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Reuters wealth editor. #SternAdvice columnist. RTs are not an endorsement. I don't speak for my employer. Void where prohibited. May cause drowsiness.

The tax hit that loyal investors will take in 2014

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Young Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), gestures as he speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014. At the end of this year, many mutual funds are expected to distribute sizeable capital gains to shareholders who will have to pay taxes on them.

Stern Advice: Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house?

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing A home ''SOLD'' sign hangs in front of a house in Vienna, on the day the National Association of Realtors issues its Pending Home Sales for February report, in Virginia March 27, 2014.

Fall Means it's Time to Hit the (Tax) Books

foxbusiness.com — When everyone else starts loading their backpacks and shopping the back-to-school sales, I know it is time for me to dive back into TurboTax. That's because fall is the perfect time to plan my approach to the tax forms I won't file until next April.

Smart Tax Actions to Take This Fall

thefiscaltimes.com — When everyone else starts loading their backpacks and shopping the back-to-school sales, I know it is time for me to dive back into TurboTax. That's because fall is the perfect time to plan my approach to the tax forms I won't file until next April.

5 Things to Do Now To Cut Your Tax Bill Next April

time.com — If you want to owe less for 2014, start your year-end tax planning today. When everyone else starts loading their backpacks and shopping the back-to-school sales, I know it is time for me to dive back into TurboTax. That's because fall is the perfect time to plan my approach to the tax forms I won't file until next April.

Stern Advice: Fall means it's time to hit the (tax) books

reuters.com — That's because fall is the perfect time to plan my approach to the tax forms I won't file until next April. By using the next four months strategically, I may be able to reduce the amount I have to pay then. This is a particularly easy year to do tax planning, because the rules haven't changed much from 2013.

Stern Advice - Fall means it's time to hit the (tax) books

reuters.com — That's because fall is the perfect time to plan my approach to the tax forms I won't file until next April. By using the next four months strategically, I may be able to reduce the amount I have to pay then. This is a particularly easy year to do tax planning, because the rules haven't changed much from 2013.

How to force yourself to buy low and sell high

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun A woman counts U.S. dollars at a money changer in Yangon May 23, 2013. A 60 percent stocks-40 percent bonds portfolio will get out of kilter if you leave it alone long enough. To rebalance, you have to cut back on the portion that grew - typically the stocks - and add money to the other side.

Stern Advice-How to force yourself to buy low and sell high

reuters.com — A 60 percent stocks-40 percent bonds portfolio will get out of kilter if you leave it alone long enough. To rebalance, you have to cut back on the portion that grew - typically the stocks - and add money to the other side.

How to buy financial advice now

reuters.com — The result? Further confusion for consumers who probably sought help to find clarity in the first place. "Brokers" who used to pick stocks and sell mutual funds at firms like Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are now more likely now to call themselves "financial advisers" and manage portfolios for fees instead of (or in addition to) commissions.
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Oct 24, 2014

h/t to Costco, which refuses to open on Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or Labor Day or Memorial Day. bit.ly/ZQJeaG

Oct 23, 2014

How hard should it be for securities brokers to erase bad marks on their records? #FINRA reut.rs/1nBu5om via @SuzanneBarlyn

Oct 23, 2014

Bond fund managers prep for shocks ahead by loading up on Treasuries. Safe, but lousy yields. reut.rs/ZPrpZv via @MacMutual

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