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Note: this article was originally published January 7, 2018, and has been updated to reflect current lottery jackpots.
Between the Mega Millions jackpot estimated at $1.6 billion, and the Powerball jackpot standing at over $600 million, many people are thinking about what they could do with the proceeds from a big win.
Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses - and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process - now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.
The IRS is coming - eventually - for the money in your 401(K) or Traditional IRA.
As a result, people who think they have $500,000 or $1 million stashed away for retirement will learn they have less than they realized once they start withdrawing the money and have to pay taxes on those withdrawals.
"It's not enough to simply save money and grow an IRA and 401(K)," says Troy Bender, president and CEO of Asset Retention Services Inc.
While some people in the retirement-planning stages worry about outliving their money, others have a different concern: that their money is outgrowing their investment advisor.
It's not unusual for the size of the client's investment to increase well beyond their advisor's level of experience and knowledge. Higher net-worth individuals often demand more creative, sophisticated planning for their needs than their original advisor is able to provide.
Tax season can be harrowing, especially for those that find they owe the IRS money. If you can't tackle your tax bill in its entirety this tax season, don't give up. There are options, but they take strategic planning and a bit of elbow grease. Let's get started.
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Debt continues to be a crushing burden for many Americans. From credit cards to auto loans, mortgages, student loans and medical bills, a high percentage of the nation's households have one or more of those types of debt.
According to a NerdWallet debt analysis in 2017, the average American household carrying credit card debt owed a balance of $15,654. The average balance for a household with auto loans was $27,669; it was $46,597 for a student loan; and $173,995 for the average remaining on a mortgage.