Erich Seber

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Work Remotely? This Little-Known Tax Provision Could Save You Thousands

The IRS will give you up to $16,000 to explore the world. Here's how.<p>In the digital age, it is no longer unique to work remotely. Many jobs can be done from home with little more than a computer, a VPN, and a stable internet connection. This can be an excellent option for both employers who can …

Retirement

The 20% Pass-Through Deduction: Where Do We Stand Now?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — signed into law on December 22, 2017 — gave birth to a brand new provision: Section 199A, which permits owners of sole proprietorships, S corporations, or partnerships to deduct up to 20% of the income earned by the business. The motivation for the new deduction is …

Retirement

Sylvania’s $34 LED light strip is just as good as the $90 Philips Hue model

The Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is one of the coolest products the company makes. But at $90, it’s also a tough pill to swallow for a lot of people. …

Smart Homes

3 Ways to Benefit from a Roth IRA Under New Tax Law, Including a ‘Mega Backdoor Roth’

The tax benefits to Roth IRAs have always been enticing, but now they're even more attractive. Even if you think you make too much to take advantage, …

Retirement

This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

Investing

Dandelion’s new system is designed to popularize geothermal heat

Installing a geothermal system–which brings heat from the ground into your home–used to be expensive and time-consuming. This company, which came from Alphabet’s moonshot factory, wants to make it the way we all warm our homes.<p>If you live in a typical old house in upstate New York–say, a …

Hudson Valley

What Is a Real Estate Holding Company?

Owning real estate can be a risky proposition. There is the potential for loss and liability, impacting your personal net worth. If you intend to own …

Real Estate

America's pensions are paying high management fees for a whole lot of nothing

Famed baseball manager Sparky Anderson once said, “a baseball manager is a necessary evil.”<p>With America’s public pensions facing $1.4 trillion in …

Retirement

Why do annuities have such a bad reputation?

Running out of money in retirement is such a major concern that many workers fear it more than death itself. And while aggressively funding an IRA or 401(k) during your working years will help lower your risk of depleting your savings in your lifetime, it won't guarantee that you don't wind up …

Retirement

How the New Tax Law Affects Your Real Estate Business

Tax reform should have a positive impact on the real estate sector. Make sure your business is prepared for these major changes.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brings big tax changes to the real estate sector, the likes of …

Real Estate

Avoiding The IRA Waterfall: 4 More Ways To Increase The After-Tax Value Of Your IRAs

You can reduce the additional taxes and penalties often triggered by IRA required minimum distributions.<p>Qualified charitable distributions are perhaps the best way for those over age 70 1/2 to make charitable gifts.<p>The bane of many retirements is the requirement to take minimum distributions from …

Retirement

Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Take Only Social Security Spousal Benefits At 66?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.<p>Today’s post addresses restricted Social Security spousal benefit applications, retroactive benefit payments, how married couples can sequence their benefits, how …

Retirement

2 Perfect 9.5%+ Dividends To Buy In May

Almost every investor has a built-in bias that causes them to miss out on significant gains. It’s 100% predictable, easy for us to profit from and is running rampant in the markets today.<p>In just a few paragraphs, I’ll show you 2 funds that are perfectly positioned to profit from it, with one …

Investing

How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

Investing

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

15 Apartment Soundproofing Tips without Renovation

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who lives far out in the country, noise pollution is almost always a problem. From vehicles driving past your …

Update Estate Plans in Light of New Tax Law

Your current will, if it hasn't been updated in years, could shortchange or even accidentally disinherit your loved ones.<p>The new tax law has led some …

Millions of Americans Ignore This Ultra-Valuable Tax Break. Here's How to Get It.

Health Savings Accounts offer savers a "triple tax benefit."<p>When it comes to salting away enough money for retirement, one of the biggest obstacles …

You'll Spend 80% of Your Retirement Money on These 5 Things. Here's How to Save on Them

70% of people are missing out on a chance to save on healthcare costs.<p>If you're retired, you need to be smart about how you spend your money. To do …

How network theory predicts the value of Bitcoin - MIT Technology Review

Philosophers, economists, and theorists have various ways to judge how money should be valued. Some have said that its worth lies in a high cost of …

Cryptocurrency

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax returns, due …

Visa says Coinbase is not at fault for overcharging cryptocurrency holders

The credit card company takes responsibility for reversing and recharging old transactions with a handful of new fees<p>It turns out that card issuer Visa is in fact the culprit in an increasingly messy Coinbase customer support nightmare that’s seen multiple users’ cryptocurrency accounts hit with …

Behind-the-scenes secrets of 'Shark Tank' from a CEO who landed a deal with Kevin O'Leary

Although it's just a few minutes on TV, a segment on ABC's "Shark Tank" can be a make-or-break moment for the small business owners competing to land …

Entrepreneurship

In rural India, wild honey farmers are using bees to fight terrorism

Much of the world's honey is contaminated with pesticides. In a recent study, 200 honey samples from around the world were examined for neonicotinoid …

India

3 Retirement Mistakes You'll Come to Regret

Want to enjoy retirement to the fullest? Then steer clear of these major blunders.<p>On the road to retirement, countless seniors encounter their share …

This Is the Most Exciting Aspect of Blockchain Technology, and You're Completely Overlooking It

For more than a year now, cryptocurrencies have dazzled Wall Street and captivated the attention of investors. Last year, we saw the combined market value of all virtual currencies added together rise by more than 3,300%, which are returns that would have taken the stock market decades to …

Blockchain

Millions of Cryptocurrency Owners Could Be Making a Big Mistake

Virtually no Americans are paying taxes on their cryptocurrency profits -- at least not yet.<p>It's been a slow day for the major cryptocurrencies on …

IRA Bitcoin Allowing for Approved Crypto Exposure in Retirement Funds

As US retirement funding creeps upwards, investors are increasingly find new forms of exposure via their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or 401k. …