5 Great Jobs You Can Do in Your Sweatpants

Working from home promises big benefits: extra income, flexible hours and a dress code of slippers and sweatpants. The trick, of course, is finding legitimate, well-paid positions because work-at-home scams abound. To assemble our list of top work-at-home jobs, we combed through employment data to identify occupations with good hourly wages and promising growth prospects.…

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What the Same-Sex Marriage Decision Means for Social Security Benefits

Retirees in these 13 states will prosper from the Supreme Court ruling. Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T055-C012-S000-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-same-sex-marriage. The Supreme Court’s landmark finding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry will mean a financial gain for such couples who live in the 13 states that allowed only a man and a woman to wed The…

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Education Tax Breaks for Online Courses

For you to receive a tax break, the school must be accredited and eligible for federal financial aid. Do online college courses qualify for the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits, or do only classes taken in person at a brick-and-mortar college qualify Whether you take a class online or in person doesn’t matter;…

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IRS Issues New Guidance on FBAR Penalties

The Internal Revenue Service has released new guidance on penalties for failing to file a foreign bank account report, capping the maximum percentage of the penalty and providing new requirements for documentation and approval by IRS examiners. In a memorandum last month from three commissioners in charge of various divisions of the IRS, they wrote,…

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