Category Archives: Stocks

Getting a tax refund this year? You just handed the government an interest-free loan

For those who have not yet filed their state, local or federal taxes, relax. You have time. And options. The worst thing you could do this weekend is rush to complete the forms just to make the deadline. You risk … Continue reading

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How will you spend your tax refund?

Some people will spend their federal or state tax refund on a new iPad. Others will dump the extra cash into a vacation. Both bad ideas. First, a refund simply means that you gave the government a interest-free loan for … Continue reading

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Here’s one way to save on property taxes

By now, most people have noticed a slight financial dent to their paychecks thanks to lawmakers who allowed payroll taxes to jump back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent for all Americans. You’re not getting that money back. However, … Continue reading

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In York County ready for the end of the mortgage tax deduction?

If you own house and carry a mortgage, you’ll want to pay attention to the steps lawmakers are looking to take to reduce the federal deficit. You really do. Both democrat and republican lawmakers are considering cutting back the home … Continue reading

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Hands off my money: Should Social Security be privatized?

I’ve reached a point in my life when I should start seriously paying attention to the funds I’ll need to carry me through retirement. Sure, I have a 401(k), but what about Social Security benefits? From what I’ve read, and … Continue reading

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Retire at 70? Try some of these tips to retire earlier, easier

One writer on TheStreet laid it out in no uncertain terms: Despite a U.S. News & World Report article proclaiming “Why You Should Work Until Age 70,” – “there’s no way in H-E-double hockey sticks I am working until 70 … Continue reading

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Stocks that are doing well

There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook and the company’s lackluster performance after its IPO  and casual investors may find a sour taste in their mouths after losing some money. But there are some stocks from recognizable companies that … Continue reading

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Buying a share of Facebook

Last week, Lauren posted about her conversation with a local stock broker who reported that there’s plenty of interest in York about buying some Facebook stock. For many people, it may be the idea of owning a little part of … Continue reading

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Want Facebook stock? A local broker says there’s plenty of interest in York.

Just checked in with Russ Allen at Edward Jones in York Township. He said he’s been getting loads of serious inquiries from dozens of local clients about Facebook’s initial public stock offering. According to the Wall Street Journal, the IPO … Continue reading

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