Archive for April 2018

The trade war that isn’t, at least not yet

When most of us hear talk about something described as a war, we intuitively recognize that there could be very unpleasant outcomes on all sides. Wars have one thing in common: there is seldom a clear-cut winner amid the damage and destruction. So when President Trump declares a trade war against the world’s second-largest economy,…

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There’s still time to contribute to an IRA for 2017

There’s still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2017. You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $5,500 for 2017 ($6,500 if you were age 50 by Dec. 31, 2017). For most taxpayers, the contribution deadline for 2017 is April 17, 2018. You can contribute to…

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