Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.
It's spring-cleaning time. This year, why not also do some sprucing up of your investments and your overall financial strategy?
Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.
From the front window of his home, Donald Foster watched Popeyes rise slowly from a dirt lot in the Marketplace shopping center.
Permanent life insurance can provide you and your family with longstanding benefits that ultimately provide a greater sense of protection and financial security. Here's an overview of the ways that a permanent life insurance policy can be a valuable option for you and your family.
The mechanics of a gold sluice are simple.
A will is one of the most important documents you'll ever create in your lifetime. Your will can clearly state who will be guardian of your minor children, who will inherit your assets, when they will inherit your assets, and any conditions that must be met for them to receive your assets. Yet, according to a legal services website RocketLawyer.com, almost 50% of Americans do not have a will.
Whether you're a parent planning for a child's education or a small business owner poised for growth, one thing is certain-there's not much you can do to control the future. The good news is, there's plenty you can do to prepare for it.
If you're a parent of a special needs child you're probably well aware of how complicated and expensive it can be to make sure your child has the proper care. And often times this is a lifelong commitment. From housing, to healthcare, to even the most basic everyday needs-all these expenses add up. And while it may be tough to meet these obligations now, imagine how hard it would be without your income. That's where a special needs trust can help.
At some point, many people with retirement or employer-sponsored investment accounts will be faced with the decision of what to do with rollover funds. This can happen when you change jobs and cash out a 401(k), or when you retire. In either case, it's important to think through your options. Ideally, it's best to choose a strategy that meets your retirement needs, minimizes the impact of taxes, and avoids penalties.
When married couples have young children, often one spouse stays home while the other works outside the home. While most parents understand the necessity of purchasing a life insurance policy on the income earner, few realize the importance of also insuring the stay-at-home spouse.
It's only February, but college financial aid officers are already preparing for the upcoming school year. If you have young children, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of eventually getting financial aid?
Boutique Couture will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, offering a unique shopping experience for all ages, sizes and interests.
As a business owner, you recognize the importance of insuring your building, inventory, and equipment. These assets are vital to the success of your company. But what would happen if a key employee died unexpectedly or became disabled?
Lori Knight of Ripon is the new owner of the popular Jake's Coffee, Tea and Sandwich shop in the Ace Hardware Shopping Center on the northeast corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue.
Paul Jamison of the Paragon comic book series is coming to Manteca on Saturday.
Tax credits are a powerful way to lower your federal income tax bill. Why? Because a tax credit reduces your taxes dollar for dollar. A tax deduction, on the other hand, reduces your taxable income, so your benefit is determined by your tax bracket. For example, a deduction of $1,000 will lower your tax bill by $280 if you are in the 28% bracket. A $1,000 credit will lower your tax bill by $1,000. Here's an overview of selected credits.
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