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Should I make a withdrawal from my 401k to invest in a below market price condo?
Keeping Records: What records should I keep and for how long?
Should I withdraw all my 401k funds? Can I make an international wire transfer?
How can I protect my retirement account from the European debt crisis?
Keep the money in my Roth IRA or use it to pay off my credit card debt?
I want to start gifting money from my IRA accounts to family members. What do I need to know?
Can I convert my 401K and traditional IRA into a Roth IRA?
International Buyers Group contacted me to broker my timeshare. Is IBG legitimate or a scam?
Does it make sense to liquidate mutual funds to fund a 529 College Savings plan, right before my kids start college?
Should I make extra mortgage payments to slash my mortgage interest expense?
I want to pay my son's second mortgage and have him repay me. What form do I file?
Is the cash-out from a cash-out refinance taxable income?
What is the difference between a 1099-A and 1099-C, and how will we know when our bank canceled our mortgage debt?
What are California's service of process rules?
If I withdraw from my IRA to pay business expenses on my farm, can I claim that expense as a loss on my tax return?
What can I do if my attorney will not work on my case or communicate with me?
Does how much I owe in credit debt or what I own as assets affect me in qualifying for Social Security Disability?
My spouse must take funds from defined benefit pension. What are our options? What about an annuity?
How do I remove lien from my vehicle's title?
Should I keep my annuity or invest in municipal bonds?
My spouse and I are house-rich, but need to plan long-term health care for our son. Where do we begin?
Where can I go to learn more about California's landlord-tenant law?
I just inherited a large sum of money. Now what?
I am retiring debt and saving money in my 401(k), but am I doing it all in the right order?
Should I cash-out my retirement account to pay-off my debts?
I want to rent a spa for a month, and am wondering how much electricity and gas will cost.
I am young and want advice on paying off my bills.
Can a person lease a car but insure it for two different drivers?
I did my homework but other people are saying that I'm should sell my stocks now, so i am really really confused. What do you g
What can I do to secure a better financial future?
I cashed in my pension. Can I still collect state unemployment benefits? Call the agency in your state that administers unemployment
My spouse was an unwitting straw buyer in a HELOC scam. What can we do?
My mother gave CDs to her grandchildren, and her attorney warned against redeeming them for five years. Why?
My grandfather found shares from 1924 what should he do with it?
How do I calculate the future value of an investment with a 12% compounded return.
Who is Bill, and how are the IQ parameters determined?
I co-signed on a motorcycle loan for a friend. He defaulted and I paid for the bike. Now what?
I'm interested in investing in the stock market but I don't know where to start. How do I start investing in the stock market?
I got caught in a negative option marketing scam. How do I get out of this?
Why do I have to keep making my car payments to GM? What is my GM stock worth?
Learn how and where to get a power of attorney, and more importantly, where not to get one.
I bought a timeshare during a vacation in Florida. What are the consequences of just walking away and not paying anything?
Should I decrease or suspend my 401(k) contributions to build a more solid emergency fund?
I had a bank account with Midland Bank which was taken over by HSBC. Now there is no record of my account. What can I do?
What if someone refuses to comply with a court order by not disclosing private information to a creditor?
My husband passed away 7 months ago and I was wondering how much I would be taxed if I pulled out his 401(k)?
We have a home that needs some expansion, we have good income. Is it better to pay off the mortgage, or should we save money?
What would happen to General Motors stock if they were to file bankruptcy?
My question is about the latest Fed plan to buy long term Government bonds, does this make sense to you?
I signed a contract for this company that said that was going to help us find government jobs, but were a scam. What do I do?