90 percent of what you’re spending in your pre-retirement life to live a comfortable retirement. (This does not account for inflation.)
- No matter where you invest, it’s best to do so regularly where a fixed amount is deducted automatically from your paycheck monthly and invested in mutual funds. The result is dollar-cost averaging, which means you buy more shares when prices are low and fewer when prices are high.
- Don’t pay a bank for its services. Rather, let them pay you. Add enough to your minimum account balance so that it becomes fee-free.
Here are 10 Don’t in estate planning:
- Omitting foreign-owned assets from your estate plan
- Holding all assets jointly
If you hold all assets jointly, these assets pass by law to the survivor when one holder dies, which can render ineffective otherwise carefully constructed estate plans. Continue reading ‘Ten Donts In Estate Planning’ »
Top 10 mistakes you should avoid when looking for insurance:
- Knowingly underinsuring any major risk that you could cover inexpensively
- Naming minor children as beneficiaries of a life insurance
- Using term insurance for permanent insurance needs
- Calculating life insurance needs by rules of thumb rather than by assessing your actual circumstances
- Generally overestimating coverage under Medicare
- Expecting Medicare to cover a sustained need for long term care
- Ignoring the need for disability insurance
- Carrying unrealistically low limits under your liability policies
- Carrying inadequate deductibles on property/casualty insurance
- Carrying collision coverage on an inexpensive automobile