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How Obamacare Affects Your 2014 Tax Return

What tax forms do I need to submit because of Obamacare this year?Whether you get health insurance through your employer or on your own, the health care law requires you to take some extra steps when you file...

Check Up on Your Homeowners Insurance

Home prices in my area have bounced around a lot over the past few years. How do I know if I still have the right amount of homeowners insurance? The amount of homeowners insurance you need is based on the cost...

How Much You Can Contribute to Retirement...

How much can I contribute to my IRA and 401(k) in 2015?The contribution limits for your 401(k) will be higher in 2015 than in 2014. The maximum you'll be able to stash in a 401(k), 403(b), 457 or the federal...

How to Undo a Roth IRA Contribution

I contributed $5,500 to my Roth IRA in 2014, but then I got a raise and my household income ended up over the limit at the end of the year. What can I do so I don't get penalized? If you make Roth contributions...

10 Financial To-Dos for 2015

Now that it's 2015, what should I be doing to make the most of my finances? Early in the new year is a great time to take advantage of new opportunities to save and improve your finances. Here are 10 financial...

8 Valuable Personal Finance Lessons From 2014

I love working on this column because I get to hear directly from so many readers about their most important financial issues. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned from helping you in 2014. Thanks for...

How to Donate Stock to a Charity

Should I give stock or cash to a charity? What steps do I need to take if I want to give shares of stock? Whether it makes more sense to give shares of stock or sell the stock and donate the cash depends on...

Last-Minute Strategies for RMDs From Your...

(Editor's note: The tax law was extended on December 17, permitting tax-free transfers from IRAs to charity for 2014.)If you're 70½ or older, you generally need to take required minimum distributions from your...

Save on Taxes by Donating RMDs From Your...

I've made a tax-free contribution of my required minimum distribution from my IRA to charity for the past few years and would like to do it again. Has this law been approved for 2014? (Editor's note: The tax law...

Deadlines for Retirement-Plan Contributions in...

Is it too late to contribute to my retirement savings plan for 2014? --S.U., via e-mail The deadline for contributing to a 401(k), 403(b) or other employer retirement plan is December 31. Contributions must be...

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