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A Look At The Downside Of The Dow

On May 26, 1896, Charles H. Dow unveiled his industrial stock average. Dow wanted to make sense of the confusing daily jumble of up and down stock prices. “The Dow,” as it is now commonly referred to, only consisted of ...

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Too Much Of A Good Thing Brings Penalties

If a $3,000 contribution to your individual retirement account (IRA) is good tax and retirement planning, then $4,000 should be even better, right≠ Sure, if you enjoy paying penalties. Each year, your combined contributions to all IRAs cannot exceed $3,000, ...

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First Time Borrowers Must Use Caution

Long gone are the days where a mortgage shopper needed to have solid credit and a 20 percent down payment in the bank. Today there are so many lending institutions catering to virtually every situation. Never before has the process ...

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Recent Tax Legislation Affects Businesses

There’s change in store for business owners, thanks to the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 signed by President Bush on Oct. 22. Among other provisions, this new law includes a new deduction for manufacturers, depreciation changes, revisions to S ...

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