QUESTION: GE cut its dividend in half. If a big outfit like that can cut the dividend, other companies must be vulnerable. Should I be avoiding dividend paying companies? Tom in Satellite BeachMoisand: Tom, No, you should not avoid dividend paying stocks but you should be prudent about owning them. You should own more than just a few and the ones you own should just be a portion of your portfolio.
Paying taxes on Roth conversions can save tax dollars if the rate applied is low enough. But if you aren’t careful about how much you pay and when you pay those taxes, you can undermine the strategy. Q.: I am retired, and have been converting as much as possible to a Roth before I turn 70, when RMDs from my regular IRA plus Social Security will put me in a higher tax bracket. So far, I’ve been paying the conversion tax from the IRA funds.
QUESTION: If I sell a house, does that count as a capital gain? Moisand: Bill, my answer may be less than adequate because this question requires the classic response, “it depends.” The taxes due on the sale of a house can vary quite a bit based on how the owner had used the property. The three most common house sales we see are rental properties, personal residences, and vacation homes. The taxes on a rental are a mixed bag.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".