2011 Tax Planning Tips

by Marylove Moy 23. February 2011
Do you really want to read about tax planning???? Ummm… The answer is a big YES because it can help you and your family’s financial situation. Goal number one in tax planning is to reduce your taxable income or adjusted gross income (AGI). Aside from the obvious fact that the easiest way to reduce your income is to earn less (duh!), the best way to reduce your AGI is to contribute to a (401k) or whatever retirement plan is offered to you by your employer. Your contribution reduces y... [More]

The Super Bowl indicator is giving an unambiguous buy signal

by Marylove Moy 31. January 2011
According to the Super Bowl theory, stocks will rise this year no matter which team wins. This is because both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers trace their roots to the original National Football league. And this theory postulates that when a team from the old NFL wins, the stock market tends to go up. Although Green Bay appears to be the early favorite to win the game, investors might be better off if Pittsburgh becomes the 2010 Super Bowl champs. The Dow Jones Industrial Avera... [More]

Crystal Balls, Ouija Boards, and Basu? What's the 2011 Maryland Economic Prediction?

by Anirban Basu 27. January 2011
Equity Markets and Economy Have Turned for the Better Why Economic Activity may not Accelerate as Dramatically as Expected this Year A combination of ongoing stimulus and recent economic momentum has induced many economists to ratchet up their 2011 forecasts and there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic.  Consumer spending has been rising, with retail and food services sales up 7.7 percent between November 2009 and November 2010.  Auto sales have also been edging higher, including a... [More]


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