November 2013 Posts

  • What's in Store for Health-Care Reform in 2014

    While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, several of the more substantive provisions of the law don't take effect until 2014. Here's a review of some of the key parts of the ACA that are scheduled to begin in 2014. ...
  • IRA and Retirement Plan Limits for 2014

    The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA in 2014 remains unchanged at $5,500 (or 100% of your earned income, if less). The maximum catch-up contribution for those age 50 or older in 2014 is $1,000, also unchanged from 2013. (You can contribute to both a traditional and Roth IRA in 2014, but your total contributions can't exceed this annual limit.)...
  • What will happen to my digital assets if I die or become incapacitated?

    In today's digital age, many individuals live at least a part of their life online. Whether you share your life with others through e-mail, Facebook posts, and tweets, or simply have a number of online, password protected accounts, you'll want to make plans for the disposition of all of your digital assets in the event of your death or incapacity. ...
  • Health-Care Insurance Enrollment: Questions and Challenges

    An important part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the creation of Health Insurance Exchanges or Marketplaces (the terms are interchangeable) through which consumers may compare and buy health insurance, and find out whether they are eligible for Medicaid or tax credits/subsidies that reduce the cost of insurance....
  • IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2014 taxes as a result of buying long-term care insurance....
  • College Costs 2013/2014: Increases Slow, but So Does Growth in Grant Aid

    Every October, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases for the current academic year along with trends in the world of higher education. While costs can vary significantly depending on the region and individual college, the College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on its survey of nearly 4,000 colleges across the country. ...
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