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Choosing From Your Personal Investment Options


Many people today are doing their own investing, usually online through different sites that allow you to buy and sell stocks and other such choices. Of course, being able to choose from all your personal investment options does not necessarily mean that a person understands all those various options! Even those that have been buying stocks and bonds for many years often struggle with new options and with keeping track of their performance.

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A Great Personal Finance Base Improves Investment Success


Most of us fail investing principally because we don’t have a good personal base from which to work. Learning what a good base is and establishing that base is a great way to become a successful investor.

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Personal Finance Minute: Extend, Amend Tax Return


If you’re not going to get your return in on time, or if you did but now realize there’s a mistake, there are ways to mend the error — by filing either an extension or an amendment to your tax return. MarketWatch’s Andrea Coombes reports.


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Personal Finance Minute: Tax Breaks


Don’t overlook valuable breaks that may lower your tax bill, including the American Opportunity Credit, the Energy Property Credit and more. You can even deduct Haiti donations and the sales tax on a new car. Andrea Coombes reports.


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Personal Finance Minute: IRAs and Taxes


You can lower your 2009 tax bill if you open up an IRA by April 15. Plus, there are new rules on converting to a Roth IRA. Here’s what you need to know. Andrea Coombes reports.


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Personal Finance Minute: Tax-Refund Scams


Don’t be lured by emails or social-media links saying they’re from the IRS and requesting personal information — they’re phishing scams. Andrea Coombes reports.


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Personal Finance Minute: Student-Loan Overhaul


In the health-care reconciliation bill now in the Senate, there is a provision to make major changes to the federal government’s student-loan program. Andrea Coombes takes a look at what this all would mean for borrowers.


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Personal Finance Minute: 401(k) Fees


Some plans charge administrative fees as a percentage of plan assets, so the more you save, the more you pay. Ask your employer for a fee-disclosure form and request low-cost investment options, advises Andrea Coombes.


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